Splendid Beats Music and Thoughts by Crispy / Leave Trace
Categories: Chill Room, Events, Leave Trace, Monster Planet

A huge THANK YOU to all that came out to Monster Planet last night. What a fantastic Monday night turnout! The thrills and chills are to be continued on Second Mondays….

Categories: Chill Room, Events, Leave Trace, Monster Planet

Monster Planet is a live improvisational, experimental, ambient night featuring some of Seattle’s premiere artists and rotating guests backed by random sci-fi and horror B-movies.

This month’s guests:







Every 2nd Monday of the month at The Can Can with $5.50 Lucid absinthe and select absinthe cocktail happy hour all night.

And it’s free!

Facebook event post:

Categories: Events, Leave Trace, Photos, Videos

Here are my Chillography at Kinetic 4 photos and videos. Many of them were taken by my lovely wife, so my performance with John Ames received a heavier emphasis than the rest of the event.

Categories: Chill Room, Events, Leave Trace & John Ames

It’s here! Kinetic 4 at the Pacific Science Center. We’ve been planning our portion of this event for sometime now and now it is time to make it all happen. 🙂 Chillography is excited to not only have the best room in the entire PSC for stage (freaking robot dinosaurs!), but also having perhaps our best line-up yet. This will not suck.

Much of my excitement also comes from the fact that John Ames and I get to debut our new music project, A Delicate Moment. We play from 10-11, and have an entire hour of brand-spankin’-new melodic, dubby, psychedelic, downtempo goodness, heavily layered with John’s crazy cello skills. This set has been months in the making and I can’t wait to show off the awesome sauce that we have concocted.

Full event info can be found here: http://www.nwtekno.org/showthread.php?t=142958.

Categories: Events

There are two hot shows this weekend that are sure to put dance in your pants!

Tonight, Friday, March 19 is Head|Set with Vibrasphere at Waid’s. I love love love Vibrasphere’s blend of progressive, trance and techno, and word is he’ll be finishing his set with some their über delicious downtempo. They’ve been on my list of bands to see for such a long time now, and tonight I finally get to. 🙂 Bonus points for having this at Waid’s House of Love. Such a great venue. Full event info is here.

Here’s a live(?) Vibrasphere set, from who-knows-when-and-who-knows-where, to get us all in the mood:
Vibrasphere  by  Psyjukebox

Then, Saturday, March 20 is Joe Nice at Chop Suey. This two-roomed, dubstep/techno show is sure the be a great counterpoint to tonight’s progressive trance extravaganza. I have to be honest… I don’t really know anything about Joe, but my friends who are putting on this event are really excited about him, and I trust them, so I am excited too. Plus, the rest of the line-up, and especially the techno side room are full of great DJs. At $10, I am totally willing to support my friends and expose my ears to some new music. Sounds like a fantastic way to spend a Saturday. Full event info is here.
Then Sunday, March 21, I’ll be sleeping in. Please do not disturb.
See you on the dancefloor(s)!

Categories: Chill Room, Crispy, Events

The March 2010 episode of Psilicon Dreams has been recorded and uploaded. I’m really happy with selection of tracks in this episode. Psybient, atmospheric IDM, psydub, dubstep, glitch, downtempo, and a wee dash of sloa goa some how it all made their way in and came out sounding fab. Tune in to DI.FM’s Psychill channel this Saturday, the 13th, at 9am US PST / 12pm US EST / 5pm UK / 18:00 Central Europe to catch its debut. I’ll post the set here for download later in the weekend.

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Categories: Chill Room, Events, Leave Trace

Tonight, I’m performing a live Leave Trace ambient set at a really fantastic new monthly exploring the mellowist end of the music spectrum. Contained within the cozy confines of Space in Greenwood, these parties are not to be missed if you are a fan of true ambient music. The show runs from 10:30pm – 3:30am, and I’m playing the 1:15-2:30am slot. Oh, and it’s only $5! That’s cheap enough to come on out and quickly bail if you decide it’s not your thing!

Hope to see you on the chill floor. 🙂

We are proud to present the second of the series of Ambire Linearis on March 12th. We will be graced by fantastic art, interesting visuals, professional dialed in surround sound, and a beautiful container to hold space for deepening our personal interactions.

Adding to the atmosphere will be featured visual artists Cameron Larson (who was recently reviewed in The Stranger) and Courtney Sundberg. We will also be having sushi and other such luxuries to enjoy.

Ambiance in surround sound by:

Scott Sunn
Leave Trace aka Crispy (Chillography, http://splendidbeats.com)
Zeero_K (http://www.kehoe.org/owen/soundz/)
Isaac Cotec (http://cotec.bandcamp.com/)
Satori Laurel infusing divine organic vocal play

The evening of March 12th is also my birthday, as well as a few days from Owen’s! I can think of no better way to celebrate then sharing my alchemy of hosting with you that evening.

Looking forward to sharing SPACE and time with you,

Located at SPACE
7601 greenwood ave n.
Friday, March 12, 2010 at 10:30pm-4pm
$5 donation at the door

» Facebook event post

Categories: Events

This Friday, the 26th, you’ll find this splendid beat seeker at the Seattle Art Museum, for an installation of their SAM Remix event series, featuring some of my favorite local (and nearly-local) producers, plus a museum full of other happenings…. all for only $10!


Experience SAM Remix Downtown, which will bursting at the seams with live music, art, DJs, performances, talks, dancing and more at this late-night creative explosion!

The night’s activities include:

• Decibel Festival stage featuring A/V performances by LOSCIL (Kranky : Vancouver), THE SIGHT BELOW (Ghostly International), NORDIC SOUL (Decibel) & GEL-SOL (em:t).
• Brokenbeat performances by SUNTZU SOUND
• Mashups spun by DJ FREDDIE KING OF PANTS
• Accordionist Philip Kobernik of band Hey Marseilles playing live in the galleries
• SAM Talks: Artist Salon with videos, images and more presented by Seattle-based artists
• Live, kinetic sculpture installations by Lingo Dance Company
• Theatrical performance by Mike Pham of Helsinki Syndrome
• Modern dance by Evoke Productions
• Teatro ZinZanni’s amazing juggler Bernard Hazens
• SAMtrax playlists in the Third and Fourth Floor galleries, curated by writers, artists and critics
• Seattle Beard & Stache Fest’s Bearded Lady competition
• A drawing studio with live models
• Masquerade face painting
• A design competition using Seattle-based artist Curtis Steiner’s 1,000 Blocks interactive sculpture
• Readings by poets Daemond Arrindell and Storme Webberwith Rosalyn DeRoos
• My Favorite Things tours with local artists, critics and arts organizations, including Adriana Grant, Regina Hackett, Denee McCloud & Gao Gao, KT Niehoff of Lingo Dance, Yoko Ott & Scott Lawrimore, Jessica Powers, Helen Divjak of MOHAI, Vivian Phillips of the Hansberry Project at ACT, Carlo Scandiuzzi of Act Theatre and more.

Doors open at 8pm / 18+

Tickets may be purchased at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM’s three sites or over the phone with a credit card by calling the Box Office at 206.654.3121. This is an ages 18+ event. Visit THE SAM REMIX EVENT PAGE for more info on the February SAM Remix event.

Members: $5
Adults: $10
Students: $8
Seniors: $8

The Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave, Seattle

Categories: Chill Room, Events, Photos
Categories: Chill Room, Events

Yup, it’s finally here. 🙂 All your hard work and patient waiting has paid off. Time to chill the f out to some of the finest mellow beats the PNW has to offer.

Full event info is here.

Can’t make it to the show? Don’t forget that you can stream our live webcast from here or here.