One of my deepest passions is music + sound (and other noises), so when asked by Concrete Shelves to talk about my (ever-evolving) collection I could have literally rattled on for hours on end. In fact, while growing up collecting records was likely my replacement ‘addiction’ for other potential devices. Because I’ve relocated countless times […]

A dozen years ago while working on adapting my visual installation work with commissioned soundtracks by various international composers I had the pleasure of working with the incredibly talented Robin Rimbaud (Scanner). For one of my installations I paired his with a young video artist, Ryan Jeffery (no based in LA) who previously presented at […]

Peter Wullen Shapes (Gipsy House Recordings; DL) The latest from Belgian artist Peter Wullen is the trance-inducing ambient Shapes and it’s the debut from smalltown Texas imprint Gipsy House Recordings. This is his fourth full album, and first since 2015. Yours truly did the cover image, so though it would be a conflict of interest […]

Ambient lovers rejoice. In the spirit of deep-listenership, here’s a recent interview with Brisbane-based Mike G. (aka Mike Watson, or the other way around) of Ambient Music Guide. You can check him out on Mixcloud, Twitter and also on his podcast. Even within the somewhat niche field and sub-genres of ambient music, AMG and Toneshift.net […]

This is a Recognition Test of the Mixlr broadcasting system, this is only a test. Tune into the experimental Italian radio program Unexplained Sounds today, July 1st (2-4PM Central Standard Time) as Toneshift.net‘s TJ Norris Guest DJ’s the final half hour! This is our first collaboration, and if you love sounds from the deepest reaches, […]

One-time shameless self-promo: My first book of photographic work is finally available + now shipping worldwide. Shooting Blanks took a full decade from concept to completion, and is limited to only 100 copies, 50 of which is available with an exclusive archival print. They are each numbered and signed. The series were shot between 2008-2013 […]

Producer Marc Smith‘s latest funky single (released in the heat of July) is Untitled 16 put out by San Francisco’s Untitled & After. Along with (DJ) Kevin Knapp on the track Hindsight blurs the lines between dub and swing for a wee hour sound. You can listen to what he does here. And once again […]

My work dons the cover of the new single by the “first lady of beatdown” The Lady Blacktonika (aka Akua Marcelle Grant) coming out in the height of the Summer on Bay Area-based Untitled & After. These tracks are gonna be HOT! A – Luv Hate Us B – Another Man (You’re On the DL […]

Welcome to Toneshift! Where atonality meets sonic boom in a half twist past midnight. Here you will experience the world of new and experimental sound through the ears of music journalist and artist TJ Norris. Former writer with artNews, Vital Weekly, Leonardo Magazine, Paris Transatlantic, Just Out, Signal to Noise, Grooves and Igloo Magazine among […]