Last Summer on Earth

by dead lizard grin

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Intangible materials used:

1 - In the early 1840s in Illinois, an infant passed away on an immigrant wagon train. The unnamed child was buried in a grave marked "unknown" and the family continued west.

2 - Memories of summers long past, and thoughts of how you'll not know when you're enjoying that final, perfect summer.

Tangible materials used:

1 - synthesizer, sequencer, live effects

2 - synthesizers, sequencer, treatments, field recording


released September 1, 2016

Created by Terry Skaggs in July and August 2016. Recorded in Rock Island, IL, and Kilauea, Kauai, HI

Cover painting: Terry Skaggs, aged 6, 1969




dead lizard grin Rock Island, Illinois

I grew up and still live in the Midwest of America.

Surrounded by peers who listened to classic rock I turned away and instead filtered my youth through the sonic lens of '70s European electronic music, the ambient sounds of Eno, and the darker side of '80s new wave, post punk, and new romantic.

In my 20s I began experimenting with sound, experiments which I continue to this day.
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