TIM SMOLENS – How to Count Rhythms in 7

Tim Smolens from High Castle Teleorkestra, Estradaphere, and I.S.S. explains how to count in the odd meter of 7/8 and/or 7/4. He goes through numerous examples and demonstrates strategies for musicians to count it at different tempos and feel the rhythm internally. https://youtu.be/Hr1lJpJ85AE

She’s A Girl – I.S.S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1t4a3f4FSs Full album available (CD, download) at https://timsmolens.com/store​The first single from the, "She's a Girl," album is an unapologetic homage to Brian Wilson's (The Beach Boys) lost 1967 masterpiece, "Smile." Hear the first recordings Tim has made in more than a decade. Music and production by Tim Smolens,Lyrics by Tim Smolens, Samantha Fisher, and George … Continuar lendo She’s A Girl – I.S.S.

Palace of Mirrors (live) – ESTRADASPHERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-OZ9nkgmUQ Palace of Mirrors is the fifth and final full-length album by Estradasphere. It was released on September 19, 2006. "Title" – 0:34"Palace of Mirrors" – 3:41"A Corporate Merger" – 8:16"The Terrible Beautypower of Meow" – 4:01"Colossal Risk" – 4:36"The Unfolding Pause on the Threshold" – 4:17"Smuggled Mutation" – 4:48"Six Hands" – 1:12"The Debutante" – … Continuar lendo Palace of Mirrors (live) – ESTRADASPHERE

Meow (midi demo) – ESTRADASPHERE

Hear how the original midi demo (w/ a few guitars too) of Estradasphere's "The Terrible Beautypower of Meow" sounded. If you haven't heard the original, please listen to that first (it's better!). - Tim Smolens, Estradasphere / High Castle Teleorkestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXi4eFzT5XU Final album version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3YEEqhUcn4

HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA [HCT] – Kickstarter for Band Launch (2021)

For those who know and appreciate Estradasphere's music, some very good news: High Castle Teleorkestra is a fresh collaborative project — a music ensemble — formed of 3 Estradasphere members (Tim Smolens on bass, Dave Murray on drums, Timba Harris on violins), 2 former Mr. Bungle members (Bär McKinnon on sax, Danny Heifetz on drums), … Continuar lendo HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA [HCT] – Kickstarter for Band Launch (2021)

The Return – ESTRADASPHERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4PIXcBNd5A Estradasphere's Palace of Mirrorslive-cinema, avant-opera, sci-fi epicpart 2/12 music composed, performed live by Estradaspheredirected by Chip Yamadalive visuals by Chip Yamada and Nao Nakazawa Estradasphere cast:Tim Smolens, bassTimb Harris, violinJason Schimmel, guitarsKevin Kmetz, shamisen, guitars, keysAdam Stacey, accordion, keysLee Smith, drums additional cast:Shashona Brooks, the girlJesse Houts, the manGeorge Smith, the anura agent released … Continuar lendo The Return – ESTRADASPHERE

«El formato trío presentaba todos los aspectos de la intención musical original»: entrevista com Estradasphere

Feiticeira - Planet of Sound, enero 2008 VERSIÓN ESPAÑOLA: + Vinisteis a tocar a Europa a principios de Diciembre. Normalmente Estradasphere es una banda de seis miembros. Como hicisteis para defender estas canciones siendo sólo tres? Como fueron estos conciertos como trio?Timb Harris: No creo que los arreglos tengan que ser 'defendidos' per se, si reflejan … Continuar lendo «El formato trío presentaba todos los aspectos de la intención musical original»: entrevista com Estradasphere

ESTRADASPHERE: A Highly Unorthodox, All-Encompassing Musical Odissey Through Time and Space (1998-2008)

In my music folder, I have a subfolder titled 'Eureka', named after the hometown of Mr. Bungle, in California. In the 'Eureka' folder, I store everything directly or indirectly related to Mr. Bungle and Mike Patton: first and foremost, Faith No More, and also Fantomas, Peeping Tom and Patton's various solo projects, Secret Chiefs 3, … Continuar lendo ESTRADASPHERE: A Highly Unorthodox, All-Encompassing Musical Odissey Through Time and Space (1998-2008)