Ancient, Inc


The music of Ancient, Inc., is an ethno-(industrial, electronic and experimental) music that combines our love of middle-eastern music with experimental recording methods and deep sound manipulation.

The music of Ancient, Inc, is real - moving and emotional. The songs are created with real ethnic instruments including gumbri, violin, djembe and other stringed Arabic& world instruments. Found objects add special sounds, and samples are manipulated and mangled. Finally, electronic synths, beats and studio tricks warp the sounds for your contented ears.

Ancient, Inc., is Inspired by the music of Coil, Zoviet France, Muslimgauze, and others in the electronic and industrial vein. It's member is also from the band Khamsa Khala which attained notoriety worldwide with the release "All Rites Reversed."

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Open to Closing

My kid's school went on lockdown due to a lunatic with weapons nearby. This event is the genesis for the ire found on the first and last tracks on this album.
More guns are not the answer. Accidents happen all the time, as evidenced by the last track on this album. Do not arm the teachers.

The remainder of the album explores many textures of sound.

Released: 2018

Open to Closing

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Ego Transitors

An electronic, bouncy, and happy album. Even your children can listen to these songs (a couple were recorded for my kids, in fact.)

Recorded with location recordings in Colorado and London. See if you can spot them! I'm happy to share details on recording.

Released: 2017


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Stone Windows

This album explores a bit more minmal and experimental side of Ancient, Inc. Let's take a close look at the elemental systems.

Released: 2016

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Glancing Blow of History

On this album, Ancient, Inc. combines authentic instruments with analogue circuits to break Arabic music. Neville Harson, from Khamsa Khala and Mandible Chatter, lends support on a couple of songs.

Released: 2014

Glancing Blow of History

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Pride of the Charmoota

The first solo release, "Pride of the Charmoota" uses electronic and ethnic instruments warped for your beat-driven and relatively melodic pleasure. 2 tracks include singing while the others have samples or are instrumental.

Released: 2012

Pride of the Charmoota Cover

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Winding Winds

"Winding Winds" is the second release by Ancient, Inc. This release falls in the ambient / drone / experimental arenas. Some voices are heard and the music is still not for mass consumption.

Released: 2013

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Walking on my Shadow

"Walking on my Shadow" was composed from 2010-2013 or so. These songs represent the experimental and odd side of Ancient, Inc.
Sounds generated and warped heavily from voice, bricks & devices, violin, waterphone, location recordings, upright piano and lots of fun.

Released: 2014

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Cat Eye Kaleidoscope

As our animals get older, their perceptions change. Like us, their minds are going as is their body. What do they see? Using the sound of a few oscillators, LFO and synths, this album dives into the chemical level of our pets - sometimes at frequencies just for them.
Since composing this and posting this about a week later, we did lose one of our cats to the great beyond. Good luck to him, we miss you.

Released: 2015

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Libertinage : The Formative Years

A majority of the songs were recorded in 1995-2003, with some as new as 2012. These tracks represent the rawer, more abrasive sound of Ancient, Inc. As a general rule, I consider these songs the initial trajectory of this band while the sound evolved to a more nuanced level that I like to work in now. The song "Prophet" is dedicated to an old friend and the final song, "Orgy," was created on a whim with Serpent. Serpent also provided loops and initial sound files for " Stretching of the Will."

Released: 2014

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First Tape : 1993

"First Tape : 1993" was recorded on primitive gear (4 track and reel to reel) in the summer of 1993 on borrowed gear. Intended for the hard core fans of Ancient, Inc.

Instruments used include vinyl records, tape loops, samples and toys/devices.

Released: 2014

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Select Live Performances

Live at Syntax Physic Opera, January 29, 2018
Reading Grimm's Fairy Tales with robotic orchestra

Live at Haus ov Where - August 30, 2017

Live at Denver Noise Fest, May 1, 2015

Live at International Noise Tour - Denver - June 21, 2016


Live at the First Annual International Digital Dada Festival


"Innocence" performed live 2011-12-23 in Denver, Colorado


"Torn Silk" performed live 2011-12-23 in Denver, Colorado


"Majesty" performed live 2011-12-23 in Denver, Colorado


"Intro" (Excerpt) performed live 2014-04-25 in Denver, Colorado at Denver Noise Fest


"Outro" (Excerpt) performed live 2014-04-25 in Denver, Colorado at Denver Noise Fest