beta cicadae

McCallister's Pond

A few years back, I met my father. On March 4th, 2012, he invited me to dinner at his place in Colfax, CA, which is a fairly wooded area in the northern foothills. As I pulled up to the driveway and got out of my car, I noticed a tiny pond formed around a septic tank with what must have been a few dozen frogs who stopped croaking as I approached. I left my H4n recording at the foot of the pond, and went inside for the rest of the evening. After retrieving my field recorder and listening to it later, I was so pleased to hear what was recorded here, as a passing train in the dark had added it's own deep, dark tones to the frogs' song. 

New Album Preview Track

I posted an unmastered track from the new beta cicadae album on Soundlcloud. A working title (taken from the café scene dialogue in Vivre Sa Vie). The album was made while I was living alone at Jilltree last year. It features lots of the woodland sounds from that place, simply recorded from my front porch.

Vivre Sa Vie, 1962 Jean-Luc Godard.

"Mouna" out on limited CD & Vinyl

Hello and welcome to the new blog! (Welcome, Kevin.)

Even if I am only welcoming myself, I thought it good to start with a note on who I am and what I've been doing for the past couple years. That is probably best summed up in the grooves of this piece of vinyl right here. 

PS you can buy this from the kind folks at Elegua Records now. 

This will be the first and last piece of commerce I'll ever write about in this blog, but I just wanted to make sure the soundtrack to it was available. 

I'm crossing my fingers in hope that this will be the blog of blogs, an amalgam of previously abandoned blogs and websites I have been too busy to maintain on their separate OWN. Trying to be a rock band, an experimental music artist, a recording engineer, and a photographer all with separate branding proved to be a little more complicated than simply a human being.

So, welcome to  


beta cicadae:  Mouna  Limited Edition Vinyl & CDs. © 2013 

beta cicadae: Mouna Limited Edition Vinyl & CDs. © 2013