Okay, I’ve got a few things I’m excited to announce! The deluxe edition of Daydream Sketches, Vol. 1 is now available exclusively on Bandcamp! The deluxe edition includes individual track artwork and poetry by photographer Juan Guerrero, the highest available audio quality for each track, and liner notes.
I’ve also made a lot of progress on the upcoming studio album, we live in the future. It’s a bit of a departure from my previous releases, but I’ll try to prepare your ears with a few singles to tingle your cochlea. Expect the first one, Snakecharmer, around mid May!
Lastly, and I’m most excited about this, within the next month I will be launching Schnauz Records after signing neoclassical artist Broadacre! Stay tuned for much more music!
For at least four years now I’ve had a student clarinet I impulsively purchased from a friend for the low, low price of only thirty American dollars!! Now before buying it, and for a considerable time after, I had never played clarinet. Or any woodwind. I think the only instrument I’d ever played that involved blowing was the kazoo. But, hey! It was only $30, why the hell not? I played with it only a couple times. I managed to evoke waaayyyy more squeaks than actual tones and actually break one of the joint corks before putting it back in it’s case and behind my speaker cabinets, never to be seen again… Until last month, when I found it while cleaning/rearranging the room! This time I was far more determined to play well because I had a vision: a song called Blustery Day, which has been in the works for years. Clarinet is the missing part of the arrangement that makes this jazzy little 5/4 number work. Of course, if I want these woodwind tracks to sound even halfway decent I had to get to work. Honestly, rather than getting the broken joint cork on my clarinet repaired, I just wrapped thread seal tape around the joint. This has worked successfully so far, but I have to change the tape after dis/reassembling every few times. If I had more than one cork broken I’d definitely just get it fixed. Probably. With this makeshift solution, and my “clarinet stand”(Made from an unused mic stand and an old bathrobe), I began furiously practicing for hours each day. Initially this annoyed my dogs to no end, but now they don’t even leave the room when I start to play near them! If that’s not a sign of progress I don’t know what is. After hours of trying to sound out a halfway decent string of notes, I finally stumbled onto something I think turned out nice. Blustery Day is listed as the first song for my new instrumental release series Daydream Sketches, which will be out sometime later this year. Expect to hear some blowing soon.
Happy Netlabel Day! Have some free music! This July 14th, netlabels worldwide celebrated by releasing new music. I had the opportunity to remix the song Keep You Safe by the talented and unique band Fire to the Stars for release on the netlabel Mahorka’s compilation album. It is a special Netlabel Day release and you can hear and download it for free on Bandcamp! Take a minute to check out my remix and other contributions to this album, including new remixes by Captive Portal and Fire to the Stars!
A couple updates on things and a new song for this rainy Monday. My upcoming full length release, featuring the previously released Hold My Breath and On My Way for those who remember them, is still in production. It is in the process of being mixed and a release is tentatively slated for late this summer! I’ll keep you posted on Josh Buche shows, as well as Sunsailor shows and _amethyst shows. Hopefully, there will be a few of each over the next few months. The song “Breathe Fire” off my recent release, Lockbox EP, has been approved for use in Movies and TV shows so keep an ear out for it! If you haven’t heard it yet, it is available for purchase from most major digital music retailers or for free streaming on Bandcamp. Finally, I just uploaded a solo guitar nocturne that I’ve been working on for the past couple months. I think it fits the mood of this cloudy day and hopefully it puts your mind at ease. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Hope you enjoy it! Josh