“ART OF SLOWNESS/THE HALFLING SESSION” In his solo work “The Art of Slowness” Medeles explores these mental landscapes, a patchwork of moments lived and those that have not yet been experienced, weaving enchanting notes that string together the tapestry of your mind. Unlike the driving sound of 1939 Ensemble, “The Art of Slowness” offers ambience and restraint, hints of dreamscapes past, elements of Jean-Michel Jarre’s seminal “Oxygène”, Apex Twin’s “Stone in Focus”, and Vangelis’ “Tears in The Rain” helping to form the needle by which this humble offering stitches its sonic palate. But, unconfined by the soundscape genre, Medeles forges ahead, utilizing his instrument in uncommon and strikingly meaningful fashion.
Through a sparse and thoughtful performance, Medeles’ Electravibe (an electric vibraphone) asks you not to hang on each chord or phrase, but to experience the infinity in between, and those fleeting moments of familiarity as your mind, with the assistance of his etherial soundtrack, sews those little memories together to form a path into your dreams. Limited edition vinyl now available on Jealous Butcher Records.
“DESTINATION UNIVERSE SESSION” available soon
“THE CABIN TAPES” a result of 14 days writing and recording in a rustic cabin located in the Deschutes National Forest. Inspired by solitude, nature and non-distraction. All recorded to my Tascam 388 tape machine. Delighted to have been a part of the “Artist in Residence Series” at the beautiful Suttle Lodge. All proceeds from “THE CABIN TAPES” will be donated to The Audubon Society of Portland.
“RECEPTION” is a sonic exploration and homage to tranquility and freedom. Medeles’s 3rd solo percussion/drum release, this body of work is his first with a mallet focus. Drawing inspiration from nature, art, and simplicity, “RECEPTION” is the result.
“RANDOM UNDERDOG STORIES” solo drum record 2002
“TALE OF A DYSFUNCTIONAL DRUMMER” solo drum record 2006