Wednesday, June 29, 2011

J. Soliday splits the audio atom LIVE on My Castle of Quiet, TONIGHT.

First, a personal note: Thank you for the write up on your site, J., regarding your appearance on The Castle; if I'm appealing to your personal tastes, well those are mine as well, and let's just hope our legion continues to grow. I knew I was doing something when I started the show in 2009, that it would all fit together somehow. Chuffed.

One might be tempted to refer to Chicago musician Jason Soliday as a "real electronicist," inasmuch as his staggering and prolific talent bears out evidence of a driven and unstoppable artist, with more projects at work than one has appendages. Hell, the guy has a project called "I ♥ Presets," so he's won me over already. I first heard Jason's music through mutual friend Steve Witchbeam, who loaned me the Again CD, and sometime later through a collaborative mini CD between OPPONENTS' Joshua Slusher and Winters in Osaka, another of Jason's (or J.'s) impressive branches of activity. So, he's had one degree of separation from the My Castle of Quiet show for a long time, and a live, on-air visit was more than simply inevitable, more like "pre-ordained by the gods." Sonically, Soliday is a pro, his recordings and style melding apocalyptic pounding and drone with multiple, sudden bursts of concréte-style collage and psyche-clearing power electronics, without the messy "I had a bad day" vocals that often tether such a journey to the solid ground. Visit Jason's site (linked above) for a lot more info. His latest full-length work, Shivering Disorganizer, on a par in both complexity and power with his many other releases, is available for free download at Soliday's soundcloud page. Jason's Castle visit comes at the end of a round of NY-area appearances, including the Ende Tymes Festival at Silent Barn (6/26) and Port d'Or (6/29.)

J. Soliday @ Discogs.

I blast three zombie hookers away from the door and fling myself inside @ 12 mid.
J.S. @ 12:30 approx.
WFMU 91.1 FM (NY/NJ)
WMFU 90.1 FM (Hudson Valley) live on the Web


  1. Soliday slayed. Totally bonkers performances, what a master!

  2. I had some favorites for this place, but well is the public and the people that really know about music will choice the next person for this, I just wait that think in improve the quality of the music, and not in the money.