2019 was all about revisiting, re-assessing, and re-booting. After Opposite Day basically lost inertia in May, I decided to take a break from fronting and promoting a band, and just go with the flow a bit and take the good opportunities that came my way. This included fun and satisfying gigs and/or recording with Dream … Continue reading Happy New-ish Year
I made a metal album a few years back and have been making small adjustments to it ever since. It's finally done and went live on Bandcamp last week. WHY Here's the deal with this project: I have been in a love affair with Death Metal the better part of 20 years starting with Cannibal … Continue reading Technical metal album = now! Omnectomy – Pyrophrenesthesia
The lovely folks over at Voyager Fest continue to explore new ways of shining their light on Progressive Music in Austin. With the support of the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, they launched a show called Edge of Sound and were kind enough to feature me in their 2nd episode. We sat down earlier … Continue reading Edge of Sound Episode About Me
What's next for Sam Arnold, Musicianator? Solo Acoustic - Avant Garde Country and Western, Opera Pants. I played a satisfying string of solo acoustic shows at Carousel lounge this summer, and I’m looking to book more in the coming months. My buddy Bruce told me it was a blend of country and western plus avant-garde. … Continue reading Next time, Gadget
I've got a new album. This was from my songwriting retreat in Washington DC back in December 2018. I wrote 19 songs in 4 days. Here's 12 of them. My production approach was a bit more laid-back than recent efforts, trying to err on the side of leaving open spaces instead of high-density art-rock like … Continue reading New Acoustic Album: Gentle Downward Stream
Sam Arnold Musicianator’s 2018 Musicianations Happy definitely-not-2018-anymore! Thanks for reading my web-log or “-” for short. I had a full 365-day year in 2018. Did you? I bet you did. Unless you got born midway through, in which case you’re a demon because you shouldn’t be able to read so soon. This introduction is … Continue reading 2018 IS OVER?
I did a thing with David Hobizal and Eoghan McCloskey's drum geniouses. Greg Yancey Mastered it and my dad Paul Arnold did the art. I had a big fat super fun with it. Hope you get scared!
The new Stop Motion Orchestra album is out on Vinyl, CD, streaming and downloading! Come see us around Austin and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates. I have been playing with this band for around 3.5 years, and am excited to get back to gigging as we promote the new album later … Continue reading new album: Stop Motion Orchestra – Lightworks
Everyone’s doing their new year’s predicitions. Here’s my predicitons of what albums I will be involved in putting out into the world in 2018: Stop Motion Orchestra - I play bass and acoustic guitar in this band for the last 3-ish years, including all the sessions for the 2nd album, due any minute now. The … Continue reading New 2018 Projects
Have you noticed this? There just isn’t enough new music. Especially in Austin. Nobody is making albums and putting them on the internet and there is almost no music to listen to anymore. This is probably because making music isn’t any fun at all. Personally, I hate it. Never fear, I will solve this problem, … Continue reading 7 albums in 2017