This CD of Chris Campau was compiled after Chris’ untimely death at the age of 56 at his home in Denmark. I gave this out to all of his friends and family at the special ceremony we held at my house in December 2013.
While doing post production work in 2014 on our previous album, “Rooms” Russell Leach and I recorded several pieces expressly for my radio show, “No Pigeonholes EXP” broadcast by KOWS in Northern California.
(listen to this program of experimental music) .We have put these pieces together as CD one on our latest release.
On CD two we recorded a brand new suite in our usual style of free improvisation, beats and odd textures. So, CD 2 is called ‘territory” and became the title of the album as a whole. As usual, we have indexed this album into separate pieces although it is meant to be played as a full piece. Russell generally plays percussion and Don does electronics although we both play a variety of different instruments.
The cover is handmade on fully recycled cardboard and each one has different art work enclosed.
On May 26, 2015 Russ Stedman ( Sioux Falls, SD ) and Dino DiMuro ( Los Angeles) visited Don Campau in Santa Rosa. We jammed in the garage and recorded the results which Dino later edited and mixed.
This was all recorded live with no overdubs. Russ and Dino wailed on electric guitars while Don pumped out the rhythms and bass with the auto keyboard presets, sang and played some bass and lead guitar as well.
This is available for download only. There will be no hard copies unless someone specifically requests one.
Long time home taper from Youngstown, Ohio unleashes a masterwork of modern chamber music. Using his computer and compositional skills Tom expands his many ideas into a long form extravaganza. If you enjoy Earle Brown, John Cage, or Karlheinz Stockhausen this may be for you. Headphones recommended to get full stereo field effect.
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Influences on this instrumental outing from this Puerto Rican musician lean toward Mid period Pink Floyd and Terry Riley. A wonderful semi psych ride with handmade cover. Released in 2012.
Aku improvised a series of short vignettes that were strung together into a 26 minute suite recorded in Santa Rosa CA by Don Campau who also added some minor instrumentation and did the original cover art work.
Each CD comes with original, one of a kind art. ( 2017 ). There is also a link to free download ( 320 files) below.
Double CD release from Santa Cruz artist Aku Tardiff and Don Campau. CD one features two extended works for multi instrumental improvisation and CD two includes jam sessions and a few proper songs. Released in 2012.
2 extended tracks of moog, ocean and mystery sounds environments. Handmade cover. ( 2009)
Mr Goff and Mr Campau trade vocals on their first music collaboration, an unusual all covers issue that spotlights such songs as Kooks by David Bowie, The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence, Sky Pilot by Eric Burdon and The Animals and 7 more. Includes special vinyl wallpaper cover. ( 2004)
33 minutes of instrumental electronic texture rock with the sumptuous synths of Phinney in Memphis and the guitars of Campau in Northern California. Headphones recommended. ( 2006)
3 extended electronic improvisations recorded in Northern California on 13 August 2015 in Crystal’s studio.
crystal awareness: electronics, synths, mixing, production
don campau: electric guitar, electronics, moog, various instruments
arzathon: pre-recorded backing tracks on “frame relay”
CDR comes in handmade cover with special metallic paper. Includes handmade bookmarks while they last.
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Recorded during sessions for Dino’s “50” double album, these 20 short songs give an inside look at his process and development when recording an album. Not really “outtakes” by other people’s standards but for various reasons did not make the cut for his powerful and personal “50” album.
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The first songs on Don’s own 4 track vary from punky pop to acoustic guitar studies to dub stylings with Greg Gray. Includes the Campau classic “Two Minutes” and many others. ( 1981)
14 song rhythm rock collaboration featuring Achim Treu, Aku Tardiff, Dan Susnara, Joe Menichetti and others. Runs the gamut from drum ‘n bass to garage rock. ( 2001)
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9 tracks of instrumental guitar rock recorded in 2009-2010. ( 2010)
In this satiric opera suite, Campau assumes the role of your new life coach helping you to manifest your true potential…as long as you pay him. This album includes free improvisation, ambient, computer funk, dub, Mantovani and lounge influences.
Guest appearances by Robin O’Brien ( supporting vocals) and Arzathon ( backing dub tracks on #6) with full lyric sheet and handmade cover on special paper.
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You can also download the full, unindexed suite here
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13 new songs with international collaborators Greg Gray, Russ Stedman, Al Perry, Ken Clinger, Robin O’Brien, Skot Stickler and Bryan Baker.
B sides, outtakes, cover versions, instrumentals, misfits….each cover handmade on imported threaded paper from Thailand.
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Two CD set of unused, left over and outtake tracks released in 2011. Guests include Michael J. Bowman,Greg Gray, Robin O’Brien, Aku Tardiff, Fate Sanders, Mars Dark, Ray Carmen, Ken Clinger, John Wiggins, Chris Phinney and Nikos Eliot.
Two extended and organic feeling improvisations with overdubs of acoustic, electronic and natural sounds. Handmade cover ( 2010)
A strange mix of water,loops and a Procol Harum tune.The lengthy title cut is the main attraction-blended loop improvs ( 1987)
Sampled symphony, experimental synths, minimal improv. ( 2009)
This early material is still favored by many. One CD is rockish pop and the other is all instrumental double CDR. recorded between 1981-84. ( 1984)
9 rock songs with collaborators Andrew McIntosh ( australia ), Greg Gray ( california ), Chris Campau ( denmark ) and Cystem (John Sosnowski)Lots of guitar and vocals. 31 minutes
Double CDR mail collab with Dino DiMuro,Ken Clinger,James Hill,Mark Hanley and Campau kids. Campau’s first mail collaboration release. ( 1986)
Retrospective 18 song collection of solo and collaborative works in the song style.
Edited to 2 discs by Campau from a trio improvisation set by das, Ninah Pixie and Don Campau. This material was recorded live for das’ ubRadio Salon radio program on 16 June 2010 ( 2010)
Solo and collaborations,rock style. Features Charles Laurel, Nicole Campau, Nicole Poulin and Hermanos Guzanos ( 1993)
28 minute, 3 track mail music collaboration featuring acoustic guitar, environmental sounds, percussion, electronics and more. Argentina meets the USA in a wistful mood. ( 2006)
2 sprawling selections of chaos, noise and trippy sound mixed by Hal McGee. Do not attempt to drive while playing. ( 2003)
3 experimental forays by Al Margolis from his European tour in 2012. Special transparency cover while supplies last.
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inside/outside is the duo of Russell Leach and Don Campau from Santa Rosa, California.
We have done four albums before this one with just us two and occasionally singer, Robin O’Brien. For this project we thought it might be interesting to have other improvisers play over some tracks we had specially recorded for each of them. The results were surprising and very eclectic. To finish it off and make it more in the spirit of our previous albums we edited the tracks into one long suite and added some additional recording and mixing effects. The tracks are also individually indexed for easier access to a specific area.
We have also made the original, returned, collaboration tracks available here
So, this is not a “compilation” but a compositional suite. We would like to thank all of the collaborators for their time, talent, understanding and energy in this ambitious project.
Throughout this album Russell played most of the percussion but also plays moog and various other instruments. Don handled the bass, guitar, field recordings, engineering and assorted other things.
Recorded in 2013-4 and produced by Don Campau.
Mastered by Blair Hardman at Zone Recording in Cotati.
released on 12-12-12
inside / outside is the project of russell leach and don campau. “migration”, is the third album by this duo. On this album, inside / outside tip their hats to artists such as jade warrior, joe zawinul, and various free improv musicians combining melodic sections with moments of unstructured exploration.This piece is about 32 minutes in length and is intended as one continuous listening experience. However, it has been indexed into thirteen parts for convenience. We hope you enjoy this music.
Both artists are featured on a myriad of acoustic and electronic instruments.
russell leach figures prominently on percussion and is also featured on moog and lap steel.
don campau does the production, tape effects and electric guitar.
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Electro acoustic improvisations by Russell Leach and Don Campau.One extended 33 minute piece indexed for easy location of specific areas. Special cover while supplies last with holographic sticker.
The very first solo guitar album ever from legendary underground icon and Head Ugly Janitor of America, John Trubee shows off his instrumental and compositional skills in a stripped down setting.
A five way mail collab between Bret Hart ( guitars), Pete Zolli ( ( drums). Eric Wallack ( bass), Greg Segal ( guitar and sound processing), and Don Campau ( vocals ,lyrics). This has a live feel and Beefheartian/ Kaiser, prog rock mentality to it. Released 2011.
an EP length CD of beautiful, improvised solos on native american flutes by this inspired and talented young woman. ( 2005)
Numbra is the trio of Eric Hausmann ( Portland ), James Hill ( Richmond, CA ) and Don Campau ( Santa Rosa CA ). “Vol 1 Alloys” is the first release by this group. Mining ambient and experimental territory, Hausmann and Campau create shadowy backing tracks over which James Hill plays his trumpet.
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Electronic drones and strange sounds arise on this mail collaboration between Campau in California and Siegmar Fricke ( aka Pharmakustik) in Germany. Two 15 minute tracks. ( 2010)
The first of this duet’s releases recorded in 1987 features their trademark early music sounding improvisations in extended form. Incredible even now. David Mitros on keyboard, Robin O’Brien on vocals.
CDR copy of the bizarre 1971 LP recorded in San Jose, California. Includes Stockhausen-like improvs, militant poetry, piano and group ramblings, harmonica solo and a tender Glenn Yarborough type ballad.
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