Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Oh yeah, this happened: New litmus0001 EP released by BFW Recordings

The fine folks at BFW Recordings in Manchester UK have released the new litmus0001 EP "living the second-past of the future space-power", a 28 minute live-recorded improvisation on 6 string bass thru loops and effects and non-standard technique, MC202 thru loops and effects, and AM radio.  A piece that is improvised in a mixolydian mode, which isn't SO minor-sounding and dark...  So it's a bit lighter, brighter than a typical litmus0001 piece.

As with all of the litmus0001 recordings, this music is licensed under Creative Commons for free downloading.



new blog for my writing: Palpable Nonsense

I have established a new blog as an outlet for my writing.  It is at...



Thursday, July 4, 2013

a re-release from the archives: Richland [anu015]

This album was a compilation of ambient tracks from the first 3 litmus0001 releases "resplendant namesake observed", "yakima listening station" and "k basin", which were all limited edition CDRs.  These albums were my first exploration into this solo improvised ambient project after living and playing in Nashville for 8 years and moving to the high desert of WA state.  I was learning about how to make the music, how to improvise, how to make sounds, and how to record it an make an album.  This album "Richland" represents the more successful ambient tracks from these releases, and allowed them to be more widely available to fans who heard the music on somaFM's Drone Zone, but to whom the music as an entity was not accessible.

Again, this fine collection of experimental drone ambient improvisation is brought to the attention of the listening public.


Friday, May 10, 2013

litmus0001 - Dark Waters [anu202]


Official Release Date:  5/6/12

This was recorded late October to December last year, and engineered and mastered in January into February of this year.  With this album, I had the opportunity to collaborate with my friend Meredith Jones who is very talented.  I have wanted to use her artwork for a while, not just as cover art (great cover art), but as something to respond to musically.  While I think I first saw this after I recorded the material, the image resonated with me.  Out of the material that I recorded over that period of time, these tracks seemed to fit the visual fairly well.  And since I title my pieces well after they are recorded, edited, engineered and mastered, I was able to title the tracks appropriately in respect to both the individual pieces as well as the greater piece as a whole.
In the end, yeah, I think the album tells a story that is inspired by Meredith's painting, albeit in a seeming retroactive manner.  As in improvisation, things just come together in a way that makes it seem like it was meant to be when it's more a case of independent trajectories intersecting.  The image is a framework around which improvised sounds, the recorded tracks, are arranged and organized.  Just not immediately.  Similar to the idea of xenochrony, explored by Zappa among others.  

In any case, thank you Meredith for collaboration.  I hope to continue and develop this idea further...  

Check out all of her artwork at

Friday, February 8, 2013

new album from AnubisMusic: litmus0001 & Phillip WIlkerson - The Renaissance House Sessions [anu201]

New collaborative album from litmus0001 & Phillip Wilkerson.
"The Renaissance House Sessions".

Recorded May 12, 2012 at Renaissance House Studios, Naples, FL
Mixed and mastered in December 2012 at Purpose-Driven Research Studio, Madison, WI.

All music spontaneously composed.

litmus0001(Jonathan Ewald) - guitar, bass, synths, knives,editing and post-production.
Phillip Wilkerson - engineering and production,  synths (1, 3).

Photographs by Phillip Wilkerson.  Image manipulation by JAE.

(cc) 2013 AnubisMusic and Phillip Wilkerson


Thursday, February 7, 2013

AnubisMusicNetlabel: your new source for ambient sonic sculpture

AnubisMusicNetlabel is going active.

Look for new ambient / dark ambient / experimental / improvisational / electroacoustic releases soon...