Welcome to the Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat AUDIO pages.

Original music by
Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat
and Abby Denson


 

The ground was covered with wet matted leaves. It was a raw March day, the sun already low, bringing on the evening. Rodney gathered materials to light the small wood stove which would heat the living room beyond the inadequate one small radiator. Facing the drafty sliding glass doors was the keyboard and computer set for making music. After dinner and clean-up Rodney sat down to work on his compositions.

This time his odd music was inspired by the upstate New York landscape. Old houses, telephone poles, large trees, small towns and the cold wet air of lingering winter and early spring. Outside the sliding glass doors was a nearly rotten back porch with a huge maple tree growing along side. The tree had a hole where years ago there had been a branch. Squirrels, chipmunks and birds used the hole as a drinking water supply. The animals were cheerful and uninhibited by the closeness of the window. A nuthatch is a small bird related to woodpeckers. It is feisty and joyous, usually standing upside down pecking at bark in search of seeds or grubs.

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2012 Electro-acoustic odd minimal music    
 

Innerwishin is simple, minimal, meandering electronic instrumental music. Sound spaces act like intentional roof holes letting in sunlight and clouds. Soft raindrops fall into a plastic bucket. There are lumps and gaps, a small melody and then a bell rings. Sometimes sad , sometimes happy, and sometimes neither sad or happy. Track 3 “the cage” is an eight minute journey that includes well known samples from John Cage’s prepared piano works of the 1950’s. Rodney and Mr. Cage met once in the 1980’s in a freight elevator. They didn't say anything to each other. Innerwishin also includes a four part “rummage” sonata performed with synthesizer, toys, found objects and the ambient sound of the artist’s studio in upstate New York, where most of the album was recorded.
The last track, “meditation” unfolds, builds and is interrupted over and over again, like the mind trying to tame stray thoughts. Innerwishin is delightful, perplexing, circuitous music. Rolling on its own, it ends up where ever it stops.

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2007 tone poems and abstractions    
 

Let's Audio is the ginchy 2001 rock music collaboration featuring Rodney and Abby Denson. A fusion of early 80's new wave cartoon punk and twenty first century homemade technological rock and roll damage. Abby Denson Is famous for creating the groundbreaking comics "Tough Love" and "Dolltopia". She has been a writer for "Powerpuff Girls" and "Simpsons" comics. She has been in several punk bands, and a main member of NYC all girl punk band "Mz.Pakman". She also has a popular blog called "The City Sweet Tooth." In 2001 Rodney and Abby decided to collaborate on some fun music inspired by their favorite bands like The B52's, Sweet, They Might Be Giants, The Beasty Boys, Blondie and Metallica. Fortunately or unfortunately it didn't come out good, except for the organ part in the song " Lie Detector" which sounds exactly like organ part "Rock Lobster" . The songs "Super Hero Me" and "Cookie Boy" were both published in compilation albums by WFMU DJ's from the Greasy Kid Stuff Program. It's fun accessible music for immature adults and sophisticated kids.
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2001 new wave rock and roll damage    
 

Rodney started working on "Baby Sea Robot" sometime in 1996. Experimental quirky pop, mostly coming out of Rodney's long time love of playing and recording his own brand of whimsical music. The CD came out in Japan in 1997, and sold at most of the big record stores in Tokyo. The original packaging was amazing and even came with a set of stickers. For some reason it did not become a big hit, and went out of print the following year. The song "Smorning" has a weird morning after a big party feeling that was used in a promotional video for Tylenol pain relief pills! Many people around the world have enjoyed this obscure and wonderful album. Listen and buy at these fine sellers:
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1997 experimental electronic goofy pop