Long story, but a friend of Kasson’s discovered some ancient studio tapes from Splashdown’s first album and was able to painstakingly recover them in a format ideal for remixing. These 20-year-old tapes were lost to the mists of time… until now. Remix them if you want to. Go crazy!
Splashdown multitrack audio stems for “Beguiled” & “Pandora” are available for download.
.:. These are being released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This means that you can create your own derivative works for the 2 songs, and share those works, but not sell or use commercially. If you release/publish your derivative version of either of these 2 songs on the internet, please make sure to credit Splashdown as the copyright owner, and that the songwriters are A.Buhler, K.Crooker, and M.Kaplan.
Please do not redistribute these source stems/audio files; point interested parties to the dropbox link above. Please do not edit down and share samples/segments of the source audio stems. These audio files are released so that you can create remix/alternate versions of “Pandora” and “Beguiled”.
All songs copyright Splashdown 2015, All rights reserved for the original versions/recordings/mixes.
I noticed recently that the options for finding this online had dropped down to a single site with lousy 128 kbps audio quality. For a limited time, I’ll make some high quality versions available here. I thought about lopping off the questionable Sugar High remixes that the band never asked for (although we loved the Doc one), but for the sake of completion, I’ll leave them on.
Note that Stars & Garters and Halfworld aren’t included — those are actually for sale online, and we do still receive royalties from them.
UPDATE JAN 19, 2015: Corrected a metadata error in Blueshift, and bumped up the rez to 320 kbps.
While listening to some Queen, I realized that the movie “Interstellar” has the exact plot of the song “’39”. Whoa, dude.
A random Spotify mixtape.
Recording at New Alliance Studios today. They have a lot of nice toys.
Been a bit of a slow year, music-wise. Recharging the battery.
While archiving some stuff, came across this, fooled around with it, and thought it made an interesting instrumental.
Map & Key: World Are We (Instrumental)
I was interviewed for a second time by this great blog. I salute the interviewer, Alex, for transcribing the whole hour-long thing by hand. Damn.
If you are interested in plunging down the deep, deep rabbit hole:
Adam von Buhler interview Part 1
Adam von Buhler interview Part 2
My first-ever band, We The Living, just showed up on this list. It was so long ago, it’s like looking at a stranger’s history. Can’t go wrong with a band photograph taken in a graveyard.
Miami’s 20 Best Punk Bands of All Time
Splashdown trivia bonus round: Years later, I re-used the music from We The Living’s “Fudge Ripple” to make “A Charming Spell”.
Here’s an announcement from Kasson, featuring a little collaboration he and I did recently. We updated an old Splashdown demo, prettied it up, got Russell F to play violin, and there you go. I think it’s a lovely bit of cinematic soundtrack atmosphere. Vinyl only, just to be totally hipster.
Hey Splashdown fans, Kasson here from Symbion Project. I wanted to let you all know about a special song that you might be interested in. I’m releasing a 10th anniversary vinyl of my 2003 album “Immortal Game” and I’ve included a bonus song called “Lives of Quiet Desperation” which started off as a Splashdown demo back in the early 2000’s. I dusted it off and Adam von Buhler and I turned it into a really fantastic song. We got the amazing violinist Russell Farhang to play on it as well. You can get this song along with the vinyl release here:http://symbionproject.bandcamp.com/album/immortal-game-10th-anniversary-vinyl
there are only going to be 250 of these total, on 180gram double vinyl, hand numbered and autographed. get yours before they’re gone!
Here’s one of the things, at least.