Tree Wave was my music and live video performance project with vocalist Lauren Gray from 2003-2009. Almost all of the music and video were
produced using my custom software on an Atari 2600 game console, a Commodore 64 computer, an Epson dot matrix printer, and a
1980s PC with an OPL3 FM synthesis sound card. We released two EPs and played many shows around the world.
Performances included Deitch Projects and Eyebeam in New York, Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo NY,
Futuresonic in Manchester UK, Paard in The Hague, Transitio MX festival in Mexico City,
README festival in Aarhus Denmark, The Dallas Museum of Art, and many others. A list of
past shows is on the Tree Wave website.
Tree Wave's Cabana EP is available on all streaming services, and both EPs are available below.
Cabana EP released in 2004:
Machines Fall Apart
Morning Coffee Hymn
Commmodore 64 Data Track
Virtual 10" released in 2009:
This album uses a mix of 8-bit computer instruments and modern software instruments and samples.
It was only released digitally.
Sleep video (2004):
Mon Cherie Amour live intro (2005):
Deitch Projects in New York (2005):
Plush Gallery in Dallas (2003):
README Festival in Aarhus, Denmark (2004):
Left of the Dial: "...Hands down, this is my favorite release of 2004 that I didn't discover till 2005...."
MundaneSounds: "...easily one of the most impressive debuts of the year from a band whose concept is one that has yet to be topped..."
AngryApe: "...they make remarkably sublime music...strangely beautiful, but definitely warm inside...."
ScenePointBlank: "...Tree Wave are a...duo that write fantastic, mind-bending songs..."
Isan: "...it isn't the bleep and bloop-fest you might expect, it is really quite lush....I'd be there like a shot if I could afford the fare to Austin, TX...."
Aiding and Abetting: "...Tree Wave has happened upon something truly wonderful..."
The Wire: "...no one should even think about leaving home without them."
Exoduster: "...this EP from Tree Wave is one of those rare gems that appear in the mailbox only once in a blue moon..."
Splendid: "...If you're still on the fence about electro-pop, the Cabana EP could be the disc that finally wins you over."
Tip Top Sound: "...This self-released disc is a testament to true musical ingenuity, hard work, and solid song writing skills..."
Tastyfanzine: "...this is a delicious slice of electronica..."