It’s finally come full circle. My blogging youth that I left behind in favor of professional work, music, friendships, video games, and a life of privacy (though not so private since I’m embedded in the Gogol Empire) has been itching to get out for years. It hasn’t been until a resent fit of ‘soul searching’ on my artistic self that I’ve come to a decision to fully embrace who I am. Sliptide.
What does that mean? It means that Sliptide produces music, has side-art adventures in music and media, and also plays games, reviews tech and gadgets, and is an active participant in humanity at large. It’s my nickname. My moniker. My musical identity that is so much more than just a “music project” like so many bands, DJs and artists. It’s my romantic view of my relationship to this world and the world of computers.
I need to write. I don’t write enough in my physical journal and I haven’t written online in years. It’s time to get back into it and blog about my musical experiences, projects, some personal stuff, some reviews of things, and maybe even some chronicling of my life in general. It’s time to share. It’s time to reconnect myself to the world.
It’s also time to adjust sliptide.com to accommodate this path forward. Let’s see how this post appears on the site!
Matt and Ryan from the 0hitpoints Podcast were in Seattle for PAX 2016. They invited me to be on the podcast for 2 nights! Check out the video below and then hit up their website for more great podcasts (new every week!) about video games! Also join them (sometimes ‘us’ when I can join in) for the playcast on Thursday evenings.
I’m excited to share a few tracks that have been in my pocket for a bit. I’ve had the pleasure of playing the title track, “On the Side” out in Seattle a few times and it’s always been a crowd mover. This 3 track digital EP covers a few types of sounds I love, rife with bits of emotion, texture, ambiance, and passion that is straight from my head, my heart, and heavily influenced by my experiences in life. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed writing them (and enjoy performing them)!
House music for a sunny day spent lounging, well into the evening and night full of relaxation and good times.
“Long-time and prolific producer Sean Armstrong made his entry into house music with his debut EP on Further Records, with follow-up work on boutique labels from Seattle and the UK. He now continues his string of indie releases with his first break from downtempo material in over a decade: “Sunday Afternoon at the Teahouse” sets the tone for what will be great house music from this Seattle artist.”
1) Sunday Afternoon at the Teahouse
2) Tomber en Panne 3) Friendly Intentions
5) Let’s Caffe
8) Evening Humidity
9) Clouds at Night
10) Walls Close In 11) Last Sun Drifting
12) All Night
A four track of electronic tunes spanning the two bases of operation for Ego Killer, Washington & Florida, is available (name your own price!) on Bandcamp. You can listen to all four songs, including the lead track I wrote, “Somewhere Along the Way”.
1. Roughs and Tumbles (unreleased, unsigned)
2. Salt & Sun (unreleased, unsigned)
3. It’s Been Too Long (unreleased, unsigned)
4. Under Cover (unreleased, unsigned)
5. This Time, I Say (Definite Ridge Recordings)
6. What Will It Take? (unreleased, unsigned)
7. Sundowntowner (unreleased, unsigned)
8. Pike (Further Records)
9. Hard to Walk (unreleased)
10. Chemical G – Connected (Sliptide’s Deep Roots Mix) (Definite Ridge Recordings)
11. On the Side (unreleased, unsigned)
Thanks to Eva ( http://soundcloud.com/theonlyeva ) for having me on the show!
I’m very excited to announce that I’ve licensed three songs for use in the movie, “Shadowed” (2012).
I’ve had the pleasure of screening the film and the finished product is wonderful! Not only is it exciting to hear my music mixed into scenes of a film (and watch other movie goers bob their head!!!), the movie itself was really well done. If interested, visit the Kickstarter campaign (now closed having achieved their funding goal!) to watch Joey Johnson’s introduction video (director, writer) and read more about the cast, crew, and motivation behind the film.
It will soon show at the Tacoma Film Festival – The festival runs from October 4th-11th. Check schedule when available!