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UgotaWanit

by Geren and Rob

Some of my original music. These songs were written over two periods, and except as noted, were collaborations with my good friend, Rob Novak. The project was known as UgotaWanit.

The very first recordings that we made as UgotaWanit were half-drunken explorations of sound and rhythm on Friday nights in Geren's apartment. Everything here was very lo-tech, played live, and created quite synthetically. These early recordings were compiled onto a cassette tape for Rob's then-girlfriend (now wife) Theresa. Typical of our originality at the time, the result was called The Theresa Tape.

For the second coming of UgotaWanit, otherwise known as New Beginnings, we had fully embraced a computer-based workflow and dove deep into techno-based sounds with a middle-eastern flair. Not your usual combination of sounds.

ConFusion is a solo effort by Geren, recorded sometime after the last of the UgotaWanit recordings. It loses the middle-eastern motif for a more jazz-rock-fusion sound, and features deeply layered rhythmic programming, all done in Cubase, one beat at a time -- even segments that were copied and pasted were then re-edited to promote a more "human" feel.