Monday, December 6, 2010

Best of City Skies

Last Saturday, Dec. 04, 2010, played the "Best Of" performances from the 2008-2010 City Skies performances. Below is the entire playlist which featured performance clips from M. Peck and Mark Mahoney. Thanks to Jim Combes for curating this and to the fine folks at for their support.

Hour 1

1. John Vorus (07/10/10)
2. Paul Vnuk Jr (05/02/08)
3. Klimchak (10/10/09)
4. Suicide Lane (12/05/09)
5. Zachary Hollback (10/10/09)
6. tay0 (08/08/09)
7. Caspella (04/11/09)

Hour 2
1. R_Garcia (12/05/09)
2. Radical Geometry (09/11/10)
3. Killer Haven (05/01/10)
4. M. Peck (11/07/09)
5. dRachEmUsiK (05/01/10)
6. Mark Mahoney (05/02/08)
7. Fader Vixen (09/11/10)
8. reklein (04/11/09)

Hour 3
1. Richard Lainhart (05/09/09)
2. Sensitive Chaos (09/11/10)
3. Broken Symmetry (05/07/09)
4. Monomania (03/13/10)
5. Tutu Tango (06/12/10)
6. citizenGreen (07/10/10)

Hour 4
1. Tony Gerber (04/30/10)
2. Andrew Weathers (05/09/09)
3. Phylum Sinter (07/10/10)
4. Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel (10/04/08)
5. Harold Timms (04/29/10)
6. 84001 (11/7/09)
7. Paul Vnuk Jr (05/02/08)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kuwahara's HoneyCult Reviewed by Zzaj

"Kuwahara - HONEYCULT: Some splendid indie music in from one of the "founders" of the home-taping underground, Mike Honeycutt. If you've never heard bees swarming, you may not relate well to this sonic assault... with headphones on, you'll believe you've been caught on the inside of the hive, & that you'll never be able to get back to "normal" (whatever that is, heh! heh!). This is synth-driven, and it's one of the most excellent excursions I've been on lately - while there are a few invasive moments, this is unusually harmonic and totally perceptive of what will drive you up the proverbial wall, but let you down gently enough to escape without commitment to the "D" ward. There wasn't a lot of information available on the web, though you can find the tracklist here... Mike is joined by M. Peck, and they've created a wealth of sonic adventures that any active listener will find irresistible... some of this stuff takes you right out to the very EDGE of the universe, and doesn't necessarily bring you back (or at least not in one piece). One of the most intriguing compositions was "Whose Children Are We?", with blunt-trauma sonic hammers ready to blow you ALL THE WAY AWAY... the other piece I just loved (my favorite track, without doubt) was the swirling opener, "A Basket For Elliot"... just beautiful! I'm impressed, and you will be, too... I give this aural adventure a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of 4.98."

Rotcod Zzaj

Zzaj Productions

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sneak Peek

By month's end the next installment from KUWAHARA and first in the Cultivation Series will be available. More to come...

Free Download

It's hard to believe that just three years ago this album was released. My gift to you for all the support you have shown over the years in my many endeavors.

   M. Peck-Glacial by M. Peck

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mahoney and Peck's A.L.I. makes Secret Music's Top 20

1. Mark Mahoney and Michael Peck - A Life Incandescent - Waiting World Records
2. Andrew Lahiff - Shapes In Clouds - Self Released
3. Matthew Schoening - Elements - Self Released
4. Arcane - The Shelter - Musiczeit
5. Mark Shreeve - Zoom - Musiczeit
6. Redshift - Wild - Musiczeit
7. Gregg Plummer - Remember This Place - Self Released
8. Andy McKee - Joyland - Razor & Tie
9. Guitar Republic - Guitar Republic - Candy Rat
10. Rameses III - I Could Not Love You More - Type
11. The Tangent Project - Live on Star's End 12.06.09 - none
12. Jonn Serrie - Thousand Star - New World Music
13. ['ramp] - debris - Doombient
14. Harold Budd & Clive Wright - Little Windows - Darla
15. Jozef Van Wissem - Stations Of The Cross - Incunabulum
16. Goldmund - The Malady Of Elegance - Type
17. Marconi Union - Tokyo - Bine Music
18. Stephen Parsick - Cambrium - Doombient
19. Dirk Serries - Microphonics I-V - Tonefloat
20. Paul Adams - Heavens - Lakefront

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Kuwahara-Honeycult Reviewed by Sleeping Shaman Webzine

Sleeping Shaman webzine recently gave HoneyCult a fabulous review:

"The sound-world of Kuwahara, a duo consisting of M.Peck and Mike Honeycutt, is one of grainy kaleidoscopic twilight murk shot through with fractured transmissions from some alien transmitter device. Dull bathyscaphic pulses shudder across arcing, shimmering feedback that subsides into eerie field recordings from some location that may or may not exist. Kuwahara have soundtracked the fall down the rabbit-hole, and it is terrifying."

Read Entire Review

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Star's End Top 25

Nice to see that A Life Incandescent is making its rounds around the net and getting some much deserved attention.
STAR'S END JULY TOP 25 (alphabetical)
  • Alio Die/Parallel Worlds - Circo Divinio (Hic Sunt Leones)

  • Ambientportal - Soundscapes (self-released)

  • Arc - Church (DiN)

  • Olafur Arnalds - And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness (Erased Tapes)

  • Marc Barreca - Subterrane (Palace of Lights)

  • Richard Bone - Mind Environs (Quirkworks)

  • Bvdub - The Art of Dying Alone (Glacial Movements)

  • Carbon Based Lifeforms - Interloper (Ultimae)

  • Free System Projekt - British Aisles (self-released)

  • Janne Hanhisuanto - Icescapes (Earth Mantra)

  • Kubusschnit - Entropy of Evolution (self-released)

  • K Leimer - Degraded Certainties (Palace of Lights)

  • Dave Luxton - Portal (Wayfarer)

  • Brian Parnham - The Broken Silence (Floating Point)

  • Mahoney & Peck - A Life Incandescent (Waiting World Records)

  • Dan Pound - Interlace (self-released)

  • Steve Roach - Sigh of Ages (Projekt)

  • Dirk Serries - Microphonics I-V (Tonefloat)

  • Johannes Schmoelling - A Thousand Times (Viktoriapark)

  • Spyra/Lang - SeQuest (Ricochet Dream)

  • Juta Takahashi - Hymn (Lunisolar)

  • The Tangent Project - Live on STAR'S END 12.06.09 (TP)

  • Gregory Taylor - Dua_Belas (Palace of Lights)

  • Undo - 9.9.99 (self-released)

  • Erik Wollo - Gateway (Projekt

  • Sunday, July 11, 2010

    WWR on Sub Empire

    The guys at SubEmpire Radio have been gracious enough to give us two days now making Monday and Tuesday our present days for rotation. In the very near future they will also be streaming live sets and festivals. More to come...

    Airplay on WVKR/Secret Music

    Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
    07/11/2010 11:55 am Sadness Will Not Bind Me Paul Adams Heavens

    07/11/2010 11:51 am GR Airport Guitar Republic Guitar Republic Candy Rat
    07/11/2010 11:47 am Now Goldmund The Malady Of Elegance

    07/11/2010 11:44 am All Earth Was Black, All Heaven Was Blind Jozef Van Wissem Stations Of The Cross

    07/11/2010 11:40 am Everybody Wants To Rule The World Andy McKee Joyland

    07/11/2010 11:28 am Sonic Approach Synthetic Block Sonic Approach Hypnos
    07/11/2010 11:16 am Plangent Bleating Synthetic Block Synthetic Block

    07/11/2010 11:06 am Saltwood Andrew Lahiff Shapes In Clouds

    07/11/2010 10:59 am Course Projection On Tactical Jonn Serrie Thousand Star

    07/11/2010 10:52 am Aperature Of Consciousness Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck

    Monday, June 21, 2010

    WWR Radio

    Every Monday on Sub Empire Radio selected releases from our catalog will be streaming for your listening pleasure. There will also be various artists from the ambient genre being played as well. No membership is required and these streams will work using your stand alone player of choice. A big thank you to Sub Empire for the plays!

    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Review on A.L.I. from Chuck van Zyl/Star's End

    "The raw material out of which music by Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck is realized is not old cosmic music LPs but the ebb and flow of life. Their CD A LIFE INCANDESCENT (49'29") continues to show Mahoney & Peck as a duo living in sound. On this release they do their best to light up a dark genre that too often suffers from vapid exploration. There is more to their music than spacing-out. Treating the soundfield like a canvas their music demands imaginative interaction and asks the listener to re-align our sensitivity to sound. Through subtle gradations of tone and timbre Mahoney & Peck achieve a surreal dreamlike soundscape. From molecular whispers in the blood to an acceleration of energy, the eight pieces on A
    LIFE INCANDESCENT move the mechanisms of the mind to embrace the enormity of which we all are a part. Drones, resonant sweeps, slow evocative solos, swirling digital chaos over thick analogue foundations all characterize the sonic components of this work. The rhythmic parts are equally original with clear arpeggiations skipping skyward or grainy percussion loops stretched and tweaked. But it is the freedom expressed on A LIFE INCANDESCENT that is most compelling - and Mahoney & Peck use their improvisational skills to move easily between a number of moods and atmospheres. From an inward stillness to euphoric revelations and all in between, this audio experience is not so much about their lives as it is
    about the labyrinthine journey of all creative lives."

    Please tune in to this week's broadcast of STAR'S END for music from the CD A LIFE INCANDESCENT by the duo Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck.

    Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Star's End Play

    The Alchemy of Infinites (last track on A Life Incandescent) was featured on Star's End last night.
    Playlist. Also, a big thanks to Chuck van Zyl for lending his artwork which graces this new release.

    A.L.I. is now available for shipping and can be purchased following the info below.
    Click here to purchase.

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010

    A Life Incandescent

    A.L.I. is currently on hold as we are finalizing the artwork, track order and mastering. It's been an uphill battle getting this release ready, but like any labor of love, it will be worth the wait. At this time it is estimated that it WILL BE AVAILABLE as early as next week. All pre-orders will be filled at that time. If you are interested in ordering your copy, feel free to drop an email to waitingworldrecords (@) or mpeckmusic (@) Thank you for your interest and patience.

    Friday, May 7, 2010

    Thursday, April 22, 2010

    Kuwahara-HoneyCult Now Available

    A postal collaboration formed by M. Peck (MaggotAppleWonderland, ECHOTOMB) and Mike Honeycutt (Mystery Hearsay) in 2009 that explores the genres of drone, noise, dark ambient, and experimental electronics.

    Their first release "HoneyCult" is a cohesive and focused delivery of fertile sonic imagination and brilliant execution. More than just a frightening audio montage, this release reveals plenty of depth and introspection that is both contemplative and engaging.

    The sound sources themselves are as diverse as the creators. Utilizing analog and digital synthesizers, theremin, electric and acoustic guitars, recycled audio, micro cassette recorders, field recordings and various effect boxes the two formed a tapestry of feral sonic movements, perhaps creating their own niche genre all the while which leaves much reward to the listener. Recorded and edited for the better part of 2009, the final arranging/mastering was carried out by Peck at Audio Propulsion Labs and then passed back to Honeycutt for track sequencing.

    Make no mistake, this album is dark, yet accessible. Poignant and immersible. Fans of Nurse With Wound, Ure Thrall, Illusion of Safety will undoubtedly dive headfirst into this release.
    To purchase your copy use this link.
    Or to purchase via PayPal please send $10 (this includes s/h) to mpeckmusic (at) gmail dot com.
    Thanks for the support.

    Sunday, April 4, 2010

    Sneek Peek

    Here's the cover art from the forthcoming Mahoney & Peck release: A Life Incandescent. The last installment will be available at the City Skies Electronic Music Festival. Tracks were taken from select performances from 2008 and clocks in at just under an hour of some of the finest music this duo has ever produced.

    Galactic Travels Top 20

    Chad Kettering - Voices of the Ancients - none
    Combs Creek Haller - Singularity - none
    Dieter Mobius - Blotch - Nepenthe
    Mahoney and Peck - A Life Incandescent - Waiting World
    Mahoney and Peck - StarFest 2007 - Waiting World
    Mahoney and Peck - The Gallery of Subtle Smiles - Waiting World
    Mark Mahoney - Beyond the Vaulting Sky - Waiting World
    Michael Peck - Glacial - Gears of Sand
    Orion's Belt - Ecumenicals: The Mysteries of Time - Dark Duck
    Radio Massacre International - Time & Motion - Cuneiform
    Remy - EoD - AKH
    Ricochet Gathering - Keep On - Ricochet Dream
    Ricochet Gathering - Muflon Sorcerers - Syngate
    Robert Rich - ylang - Soundscape Productions
    Steve Roach - Live at Grace Cathedral - Timeroom Editions
    Tange - CHON - Earth Mantra
    Technicolor Travel Agency - Water Gap - none
    Twyndyllyngs - Chez Mosc Volume 1 - electro-music media
    Undo - 9.9.99 - none
    Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions - Hypnos

    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    $5 Blowout Sale

    The following items have been reduced to clear out the remaining inventory. As always, thank you for your continued support.

    MAGGOTAPPLEWONDERLAND: Shards of Subtle Being

    Echotomb: Lonely Machine

    M. Peck: Dysmha

    Mark Mahoney and M. Peck: The Gallery of Subtle Smiles

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Mahoney/Peck featured artists on WDIY

    WDIY is commercial free and listener supported radio for the Greater Lehigh Valley area and the entire world via streaming radio.Bill Fox, host of Galactic Travels, has recently announced that Mahoney and Peck will be the featured artists for March. I imagine that this will include tracks from solo works from both artists as well as tracks composed together and tracks from the upcoming (and currently untitled) release from Mahoney and Peck that features works from the 2008 season that includes The Gathering's performance, Star's End and a rare Mahoney/Peck online concert broadcast via

    To listen to the Galactic Travels broadcast, click here. And please support your local public radio station, call them and request artists from Waiting World Records. If they aren't playing us, let us know and we will send them promotional material at once.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Upcoming Performance with Mahoney and Peck

    Live Streaming Concert
    Saturday, January 30, 2010
    4pm EST-10pm EST

    Tune in on

    Friday, January 1, 2010

    Beyond the Vaulting Sky in ElectroAmbientSpace

    A great way to start the New Year...

    Mark Mahoney “Beyond the Vaulting Sky”

    7 tracks, 53.06 mins

    "As the low drones of the title track rumble, you know instantly that you are listening to an ambient album. A slow synth lead adds a bit of structure a couple of minutes in, wailing mournfully in a Robert Rich primordial glurp sort of way. The mood gradually brightens nicely, however, creating an ambient journey that takes a number of pleasant detours, ending with beautifully sparkling space music. “A Visit To A Most Ancient Outpost” features a gently playful oboe-like synth and a soft bass pulse in the first half and bright bubbly synths and sequencing in the second half. We move back into more ambient territory with the next tracks, one spacious and light, the other dark and deep. The latter, “Voices Within the Solar Stream” is one of the best haunting ambient tracks of 2009, full of dark choirs that reverberate into infinity. “Starfish” is a very natural continuation of that tone, reminiscent of the space music sound of Jonn Serrie, albeit a shade darker than that. “Sailing Into Calm Remembrances” has more of a Brian Eno feel about it, minimal ambient with subtle sonic colorings throughout. “Chopped Logic” sounds like its name, a quirky ambient mish-mash that entertains to the end. Mark Mahoney has nicely carved out a unique niche for himself in the ambient genre."

    © 2010 Phil Derby / Electroambient Space