Off The Sky

Jason Corder

Also known as offthesky

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“Tender as a hypersensitive turntable needle scratching whale-song at dusk, Off the Sky sharpens the edges of low fidelity; a shy waltz between brittle circuitry and the dynamic of natural substances. Jason melds loose elements - both natural and artificial - of minimal ambience and acoustic sensibilities with an uncanny sense of composition. Melodically, there in lies a gentle relationship of shuddering respirator breath like patterns leaning against blurry walls of sonic swell. Seemingly written as love letters from a ghost in the shell, his music beckons a quiet admiration under a pale moon-lit cityscape from afar...”

- Matt Yarington, Abandon Building Records

Believe it or not, the moniker “Off the Sky” was originally birthed as a simple misinterpretation of an obscure line from that famous film Trainspotting. Random as its conception was, Off the Sky is an all too apropos title summating the dub-atmospheric and acoustic solo projects emanating from Jason Corder’s studio in Kentucky, USA. It is a humble hande that reflects both his mild mannered nature and his usual “in-the-clouds” mind-set.

The close of 1977 marked the time Jason Corder fell “off the sky” into this world. As soon as his mind gave flight he began wandering down his own alley of musical experimentation. Such oddities as broken electronic gear, a cheap Casio keyboard, and an old-time Wurlitzer piano all played their roles in the melding of his young subconscious sense of composition (or decomposition). To this day the old dusty Wurlitzer still sings a quiet tune every now and then buried deep inside the hull of Jason’s music (literally).

Curiosity did not shy itself from Jason but befriended him with a strong arm. At 15 Jason discovered himself buried inside his own mind in an obscure world of tracker software and of computers bleeping in rapid fire patterns. Wielding an axe of determination, he began desperately chipping away at the thick pine of his software learning curves in hopes of carving a nitch for his style. Venting several years in this fashion produced many strange tunes with much experience gained. But reality checked itself in and he was forced to put his musical hat on the shelf to leave the solace of his studio for college.

Several years later he returned to producing with a wild-fire drive for actualizing his extraordinary vision of underground electronic music forging a style loosely inspired by the likes of Monolake, Gas, and Christian Fennesz. One might find him actively engaged in one of his numerous loves: lapgazing in his studio, performing live fractal-visuals and musical shows, indulging in an obscure book, spinning the silicon out on his college radio show, playing guitar and laptop in his post-rock band, or simply just having a laugh with a friend or two. Although he is a mind of many facets, his focus remains clear and can be best summed up as “an honest attempt to achieve a time-less creative end through means of desperate experimentation”. And in so few words, Off the Sky is just that.

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# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Official release date Label production
1 Off The Sky - Studies Of Form In Transit Studies Of Form In Transit 8 mp3, CD 2003 Autoplate
2 Off The Sky - Cold Distances Cold Distances 9 mp3, CD 2003 dataObscura
3 Off The Sky - Gently Down The Stream Gently Down The Stream 12 mp3, CD 2005 Databloem
4 Off The Sky - Caustic Light EP Caustic Light EP 4 mp3, CD 2005-09-07 Autoplate
5 Off The Sky - It Is Impossible To Say Just What I Mean It Is Impossible To Say Just What I Mean 9 mp3, CD 2005-11-03 Stilll
6 We All Fall Down 13 mp3, CD 2006-10-22 dataObscura
7 !Escape Kit! 10 mp3, CD 2008-08-01 Somnia
8 Off The Sky - Dwelling Spells Dwelling Spells 4 mp3, CD 2008-09-29 Zymogen
9 Off The Sky - Subtle Trees Subtle Trees 7 mp3, CD 2008-08-06 Rope Swing Cities
10 Creek Caught Fire 8 mp3, CD 2008-11-14 The Land of
11 Off The Sky - Evolute Of An Ion Apple Evolute Of An Ion Apple 3 mp3, CD 2008-02-00 SEM Label
12 Off The Sky - Suspended Suspended 8 mp3, CD 2009 Symbolic Interaction
13 Fluorescence 3 mp3, CD 2009-08-21 Tokyo Droning
14 On Aerial Archetype 6 mp3, CD 2009-10-26 Archipel
15 Off The Sky - Du Soleil Du Soleil 7 mp3, CD 2010-04-30 Resting Bell
16 Off The Sky - iterate i. iterate i. 3 mp3, CD 2010-06-25 Acre
17 “To All The Twelve Year Old Girls Who Buy Our Tapes" 4 mp3, CD 2010-12-03 Rural Colours
18 Off The Sky - A Dream In A Dream A Dream In A Dream 2 mp3, CD 2011-05-24 Audio Gourmet Netlabel
19 Off The Sky - Subtle Trees Subtle Trees 7 mp3, CD 2011-06-09
20 The Door In The Wall 2 mp3, CD 2011-11-01 Wist Rec
21 Off The Sky - Boy With The Golden Cough Boy With The Golden Cough 2 mp3, CD 2011-10-28 Rural Colours
22 Off The Sky - Fluorescence Fluorescence 3 mp3, CD 2011-10-07 Tokyo Droning
23 The Lowern Decay EP 4 mp3, CD 2012-05-21 Wist Rec
24 Changeyourprocess 2 mp3, CD 2012-04-30 basic_sounds
25 Off The Sky - Changeyourprocess Changeyourprocess 2 mp3, CD 2012-04-30 basic_sounds
26 Afar, Farewell 5 mp3, CD 2012-10-12 Rural Colours
27 Off The Sky - Geometry Of Echos Geometry Of Echos 7 mp3, CD 2008 Not On Label
28 Off The Sky - Breathing Breathing 2 mp3, CD 2013-09-23 Dronarivm
29 Off The Sky - 85% 85% 3 mp3, CD 2013-09-06 hibernate
30 Off The Sky - Exit To Anywhere Exit To Anywhere 5 mp3, CD 2013-09-06 hibernate
31 Off The Sky - I Will Love You, Always I Will Love You, Always 2 mp3, CD 2012-05-01 Full Spectrum Records
32 Off The Sky - The Season Of Lost Buttons The Season Of Lost Buttons 4 mp3, CD 2014-03-07 Wist Rec
33 Off The Sky - Stationaryrace Stationaryrace 3 mp3, CD 2014-04-01 basic_sounds
34 Stationaryrace 3 mp3, CD 2014-04-01 basic_sounds
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