New Release: Foundry by Vic Dillahay

Foundry

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Today is Tuesday, the traditional day for new Curious Automata albums. It is also the last day of the decade. Given that, I had to release something so here’s Foundry. A solo improvisation on my new Collings Baritone 1 acoustic guitar, it was recorded in a single take at The Foundry in Loveland, Colorado. The track titles are from my dog Charlie’s favorite walks so if you’re in Loveland you can use this as a soundtrack to a jog of a few miles. Thanks for listening.

New Release: Unexplained Noises by Vic Dillahay

Unexplained noises, 2006–2019

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Unexplained Noises is now available. This collection of improvisations, random noodlings, and unused film scores is sure to befuddle and may delight the listener.

Concerto No. 1 by Richard Ellis

One man. One acoustic guitar. No idea what he’ll do.

Available now on all major digital music services. CDs available at Amazon

Out today (after CDs only last week) on Curious Automata is Concerto No. 1 in G Major for Solo Improvised Acoustic Guitar from Richard Ellis. Completely improvised in a single unedited take.

A World Of Light by Petimbro

a journey to highlight and celebrate the representation of Bass and Percussion in music.

Available now on all major digital music services. CDs available at Amazon

Petimbro’s new album (produced by yours truly) is out today. Check out Pete Ehrmann and Tim Carmichael’s exploration of the many roles of percussion and bass in music.

New Release: We Were by Vic Dillahay

Solo improvisations on acoustic and electric guitars by Vic Dillahay.

Available now on all major digital music services.
CDs coming soon.

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5 Years of Curious Automata

5 years ago today I started a record label to release music from a few friends. Our goal was to release 6 albums: Aspen Street’s Still, Still, Still, Graphite Addiction’s self titled 2007 debut, Tim Carmichael’s Watching Water, The Pete & Vic Duo, Richard Ellis’ Disaster Squad and one of my own.

5 years, 20 albums, and 3 books later I think we’ve overshot a bit.

Thanks to everyone who has bought music, books, or merchandise and to everyone who came out to gigs to support the bands.

And I can never say thank you enough to my wife Dani and our two long-suffering poochies, Rockett and Charlie, for putting up with an awful lot of nonsense and weird noises.