Walmartians – Neverending Now

walmartians-neverending-now

The second full-length Walmartians collection of 2015 is Neverending Now. It is sort of a song cycle about the creative development process and the challenges you run into along the way.

  1. Happy To Create (2:11)
  2. Instar (2:15)
  3. Emergence & Molt (2:19)
  4. A New Holy Terror (3:19)
  5. The Swirl (6:24)
  6. In The Loop (2:33)
  7. Let’s Have A Retro (3:05)
  8. Fantastic This! (2:35)
  9. Red Line Express (2:54)
  10. Denial Dub (2:19)
  11. In Motion To No Destination (6:25)

Performed and recorded by Walmartians at Down Brown Sound, Evanston, Illinois. All songs written by BDCummings. Cover image taken in Tokyo.

Murray

murray ep

A work in progress, the first full-length collection by Murray is slowly coming together. The first five tracks (two originals and three covers) can be streamed or downloaded here.

  1. Here (4:14)
  2. Shake It Off (4:07)
  3. Vicious (2:28)
  4. Empire State (3:57)
  5. Shimmer (3:00)
  6. Green Light
  7. Struggle
  8. Shirley

Here written by Bruce Cummings. Shake It Off written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. Vicious written by Lou Reed.  Empire State music by Bruce Cummings and lyrics by Ian Cummings. Shimmer written by Martin Whitehead (originally performed by The Flatmates).

Cover image of Angela by BDC.

Walmartians – Here & There

Walmartians - Here & There

A new full-length Walmartians collection for 2015:

  1. Here In The Grey (5:23)
  2. Owl & Panda (2:27)
  3. A Hummingbird World (2:38)
  4. Space Is The Hardest To Place (3:11)
  5. Rock The Grey (2:11)
  6. Colin’s Jig (1:27)
  7. 9090909 (5:31)
  8. Just Behind The Light (1:31)
  9. The Age of Smoke (15:53)
  10. There With You (4:30)

Performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by BDCummings except A Hummingbird World written by BDCummings and IDCummings. Recorded and mixed in Chicago, New York, London, Beijing and Fukuoka.

There With You is for my family. Owl & Panda is for Grace, Ben and Warren. 9090909 is a bit of a reworking of 909, which originally appeared on the 909 2 1504 EP. The Age Of Smoke was inspired by and is dedicated to Beijing.

Cover image of Terminal 3 at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

Color Photo Work

Walmartians – Winter EP

Walmartians - Winter EP

A couple of tracks inspired by the frozen scenery at Lake Michigan this winter.

All songs performed and recorded by Walmartians. All songs written by BDCummings. Cover image of frozen waves at Lake Michigan.

Black & White Photo Work

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Walmartians – Kollectiv EP

WALMARTIANS - KOLLECTIV EP

A collection of tracks that originally took shape during the recording of “Fractures.”

  1. Today, Tomorrow and Thereafter (3:00)
  2. Klownstorm (2:13)
  3. Rook (3:15)
  4. Supermicronauts (6:05)

All songs performed and recorded by Walmartians at Down Brown Sound, Evanston, IL. Mixed at 32,000 feet on UA 851 somewhere over Russia. All songs written by BDCummings. Today, Tomorrow and Thereafter is for Angela. Cover image by accident.

Walmartians – Fractures

WALMARTIANS FRACTURES (2014)

The new Walmartians collection is titled “Fractures.”

  1. Fracture I (1:56)
  2. Checagou (3:23)
  3. The Progression of Ice (3:29)
  4. This Thing I Read (3:01)
  5. Wooden Worm (3:04)
  6. Punching Stossel (2:09)
  7. Fracture II (2:03)
  8. Factory ’63 Dub featuring Caterpillar (3:55)
  9. Hounslow West (2:30)
  10. Fracture III (2:08)
  11. National Integration No. 10 (2:36)
  12. We Have A Place For You (3:15)
  13. Fracture IV (4:15)
  14. Grey Returns (3:11)
  15. Friends of Mutual Recognition (2:00)
  16. Fracture V (1:42)
  17. Winter Twilight Fade (5:04)

Performed, recorded and mixed by Walmartians at Down Brown Sound, Evanston, Illinois and at various cafes in Beijing, China. All songs written by BD Cummings except “Factory ’63 Dub” by BD and ID Cummings (aka Caterpillar). Thanks to Ian and Colin for inspiring a new collection of Walmartians material. Also thanks to Nick, Steve, Darin, and Rob. Cover image taken somewhere in Arkansas.

Sing Monkey Sing – 91-92

sing monkey sing - 91-92

A collection of electronic and dance-oriented experiments recorded by Purple Fish side project Sing Monkey Sing from 1991 to 1992.

  1. Introducing the Band (1:48)
  2. Tinhead Parts I to III (9:14)
  3. The Clogger’s Dream (4:21)
  4. 2 B.C. The Power of Involvement (4:33)
  5. Blue Baby Mix 2 (4:36)
  6. Madagascar (3:23)
  7. Candlelight (4:08)
  8. D-Day at Pompano Beach (4:16)
  9. Squenchy Pants Live Mix (1:57)
  10. Subculture (2:12)
  11. Kernkraft Parts I to VI (23:25)

Equipment and software used: Alesis SR-16, Ensoniq Mirage, Yamaha DX-27, Yamaha FB01, Casio CZ-101, Sequential Circuits Six-Trak, ART Multiverb, Texture 2.1, Boss and DOD effects pedals, Fender Stratocaster, Peavey T-40, Tascam 244, Rotel and Technics tape recorders and many thrift-store cassettes.

Performed and recorded by Sing Monkey Sing. All songs written by Brown and Cummings. Recorded from 1991 to 1992 at Tranquility Bass and Sheer Drop Studios, Austin, Texas. Cover image by Cummings. Different mixes of both Blue Baby and parts I and II of Tinhead were self-released in 1992 on a cassette titled “Four Songs.”

Walmartians – Terminus

Walmartians - Terminus (2014)

The new full-length collection of Walmartians material for 2014 is titled “Terminus.” The current track listing:

  1. Objekt 271 (5:04)
  2. All That You Love Will One Day Be Swept Away (4:18)
  3. The Drowning World Scorched By Fire (7:35)
  4. We Are All That Remain (3:39)
  5. Atomatica (3:27)
  6. A Moment Past The Calm (1:01)
  7. The Baigong Piper (4:01)
  8. Hatton Cross (2:42)
  9. The Belligerence of Wombats (2:20)
  10. Terminus (15:34)
  11. Milton (4:02)

Song notes:

Sort of an apocalyptic theme going on here I guess. Hopefully not too much of a downer though.

“The Belligerence of Wombats” is for Warren. “Terminus” is for my father, who loves both trains and music. “Milton” was inspired by the series “The Walking Dead.”

All tracks performed and recorded by Walmartians. All tracks written by BDCummings. Thanks to Darin, Jeff, and Steve. Cover image taken at the Illinois Railway Museum.