The final re-release from my discography:
“After the relative success of GORILLA BUSK 2002, the first acoustic record by CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS, JL BLANK and I (UYUGOMIAK) were buoyed to do more in the same style.
GORILLA BUSK 2003 was the followup EP to the 2002 version and continued to show off the acoustic renditions of our electronic tunes along with completely original folk tracks.”
Listen to it here: http://zootine.bandcamp.com/album/gorilla-busk-2003
The Another re-release from my discography:
“As CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS, JL BLANK and I (UYUGOMIAK) were focused on the dichotomy between electronic and acoustic music. We also happened to be making music at a time where electronics were not really respected; to shut up detractors who didn’t think we could make real music, we began showing up at open stages, playing our tunes as a guitar-and-vocals acoustic duo.
We recorded 2 live EPs to this end. The first was GORILLA BUSK 2002 and it ended up getting us some of our most critical acclaim as it’s stripped-down sensibility really let the music shine.”
Listen to it here: http://zootine.bandcamp.com/album/gorilla-busk-2002
Another piece of my discography re-released:
“With PHILDO CACTUS as a full member of CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS for almost a year, JL BLANK and I (UYUGOMIAK) wanted to welcome him by re-recording a handful of our old tunes along with some new ones- all of which featuring PHILDO on bass.
But as bad luck piled upon bad luck, PHILDO parted ways with us before the songs could be completed. BLANK and I released the finished work months later, during our own dissolution, as a pair of EPs (ADJUNCT & DIGITAL & THE BATTLE OF TORONTO). The second of these, THE BATTLE OF TORONTO, featured the heavier and faster tracks from these recording sessions. It also marked the final record released by CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS.”
Have a listen here: http://zootine.bandcamp.com/album/the-battle-of-toronto
Another piece of my discography is re-released:
“By 2005, CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS had been playing for a year with PHILDO CACTUS as a full member. As such, JL BLANK and I (UYUGOMIAK) wanted to welcome him by re-recording a handful of our old tunes along with some new ones- all of which featuring PHILDO on bass.
But as bad luck piled upon bad luck, PHILDO parted ways with us before the songs could be completed. BLANK and I released the finished work months later, during our own dissolution, as a pair of EPs (ADJUNCT & DIGITAL and THE BATTLE OF TORONTO). The first of these, ADJUNCT & DIGITAL, featured the more mellow and slow tracks from these recording sessions.”
Listen to the album here: http://zootine.bandcamp.com/album/adjunct-digital
Here’s yet another re-release from my discography:
“JL BLANK and I (UYUGOMIAK) had released 4 EPs together by the end of 2001. As 2002 began we decided to give our creative duo a name and thus CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS was born.
Our first project under this name was a sprawling concept album called GYPSOPHILIA ARMED. It was a true hybrid of heavy electronica with elements of folk and experimental pop. The LP also cemented our style of veering between genres.”
Take a listen: http://zootine.bandcamp.com/album/gypsophilia-armed
SLEEPWORLD RADIO began in theory back in 2010 as I decided to begin my own experiments in music, under the name INCUBATOR CHICKS. After a few years of non-action, I finally began recording in 2014, releasing the first 2 songs under the SLEEPWORLD RADIO label. After another extended lull, I returned in 2016 to complete the project.
The album inadvertently illustrates my low-fi scrapbook approach to music as it collates musical tendrils from a 2-year span. It is definitely an acquired taste, volleying between noise and esoterism.
Check it out here: http://zootine.bandcamp.com/album/incubator-chicks
A small piece from my discography:
“As the world of CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS expanded, JL BLANK and I (UYUGOMIAK) began to create a multi-media collective of likeminded artists and musicians. THE MACHINE SHED was the name of said group and one of our ideas was to launch an internet radio show.
As with most large group projects, everyone had different degrees of commitment and after 2004, things fizzled out. The duo of songs BLANK and I had recorded for the first episode of the radio show were released as a single called, not surprisingly, MACHINE SHED RADIO.”
Check it out here: