Hello fellow weirdos. i'm super excited to finally unleash my newest album onto your ears! This is an instrumental jazz fusion, synth prog album written and recorded during the darkest days of pandemic 2020, with Aaron Parks on drums and me on everything else - electric and acoustic guitar, bass, keyboard, synth programming, and a … Continue reading NEW ALBUM: SOMNAMULONIMBUS – FEB 1
I listen to music when I’m exercising, driving, working my day job, cooking, reading, eating, cleaning, dancing for my cats, and even sometimes when I’m working on other music (that last one doesn’t always work out so good). Given the relative lack of other sources of novelty since March, I consumed a disgusting amount of … Continue reading New Music I Loved in 2020, Abridged
There was something strange about 2020, but I can’t put my finger on it. However, one way in which this year was normal was that I made a bunch more music! Oh you are so very welcome. Daytime Drama Themes My first release of the year in January is a freaky jazz/prog album built on … Continue reading Je Ne Regrette Rien – MUSIC COMPLETED BY ME IN 2020.
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!