SUMMERLOVE

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

BIPOLAR EXPLORER / TREMOSPHERE

Michael's bands - acclaimed NYC-based experimental dreampop trio Bipolar Explorer and celebrated NYC shoegaze duo Tremosphere. News, audio, video and links to Bipolar Explorer's eleven albums and six singles and Tremosphere's three albums and four singles on Slugg Records.

Bipolar Explorer's page on Wikipedia.

"COLLECTED PLAYS"

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

New Bipolar Explorer single 

Michael and the band release a new single today, "The Distant Horizon". 

Originally commissioned by the UK's great Cities and Memory project, it closes their most recent various artists compilation album, released last month. 

Today, via Slugg Records, it is also released as a standalone digital single on all platforms (except Spotify) and is offered on Bandcamp as pay-what-you-wish.

Legendary BBC 3 and Soho Radio presenter Max Reinhardt says of the new track:

"Masterful and transformative!!! A wonderful piece to wake up to on a spring morning, like throwing open the windows and letting the day in with all its shifting currents of promise, of movement, of mercurial moments of joy and the hum of eternity."

BPX Guest Mix on Seattle's KHUH - now on MixCloud 

Michael and the band were honored and delighted to have been invited by the great Bleek Swinney and Hollow Earth Radio to contribute a guest mix for broadcast on Seattle's KHUH this weekend. The show aired yesterday and is now archived on MixCloud, where you can hear both the guest mix itself - which opens the show - and the program in its entirety. Link here.  The show will also be repeated on KHUH this coming Wednesday at midnight Pacific. 

BPX Guest Mix on Seattle's KHUH 

Michael and the band are excited to have been asked by Bleek Swinney and Hollow Earth Radio to put together a one hour guest mix for broadcast this weekend on Seattle's KHUH. 

The guest mix will air during Bleek's “Urban Mutant” show this Saturday, 3-6pm Pacific time and will archived for on demand on MixCloud shortly after broadcast. 

Tune in!

CAMP Radio Show #36 

The latest edition of Bipolar Explorer's fortnightly show for FRANCE's CAMP Radio aired on Tuesday and is now archived on MixCloud. Listen again, here

Artists include Ian Wellman, Martina Bertoni, worriedaboutsatan, Chelidon Frame, John Rushton and more.

New track - "The Distant Horizon" - out today! 

Bipolar Explorer are excited to have a new track on the new Various Artists compilation, “The Sound of Adventure”, from the UK's great Cities and Memory. 

A global, collaborative sound art and field recording program with the aim, as they say, “of remixing the world one sound at a time”, Cities and Memory have, over the years collected thousands of field recordings from around the world and commissioned artists to re-imagine them in composition.

We’ve been fans of the project for sometime, so we were particularly delighted when Michael and the band were commissioned by Cities and Memories to compose a work for this, their latest album. Working with a field recording made along the Piazza San Marco in Venice, the band both incorporated the original sound into the new piece and took inspiration from it in composing this new work, like an underscoring of the experience, both full of wonder and melancholy.

The new track is called “The Distant Horizon” and is the album's closer. It releases today, March 26th, on Bandcamp. Find the track here and the full album here

CAMP Radio Show #34 

The latest edition of Bipolar Explorer's “The Other Room” aired on France's CAMP Radio yesterday and is now archived on MixCloud. Listen here

CAMP Radio Show #33 

The latest edition of Bipolar Explorer's fortnightly show, The Other Room, for France's CAMP Radio is now available on MixCloud, here

"Dream Together" listening party! 

Slugg Records is launching a new project called The Hauntology Series to celebrate and take a deeper dive into some of the most noteworthy albums in their catalog. The project kicks off with an event on Bandcamp - a listening party for Bipolar Explorer's sixth album, Dream Together (2017) - this Saturday, March 2nd, 3pm EST. Hear the album in its entirety and sequence, ask questions and chat with the band and fellow listeners. RSVP and live link here. Join us! 

Technical Issues at CAMP Radio 

Apologies to the artists and listeners, today's edition of Bipolar Explorer's “The Other Room” meant for broadcast on February 13th and rescheduled for today has again not aired because of technical issues at CAMP Radio's headquarters in France. We hope this edition will be available shortly on MixCloud and that we'll be back with a new edition in two weeks time. Again, apologies. 

CAMP Radio Show #32 

The latest edition of Michael and the band's fortnightly show for France's CAMP Radio aired yesterday and is now archived on MixCloud for on-demand listening here