Video: "Creep”  Stone Temple Pilots cover - featuring The Fractal Harp. Shot this in the early spring and finally mixed the audio . There's too many other STP tunes I'd love to bite, but this one seemed to flow out well on this instrument(s)
 
     
 

Yeah, If you're a musician this is the kind of Email you want to get. Bob Ezrin produced too many of the great albums I grew up on and has produced far too many great artists to even mention here   He is  known for his work with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Fucking Floyd, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel.

.... I mean the dude produced the WALL.  

He was reacting to my version of "Heart of Gold'" by Neil Young

                     
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Heartbreakingly, another of my Johnny Skilsaw band-mates, Mark Hutchins tragically passed on from this world back in spring.

Mark , Nick DiCorato and I had the best band in the world and spent a lifetime together for a wonderful moment back in the 90s. A day doesn't pass when I don't miss their friendships, talents. Each of them had a  brilliant, personable nature and an endless list of great attributes we that knew them could add to all day long.

Mark  leaves behind a beautiful wife and two precious children. We were lucky to be blessed with his presence. My love goes out to his beautiful family.

 

            Mark Hutchins Family Fund  - Mark's kids Vega & Rocket

 

Mark, Nick and I made this Album - It's very much alive here as a flash website.

Johnny Skilsaw -Stuffed And Motorized  (Flash site) Full LP

There's a Non Flash site here  for your phone or gadget

 

  The Fractal Harp Mark2: The new prototype features a 28-string pivoting slide harp/guitar ergonomically fused with a 5-string bass guitar, midi keyboard and other elements, bringing the ability to produce fully realized music in real time. It's a combined, updated descendant of the Swiss Army Bass, The Egotar and The original Fractal Harp.

The Harp: The player’s right hand controls the pivoting slide/bridge while simultaneously picking, plucking and effecting pitch and modulation. The slide brings the harp's relative notes and scales through exponentially fluid chromatic increments. Additionally, a foot pedal acts independently on specific harp strings in order to bend/manipulate pitch and intervals in a way reminiscent of a pedal steel guitar . Single or two-handed play is possible and allow for the simultaneous playing of other instruments manipulation and effects.  The range of expression possible when weighted with the simplicity of the design is noteworthy.  ........more

 

   
   
 
Piano Concerto - by Jay Wasco  --New Mix summer 2016 ..............................
In another life, circa early 1997, I binge wrote and recorded this piano piece in my studio down on Henry St. in NYC (during my TAG /Atlantic stipend - lost weekend). I played and recorded a digital piano phrase by phrase, recording it to tape, having absolutely no idea where the piece would go, but simply making it up as I went along, the way I do all my "classical" shit. What came out was this sprightly, gregarious piece. Happy, but burnt, I put it on the shelf knowing that someday I would come back and drop an orchestral score around it.

A dream come true, last summer the Wascos acquired this Yamaha baby grand piano (disklavier 2 - functions as a player piano that reads and writes midi). Over the last few weeks I've finally got around to refining and transcribing the piece to midi and scoring and recording the orchestral accompaniment. It was no easy task, but It came out great.

I shot this video of the final pass while recording it. It's nice to hear this thing realized after nearly two decades.
Yeah, I know It would be cooler if someone was actually playing this...I welcome any and all volunteers.

 

 
The Fractal Dulcimers –   created by JW       Baritone and Tenor– 
 
The Fractal Dulcimers -baritone and tenor –mallet/stick instruments strung with electric guitar and bass strings set up in a piano keyboard formation with a sustain/damper pedal suppression system. (more)  
     
"Redemption Song"- Bob Marley cover  Tracked live in real time. Fractal Harp/ Vocals, keys and bass. All sounds and samples created by JW.
  10 Years Gone  (Zep cover) MS Lead Guitar Challange- click here for more
  "The Rage" Copyright 2014 Jay Wasco - Swiss Army Bass/ vocals - Performed live/real time (including drums) . All sounds (drums, feedback/weasel/chud chunks /guitarishness fracked crafted played, triggered/provoked in real time -
  Hang On To Yourself - David Bowie cover - Jay Wasco/Swiss Army Bass- Live studio rendition - Version highlights sounds created by JW, bitchslapped into his computer and played live/un-quantized from that cute little keyboard and microphone.
  So Far From Home" copyright 2014 Jay Wasco - Swiss Army Bass/ vocals - Performed live/real time (including drums) . All sounds (drums, feedback/weasel/c
  "Crystal Begonia"   Summer 2014 Swiss  Army Bass vocals recorded Live.

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