Thursday, October 28, 2010

Transient Phenomena

Let's just say, for the sake of argument, that humans actually traveled to the moon in the 1930s. And let's just say, playing devil's advocate, that they found a phonograph record there. And let us just say, merely speculating on a hypothesis, that they played it and this is what they heard.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Super Snack Pack 5000

Music for a future age - don't be square, be there. We're on the outside but we're not looking in. So unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor, that music's lost its taste so try another flavor.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Carnival Tunnel Syndrome, Ford

Two more segments of sediment from my laptop to your life - "Carnival Tunnel Syndrome" is a loaf of soft gloom that settles gently on your face and penetrates it, while "Ford" is simply a brief snippet of Gerald Ford doing what Gerald Ford did best - being impenetrable.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vegetable Mineral

Yes, it's another pointless piece of pretentious plunkery from the Jeffrey Scott Holland Research Farm - collect all 1,000,000!

This one is called "Vegetable Mineral" and the management is not responsible for any subconscious restimulative disturbances to your nervous system while listening to it under headphones.

In fact, the management isn't really responsible, period.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pig-Bristle Brush

It's guaranteed to make your hair stand straight up like one. Or your money back. Or maybe not. Oh, just click here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Liquor Store Lights

As with Esquivel's See It In Sound, this bit of experimental ambient-noise is a tonal representation recording sonic impressions of many a misspent moment hurtling in an inebriated state through the murk of the mountainous night, dulled visual receptors scanning the blurred noctural landscape and seeking that light at the end of the tunnel that turns out to be an oncoming liquor store. Okay, actually, I'm totally making this up as I go along. But click here anyhow.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Two More Kentuckians Tracks

Two more Kentuckians tracks have made the jump to lightspeed: "Cheapskates" and "Next Exit".

"Cheapskates" was recorded at Otto Helmuth's Blueberry Way studios in Lexington, KY for the primary Join Our Militia sessions. It's a highly mutated cover of the Clash song from Give 'em Enough Rope. In the rush to get 'er done, the song went to the CD hardly mixed at all, creating lots of minor idiosyncracries in retrospect - the first word of the song, "I", is practically inaudible, the bass line is mixed too quietly, and the drone-guitar overdub goes in and out like the tide.

"Next Exit" is actually an demo outtake from the sessions for my solo album This Ain't No Rave, recorded alone in my garage in Berea, KY. It appeared as the final cut on most copies of Join Our Militia (Some copies had an acoustic demo of "The Girl From Disputanta" instead).

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Alkaloid Nightdrive, Creeps Mountain

Two more nuggets of noise from the sonic research nerve center of my undisclosed location: the overachieving "Alkaloid Nightdrive" and the understated "Creeps Mountain". Share and enjoy.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Standing Wave

Another installment in the neverending series of experimental art-noise ambient recordings, direct from my wine cellar to your cerebellum - collect 'em all.

"Standing Wave" is an audio collage of several different mystery transmissions culled from the shortwave radio band, combined with secret ingredients and special sauce.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gone Fishin'

My old band The Kentuckians is the latest to receive the YouTube treatment on the Transylvania Colony channel. This is "Gone Fishin'", a straight-ahead garage-a-billy number whose lyrics are all about Owsley Fork Reservoir, one of my secret hiding places when I needed to pull a Joe Strummer vanishing act and get the fuck out of Dodge to go depressurize and pull the big straw hat over my eyes.

Also check out "The Girl from Disputanta" and the previously-unreleased unfinished track "He's Got a Way with Women". More Kents tracks are forthcoming....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

International Incident

The flood of pretentious art-noise-boinkery from JSH HQ continues unabated! Just days on the heels of the new track "Circumstances" comes yet another new internet-only FREE slice of slop, entitled "International Incident". Recognize the samples and win absolutely nothing!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Jug's Life

Some crappy old recordings of Holland's Jug Stompers (my abysmally inept jug band from 1998-1999) are now resurrected for the 21st century via the blessing/curse that is YouTube. You needn't actually listen to them; just know that they exist and that we had a really good time torturing our hippie audiences at Berea College with our slovenly, spontaneous and unrehearsed avant-garde hi-jinks. But if you insist, you may find four of them online so far: "Hello Josephine", "Come Back to your Kentucky", "Naked on the Railroad Tracks", and "Rainstorm Creeps".

And if that doesn't completely kill any curiosity you may have had about this band, you can also read some recollections and reminiscences about those grand productive days here and also here.

("Yeah, but... but... what about the JSH Combo, JSH?", I hear you cry. Well, be warned: our latest relaunch of ourselves is underway, please stand by. "Hold on", as Paul Stanley once said, "the roller coaster is about to begin.")

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The time has come at last: another new free snippet of avant-garde twaddle from the subterranean recesses of my wine cellar/studio - a little something we like to call "Circumstances". Thank you very much.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Corn Syrup Sunrise

A brand-new chunk of ambient slush from the JSH Research Kitchens - "Corn Syrup Sunrise" free for the world on this here crazy internet-within-an-internet they call the youtube.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Creamy Blood Cells

Another puzzling piece of noise-chill from JSH Labs is up on youtube - "Creamy Blood Cells".

Friday, September 3, 2010

Slouching Towards Lexington

Okay, so it isn't the JSH Combo, but some tracks from my on-the-side deal as a purveyor of mildly pretentious avant-garde/industrial/ambient/chill sounds will be gradually oozing out on the new Transylvania Colony youtube site.

This one, "Slouching Towards Lexington", was recorded in 2008 for a never-released album for Superfrothco on the USB Flash Drive format.

However, take heart, actual JSH Combo recordings are coming to youtube soon as well....