Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 2009 Mix omggg

December 2009 Mix, a little late but a little closer to Christmas
Compiled by Foxes in Fiction
Total Time: 28:05

1. Brian Eno & David Byrne - Vocal Outtakes (Lafayette Blues mix)
2. The Amps - Pacer (mysterious non-album version)
3. Atlas Sound - Washington School
4. Mission of Burma - Dead Pool
5. Beniot Pioulard - Palimend
6. Arthur Russell - Place I Know / Kid Like You
7. Casino Versus Japan - Summer Clip
8. St. Vincent - The Party


Anyone who grew up in Bronte will understand the context of the picture.

Empheral Memory #1

Scans of assorted photos and things found cleaning out my crawlspace with my mom while back in Oakville.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Stressed out,

tired, mentally and physically ill. I don't sleep through the nights anymore, I just take a few three hours naps ever 24 hours. I'm losing my mind, so I thought I'd buy this:

It's going to be a fun and needed Christmas break choc full of lots of clumsy tape recording. And whatever time of year it is in that picture looks a lot nicer than what it is here here. F U winter.

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's late.

Winter teeth, fresh faced
No one spoke broke, so
Reflect it,
Reflect it back!
You're in the backyard, you see it
You can see it
Quarter to six
Invitation to the fire, be polite
In the front yard, you feel it
You can feel it
Reflections attacked!
Reflections attacked!
Guidelines quietly followed
in the street

This is kind of neat.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Not hearing birds

after staying up all night in the city makes it feel like the morning never comes. Really strange feeling after experiencing that for so many years. My mind is gone.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Up all night.

Here's a nice photo of my sentimental bulletin board from my home in Oakville:

I'm working on two albums. They should be done by the time the year is over. I just ordered 100 blank cassette tapes off the internet, I'm inexplicably excited.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hey guys.

How's it going?
I moved into my new place in Toronto last Sunday and I can honestly say it's been one of the best changes in my life recently. I'm just down the street from my school and I'm central to so many things. I actually feel happy with the way things are shaping up. I walked to Chinatown with my friend Mia earlier and bought like four new kinds of tea for five dollars. Incredible.

There are a couple things I've been working on lately. My friend De Rol Le', (an amazing musician from Austin whos' work you should really check out) and I are working on a split EP of about 4 songs which I'll be sure to post here once it's finished. I'm also working on a series of releases and a full-length album which is feeling pretty ambitious and exciting. A lot of it going to be really really different from the other stuff I've done in the past, a bit departure from the whole ambient thing which I've kinda become synonymous with. Sort of trying to distance myself from that?

A lot of my gear has been broken lately so my recording abilities have pretty much been nullified. I recorded a pretty dense guitar ambient song earlier this evening, you can download it here. I really hope that you like it.

Also, here is this months mix. Heavy on the 80s jams, take it all in.

Foxes in Fiction
November 2009 Mix


1. De Rol Le' - November
2. Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter
3. The XX - Crystalised
4. Felt - Penelope Tree
5. Bibio - Palm Of Your Wave (Bibio Remix)
6. Everything But The Girl - Feeling Dizzy
7. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee

Cheers my lovelies, have a great month.

(Also, I'm probably going to be changing my name to Lafayette Blues.)

Here is a photo to go along with the song I posted above:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A loving update.

Sorry for the lack of updates or solid material lately, I've been ridiculously busy with school related stuff and for some reason every piece of musical equipment I own seems to have broken in the past two months and I can't afford to fix it all at once, it's a huge fucking drag.
But thanksfully I'm going to be moving into my own apartment in Toronto just up the street from my school in November which I'm hoping will usher in a new creative spirit I can exploit for the rest of my my days, also no more commuting to Toronto and back three times a week.
I'm going to leave you with a download to Memory Tapes new album 'Seek Magic' that's been getting me through my days. Enjoy!

Friday, October 2, 2009

~*October Mix*~


1. Bibio - Flesh Rots, Pip Sown
2. Washed Out - Feel It All Around
3. Casino versus Japan - Late For School
4. Memory Tapes - Green Knight
5. Circulatory System - The Lovely Universe
6. Ducktails - On The Boardwalk
7. Lotus Plaza - Sunday Night / Untitled Song (Live @ The Eyedrum ATL Sept 22, 2009)
8. Bibio - Kaini Industries (Boards of Canada cover)

This is my favourite mix so far. Apparent is my latest infatuation with the pseudo-genre 'chillwave'. Also I can't think of anything better to bookend an October mix with than Bibio (covering Boards of Canada omg?) The live reording of Lotus Plaza is from his first live show ever. Incredible stuff. The image I used is from a picture I took in front of my high school about three years ago, probably while smoking cigarettes first thing in the morning.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cardboard camera.

3:1 scale cardboard camera I made for my form and structure class. Didn't quite finish until 7 30 this morning. Pardon my face.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mixtape download

I put a little zip file together which a bunch of songs I've recorded over the past year, some that have made it to my blog, and some that haven't. There's a couple demos from the next recording I'm working and some other treats. I might post a track-by-track explanation into each songs meaning and origin later.
For the time being, enjoy and have a good week.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Circa 2002

A friend copied and saved this off my old MySpace page years ago. I made this in grade 8 I think.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ambient Micromix #1

In response to the rising stress associated with first year university I put together a little micromix (concept ripped from the DH forum, obviously) with some of my favourite ambient tracks that seem to help me chill the fuck out and feel okay and warm about myself when the rest of the world lets me down. It's stuff to listen to while walking alone on a cold autumn day. I hope you enjoy it. Sorry if it's hard to tell when certain tracks end / start.

Ambient Micromix #1
Compiled by Foxes in Fiction


1. Harold Budd & Brian Eno - First Light
2. Chihei Hatakeyama - Swaying Curtain in the Window
3. Actual Water - Gemini Entourage
4. Atlas Sound - Saturday Night We Went Swimming and There Was A Light in The Water
5. Casino Versus Japan - Vessels That Float Out Of Metals That Sink (part 1+2)
6. Deerhunter - Red Ink
8. Brian Eno - 1/1

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009


Here it comes again.

September 2009 Mix
Mixed / compiled by Foxes in Fiction
Total Time: 34:55

DOWNLOAD *zip includes mp3 and tracklist*

1. Animal Collective - Banshee Beat
2. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
3. Actual Water - Boutique Neighbourhoods
4. The Bilinda Butchers - Gigi
5. Elliott Smith - Pretty (Ugly Before)
6. HEALTH - Before Tigers (CFCF Remix)
7. Reverie Sound Revue - One Marathon

1. I've been listening to this song a lot lately. I never thought of myself as a huge Animal Collectives fan, mostly due to a perception I used to have that while some of their songs were really lush and nice (Panda Bears' Person Pitch) the majority of it was too frenetic and annoying to be enjoyed in the same way. I've kind of revised this position over the last few weeks after really giving this one track a listen while driving to and from my cottage with a few friends, without trying to compare it to anything and hearing it just as it is.

2. There's been a huge amount of hype surrounding this album ever since it came out in March 2007, and I'm sad to say I still haven't heard the whole thing. I only heard this song for the first time last night at around 4 AM, and have had it on repeat for most of today. There's something very robust and triumphant about the way the lyrics are written coupled with the every-growing swarm of instrumentals around the static piano loop. Powerful shit.

3. Actual Water are a band from Toronto, Ontario whom I'd known about and heard a few tracks from in the past but really started listening to recently when I found their entire album Double Negatives posted on the Deerhunter / Atlas Sound forum by one of their members. Incredible incredible band. Very evocative of German krautrock bands of the 1970s (Neu! & Faust), 1980s post-punk, and noise rock. There's something about the two interchanging piano chords buried in this song that really does it for me.

4. I forget how exactly I stumbled upon the Bilinda Butchers' MySpace sometime last year, but I immediately fell hard for their sweet reverb party bedroom pop melodies. Well worth checking out.

5. One of the first non-A Side Elliott Smith songs I ever heard, via my good friend Ceda Torma. Holds a good deal of sentimental value to me.

6. Montreal-based DJ/Electronic musician CFCFs remix of HEALTHs Before Tigers. In the stead of fucking insane instrumental passages typical of a HEALTH track are pleasant shimmering 1980s-style synthesizer patches and drum beats that contextualize the songs distant and ethereal vocals perfectly. It kind of reminds me of something that would be on a radio station in Grand Theft Auto : Vice City.

7. This is my favourite Reverie Song Revue song. There's something about the harmonization of Lisa Lobsingers' vocals and the music to this track that make it so amazing. I have two really strong associations with this song, both involving illicit situations from my earlier days as a novice psychonaut. I can remember listening to this song on repeat while laying on my back in my tent at the World Electronic Music Festival in 2006 in Tweed, Ontario while coming up on ecstasy that my friend snuck into the event and not knowing how high I was going to get, but listening to this song made me feel like I was going to be alright no matter what. The other was involving a psychedelic mushroom trip during the same summer in Oakville where my friend and I came back to my house after a long walk by Lake Ontario and walked into my basement as this song was playing right at the instrumental part close to the ending and I remember that it felt like I could actually feel the sonic wall that was being created against my body and visualize each separate track independently from one another as if they had their own colours and complex emotional undertones. I think this is what is referred to as synesthesia.

I feel as though

I should obtain this book.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Quickly testing the microphone built into my computer.
Recorded from my front porch.
An ice cream truck that was being chased by two large old men in a car (who could have been brothers) stopped outside of my house yesterday and sat there for about 15 minutes. I watched as the two men waddled back to their car with massive delightful smiles on their faces, as well as waffles cones bearing mountains of chocolate ice cream.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Atlas Sound - Walkabout [w/ Noah Lennox]

Wild amounts of anticipation for this record.

Logos by Atlas Sound due October 20, 2009.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crystal Lake

Skokin' it up wit' da bros n hoes, yo.

Getting silly on Bambino and orange juice is a neccesity when one is enjoying the sun at ones cottage.

My antisocial electronic music cottage set-up.



Saturday, August 15, 2009


DOWNLOAD : Foxes in Fiction - Panic Cure Dub (Demo)

I spent most of today laying in the shade of my backyard while making this song with a microKORG and my computer. Acoustic guitar and vocals recoded straight to the macbooks' onboard microphone, hence the excessive amounts of reverb, enjoy.
Various samples collected from old cassette tapes, late night improvisational jams and telephone messages.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thrift store goods obtained, blurry photos taken.

Plastic stained-glass lamp, five dollah.

Briefcase / cutlery case, turned homemade guitar pedal board / carrying case, fiiiive dollaahhh.

I'm so resourceful.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sleep paralysis.

Does anyone else get this? I have scary little half-sleep episodes like this about once a week.

"You wake up, but you can’t move a muscle. Lying in bed, you’re totally conscious, and you realize that strange things are happening. There’s a crushing weight on your chest that’s humanoid. And it’s evil.

You’ve awakened into the dream world.

This is not the conceit for a new horror movie starring a ragged middle-aged Freddie Prinze Jr., it’s a standard description of the experience of a real medical condition: sleep paralysis. It’s a strange phenomenon that seems to happen to about half the population at least once.

People who experience it find themselves awake in the dream world for anywhere from a few seconds to 10 minutes, often experiencing hallucinations with dark undertones. Cultures from everywhere from Newfoundland to the Caribbean to Japan have come up with spiritual explanations for the phenomenon. Now, a new article in The Psychologist suggests sleep researchers are finally figuring out the neurological basis of the condition.

“This research strongly suggests that sleep paralysis is related to REM sleep, and in particular REM sleep that occurs at sleep onset,” write researchers Julia Santomauro and Christopher C. French of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmiths, at the University of London. “Shift work, jet lag, irregular sleep habits, overtiredness and sleep deprivation are all considered to be predisposing factors to sleep paralysis; this may be because such events disrupt the sleep–wake cycle, which can then cause [sleep-onset REM periods].”

In other words, you experience just a piece of REM sleep.

As David McCarty, a sleep researcher at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Sleep Medicine Program, explained it, humans tend to think about the elements of the different stages of sleep as packaged nicely together. So, in REM sleep, you’re unconscious, experiencing a variety of sensory experiences, and almost all of your muscles are paralyzed (that’s called atonia).

“But in reality you can disassociate those elements,” McCarty said."

Full article here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009