Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008


This is the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, where we practice. Once a thriving source of New York's economy now, an industrial wasteland. The canal was completed in 1869, a time when waterways were the predominant method of transport. Since this is no longer the case, the canal, as well as the surrounding area, has decayed into a SAVAGE LAND!


And the river is a rainbow...

SilkFlowers_8_25_Frost - Silk Flowers

Last weekend as a possible reaction to the Batman movie (perhaps the best new movie I've ever seen in theaters), Anthology Film Archive had screened a series of New York vigilante movie's. Ethan and I went to see Abel Ferrara's seldom seen Ms. 45. If you're not familiar with him, he's made other personal faves of mine including, the cult classic Driller Killer and Bad Lieutenant. To my delight, Mr. Ferrara had spoke after the film. As excited as I was about this, I didn't walk away with much insight into his creative process. Only the understanding that drugs were definatly involved in his life and that he REALLY likes them. My question is, When their popularity began to wane in the 80's, did Suicide's Martin Rev and Alan Vega take up style consulting jobs for street punks in the movies? Observe...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

more influences

you guys I've been so amped on arpeggios and steady repetitive sounds these days. I think DJ Paul and Juicy J are the gold standard for that.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Song 1 - Silk Flowers

When I first heard Syd Barret era Pink Floyd I was in the 5th grade and my already fragmented brain broke into even more peices. I used to lie to my folks and tell them I'm going to a friends house (I actually had none) then, I'd hop on a bus to Manhattan. And go down to 8th street which, back then was all record stores. One day I bought a bootleg Syd Barret cd that contained this lost gem. The pitch shifted vocals for our song is an homage.

Song 2 No Vocals - Silk Flowers

The abscent lyrics to this song were inspired by the amazing theme song to the original Thomas Crown Affair, starring Steve McQueen and co-starring Yaphet Kotto. This movie is the ideal male soap opera.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Meet the band...

Ethan, Aviram, and Peter!

Ethan has a rooster tatoo but, I don't think it's because of this video.
SIlkFlowers_8_11_08_n5 - Silk Flowers

SIlkFlowers_8_11_08_n4 - Silk Flowers

SIlkFlowers_8_11_08_n1 - Silk Flowers

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

first release

Mike Bones Silk Flowers remix - Silk Flowers

Mike Bones is released his 2nd LP, A Fool For Everyone, this fall. We are happy to be a part of the first single, "What I Have Left" with this remix. You can hear the original and also an amazing solemn remix by Sian Alice Group on Mike's myspace page.