i try to keep exploring, so press blurbs don’t really relate necessarily to the present moment. i’ve been playing a lot with voice, synthesizers, and a sampler. not so much guitar, bass, or harmonium lately. for awhile it was a band, most of the time it hasn’t been. sometimes i have visual accompaniment, sometimes i don’t.
i’ve performed in bands like parlour, wolverine brass, mAAs, the free electronic association of louisville, and others over the years.
email me here: shedding AT shedding.org
here are some random ‘promo’ pics from over the years (photos 1, 3, 6, and 7 by Tim Furnish, pic 2 by Carrie Neumayer, pic 4 by Greg Korchnak, and pic 5 by Tim Barnes):
here are some live pics from the past couple years (pic 1 by Mark Guidry, i think!, pic 2 by Tim Furnish, i think!, pics 3, 4, and 5 by Tim Furnish, pic 6 by Tim Barnes, pic 7 by Nick Sturtzel)
“School teacher by day and architect of angular space sounds by night Connor Bell has politely offered his vision of hi-fi (read: it doesn’t sound recorded under water) bedroom pop under the moniker of Shedding for just under a decade. In that time, Shedding has shifted in and out of sonic consciousness, toggling between the type of meditative ambience that earns high marks amongst the Hecker School graduates– such as his 2010 release on Hometapes Tear in the Sun– and a hook-heavy psychedelic amalgam of resonant synths and acoustic noodling. Bell’s latest, Demography, falls clearly within the latter, but with an acute eye toward the mathematical rat race of the Autobahn this go round.” – Kenny Bloggins/TheDecibelTolls