Welcome to The Boombox Emporium and a New Chapter...

SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE's Boombox Emporium; Purveyor of top quality, free musical goods since...well, last year.


Last fall I started a new free music series to offer various musical perspectives on what I do for the 2 or 3 fans I have out there (namely my mom, my brother and that girl from  that one show a while back). I thought it'd be fun to show people other sides of what I do, open up a glimpse of up coming projects and collaborations and to release tracks that have no home or are just itching to get out. It's all new and fresh off the press, but I might dig into some older work that was never released as well, from time to time, just for fun.

At any rate, I ended up taking a hiatus for a while, (and that's where the "new chapter" segment of this blog opens up). Not because I wasn't working on new stuff or didn't get around to posting new work, but because I've been in the process of finalizing my departure from local record label Tru Ruts. (?!) This is probably news to any of you who are familiar with me and TR, so let me speak to that for a sec, too. There was no major drama or anything, it's just that, as an independent artist and jack of all trades I felt like I needed to move on creatively and really get my own groove on. TR has offered me great learning opportunities and in some ways, really made some dreams come true for me. It's taken some time to finalize everything so I haven't talked much about it, but we've pretty much figured out the details and I'm goin' my own way, and not in that intense, anger-liberty/Fleetwood Mac sort of way. I'm just moving on and so are they. We're family and we'll continue to support one another and will always collaborate. You'll still be able to find all my releases with them on itunes and at www.truruts.bandcamp.com. Love.

So, that said, Here's a bunch of those tracks released through The Boom Box Emporium before working out the move from TR. I'll be continuing the monthly series soon, so watch out for more from the Boombox Emporium at www.seemoremusic.bandcamp.com soon!

"On the heels of his beat tape release, 'Breaks in the Clouds' (also at www.seemoremusic.bandcamp.com), producer See More Perspective returns this time as an emcee. Initiating a new free music download series, 'See More Perspective's Boombox Emporium', he collaborates with producer Julian Fairbanks, of Audio Perm, musical mastermind Dameun Strange, Guante and The Rube, and his brother Nye to bring you some far out, funky, fun and thoughtful music. A Twin Cities native with roots in Chicago, See More's music embodies the best of both cities. He has released a series of EPs, including 'First Impression' and 'Summertime Hip Hip BBQ Jam for the World', in addition to his beat tape concept album and his latest full length, the ambitious 'Architextual Design' (available now at www.truruts.bandcamp.com and iTUNES).

   Maintain Transcend (prod by Julian Fairbanks/Audio Perm) by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE

   Jack's Lament by Strange Perspective by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE

   Pyramids (Ganzobean Remix) by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE

   Shotgun Soliloqy (ragga remix) by Wake The City, produced by The Rube by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE


   Nobody sleeps tonight by Strange Perspective by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE

and here's an extra joint. An a cappella for the hell of it.

   Frank Lloyd Wright (in the fan accapella) by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE

Thanks for reading, listening and thinking.

Vermont/SIT trip and Video from the road

As you may have read in my last post, I hit the road for 24 hours to Brattleboro,Vermont where I visited the School for International Training (SIT) for the Governor's Institute on Current Issues & Youth Activism. I set out with family, tons of music and snacks and a bucket full of chocolate covered espresso beans. The drive in was grueling but that early morning mist over the high roads and mountain tops were well worth driving the last shift. Nature really is the rawest form of inspiration.

Between hikes, mountain top meals, campfires, random antique import yard sailing, riverside bbqing, going to an excellent farmers market and swimming in an incredible dam surrounded by lush mountains, I facilitated a workshop on collaboration and art with meaning. I had a group of almost 50 students and there was just a whirlwind of ideas swirling through the space. In two hours every group conceived, wrote and performed a complete performance, to which every participant contributed. A lot of these folks haven't even written a line of poetry much less performed in front of a group of their peers. I hope this set some sparks for kids that they'll use to light torches they carry with them from here on out.

I also performed a set for the whole camp and their facilitators and masterminds of this top notch youth training experience.
Let me just say that this crowd was absolutely incredible. This group was making up dances based on movements of my delivery and sang along with songs they didn't even know. This group was open to some mind blowing hip hop and I gotta say, I obliged. I'm not real into tooting my own horn as it were, but I am into being real about what I have to offer and the special thing here was a moment in time with a group of smart students from all over the east coast as well as Germany and Turkey. There was true magic between crowd and artist that night...before I go on and on about it, I'll just stop there.
I had hoped to get a bunch of video on this trip but since my backpack of supplies carrying my camera (as well a slew of other artist necessities) was left behind at our stop in Indiana, I wasn't able to document it in the way I had hoped. However, as I did recover my supplies on the way back, I did have my camera for the last leg of the trip from Indiana through Chicago back to the Twin Cities...so I recorded this video below. It felt appropriate. Enjoy.