Michael's blog for his late-girlfriend, love and partner, Summer Serafin. The scattershot beginnings of a memoir...


Michael's bands - acclaimed NYC-based dreampop trio Bipolar Explorer and celebrated NYC shoegaze duo Tremosphere. News, audio, video and links to their nine albums on Slugg Records.

Bipolar Explorer's page on Wikipedia.


The first anthology of Michael's works for the theatre, Collected Plays, published by The Ginger Press, avail via Amazon.

KFJC Special Broadcast 

California's great KFJC 89.7 FM will broadcast a three hour special about the band on Saturday September 19th, noon to 3pm Pacific Time, the station's legendary Carson Street, hosting. 

The first two hours will look back over our first eight albums before turning in the third hour to premiere tracks from our upcoming 9th album, DEUX ANGES

More news, soon...

Catching up 

Although updates here have been infrequent, Michael has been busy (and safe, thank goodness) during the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

Both bands have released new singles and Bipolar Explorer is nearing completion of its 9th album, another double-album (2 discs, nearly 3 hours of new music), Deux Anges. Expected release - Autumn 2020.

Michael also composed and the band recorded three new works for the UK's experimental radio program The Dark Outside for special event broadcasts throughout the winter and spring. The first of them, eleven:eleven - subsequently released exclusive on Bandcamp and Slugg Records.

Michael also sat for an hour long interview with Canadian podcasters, Limbocast on May 5th.

Meantime, Tremosphere released its 3rd single - a cover of The Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties" - in May, immediately hailed by France's Indiemusic on May 8th.

And Michael's work on his trilogy of memoirs about his late-partner, Summer Serafin,  "Of Love and Loss" - Volume One: Summerlove , continues, with an eye toward publication sometime in 2021.

Much more news about all things, soon. 

New Album 

The band are currently at work in NYC on their 9th album, tentatively entitled "Deux Anges". With Summer's tracks already recorded, Michael and Sylvia are busy completing basic tracks. It's a big record, quite possibly another double (the band's third double)! Expected release late spring, as ever on Slugg Records. Watch this space!

German Radio Debut and Winter Solstice Broadcast of "Til Morning" 

Michael is at work both on the book and the band's 9th album at the moment in New York.

Meanwhile, the band had its German radio debut over the weekend, as Radio TFSC featured "Flag Day (Summer Dream Version)" from their double-album Sometimes in Dreams on the broadcast.

Also, we've just learned that Canadian podcasters Limbocast will play the group's album Til Morning Is Nigh in its entirety Saturday evening December 21st - the night of the Winter Solstice. Watch this space and/or navigate to the Bipolar Explorer website for news about the special broadcast and how to tune in online.



For Summer on her 40th Birthday 

The band assembled and released this video at midnight to honor Summer on her 40th birthday, today, November 13th. From their 2018 double-album, Sometimes in Dreams - "Flag Day (Summer Dream Version)". A thousand divine angels watch, bless and keep you, little sweetheart.


Documentary - The Making Of "Til Morning Is Nigh" 

A mini-documentary about the making of Bipolar Explorer's 8th album, Til Morning Is Nigh, is being released episodically over six weeks via Slugg Records and can be seen on the band's YouTube channel.


Featuring six interviews with Michael, filmed in iconic locations in NYC, and five music videos from the album, new segments are being released on New Music Fridays beginning August 16th.


As of this writing, Parts 1-3 are available as well as the first three music videos. Watch on YouTube and/or the Slugg Records website. Part One below.


Filmed on location in intimate, iconic settings in NYC, this series of interviews was intentionally recorded to evoke the nature of a quiet conversation. ENABLE SUBTITLES/CC in settings (the little CC button) to fully enjoy.


Dutch radio debut, new BPX single and more... 

The spring and early summertime have seen much activity and international attention for Michael's work with Bipolar Explorer.


It all kicked off with a glowing review from London for the group's latest album, Til Morning Is Nigh, published in the seminal indie UK music journal, The Sound Projector. The band's London radio debut followed, as tracks from both Til Morning and 2017's Dream Together were featured over several weeks on London's great Resonance FM, including the June 24 radio debut of the band's epic 11 minute track, "To The Other Half of The Sky", Dream Together's closer - famously described by France's Indiemusic as the group's "tour de force".


In May the band was invited to contribute a sonic work for inclusion in a special event broadcast of London's The Dark Outside. Accordingly, Michael composed and the band recorded a new track, The Dark Outside, The Light Within, for London 87.7FM, which premiered during the 24 hour broadcast on the night of the summer solstice in collaboration with The London Borough of Culture, live from Waltham Forest. On July 17, the band released the track as a digital single, exclusively via Bandcamp and Slugg Records.


Finally, on July 19th, the band made its Dutch radio debut on The Netherlands's Radio Hoogeveen - their post-rock program De Mist featuring the band's song "Never" from their 2018 double-album, Sometimes in Dreams.


Currently, Michael is at work on the band's ninth album, expected release on Slugg Records early 2020; the second Tremosphere album; and the first book of memoirs about Summer, Of Love and Loss - Book One: Summerlove, coming soon on Ginger Press.

Live from London! 

The band made its London radio debut over the weekend. Featured on London's Resonance FM, the legendary Ed Pinsent played two tracks from the band's latest album, Til Morning Is Nigh, on his landmark Friday night show, "The Sound Projector".


Then on Monday night, the group was back on the London airwaves, this time on Resonance's absolutely essential post-rock/experimental show "Sonic Imperfections". Nigel and company had very kind words for the band's work and featured two tracks - "Thirteen" and "View" - from Dream Together.


Click on the show titles above to hear each program in its entirety. Thank you, Ed, Ian, Nigel and everyone at Resonance FM!

For Summer 

To honor their fallen bandmate and co-founder, Summer Serafin, on this, the anniversary of her tragic passing, the band release a new video of "Necessary Weight" from their 2018 double-album, Sometimes in Dreams. With all my love, little sweetheart, forever.



Two weeks from today Tremosphere, BPX's sibling in dreampop, will release its debut album on Slugg Records.


It features Michael on guitars, bass, organ, synth, tape loops, percussion and backing vocals and Sylvia Solanas on lead vocals and spoken word.


As you may have noted, Sylvia also voiced spoken word (in French) on the new Bipolar Explorer album, "Til Morning is Nigh" and is BPX's newest member.


Tremosphere's debut is called INTERIORS and features 7 new songs - lyrics by Ms Solanas, music & additional lyrics by MSW.


The new project began last February with the release of a single ("Lost & Found") and continued after Michael's near death experience in May, after getting run over by a car, hospitalized, then suffering a pulmonary embolism, his heart stopping for 10 minutes. Sylvia took the cover photo in the ICU a few hours later.


More news about the new album, which will be available both digitally and on limited edition CD starting Feb 15th, soon.