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september 25, 2005: here is the first ever moon tune posting to the public. bear in mind the experimental nature of the work... and by all means, let me know what you think. the track was recorded in may of this year by max floatation (long time friend, jam buddy, and a founding father of the baked tunes/moon tunes concept) and myself. the working title is Hey Johnny... as with all moon tunes, this was recorded in one take, so be gentle on the critique.
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october 10, 2005: one more moon tune for you here. this one was recorded back in april of 2005 by moon tunes regular Max Floatation and myself. starts off a little obscure, as many do, then transitions into a solid set of beats. it was fun making it... have fun listening.

chez
october 29, 2005: long standing moon tunes recording artist max floatation is moving to victoria, bc for an undetermined period of time, which of course means that he will not be performing at jonestown studios nearly as often. as a result, we arranged a special final jam session. we got together and recorded three monster tracks, and i've posted them here for your review. remember: these tracks are experimental in nature, so be patient... give them time. each of them has something interesting, and each of them builds into a memorable sonic experience. the rough spots are a necessary part of achieving those brief moments where true harmony is achieved... let me know what you think.

chez
october 29, 2005: long standing moon tunes recording artist max floatation is moving to victoria, bc for an undetermined period of time, which of course means that he will not be performing at jonestown studios nearly as often. as a result, we arranged a special final jam session. we got together and recorded three monster tracks, and i've posted them here for your review. remember: these tracks are experimental in nature, so be patient... give them time. each of them has something interesting, and each of them builds into a memorable sonic experience. the rough spots are a necessary part of achieving those brief moments where true harmony is achieved... let me know what you think.

chez
october 29, 2005: long standing moon tunes recording artist max floatation is moving to victoria, bc for an undetermined period of time, which of course means that he will not be performing at jonestown studios nearly as often. as a result, we arranged a special final jam session. we got together and recorded three monster tracks, and i've posted them here for your review. remember: these tracks are experimental in nature, so be patient... give them time. each of them has something interesting, and each of them builds into a memorable sonic experience. the rough spots are a necessary part of achieving those brief moments where true harmony is achieved... let me know what you think.

chez
december 8, 2005:
jonestown studios was paid a special visit by johnny and andrew, who along with myself laid down a few nice moon tune jams.
armed with some cool toys, we put together a few really enjoyable sounds. ambient fans, take a listen to one of the tracks we recorded (just click the button below).
january 7, 2006:


i'm delighted to announce that max floatation once again broke free from the bonds of victoria for long enough to sit down for a truly epic moon tune session. in total, we recorded seven jams, and i've uploaded four of them for your listening pleasure. i'm sure you'll agree that there is some worthy content here. once again, each of these tracks is un-rehearsed, improvised, and played in a single take. we were quite happy with what we were able to record in just a few hours. it is fair to say that we were both reminded of how much joy can be extracted from playing music. i can't imagine a life without it. cheers everyone, and contact me if you want to put together a jam some time. chez.
here's a few tracks from a great little session we had at jonestown studios with our friends max floatation and jason aka james aka jimmy cracker corn. some great little jams, so i decided to post them all here for your kind review.

pay special attention to jam # 5. it's my fav. takes a minute or two to get going, but believe me, the wait is worth it.
march 4, 2006:
a great little moon tune session took place at jonestown studios in august (first one in a while... summer was quite busy, what with my wedding and all!). this latest jam included daryl simpson, rosco, max, and chez in a spirited and varied experience. plenty of interesting forages into the bizarre, with guitars, bass, drum machines, sunths, harmonicas, more synths, and vocals.

i've listened to the jams several times now on my own, and there are some really good musical moments. also on that night, we tried something new at the studio. we had a guest run the video camera during a jam (jam 9 to be specific). i've taken the video and sinked it up with the audio from the jam, and posted the result below. the video quality has been reduced to a managable size so that it is more easily downloadable here, but upon request, a high res version can be arranged quite easily.

cheers.

chez
August 22, 2006:
September 26, 2006:
well, the world famous EBOW has been added to the jonestown studio barrage of equipment. and wow, what a great gadget. it sounds awesome. i've uploaded a little track to serve as a demonstration, and i can definitely see this sound making it's way into future chez jonesy and moon tune tracks.

it's basically a little magnet that activates your guitar strings, and gives a fantastic sound that emulates an accoustic string instrument. have a listen to the little diddy that i've recorced and see what you think. i highly recommend you going out and picking one up.

chez
September 26, 2006:
well, the world famous EBOW has been added to the jonestown studio barrage of equipment. and wow, what a great gadget. it sounds awesome. i've uploaded a little track to serve as a demonstration, and i can definitely see this sound making it's way into future chez jonesy and moon tune tracks.

it's basically a little magnet that activates your guitar strings, and gives a fantastic sound that emulates an accoustic string instrument. have a listen to the little diddy that i've recorced and see what you think. i highly recommend you going out and picking one up.

chez
September 26, 2006:
well, the world famous EBOW has been added to the jonestown studio barrage of equipment. and wow, what a great gadget. it sounds awesome. i've uploaded a little track to serve as a demonstration, and i can definitely see this sound making it's way into future chez jonesy and moon tune tracks.

it's basically a little magnet that activates your guitar strings, and gives a fantastic sound that emulates an accoustic string instrument. have a listen to the little diddy that i've recorced and see what you think. i highly recommend you going out and picking one up.

chez
September 26, 2006:
well, the world famous EBOW has been added to the jonestown studio barrage of equipment. and wow, what a great gadget. it sounds awesome. i've uploaded a little track to serve as a demonstration, and i can definitely see this sound making it's way into future chez jonesy and moon tune tracks.

it's basically a little magnet that activates your guitar strings, and gives a fantastic sound that emulates an accoustic string instrument. have a listen to the little diddy that i've recorced and see what you think. i highly recommend you going out and picking one up.

chez
dug up a cool old moon tune jam that max and i recorded back in 2002. i've recently added a new mastering software package to the studio (wavelab) which is really handy. i used it to 're-master' this track in particular while learning the subtleties of the tool. the result is a more crisp and clean track that has far superior sound quality than the original. have a listen and let us know what you think. oh yeah... check out this old pic of max from this exact session. those were the days.

chez
October 29, 2006:
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February 19, 2007:
here's a collection of jams from a session max and i enjoyed. i feel like i say this every time, but we really had a great time recording these tracks. there's something very rewarding about being able to put together an improvised soundscape that is not only listenable, but actually quite good in both quality and content (if we may say so ourselves.... music, as we all know, is highly subjective, and the audience ever fical. but i digress). each of these were done, as were all moon tunes, in one take.

have a listen to these marvelous jams and let us know if you like?

chez.
max floatation made the trek to vancouver this weekend with the express purpose of gracing jonestown studios with his presence. the jam was the first with the new multi-track fire wire mixer that we've tried, and we are happy to report that everything worked beautifully (from the technical point of view, at least). the jams were, as always, full of good variety and fun. there was some nice e-bowing that made it's way in as well. i've included a weird conversation between two german sounding artists - not sure what the hell they were talking about, but it's worth a laugh, i think.

keep playing music.

chez
March 17, 2007:
fresh off having his mouth fitted with new braces, max floatation joined the studio for a long overdue innaugural jam at the new jonestown studios location. we were joined by daryl and mike jackson, and recorded a few hours of material that i'm please to share a sample of here. you'll hear lot's of variety from track to track, which is still one of my favorite things about the moon tunes environment.

i hope that you enjoy listening.

chez
September 29, 2007:
this is a rare occaision that we recorded a moon tune session outside of jonestown. the gracious host of this fun afternoon was daryl, moon tune regular and music gear guru. live drum kit, synths, guitars, and bass round out these two soundscapes. have a listen!

chez
i can't believe that it's been nearly a year since our last moon tunes jam. time really flies. we had a fantastic session to make up for it. d-rock, max floatation and yours truly had a multi hour session loaded with fun sounds, childish ramblings, deep ambient meanderings, and a heap of digital blippy blops. harmonicas and mandolins and ebows, oh my.


chez
September 11, 2008:
April 5, 2009:
nice jam from a quiet session with max and chez. fun track with some provocative organs. :0 Wait for them.


chez
February 06, 2010:
once again, max floatation made the treck from Victoria to Jonestown studios to participate in a free style experimentation of music making.

as usual, we put together a bunch on non-sensical noises, and once again, we both had a great time and produced some memories.

here's one of the tracks we like from the session.


chez
November 23, 2009:
another session with max and chez. here's the only reasonable jam from this night... sometimes you have to work for it a little harder than usual. always fun. another 'missing track' session.


chez
June 17, 2010:
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keep making. keep listening.

chez