Thursday, December 11, 2008


Music video for "Ten Aisle Marsh" by Cave Paintings/Dan Ashley

a sneek peek into the holiday tidings of a million hands records.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Yo guys,
here is my slug

lots of samples, tons of fun.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Since I've posted almost everything from my sound design class up here, I will show you what I have to do for my final. My professor gave us this one minute video clip, and we are supposed to add a soundtrack to it. If you guys would like to add your own please please feel free to upload it.. I swear I won't steal it, I'm just interested what you y'all might consider putting under this rad clip:
*.mov 125mb
200+ unpacked

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cave Paintings Covers the Liars

Decided to cover one of my favorite Liars songs, "Loose Nuts on the Velodrome" for fun. It's pretty simple. Hope you enjoy.

Loose Nuts on the Velodrome(Liars Cover)

Aqua Lens

Hope everyone enjoyed the break. Sadly I know that this blog will be quite inactive for the next few weeks.. largely considering the massive amount of work us college farts have due (a history paper for tomorrow that I haven't started).

So to postpone my school work even further I feel it necessary to post a song.

This one is from a jam me and Erik did on Friday. I took one bit of it and compiled a sum what EQ'd version.

Check it out: Aqua Lens/Light

Monday, November 24, 2008

Our Rapping Friend SaviourSoul


With a Million Hands at large, at least one is bound to wind up in the pockets of other genre's than the one's practiced by our main line-up, case in point, our friend/show-stopping foray into underground hip-hop SaviourSoul the Mad Man, otherwise known as Evan Hayward. If you dig hiphop or just like to dabble once in a while, check him out, you won't regret it.

SaviourSoul the Mad Man


New album coming soon.

'We Grow Wings' EP available now, just send him a message.

mike, would you be against posting links to albums not related to a million hands on here?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

With the Lights On sum more

Yo so i've been working on my With the Lights On track and i'm trying to work it into being a little bit bigger... a little bit more epic. I could really use some feedback like if things seem too rushed or if the track doesn't feel like it goes anywhere. Thanks guys!

Song: With the Lights On (Take 2!)

p.s. my sources tell me MPP is going to leak at midnight if it does i'm all over that shit.
*update* faaaaaaaaaalse alarm

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sound Design 3

Here is the third project I have made for my Sound Design class.
The assignment was to compose a piece entirely from samples of vegetables that we had recorded a few classes before. Since I just went to the Museum of Modern Art and listened to a piece by Steve Reich called Come Out, I figured I would try to make something similar. Thus this is aimed to capture a sense of paranoia, and it certainly drove me insane making it last night.
Features a sample of my professor commenting on smashing various foods.

Rotten Vegetables:

Also, great works are to come soon.
Hopefully see you all around Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Trying out holding each sound to its own frequencies and experimenting with simpleness. Also, experimenting with silence a little bit. gimme your thoughts or opinions like always

Song: With the Lights On

like always

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


(cool out of speakers, cooler in headphones)

Song: Sugar Dog

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Yo, here to wish you all a happy Halloween I have two little tracks I just uploaded from my loop station.

The first is a loop I made a few weeks back.. its only 12sec long yet I recorded a good minute

This is a loop of a song I've been writing.. total rough draft... as always... yet last night I figured I would do my best to pump out a recording just for critique.

Let me know what you guys think.... feel free to use.. and have a sweet night.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sound Design 2

Second Project (officially the 3rd) that I have created for my sound design course...

This is a more classically based piece which is dynamic in the sense that it has multiple movements.. I was up till 5am working on this bad boy.
Essentially what you hear here is multiple midi tracks divided inverted and reversed and manipulated in a way to produce killer wine sipping fancy fancy music.


Chris - Her House

Who's house? Your house!

Song: Your House

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

new Cave Paintings minmal psych

ever been stoned and craving a certain type of song but cant think of the right artist to play? well today that happened to me i was craving some minimal psychedelic rock and i didnt know who to turn to so I just decided to make what I wanted. This is what came out...

It's called Labrador


photo cred. rolf hicker...

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I have a proposal/gimmick. I say we release web compilations on the blog. They wouldn't have to have any sort of rigid regularity, more just like a Million Hands Halloween Compilation or Winter or Christmas or etc any sort of theme will do. We could elect a theme and then set a deadline (preferably a few weeks I suppose) and then I could compile them and someone could make cover art and we could post the album for download here. All Million Hands artists are invited to participate as well as collect songs from friends that would fit. New songs would be preferable, but anything that isn't already up on the blog would be fine. Let me know watch'yall think.

And a Happy Halloween full of haunting to all.


Good Find

Ever come across a piece of music in your recordings and have no idea when you made it but you really wish you did? Tonight I found a track Dan and I recorded over the summer and regrettably did nothing with it. I dove into my pile of unnamed/unused samples from last year and put on a whole bunch of extremely low sounds in the mix. I love finding music that i can't remember making, it's like finding a 20$ bill in your jacket pocket... and you haven't worn the jacket since last winter.

Track Name: Summer Gem

P.S. Please keep on the lookout for MPP to leak and I'll do the same for sure!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cave Paintings w/ Vocals demo up!

First Cave Paintings demo w/ vocals up.

Has a weird my bloody valentine/garageness to it rather than folky but it just came out and I didnt stop it.

Oh and lyrics again

Rabbit Islands (Part I)

Loose fur,
I headed to check the traps.
It was a, crude drawing.
Marveled at the miles of slack.
Playing the Duke and the Dauphin.
Straw hands,
in the grasp of your patience it's,
Happening once,
Happens all the time.

Split hairs,
but nothing snared in the traps.
It was a, cracked yawn.
When you showed your teeth at last.
I know it, wasn't what I'd promised.
I wasn't one to want, at last the problem it's,
Happening once,
or it happens all the time.
I said it's, either happening once,
or it's gonna happen all the time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So, final resting place for Heliotropes/Rothko's Chapel Party/Khaki Hollow is................

Chalky Studabaker? no

Opposable Drums? nope

Dripped Plumes? YES

Dripped Plumes, where vocals will now be a regular part of the presentation. 2 1/2 songs done, shooting for 4 to make an EP (currently untitled).

Going into the studio Saturday morning.

Myspace page is the same.

(You can still call me Rothko)


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Half Cloud

Every once and a while I go over to these kids' house on Kelsey St and jam out with them.. here is a song me and B did. B is playing drums.. this is a super rough demo and all, but please critique... hopefully me and the kelsey guys will work on developing this tune a bit more... lyrics, vocal jams, guitar, bass and more drums.. etc... anyways check it out!!!



Thursday, October 9, 2008

Chris Ssorg - Little Dweamers

Little Dweamers

Yo guys new song called Little Dweamers and make a wish cause it's 11:11 in length! I really wanted this song to have clearer vocals due to the lessening fear of hearing myself on microphone. Lyrics!

Lilac trees and willow keys
Never ever ever weened
always drinking from the teet
of blue, purples, and greens

Shiny skies and magic highs
singing waters smell like pies
sureal waters flying high and make
all the little dreamers shake

around and around and up and down and
around and around wearing suits and gowns
they shake

around and around and up and down and
around and around wearing suits and gowns
they shake

around and around and up and down and
around and around wearing suits and gowns

may i have this dance?

Turn the key to open the tree
knots and holes fill their souls
with hedge mazes and head dazes
let's get lost with the
Little Dweamers

lets get stuck together
lets wander around together
lets get dazed together
lets spend days together
lets find a maze together

just me and you
and you and me
and me and you
and you and me
and me and you
and you and me
and me and me
and you and you
and me and you
and you and you

We'll dream more than all the little dreamers
we'll see more than all the little seers
we'll drink more than all the little beers

the open grasslands with the pink bubble skies will be ours as we cry
we're the cheerers, we're the seers, we're the beer's, the only dweamers

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sound Design I made this for my sound design class.. we had to create an environment using noises we recorded. Put some head phones on, turn up and give it a listen.. let me know what you think of it.. it's very rough as always.

First Rothko song w/ Vocals

So last night I made a new song and decided to finally give my mic a try. It's not mixed or anything but I thought I'd share anyways.

it's called "Holotypes"

since the lyrics are hard to understand (if anyone cares):


A north facing house,
passed on my way down.
Lighting your own fire.

Some careful brushing,
in the loam waiting.
I haven't an offer,
for your old gloves.


On the way,
when they dig up your bones and your so,
embarrassed for me.
Wearing your old gloves.


I buried my head,
in ivy turned red.
Climbing up the brick wall.
A north facing house,
better side of town.
I haven't an offer,
for your old gloves.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Here's some more for your head

1. Track I made with this dude I know overlooking the Hudson.. it needs to be EQ'd.. the main part is my guitar

2. Track I did to celebrate the first month of school. Also RAW and totally Jazzy.

send me your samples, I need a library for my sound design class, bitches.

Also.. I will be home Oct 16th, we are hanging out.

Monday, October 6, 2008

All Asia

Hey guys, Sir H.C. Ssorg just got added to the bill at this weekends all asia. Help make this the best all asia turnout ever!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Just in case anyone has been living under a rock

Ununi - Born Bludgeoned EP


(Click image to download)

_Rothko for Ununi

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Hey EVRYONE or ANYONE who checks out this blog. I'm working on an album, "With You, Before the Cold" which i want to be a compilation album with all you guys! If you have any tracks you're willing to let me tamper with I'd loooove to work on em! The only rule is that it's gotta be done before well... it gets too cold out! Smashley and El Conant-o have allready been mixed in and anyone else interested has me interested! Here are a few tracks from the Album thus far. - Far Away with DAN SMASH - Only Beach Hut with PABLO CONANTO

Monday, September 22, 2008

Guitar tracks

Last week I recorded a few guitar tracks. Nothing too special, but in retrospect I'm beginning to dig the little bit that I got down. So here it is, slightly cleaned up... *.mp3 format.. etc

Leave me some feedback. Feel free to mess with the tracks in any way you want to, just let me know what you end up doing!
5 I like this one... changes 3min in...
4 some riff I came up with over the summer...


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Overslept

Here's something to get the music sharing aspect of this thing sparked, this is the instrumental to a new track of mine, which I'll be recording vocals for. Idk what project name it falls under, Paul thinks it sounds like Prince!

It's called Iggy Above the Mirror


R.I.P. P.M.W. <3

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Other Blogs

Check these other pages for top secret material:

Mr. Chris Grossman

Ms. Nivloc

Assorted madness

In other news, I am now in possesion of a Roland Edirol recorder.. its somewhat decent in terms of quality. Hoping to get some recording time down with that bad boy. Chris has been kind enough to keep me posted and knee deep in new material.

On my side I have been working on new ideas for songs. Mostly acoustic, classical almost.. yet still on my off days I bring back the sonic shit. I miss my amps. I miss my recording space and most of all I miss all y'all. muthafuckawsidoajwdiajwdiowjdoajYEAH!!

Also, if you have posting rights, PLEASe feel free to write something.. anything, I don't care. Even better if you could upload new music... Erik, Paul, Alto, I know you guys are always doing that, so goddamn get connected, put up those jams on mediafire, we need it, we want it, we neeeeed

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back to skoo

I have a feeling this blog is going to be somewhat inactive, hopefully not for a very long time.
As most of you know, many of us are off doing stupid college shit. Since I just moved in and am still getting myself settled, it might be a while before I can work on music to post.
This isn't the case for everyone, so please send mike or myself a message so we can set you guys up on this blog.
Just give us your e-mail account and we can send out invitations for posting privileges.

Hope to hear from ya all soon

Upcoming Show!

September, 14 2008 at All Asia Cafe
334 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 01239
Cost : Free

Polio Sunflower--Danielle Lessard---Neon Foxface----Ununi---Gaetana Brown---DJ Humiliation------I the Eye

Awesome line-up, alot of first time performances that are sure to be pretty fucking awesome. Free show, one drink minimum, please find your way into Cambridge.

Also happening is the Back to School Show @ Andrew Hall in the center of Lunenburg, MA on September 6th which will feature Milk3000.


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Alto & Co. All Asia Show 2mrow! 8/31/08


August, 31 2008 at ALL ASIA CAFE
334 MASS AVE, Cambridge, Massachusetts

ununi-- Total Perfection- slippery dixon-16 lips---GAETANA BROWN----ANDREW MELL0

THERE IS A DAYCARE CENTER for all those bringing children see Paul Conant he is a professional and knows lots of great stories.


Friday, August 29, 2008

A Million Hands Records

This is the blog for all A Million Hands affiliated artists to post music and family recipes.