Sinopsis

Hi, I'm Ezra and my band is called Mad Gleams. This is a weekly podcast where we release full-length albums, dissect and analyze them, and discuss theories of art, songwriting, and creativity. That's right. A new full-length album each month right on the podcast. How is that possible? Listen and find out.

Episodios

  • 21 | On Lockdown [Improv No. 11]

    21 | On Lockdown [Improv No. 11]

    04/05/2020 Duración: 01h04min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast.Today we listen to our album On Lockdown [Improv No. 11]. The guitar and vocals were recorded on my phone in one sitting on March 12, 2020. I wrote the songs while I played them. All the overdubs were done later in March and April on my laptop. I edited a couple of the tracks, removing a minute or so total from the album. I titled and the numbered the songs while I was recording them and I've kept them in that sequence. I call it an "improv album."Thanks for listening. Stay safe.Order/Stream On Lockdown [Improv No. 11]: https://smarturl.it/imonlockdownSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 20 | Were Not Sleeping - Album Breakdown

    20 | We're Not Sleeping - Album Breakdown

    21/04/2020 Duración: 59min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast and then we break down its making and meaning.Today we listen to our album We're Not Sleeping [Improv No. 10]. This was recorded between December 2019 and March 2020 to a cassette eight track. We made up the songs while we played. All the overdubs were done as fast as possible before moving on. We filled up three cassette tapes. Everything on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded. We call it an "improv album."Thanks for listening.Order/Stream We're Not Sleeping [Improv No. 10]: https://smarturl.it/werenotsleepingSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 19 | Were Not Sleeping [Improv No. 10]

    19 | We're Not Sleeping [Improv No. 10]

    06/04/2020 Duración: 58min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast.Today we listen to our album We're Not Sleeping [Improv No. 10]. This was recorded between December 2019 and March 2020 to a cassette eight track. We made up the songs while we played. All the overdubs were done as fast as possible before moving on. We filled up three cassette tapes. Everything on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded. We call it an "improv album."Thanks for listening.Order/Stream We're Not Sleeping [Improv No. 10]: https://smarturl.it/werenotsleepingSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 18 | View From Nowhere - Album Breakdown

    18 | View From Nowhere - Album Breakdown

    04/03/2020 Duración: 53min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast and then we break down the songs and the album's production. Today we look at the album View From Nowhere [Improv No. 9]. This was recorded from January 1st to January 4th, 2019 to a cassette four track. We made up the songs while we played. All the overdubs were done as fast as possible before moving on. We filled up a single cassette tape. Everything on that tape is on the album in the order it was recorded. It's called an "improv album." This one explores various themes like self-deception, self-care, aspiration, and the quest for wisdom.Thanks so much for listening.Order/Stream View From Nowhere [Improv No. 9]: https://smarturl.it/viewfromnoSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 17 | View From Nowhere [Improv No. 9]

    17 | View From Nowhere [Improv No. 9]

    26/02/2020 Duración: 48min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast.Today we listen to our album View From Nowhere [Improv No. 9]. This was recorded in April 2019 to a cassette four track. I made up the songs while I played. All the overdubs were done as fast as possible before moving on. I filled up two cassette tapes. Everything on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded. I call it an "improv album." This one explores various themes like waking up, trauma recovery, nostalgia, making amends, and transcending ourselves and our past. Thanks for listening.Order/Stream View From Nowhere [Improv No. 9]: https://smarturl.it/viewfromnoSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 16 | Hello, New Year - Album Breakdown

    16 | Hello, New Year - Album Breakdown

    25/02/2020 Duración: 44min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast and then we break down the songs and the album's production. Today we look at the album Hello, New Year [Improv No. 8]. This was recorded from January 1st to January 4th, 2019 to a cassette four track. We made up the songs while we played. All the overdubs were done as fast as possible before moving on. We filled up a single cassette tape. Everything on that tape is on the album in the order it was recorded. It's called an "improv album." This one explores various themes like self-deception, self-care, aspiration, and the quest for wisdom.Thanks so much for listening.Order/Stream New Year [Improv No. 8]: https://smarturl.it/hellonewyearSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 15 | Hello, New Year [Improv No. 8]

    15 | Hello, New Year [Improv No. 8]

    27/01/2020 Duración: 49min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we listen to our album Hello, New Year [Improv No. 8].This album was Recorded January 1st to January 4th, 2019 to a cassette four track. I played guitars and sang. Allison played drums and synthesizer. We made up the songs while I played. All the overdubs were done as fast as possible before moving on. We filled up a single cassette tape. Everything on that tape is on the album in the order it was recorded. We call it an "improv album."Thanks for listening.Order/Stream Hello, New Year [Improv No. 8]: https://smarturl.it/hellonewyearSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg 

  • 14 | Depths - Album Breakdown

    14 | Depths - Album Breakdown

    24/01/2020 Duración: 43min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast and then we break down the songs and the hows and whys of it. Today we look at the album Depths [Improv No. 7]. This was recorded from November 26th to December 6th, 2018 to a cassette four track. I made up the songs while I played. All the overdubs were done as fast as possible before moving on. I filled up a single cassette tape. Everything on that tape is on the album in the order it was recorded. I call it an "improv album." This one explores various themes like waking up, recovering from trauma, sensemaking, transcending divisive politics, and trying to heal from your own failures and miseries. Hence the title.Thanks for listening.Order/Stream Depths [Improv No. 7]: https://smarturl.it/mad-depthsSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg 

  • 13 | Depths [Improv No. 7]

    13 | Depths [Improv No. 7]

    13/01/2020 Duración: 49min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we listen to our album Depths [Improv No. 7].This album was recorded from November 26th to December 6th, 2018 to a cassette four track. I made up the songs while I played. All the overdubs were done as fast as possible before moving on. I filled up a single cassette tape. Everything on that tape is on the album in the order it was recorded. I call it an "improv album."Thanks for listening.Order/Stream Depths [Improv No. 7]: https://smarturl.it/mad-depthsSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg 

  • 12 | Blowing Leaves - Album Breakdown

    12 | Blowing Leaves - Album Breakdown

    10/01/2020 Duración: 49min

    This album was recorded from November 12th to November 20th, 2018. I recorded to a Yamaha cassette four track. I filled three tapes (adding up to 88 minutes). Everything I did on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded. I wrote the songs as I was performing them. When I got stuck I would start over or punch in where I gave up. All overdubs were done in as few takes as possible before moving on to the next song. I tried to follow the same three basic rules when making each song: 1. Write only about things that are significant to you 2. Don't say anything you straight up disagree with 3. Be completely willing to fail I call the result an "improv album." I have made several more since and I'm releasing them regularly. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel or podcast to hear each one as it comes out. Thank you for listening.Order/Stream Blowing Leaves [Improv No. 6]: https://smarturl.it/blowingleavesSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 11 | Blowing Leaves [Improv No. 6]

    11 | Blowing Leaves [Improv No. 6]

    30/12/2019 Duración: 01h30min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we listen to our album Blowing Leaves [Improv No. 6].This album was recorded from November 12th to November 20th, 2018. I used a Yamaha cassette four track. I filled three tapes (adding up to around 90 minutes). Everything on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded. The Prelude and Interlude feature instrumental improvisations done earlier in 2018.Thank you for listening.Order/Stream Blowing Leaves [Improv No. 6]: https://smarturl.it/blowingleavesSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 10 | Parts - Album Breakdown

    10 | Parts - Album Breakdown

    04/12/2019 Duración: 39min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we listen to our album Parts [Improv No. 5].This album was recorded in one week around Halloween of 2017. I used a Yamaha cassette four track. I filled two tapes (adding up to 44 minutes). Everything on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded.Parts [Improv No. 5] comes from a very a difficult time–as they all do, I guess. What I've come to value about this process is that many of the issues I'm confronting in these songs have resolved or improved in some way since making it. That is, in part, because of writing about them in this way. Can they then be of some use to others? I hope so. Thank you for listening.Order/Stream Parts [Improv No. 5]: https://smarturl.it/partsSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 09 | Parts [Improv No. 5]

    09 | Parts [Improv No. 5]

    25/11/2019 Duración: 44min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we listen to our album Parts [Improv No. 5].This album was recorded in one week around Halloween of 2017. I used a Yamaha cassette four track. I filled two tapes (adding up to 44 minutes). Everything on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded.Parts [Improv No. 5] comes from a very a difficult time–as they all do, I guess. What I've come to value about this process is that many of the issues I'm confronting in these songs have resolved or improved in some way since making it. That is, in part, because of writing about them in this way. Can they then be of some use to others? I hope so. Thank you for listening.Order/Stream Parts [Improv No. 5]: https://smarturl.it/partsSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 08 | Other Girls - Album Breakdown

    08 | Other Girls - Album Breakdown

    19/11/2019 Duración: 43min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we break down our album Other Girls [Improv No. 4]. We discuss the method used to create the album, each song's lyrics and composition and the possibilities of the "improv album."Order/Stream Other Girls [Improv No. 4]: https://smarturl.it/other-girlsSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 07 | Other Girls [Improv No. 4]

    07 | Other Girls [Improv No. 4]

    11/11/2019 Duración: 52min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we listen to our album Other Girls [Improv No. 4].This album was recorded in two days in May 2017 on a Yamaha cassette four track. I filled two tapes (adding up to 50 minutes). Everything on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded.Next episode we will be back to breakdown the album, analyzing its meaning and overall effectiveness (or lack thereof).Order/Stream Other Girls [Improv No. 4]: https://smarturl.it/other-girlsSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 06 | From The Heart [Improv No. 3] - Album Breakdown

    06 | From The Heart [Improv No. 3] - Album Breakdown

    23/10/2019 Duración: 47min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Then we dissect it, analyzing its effectiveness or lack thereof. Today we break down our album From The Heart [Improv No. 3]. We discuss the method used to create the album, each song's lyrics and composition and the possibilities of the "improv album."Order/Stream From The Heart [Improv No. 3]: https://smarturl.it/fromtheartSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 05 | From The Heart [Improv No. 3]

    05 | From The Heart [Improv No. 3]

    16/09/2019 Duración: 32min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we listen to our album From The Heart [Improv No. 3].This album was recorded in a single day in April 2017 on a Yamaha cassette four track. I filled one tape (adding up to 30 minutes). Everything on that tape is on the album in the order it was recorded.Next episode we will be back to breakdown the album, analyzing its meaning and overall effectiveness (or lack thereof).Order/Stream From The Heart [Improv No. 3]: https://smarturl.it/fromtheartSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 04 | Waning Moon [Improv No. 2] - Album Breakdown

    04 | Waning Moon [Improv No. 2] - Album Breakdown

    05/09/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Then we dissect it, analyzing its effectiveness or lack thereof. Today we break down our album Waning Moon [Improv No. 2]. We discuss the method used to create the album, each song's lyrics and composition and the possibilities of the "improv album."Order/Stream Waning Moon [Improv No. 2]: https://smarturl.it/waning-moonSubscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 03 | Waning Moon [Improv No. 2]

    03 | Waning Moon [Improv No. 2]

    19/08/2019 Duración: 55min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Today we listen to our album Waning Moon [Improv No. 2]. This album was recorded from March 27 to March 29, 2017 on a Yamaha cassette four track. I filled two tapes (adding up to 54 minutes). Everything on those tapes is on the album in the order it was recorded. We will be back next week to breakdown the album, analyzing its meaning and overall effectiveness (or lack thereof). Order/Stream Waning Moon [Improv No. 2]: https://madgleams.bandcamp.com/album/waning-moon-improv-no-2 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

  • 02 | Hated Tears [Improv No. 1] - Album Breakdown

    02 | Hated Tears [Improv No. 1] - Album Breakdown

    29/07/2019 Duración: 01h13min

    Each month we release a new full-length album right on our podcast. Then we dissect it, analyzing its effectiveness or lack thereof. Today we break down our album Hated Tears [Improv No. 1]. We discuss the method used to create the album, each song's lyrics and composition and the future possibilities of the "improv album." Order/Stream Hated Tears [Improv No. 1]: https://smarturl.it/hatedtears Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94XWuYNzUP1eE0QmIyVQg

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