New album RELEASED

It’s called “That Machine” and it’s available now (name your price on Bandcamp).


This album is experimental in that hundreds of sounds and techniques were used to arrive at new sounds and combinations to be thrown against the wall to see what stuck. A great many did not and were discarded. This nearly half an hour of music is the fruit of those experiments.
I set out to build a structure of sounds which I intended to move into and live within comfortably. In a way, because of the personal nature of this music, its release feels to me like a housewarming party.
It consists of elements of rock and (so-called) post-rock, ambient, atmospheric, electronic, spacey psychedelic, lo-fi, and noise, blending fuzz guitars, light switches, chemistry equipment, distant voices, an array of large air-conditioning units, real thunder, rain and hail, a glitching computer, steel wall cabinets, an electric bass played unconventionally, a building’s internet router, and dozens of digital effects and soft synth plugins.
The programmatic narrative, if there is one, frames the music as somehow the result of switching on a fictional machine which induces aural dreaming. Of course, what such a machine might look like or any visual imagery brought on by the music is entirely up to the listener. (I have working titles for the different sections of the album, but am withholding them out of deference to the listeners’ imaginations.)
I hope you like my new home.


Take care!

As ever,

Gordon (DamnSight)

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music to read by

this is music you put on to read by. I recommend a lowish volume just loud enough to mask the noise from outside the window, but not loud enough to distract you from what you are reading. it is designed to fill the room, make it feel righ, make it YOUR space while you read and think about things. It is designed to be slightly better than silence to make your reading experience more pleasant and calmly focused. reading
Please try to ignore the music while you read.. please just read. If the music is distracting, either turn it down or off. I hope you find it useful in your life.

read on, good people!!


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Silicate Rain (2014) by Damn Sight

cover06Silicate Rain (2014) by Damn Sight

This is the new album.  Get ready for music that refuses to get in your face.. ambient, instrumental, atmospheric, experimental, largely electronic.  I hope you like it.  -Gordon (Damn Sight)

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I drooled on the glass

…at Guitar Center.

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his last flight

the pilot climbs into the cockpit
and the crowd gives out a roar
he takes off into the night
quite unaware that it is to be
his last flight
of the year
happy new year

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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heane died today
gather round people to hear what I say
his translation of Beowulf
is considered the academic gold-standard

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rainy sunny day (and the rest is noise)

improvised and schlocky, sorry
mistakes included at no extra cost to the consumer

Slide 1

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It was…

How was my trip?

Slide 1


(pictured: mom’s copy of our family’s recipe for hungarian goulash and dumplings.. passed down countless generations)



It was a lot of
construction on I-90
It was a game of Wi-Fi hot spot hop scotch

It was me trying to not seem unhip
to the staggering,
wide world of craft beers
(Remember when a few varieties of Sam Adams was all you had to know about? Now, I don’t know.)

It was a crash course in Harry Potter,
everything about Harry Potter
from my niece, Sylvia
(she turned 10)

It was jamming on banjos
It was coffee and biscotti
It was absinthe and sugar cubes
Space Case and Mr.!
Kick out the Jams

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Eight Style Periods

preparing to teach a Music History course beginning next week.  (I hope my college profs don’t find out and laugh themselves to death.  (or.. on second thought…))Slide 1

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