I have a new project with ambient music artist and longtime friend Mark Zampella. Basically, I read four stories from my collection, Sensual Nightmares: Tales From The Palomino, Vol. 1 over Mark’s weird music beds. The words and music work together to create a listening experience like no other — beyond conventional spoken word albums or ambient jams.
This is something truly different.
Here’s what you’ll find on Tales from The Palomino, Vol. 1
- The Glue Trap — (RT 35mins) “No one knows how deep the well is, or what lives at the bottom …” Some creatures will chew off a limb to escape from a trap. What will Lloyd do to escape his gambling debts and tyrannical father-in-law?
- The Hole — (RT 10mins) “There is a hole at the bottom of the Earth, in the deepest part of the world…” Suspense, strangeness, and ancient legends meet in the darkest depths of The Hole.
- Black Fire — (RT 15mins) “There’s a robbery in progress at the QuikMart…” This is Mark’s chance to be a hero, and stop a crime. But today just isn’t his day …
- Park, Bench, River, Gun — (RT 10mins) “It was a beautiful day. Tom sat on a park bench by the river. A gun sat next to him.” A bittersweet plan to end suffering unravels in a sad folly of forgetfulness and sorrow.