The Christmas Spirit 2010 – The Fan Club Mix

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on December 24, 2010

Here’s a Christmas treat for all UFOverdriver fans (and everyone who considers themselves a member of the unofficial UFOverdriver Fan Club.)

Thank You Everyone

Thank you to everyone who has sent me their comments, passed along their compliments, told me how much they enjoyed the work, etc. over this last year.

I would also like to thank the people who collaborated with me on UFOverdriver, Thomas Jackson Park and Louie Hebert – you both helped me expand my vision and ideas.

And a special thanks to Tania, because without you there would be no music for me, and to our friend Noel – your faith in my work is like fuel.

UFOverdriver – Year One

UFOverdriver has become, for me, a valuable outlet for the collage of ideas that run around my head, for all my musical DJ moments, as a way to express the poetic arts and as a way to travel deeper into the great, universal subconsciousness.

Throughout the year I’ve been referring to the UFOverdriver as a ship, a vessel rather than a music venture or a band. Working inside this metaphor has allowed me incredible freedom with this project and created an artist space that can not be seen, but exists only when the UFOverdriver is in motion and sound collages are being created to record the moment.

Christmas is going to bring a few equipment upgrades to the UFOverdriver as my Christmas gift money gets invested into this ship. I was thinking a Tesla Sonic Inducer would be a nice addition, along with a Tesla Anti-Gravity Acoustic Wireless Thought Projector. I just might have enough for that if I can get them on sale after Christmas…

Needless to say, 2011 should be interesting. I’ll see you there.

Enjoy the mix!

About This Sound Collage

Created and Mixed between December 21-23, 2010 – released December 24, 2010

This special single includes samples from Johnny Cash, Lou Rawls, Charlie Brown, Linus, more Johnny Cash and some Brian Eno ambiance called “Deep Blue Day” which sounds a lot like The Little Drummer Boy (my favorite Christmas song when I was kid) and pieces from The Beatles various Christmas fan club albums.

Extra sounds in this collage includes shopping malls, checkout-stand noises and other oddities of Christmas.

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The Dream Leaver Video

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on June 17, 2010

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(note: if the player stalls out on you while playing this video, allow the complete video to download and then play it… thanks)

Watching With Your Eyes Closed

I just finished a new video for the sound collage The Dream Leaver last night (June 16 going on 17), which is track number six off of the new UFOverdriver album - A New American Prayer

The video is deliberately abstract in style to allow your imagination the freedom to remain active while listen/watching this piece.

Sound collages are, by nature, a “theater of the mind” experience, and making videos can interfere with that process in the long run… but we are a video oriented culture right now, and I’ll use all my tools to get the UFOverdriver messages out to the world…

With that in mind – feel free to close your eyes and just listen instead of watching the video if you like…

About The Dream Leaver

Some of the source material for this sound collage include the songs Dream Weaver by Gary Wright and God by John Lennon, which have been sampled and looped to create an interplay between the lyrics of the two songs while throwing in some extra sound clips to shape the collage.

FREE Download

After you enjoy the video, you can go download the entire album for FREE – http://ufoverdriver.onehumanbeing.com/albums-from-ufoverdriver/a-new-american-prayer/

Why download? So you can burn your own CD, or remix it and add it to your special mix CDs you make for your friend, or put it on your iPod and listen to it while your go out running or exercising… and stuff like that.

Spin, Rinse and Repeat.

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