Monday, December 31, 2012

BEST OF...Memorable Moments From UMS festival 2012.

"10 Memorable Moments From UMS" 
Special thanks to OpenAir 1340 (NPR) and DJ Alisha for recognizing 
MORRICONEZ's performance at last years Denver Post Underground Music Festival
on their best of the year list.
READ the whole list...HERE

Sunday, December 16, 2012

NEW project, FREE single, WE are LONG E short e.

dOWNLOad the first single from my new project with the talented Eli Mishkin (Hot IQs), 
for fREE.  
More singles to come in 2013!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Playing a LIVE show JAN. 5th

Joe and I are bringing the Wentworth Kersey machine out for a jaunt.
Really excited to get in front of some people again instead of my studio.
Join us as we play live to support Land Lines' terrific new album.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

REVIEWs for "Cloud of Dust, Cry of Death"

"Morriconez paints his picture in especially dusky and burnt colorings, a lot like the sienna hue that adorns the cover image. The album flows its way through all thirteen tracks with incredibly deep production, everything suitably saturated in reverb and most textures given just the slightest amount of delay such that sounds are left to trail off into the distance, like dusts in the wind.
by Crawf
"...this is the best thing he's ever done. Essentially an instrumental album straddling post-rock and hip-hop beats, the album Cloud Of Dust, Cry Of Death (a title I absolutely love) is steeped in the titular composer's sepia-etched wild world, yet imbued with a noir element that might fast-forwards The Man With No Name (and to a lesser extent the psychedelics of Alejandro Joodorowsky) into the 21st century. I have been blown away by this record,..." by Brendan T

"The instrumentals that make up the bulk of the album are uniformly excellent, built on minimal, looping guitar figures and washes of trumpet and synthesizer, with drums that tend to amble along beside the tune rather than drive it forward. This is the aural equivalent of shimmering heat distortion rising off the highway on a long drive through nowhere: surreal, fleetingly beautiful, and tinged with an ineffable, otherworldly sadness."  by Corey Casciato

"...captures the wide expanse and desolation of the South with warm tones, melodic swaths, and psychedelic and otherworldly soundscapes."

"While Morriconez does evoke images of the west, deserts, tumbleweeds, and peyote buttons, it is actually the other side that sticks out to me as the strength of this record. Leads that sound somewhere between horns and strings, vocal effects that sound robotic, and reverb that doesn't quite sound warm enough is actually what pushes Cloud of Dust, Cry of Death above and beyond the average 'experimentalist' record and into the void of memorable, unique, records from 2012"

"And speaking of liquidy grooves it’s reminding me of Balam Acab and Peaking Lights in places too.  Basically what we’re talking here is a smooth, sensous bit of post-dub, post-driftstep, post-ambient, post-techno, post-pop that’ll bliss up your mind-grapes."

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Recordings/New Projects in Progress

New project LONG E, short e is well on its way.  Eli Mishkin (the Hot IQS) and myself have finally teamed up to begin taping things and taping things.  Special thanks to duct tape for sponsoring our last session (above).  First single coming Dec. 18th, 2012.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Lonely Mescal Button Haberdashery (a fALL MIX)

Enjoy some early fALL vibes courtesy of a new continuous DJ MIX....
sponsored by Wil-Ru Records
A continuous mix featuring:: Jim Sullivan, The Moon, Donnie&Joe Emerson, Bernard Parmegiani, Jah Shaka, Flaming Tunes, Corte Dei Miracoli, Nino Ferrer, Bonga, Augustus Pablo, Rahul Dev Bruman,  & more.  

Saturday, August 4, 2012

night bloomer

The Night-blooming cereus (cactus) only blooms once a year for one night only.  
Last night the one in our studio bloomed.  A good omen over the new recordings.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


MORRICONEZ live JULY 21st @ 6pm (sharp)
w/ The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, Married in Berdichev, and Candy Claws.
...other acts include Atlas Sound, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Shabazz Palaces 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dear COSMIC AMERICA, weird music is back

OUT TODAY, enjoy the sunburnt desert dreams, courtesy of Wil-Ru Records (Portland)
MORRICONEZ "Cloud of Dust, Cry of Death"
AVAILABLE NOW in a limited edition disc/casing and download. HERE
or download here

...but wait there's more...
MORRICONEZ "Once Upon a Time"
{The second video from CLOUD OF DUST, CRY OF DEATH. 
Directed by Jason Iselin of Beans Become Slime.}

Friday, June 1, 2012

FREE track, NEW video, ALL FROM the NEW ALBUM.

The album is almost here. Cloud of Dust, Cry of Death will be released on Wil-Ru Records on June 29th.
Download the first single, "Saguaro Mescal Moustache", HERE or HERE
...but wait there's more...

MORRICONEZ "Sandoval in D"
{The first video from the new album. Jason Iselin dedicated this song to the birth of my son, we later recorded it together.  It seemed only fitting to let the video capture one day from my son's first roadtrip almost exactly one year later.}
:::to purchase::: COMING JUNE 22nd,2012.

Monday, May 14, 2012

While I'm waiting for my new album to be pressed, I thought I would pass on some summer tunes that are best accompanied by a gila monster, tequila, and/or a slip n' slide. Sponsored by...
A continuous mix featuring:: 
Ennio Morricone, Fracnesco De Masi, Augustus Pablo, The Brazada Bros., Jacques Denjean, Scott Walker, Piero, The Upsetters, Marcello Giombini,  La Revolucion de Emiliano Zapata, & more.

Monday, May 7, 2012

This week a year ago, an event in Gila Bend and reflections upon students in my classroom moved me to write.
...dedicated to Hector Clark and Eduardo Rojas Jr. (died May 12, 2011 Gila Bend, AZ),to my “illegal” students who have taught me so much, and to all who have suffered amid the lines that humans draw in the Sonoran dirt.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New sounds abound.  
Rewiring keyboards and pedals, doing field recordings, and developing new looping techniques. 
 Summer has begun.

Friday, March 30, 2012

First family roadtrip/vision quest.  
Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos NM.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I co-wrote a track as george&caplin, "Windowpane Rain," that appears in the 
Norwegian National Ballet's performance of The Ice Palace 
(Is-slottet) by author Tarjei Vesaas.  
Extremely honored and very proud.
Opens March 27th, 2012. More information and tickets here...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

thanks REVERB for spreading the word about my upcoming album. Can't wait to share.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

album teasers

Two tracks off the upcoming Morriconez LP "Cloud of Dust,Cry of Death"  Coming out spring/summer 2012.
“It is the ghosts one misses most, the ghosts there, of the Rocky Mountains, that never go beyond the timber. I know them, they know me: we go well together.” DH LAWERENCE.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Always wanted to be Brian Eno.  Well, DIA (denver international airport) asked me for some of my tunes for an art space. (george&caplin, wentworth kersey, and morriconez).  
Guess I can check off "Music For Airports." Super excited!

Monday, February 20, 2012

"Cloud of Dust, Cry of Death"
Morriconez 2012

...coming this spring/summer...

(thanks to Jason Iselin, Corey Ryan, Joe Sampson, Robin Rozum, and Colin Bricker for all your sonic abilities and insight.)

mastering today

On the road to mastering the album today with musical friend Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine ProductionsAlways a little anxiety ridden when the final tone of the album is being decided, feels like venturing out into the nomad lands.  But very thankful for Colin and Jason's fine tuned ear sets.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A track I did with Mr. Joe Sampson as Wentworth Kersey will be included in the Ballet Nouveau's perfomance of "Love in the Digital Age."  One of my favorites, "Breakdown."  Catch a performance.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2, 1968
by Wendell Berry

"In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter,
war spreading, families dying, the world in danger,
I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover."

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New {live} Morriconez manifestation begins with 
the help of Corey Ryan (sandusky), Jason Iselin (george&caplin)
and Marcellus Lewis (colortone library/microholiday)

Friday, January 13, 2012

My oval sunrise is one today.  Friday the 13th, just like his dad.  
(Wish I had a big enough house to invite everyone to the fort building party.)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

...after a fall full of recording and more recording with Jason (above with Sandoval), Joe, and Corey, I can now proudly say the ole' mixing notebook has risen again meaning a new album is on the verge.  
Look for a new full length MORRICONEZ, a new LIVE show to support the album, a dance CHOREOGRAPHED to some of our tracks in the Norway National Ballet in Oslo, and a SOUNDTRACK to accompany the documentary Hanna Ranch all in 2012.  Stayed tuned..