The music - a dreamy amalgram of early Eighties On-U dub spaces and early Nineties Spaceman-esque willowings, shimmering acoustic guitars and endless repeated percussion fade-outs - perfectly compliments the voice. Songs drift in and around like so many strands of hair floating across cheekbones” - Everett True

— Melody Maker

OUT NOW!!! New single Immeasurable  

I teamed up with Hunter Lea for my new single Immeasurable.   You'll find six different mixes available to you showcasing the imagination of producer/magician Hunter Lea.   I really dig the moods he conjures up.   Look for it on whatever streaming service you use.   If it's not there now, it will be soon.   Video should also be coming out.

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/2PGixhPX6WkH4Bh6zH8kBD?si=X7Uf7CrkQ0-yBnrrXxLXRA

New Single Out November 24th! 

SpaceAge and Rollingheads released my new single When I'm With You on November 24th.   This is primarily all me with some extra help by Hunter Lea (bass, fripp guitar, synth, and additional mixing).   This is a song I wrote awhile back for someone dear to my heart.   Glad to finally see it officially released.   It will be part of an album of songs I've writing and recording on my own these past few years.   Hunter will help me add the final touches to get it all right, and it'll be something to tide you over till The Non Moderne get recording. Available on all major streaming sites!  https://youtu.be/Dax_KncCe_8?si=I9Qf0Cx9C-TO3ZnM 

A Good Time Was Had 

The Alternative Curves show was a big success!   Not only a great crowd but just the amount of familiar faces warmed my heart.   Saw friends from bands I played with back when I was 18.   Felt like a reunion of sorts.  The vibe was wonderful.   I feel like I'm settling down some on stage, less nervous, so that's good.  This is our last show of the year and we will be looking at working on new songs as I am itching to get some recording done soon with the group.

SHOW COMING UP NOVEMBER 18th 

November 18th will be a great night of music.   Some of my favorite Northwest bands are playing.   Many old friends.  Luna Moss features Char Easter who sang on Weather Theater single Great God's Gift and has been a label mate on both Sun & Steel and Blast First, with her band Common Language.   Dan Blossom was in one of my first favorite bands Feast of Friends, later to become Feast, and shared shows, and were practice room neighbors way back when.  And Kevin Evans was in Feast of Friends.  Now he is part of Margo Adrift.   And Margo is fantastic. And Rolf Berteig was in Feast, and now plays in Luna Moss AND my band John Massoni and the Nonmodern.   So, there's a bit of a thing going on.   I saw Student Nurse way back when I was a teen.   One of my first local shows.   They are part of the fabric of what Northwest music is all about.   It's been so great getting to know them.  And they are fierce.   


A NEW RECORD representing the STRANGE GOING ONS inside my MIND! 

PSEUDONYM, a new lp of experimental electronic soundscapes just came out through SpaceAgeRecordings and RollingHeads.   I am proud of this collection and I hope you can find a space in your heart to allow it to sink in. Creating this kind of music helps me to understand myself better.   It's a form of meditation for me and helps me explore sounds outside of being in rock band.   I originally started working on this during the beginning of Covid.  Took some time off to move and make other music, then started getting more serious about it about a year ago.  There's a song titled Margo, Adrift which is the name of one of my favorite local bands.   More Than Human is one of my favorite books, by Theodore Sturgeon.   When I started this project I had wanted it to be “music to play while reading vintage science fiction paperbacks.”   First title idea was “Starsongs From An Old Primate” which it essentially is.   That title nicked by paperback with same title by Alice Sheldon aka James Tiptree, Jr.   Love looking at the artwork on those vintage books.   Give this a listen.   Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/album/4IGpJIL2KyhHNRMF1LcXvH?si=ZgwMz_yPSrKjiJd_Gg4V6A

 

https://soundcloud.com/johnmassoni/sets/pseudonym-2?si=83d2ee9b30784e03af4eee963d2826a6&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

 

OUT NOW!!! Bridge To Heaven (Sonic Boom Bass MIx) EP 

https://open.spotify.com/album/6aJsbusxhMnS1pS3tRKyPq?si=SItL1i2fS0moyPZhI84BpQ

https://soundcloud.com/johnmassoni/sets/bridge-to-heaven-sonic-boom?si=5bb0156a04cc4f0d84d6c4badab8c695&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Well hi!   Wanted to let everyone know SpaceAge Recordings released a new EP a few weeks back.    It's a different mix of Bridge To Heaven by Sonic Boom.   And I included two other remixes of songs from my Stillborn Dreams and Sundowner Sessions album.   Both include parts by Sonic.   I thought it made a nice EP.   So check it out.  It is a little trippy.   Be relaxed, however you do.  On all major streaming sites.

OH GEEZ! So much stuff going on. Hold on, let me catch my breath... 

FIrstly, I hope by now everyone knows we have a show at the end of the week.   I've been working with a band featuring Rolf Berteig, Liz Wick, Jonathan Marlow, and my daughter Eva.   We have developed a sound I think will work well in a live setting.   I really hope we record a group of songs as this unit.   It makes me think of what Weather Theater may have sounded like in the future,  but a little more noisy.   Anyways, it'll be a cool thing and I really hope you can check us out!  My friends in Student Nurse are playing.   Student Nurse was one of the first live bands I ever saw, when I was a wee teenager!  That's pretty cool.   And Tom Price is an institution around these parts.  I remember a show A Western Family  did with the U-Men in 1984 at Edmonds Community College.  It was quite a gig!  To see that we're all still kicking is worth the admission price alone!  We also have the band AAIIEE playing.  New blood.   Being fed to the lions.   But, seriously,  I hear good things and look forward to checking out their set.  Be there early!  Advance tickets are cheaper.  Thanks!

OUT NOW!!!!

Record Store Day 2023

SpaceAge Recordings and Rolling Heads is proud to release the long awaited return of underground mystery man John Massoni's Think Of Me When You Hear Waves.  Featuring all-new recordings which showcase John's voice and talent for haunting sounds.   This record may remind you of The Velvet Underground, Scott Walker, Lee Hazlewood, Psychedelic Furs, Red House Painters, The Swans,  Bobbie Gentry,,, just to name a few!  There are many nods to John's past bands Weather Theater, A Western Family, and Maxine.   Many of the musicians involved have worked with John through the years, including Sonic Boom (Spaceman 3, Spectrum, EAR) who collaborated on the trippy Sundowner Sessions EP.  Recorded in Tacoma, Washington with Hunter Lea (Nancy Sinatra, Lee Hazlewood) producing. There's a link to Rolling Heads below or check with your local or online record dealer,  or you can stream or download it on your favorite sites.