ESTRADASPHERE – Super Mario medley (live)

Estradasphere @ The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA, on Nov 19, 1999. Medley of songs from "Super Mario Bros." Live band featuring: Tim Smolens, Timb Harris, Dave Murray, John Whooley, and Jason Schimmel. This performance features rare annoying keyboard parts for this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5_VdE0-xO4

ESTRADASPHERE – Hungerstrike (live)

Set aside 30 minutes and watch Estradasphere perform their most classic song during one of their final tours. Interactive video magic by Chip Yamada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HHk3nIQx5Y Estradasphere is an avant-garde, experimental music group from Santa Cruz, California, formed the late 1990s. The band, which in its last incarnation was based in Seattle, consisted of six multi-instrumentalists… Continue lendo ESTRADASPHERE – Hungerstrike (live)

ESTRADASPHERE – Bernard Hermann’s Hitchcock score (live in Portugal)

This video is from Portugal but the audio was recorded in Seattle (don't expect them to be in sync!). In 2007 Estradasphere traveled as a trio to Europe. In this unearthed VHS video they are playing a Bernard Herrmann soundtrack to a Hitchcock film in the city hall of Lamego Portugal with the mayor of… Continue lendo ESTRADASPHERE – Bernard Hermann’s Hitchcock score (live in Portugal)

TIM SMOLENS – Doo-Wop lesson (“Hold Me Forever”)

In December 2020 Tim Smolens was hired by a "stranger," Nick Harvey from England, to write doo-wop vocals for a song that he wrote for his wife as a Christmas present. Here is a doo-wop vocal lesson that Tim gives about how he approached the tedious process and hear it get built from the ground… Continue lendo TIM SMOLENS – Doo-Wop lesson (“Hold Me Forever”)

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… Continue 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" –… Continue 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),… Continue 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… Continue lendo The Return – ESTRADASPHERE