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[Free Music Friday: Ches Smith’s Congs for Brums:’Noise to Men’]

This Monday at the Vault percussionist Ches Smith will be performing along with saxophonist Travis LaPlante, with local support from Freeman-Cain-Borden Trio. Check out Smith’s latest album below for free download.

DOWNLOAD: Ches Smith’s Congs for Brums, Noise to Men 

01 Noise to Men
02 Difference
03 Identity
04 Bullshit Moon Langing
05 Turn Your iPod into a Car…
06 Interlude
07 …And Your Car into Spanish
08 Freeze/melt
09 Omar and I
10 Pressed On

Compositions & playing by Ches Smith
Recorded by Brendan Beu and Ches Smith
Mixed by Alex Newport/Future Shock Studios
Mastered by Paul Gold/Salt Mastering
Design by Miya Zane Osaki

If you would like to donate for the download do so HERE. (send payment to ches[at]chessmith.com)

If you would like to buy a physical copy go HERE.

[Free Music Friday: Scott Valkwitch, “The Reawaken”]

Here is a cool track from Scott Valkwitch, who you can catch tomorrow (Sat., 3/3) at the Vault, along with Cages, and Freeman/Cain/Borden.

The track is a solo performance with a modified overdriven stylophone, LP voice loops, and 4-track reel to reel.

If you’re wondering how the stylophone is modified (like I was), Scott explains that he “modified the stylophone by taking the mp3 input and wiring it to a potentiometer and wiring from that pot to the headphone output, it basically creates internal feedback and overdrives the signal, the potentiometer gives it more control.”