a region of transition between two biological communities


A larch of northern North America

The 3rd release from Ecotone

The ‘Tamarack’ EP contains music to fill the subtle but vibrant margins of change. Where the forest gives way to the prairie, the prairie to the bog, the bog to the pond…. There, in the ecotones of change—the transitional zones—thrive unique and ornamented beings. Tamarack is the first to grow in filled-lake bogs. The first to emerge after fire. Both coniferous and deciduous, soft and needly. Rot resistant, medicinal.

Recorded to cassette over the course of two years, Tamarack contains the first song recorded under the Ecotone moniker, as well as a piece previously released to raise money and support the resistance to oil pipeline infrastructure at Standing Rock. Soft like tender spring tufts; unavoidable like autumn fires, when the needles change color and begin to shed. Tamarack is here for movement, for transitioning, for radicalizing the landscape of your life. Instrumentals to clear the canopy of your mind and start refreshed.

Scarification. Sedimentation. The impact of motion.

The 2nd release from Ecotone

Aural brushstrokes and landscape impressions. Terrestrial musings and motifs,  traverse of land and transitive waters.

Use these songs for your next campaign, use them for scene transitions, use them to help amplify work done to protect the Earth as sacred.

the wash or flow of water against the shore

The first release from Ecotone

Light-hearted impressions, hopeful musings and motifs. Sample-able and re-mixable, this is the continued development of musical dialogue—a snapshot in time and a window to the heart.

Fall 2016

We’re on the farm. Single dads.
Trump versus Clinton.
Standing Rock.
Line 5.
Decision is made: time to crank.
Elaborate set-up.
Get out from low ceiling.
Kick it at the campfire. Decompress.
Mixed with some acoustic.
Next day. Record on cassette.
4-track with drum machine.

Fall 2018

Fast forward couple years.
House on the Hill. Full moon.
Different circumstances.
Similar problems.
Mid-term elections. Line 5.
Environmental justice.
Neahtawanta Inn passed to Title Track
Trash incinerator song for Detroit.
Regional poet Jack Slaggert around.
Named a couple tunes.
He’s good for that.

Line 5 Resolution

The track “Line 5 Resolution” is the intro for the State of Water podcast, a Michigan-based series focusing on clean water issues and their relationship to policy, equity, community and climate. Featuring captivating interviews with Michiganders from many walks of life, “State of Water” is the official podcast of the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan, a program of Title Track. Listen on on Spotify, Soundcloud or Apple Podcasts.