Alex Xander Jacobs (known variously as P.H.B., The Hidden Distance, xander crayon, etc...) enjoys creating songs that have an internally consistent engine of musicality, yet are expressed through various genres and styles. This year he incorporated the element of drone to create musical soundscapes of varying tones and feelings.
Alex Jacobs Le Patrie Etude Acoustic Electric Guitar Oxygen 49 Midi Keyboard Ableton Live Propellerhead Reason Zoom H2 Recorder
Folk-Rock,Rock,Prog-Rock/Art Rock,New Acoustic,Singer/Songwriter Rock
OTHER BAND SITES
Looking Out Looking In(2008)
Old Pyrate Songs Reinterpreted for the Modern Error. It is my hope that this album conveys a cohesive spirit of expression, though the songs may be of varying styles. Could also be described as:"Electronic - Beat Driven", "Instrumental", "Rock", " and "Jazz."
Lay Me Off(2009)
This was a very personal album. On February 2nd, 2009, I was laid off from my job that I worked at for almost 5 years. The songs represent the feelings that I experienced throughout the month, as I composed and recorded the album. It's a journey through initial manic elation, heading into depression, fear, and anxiety, culminating with hope, faith, and resolution.
Another year, another album. This feels like the most polished one yet. This year I rode on the swelling wave of higher confidence due to the cumulative post-"sound voice music healing" class energy in the world. That, and having a macbook, electric instruments, and a relatively settled life. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening!
The most quickly accessible songs are located at the beginning of the playlist. The original intent of this album is to cover a rainbow spectrum of emotion, from light to dark, and back to the combined white light. If you would like to experience the album, as a whole, in this format, please download the album and adjust your track list to reflect the following order: Let Us Rise Fly Inside Lady Moon Take Off Let Go Unmasked Rented Bones Red Morning Celtic Epic Zebra Skeleton Imposter (Beefheart Homage) Soaring Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu (traditional) credits released 28 February 2011 Old Pyrate Songs reinterpreted for the modern error. All songs and process: Alex Xander Jacobs With the help and support of all beings. Specifically: Sarita Golden (Vocals on tracks 6 and 9, and flute on track 7, as well as inspiration and support throughout the entire project) And Jeffrey Fish for the electric guitar and bass loan.
This album was created as my 5th consecutive annual submission to the RPM challenge. Due to being away on travel for the first half of the month, this album was composed, recorded, and mixed in the 8 days between Feb 21 and 29th, 2012.
No tracks have been uploaded for this album yet.
Rpm 2017. 10 songs composed and recorded entirely during the month of February. 10 years in and this is just the beginning. Further, further down the rabbit hole. This album encompasses a kaleidoscopic journey of styles and recording techniques/experiments. If you don't connect to a particular track, please fast-forward. There's something for everyone. credits released March 1, 2017 Old Pyrate Songs reinterpreted for the modern error. It doesn't make sense to take credit for these songs anymore. I hear countless influences when I listen. All songs and process: Alex Xander Jacobs With the help and support of all being. I walked the path of creating this album with two strong companions in my heart. First, Wes Phillips, your memory and musical legacy crackles in my cells. And Len Goldfine, thank you for inspiring reflection on your contribution to my understanding of the soul power of music as a young man. Both gone too soon. And what would have been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthd