I did a post way back when my blog was still a youngin' about the indie/garage-rock artist Kurt Von Stetten. I'm happy to report the Boston native is back with a sixth studio album Cyclops, due out December 13th. He is one of those musicians who truly understand DIY and embraces that in each track. He plays every instrument including guitar, cello, drums, bass, banjo, hand percussion, harmonica, and keys. The latest track from that new album is called "Codify," and Stetten says it best on Sound Cloud about the song.
"Codify represents somewhat of a departure for me. I wrote much of this song on a plane with my lap top. I had been messing around with this guitar melody for a while and thought that it would be nice to try to make an electronic version of it. What immediately struck me was that I could make this texture out of the notes by electronically speeding them up to a much faster pace than I had originally been playing it. Depending on the synth voice I chose the texture became very different. What I began to find is that with a little reverb some of the more 'bell' sounds became eerie. This feeling seemed to match a scenario I was writing about a couple trying to escape some terrible war zone. I imagined them on a boat, at night, listening desperately for voices carrying over the water. I think that the long reverb trail at the end really captures this."