The Life & Times of Rumspringa Vol. 4

POSTED IN BLOG ON 09/16/2013 BY canonblue

I originally signed with the Danish Label Rumraket (run by Efterklang) back in 2006. They released my first album Colonies as well as the follow up EP Halcyon. Efterklang were the first people outside of my friends to really take an interest what I was trying to do and were the main reason I was able to keep Canon Blue going. Continue reading

The Life & Times Of Rumspringa Vol. 3

POSTED IN BLOG ON 09/09/2013 BY canonblue

The artwork for Rumspringa was done by the design studio Hvass & Hannibal, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The studio is made up of Nan Na Hvass and Sofie Hannibal who are also responsible for, among numerous other projects, the artwork and art direction for every Efterklang release/performance since their E.P ‘Under Giant Trees.’ Continue reading

The Life & Times of Rumspringa Vol. 2

POSTED IN BLOG ON 09/01/2013 BY canonblue

The recording process for Rumspringa really started when I began writing on the road in 2009. I had been touring with Efterklang and so they were around while I was working on many of the songs. I would play stuff for them in the van and get their opinion on different ideas and that naturally evolved into Casper and Mads coming on to produce the record with me. Continue reading

The Life & Times Of Rumspringa Vol. 1

POSTED IN BLOG ON 08/26/2013 BY canonblue

The word Rumspringa first entered my head after seeing a documentary called ‘The Devil’s Playground’. I’ve always been interested in words from a visual standpoint. Words as shapes. The way they lay across the page. The way they look side by side. I even keep a dictionary of interesting words and phrases which I’m always adding to and Rumspringa was a word that just seemed to belong with the others.
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Fall Mixtape

POSTED IN BLOG ON 11/05/2012 BY canonblue

Something to listen to in the earlier darkness…

Wealth – Lone Wolf
The Nest – Jherek Bischoff
Ash/Black Veil – Apparat
Manchester – Kishi Bashi
Villian – Lost In The Trees
Toki No Senrei Wo Uketeinai Mono Wo Yomuna – Jonny Greenwood
A Word In Your Belly – Mi & L’au
If I were – Vashti Bunyan
Familiar – Nils Frahm
Belarus – Low
Kosinski – Angels Of Light
Jim Cain – Bill Callahan
Stand Over Me – The White Birch
The Haunted Ocean 1 – Max Richter
Dreams Today – Efterklang
Take Me Home – Perfume Genius

Fall, Fall, Fall

Summer Mix

POSTED IN BLOG ON 04/30/2012 BY canonblue

Here’s a new mix to get you ready for summer, lake trips, girls, boys, and love:

Dutch Uncles – Candenza
Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle
The Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral
Fanfarlo – Replicate
Kishi Bashi – Manchester
Here We Go Magic – How Do I Know
The War On Drugs – Baby Missles
Young Magic – Sparkly
Caribou – Sun
Daniel Rossen – Silent Song
St. Vincent – Surgeon
Bear In Heaven – Idle Heart
Phantogram – Don’t Move
Air – Seven Stars
Spiritualized – Life Is A Problem

Sun Sun Sun


Taco Shop Interview

POSTED IN NEWS ON 01/18/2014 BY canonblue

New Interview is up at the Taco Shop.  Read it here.

‘Walking Backwards’ remix for Leagues

POSTED IN NEWS ON 01/13/2014 BY canonblue

I did a remix of ‘Walking Backwards’ for my good friends in the band Leagues.  Listen here


The Leftover Sessions

POSTED IN NEWS ON 11/22/2013 BY canonblue

A new interview with The Leftover Sessions is up now, detailing working with Efterklang, creating the live version of Rumspringa, and whats next:

The Leftover Sessions – Canon Blue

Ultraísta Remix Album Out Today In UK

POSTED IN NEWS ON 09/02/2013 BY canonblue

The new Ultraísta Remix Album, including the Canon Blue remix of ‘Party Line’, is out today in the UK available to purchase here (digital) &  here (vinyl).


Rumspringa As Free Download On Noisetrade w/ Exclusive Bonus Material

POSTED IN NEWS ON 08/20/2013 BY canonblue

For a limited time Rumspringa will be available as a free download at . Included for the first time is a bonus mixtape of unreleased instrumental demos, b-sides, & sketches written during the Rumspringa sessions.  

New Ultraísta Album Out Feat. Canon Blue Remix

POSTED IN NEWS ON 08/06/2013 BY canonblue

The new remix album from Ultraísta is out featuring a remix I did for ‘Party Line’. Other remixes include Four Tet, Prefuse 73, Matthew Herbert, David Lynch and more. Info at the links below:



1. You’re Out (Prefuse 73 Remix)
2. Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)
3. Gold Dayzz (FaltyDL Remix)
4. Wash It Over (ERAAS Remix)
5. Party Line (Canon Blue Remix)
6. Easier (Zammuto Remix)
7. Static Light (Matthew Herbert Remix)
8. Bad Insect (DC Sux Remix)
9. Our Song (Zero 7 Remix)
10. Strange Formula (David Lynch Remix)

1. Party Line (Nathan Fake Remix)
2. Gold Dayzz (Maribou State Remix)
3. Gold Dayzz (Boom Bip Remix)
4. Gold Dayzz (Chvrches)
5. Smalltalk (Matthew Dear Remix)
6. Smalltalk (Sasha Remix)