Archive for the Lief Carney Category

The Electric Subconscious with Jerry Lehane

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Back in the late 90’s I had a lot of my music on the original MP3.com. One of the cool services MP3.com offered at the time was the ability to create and sell your own physical CDs. These CDs came with a standalone flash player for computer playback, as well as the ability to be played in any standard standalone CD player. They were called D.A.M. CDs (for Digital Automatic Music).

This post is a collection of layered improv freakout songs that was “put out” as a D.A.M. CD back in 1998 or 1999. I have posted a zip file of the D.A.M. CD – just download the zip and burn it to a CD to step back in time and have a D.A.M. experience. The album artwork for some reason is not in the D.A.M. files, but this artwork was the printed cover.

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From March 30 to April 1, 2001 a bunch of dudes got together in the basement of 140 Possum Hollow Road in Newark to freak out and record; a 3-day music party experiment. This post is the end result – or at least the first part of the end result; there are still many hours to be mixed down. This recording session was conceived by myself and Tom Dougherty, hosted by Kevin Thomas, engineered by Sgt. Scrapes and me, and then mixed down by Sgt. Scrapes and me. Enjoy!

Recorded on March 30 – April 1, 2001

The Coolest Man’s Dad

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The One That Got Away

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EuroSnatch

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Sick People

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Saxy Gentleman

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The Corey

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Closer To You

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Clarinet Warble

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Signature JC

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Sombretta

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Kresky

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April Fools

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Dan’s Unprecidented Tones

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Three White Girls

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To The End

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Obligata

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In 1998 I started playing with a band called La La Does Jesus. They had put out an album, but were looking for a new direction in sound. I joined up with them and played mostly keyboards and some guitar. The pinnacle of our time together culminated in the seven hundred twenty degrees of phasing album. The recording posted here is the very first time we ever played all together at Leif’s Grandmother’s garage in Delaware waaaaaayyyy back on April 19, 1998. Enjoy! Album Artwork by Lief Carney & Jay Caddle

The Electric Subconscious: Original Freak

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This piece is another example of improvised music that was later edited together to become a coherent piece. This is actually the only recording of significance that I did while living at 19th & Pine in Philadelphia. In 2001, I got together with Jace Masula and Leif Carney for a freakout session. I had worked with Jace in the internet realm, and was a fan of his music, but hadn’t jammed with him before. Leif, on the other hand, I had freaked out with a million times before (I played in The Electric Subconscious with him, and we even lived together for a year). After the session was over, I decided to edit it all down into this one long song.

The idea behind the song is that it is the distant future, and robots are trying to take over the world. Louis, an unlikely hero who had joined the Human Alliance to fight the robots, gets captured and is locked up for interrogation. While behind enemy lines, he meets a sympathetic Fembot that he falls in love with. The Fembot, who before the War was programmed to care for humans, is able to resist her new programming and helps Louis escape. Just as they make it to saftey, riding off into the sunset, young Louis wakes up and realizes it was all just a dream (of course it was). Enjoy!

Louis vs. The Intellibots (A Robosapien Romance)

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Recorded live at Target Studios in Elkton, MD, December 7, 1998
NHCL12798

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SuperKluster

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