Its been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. Not that I haven’t been picking up any new albums the past several months, I think it’s more that I haven’t had much time to sit down and write about them. But now that I’m getting back on top of my writing again, let’s do this!
5. Atoms For Peace “AMOK”
For those that don’t know, Atoms For Peace is actually a side project of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, Redhot Chilli Peppers basssist Flea, and a couple other cats from established bands. I’m a big Radiohead fan so picking this album up was pretty much inevitable. Continue reading →
One of the early benefits of attempting to change my home production setup into a more mobile one is that it has made me question all parts of my creative process. I’ve realized that there are certain points in my process where the momentum I have in creating art comes to a standstill. In most instances, this is caused by a technical flaw in my workflow. A example of something like this would be not having enough midi inputs or cables to connect a drum machine that I really like. The fact that the drum machine isn’t connected all the time makes connecting it an inconvenience, and therefore reduces the likelihood I’ll use it. Continue reading →
There was a time, back when I was living in a small one bedroom apartment, that all I dreamt about was having more space (and time) to do music. Back then all I had was my MPC-2000, an 8-track recorder, a pair of studio monitors, and my record collection. It wasn’t much but I did a lot with it. The fact that I had to keep all that stuff in my bedroom meant that there was a limit to the gear and space I could dedicate to my musical endeavors. I had a decent vinyl collection in my living room, but it wasn’t anything too crazy because the space I was living in didn’t allow it.
With success came the ability to move into a larger space, which is the house I live in now. I realized that I finally had the room to expand my studio space into what I had always dreamed about, so I did. About three-quarters of my basement is dedicated to music in some way. One room in my basement (“the record room”) is dedicated entirely to records and is about 15-feet by 12-feet in size — larger than the entire bedroom I once did ALL of my music in and slept in. The second room, that I now do all my music in, is at least twice that size. The only room in my basement that isn’t dedicated to music in some way is my laundry room. Continue reading →
Those who support this Weightless movement know that we have not had our records readily available in retail stores for the past few years. This was due to the changing nature of the music industry and the fact that we realized it was easier to reach our fans directly through touring and our website, than it was to send a bunch of records to distributors who often times sold our records but didn’t pay us for them. However, we have started a new relationship with Fatbeats Distribution which will help us get our newer releases in Mom & Pop stores again. Check out the video:
Its been quite a while since I wrote a blog, so I wanted to take some time to give all my fans and supporters a news update. Although I’ve been home from the road for about three weeks, I’m just now getting comfortable enough to return to my creative routine and officially get back to work. Since I’ve been pretty quiet on my social networks, I figured I’d make the update in one post right here.
Today, Wednesday July 31st, we will be releasing the third music video from our new Greenhouse album Bend But Don’t Break for a song titled “Willing to Bleed.” The music video is directed by Blueprint and set to debut on Hiphopdx.com at 8:30am! We would like everybody to support this video by going to going to their website when it’s posted and rating the video and song. You can also help by sharing the video and song once it’s posted on our social networks (youtube, facebook, twitter, etc.).
For all of our fans in Texas, this is the week we bring our “Bend But Don’t Break” tour to every corner of your state. Blueprint, Illogic, DJ Rare Groove, and many other friends and talented artists. Here’s the schedule:
When I say it’s been a long time coming, I really mean it when it comes to the new Greenhouse album, Bend But Don’t Break. It is an album that, up until a few months ago, I wasn’t 100% sure would ever be released.
Illogic and I started working on Bend But Don’t Break in 2008, shortly after finding out that my former business partner Jermain (or “Fess” from Greenhouse) had stolen money from the label and disappeared. In the two years prior, Columbus had seen the passing of Camu Tao, DJ PRZM, and Daymon Dodson; immensely popular people who really helped shape and influence our hip-hop scene. I was depressed and at the peak of my drinking, unsure of what my role was in a Columbus hip-hop scene that had lost so many shining stars. To say the least, it was a really dark time. Continue reading →
Ok fans and friends, today is the day. Bend But Don’t Break, the new album by Blueprint & Illogic is officially here. Due to an error with our digital distribution company (who bought out the smaller, more efficient company we were using), the album is not on iTunes yet. However, this is not all bad. It actually just means that you can (and should) buy digital version of the album directly from us. Truth be told, independent artists make a lot more when you buy directly from them anyway, so support your people.
Here are are your options for picking up the album:
PHYSICAL VERSIONS (orders are shipping right now)
Signed CD + Sticker = $10 Add to Cart
Signed CD + Sticker + Signed 11×17 Poster + Instrumental CD =$20 Add to Cart
Signed CD + Sticker + Signed 11×17 Poster + Inst. CD + Greenhouse T-Shirt = $35 Add to Cart
The Greenhouse “back catalog” deal. For those interested in the albums that started the Greenhouse and Weightless movement, you can get the “Columbus or Bust” CD (2005), the “Life Sentences” CD (2001), and the “Up to Speed” CD (1999) for just $12 Add to Cart
Greenhouse “Electric Purgatory EPs 1& 2″ (2010,2011) special edition double-CD $10 Add to Cart
Here it is, folks. The first visuals from the upcoming Bend But Don’t Break album, titled “Microwave America,” directed by Blueprint. If you dig it, please help us spread the word by posting it on your facebook/twitter/blog, etc.
The brand new album from Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic), Bend But Don’t Break, will be available on Tuesday July 9th on Weightless Recordings. Pre-orders for the album start right now, and ship out onFriday July 5th! Those that preorder should receive their orders the day (or weekend) before the actual release date. We’ve got stickers, signed CDs, signed 11×17″ posters, album instrumentals, and Greenhouse t-shirts! Take a look at the special offers below and make your order now!
Package #1- $10 Add to Cart Signed copy of Bend But Don’t Break CD
3″ Circular Greenhouse Logo Sticker
Package #2 - $20 Add to Cart Signed Copy of Greenhouse Bend But Don’t Break CD
3″ Circular Greenhouse logo Sticker Signed 11×17 Bend But Don’t Break Poster Bend But Don’t Break album instrumentals CD
Package #3 - $35 Add to Cart Signed Copy of Greenhouse Bend But Don’t Break CD Signed 11×17 Bend But Don’t Break Poster
3″ Circular Greenhouse logo Sticker Bend But Don’t Break album instrumentals CD
Green “Bend But Don’t Break” T-Shirt (select size at check out)
ALSO AVAILABLE: The Greenhouse “back catalog” deal. For those interested in the albums that started the Greenhouse and Weightless movement, you can get the “Columbus or Bust” CD (2005), the “Life Sentences” CD (2001), and the “Up to Speed” CD (1999) for just $12 Add to Cart
NOTE: There will be three different digital versions of Bend But Don’t Break: the free digital version, the digital retail version, and the digital deluxe version. We will post details and links to each once the July 9th release date approaches.
1. This is It
3. The Lockdown
4. Bend But Don’t Break
5. The Web – featuring Supastition
6. That’s What’s Up
7. Willing to Bleed
8. Fast Lane – featuring Nina D
9. Microwave America
10. The Movement
11. Winter Warning
First full-length album for the reformed GREENHOUSE crew of Blueprint and Illogic, and follow-up to their Electric Purgatory EPs released in 2010 and 2011.
Although I’ve been pretty active with the camera in the last couple of years, it’s been a while since I entered the music video realm. Well, I’m officially back.
The first music video I shot was for “10 Stone” for my good friend and fellow artist, Latimore Platz back in the winter of 2010. The fact that I volunteered for the job didn’t stop me from being any less nervous about it. Continue reading →
Blueprint & Illogic will be hitting the road for their first national headlining tour as Greenhouse, in support of their upcoming album Bend But Dont Break. The tour dates will run from July 12th through August 31st. Please note: the below list is just the shows that are confirmed so far–it is not a complete list. More dates will be announced over the coming weeks.
Last week we announced that the new Greenhouse album Bend But Don’t Break will be released on Tuesday July 9th on Weightless Recordings. Since that announcement, many fans have been wondering when they would get to hear something from the record. Well, today is the day. We proudly present the first single “Bend But Don’t Break,” which is the title track of the album. As always, if you dig it please share it on your social networks.
For those living in Columbus or the surrounding areas, the official album release party for the upcoming Greenhouse(Blueprint & Illogic) album Bend But Don’t Break will be held on Friday July 12th at Carabar in Columbus, OH. Details below:
Date: Friday July 12th, 2013 City: Columbus, OH Venue: Carabar Address: 115 Parsons Avenue Ages: All Ages Doors: 9pm Cost: FREE Also performing: Bru Lei, E.C. Vol Facebook Event Page: Click here to join the Facebook event now!
Its been almost two years since Greenhouse released their last project, Electric Purgatory Part Two. Well, the crew is back together and their new album, Bend But Don’t Break, will be released on Tuesday, July 9th. Mark your calendars. Pre-orders for the album will be shortly!