Biography, Releases, and Reviews

Biography

   

Jason Pfaff is an accomplished American composer and multidisciplinary artist with over 30 years experience making music. He plays piano, drums, synthesizers, and sings within his own cinematic genre 'Multidimensional' (blending Classical, Ambient, Pop, Electronica, Hip Hop, Blues, and Rock). He is the brother of the late musical force, Kristen Pfaff (Hole, Geffen Records). Among many musical influences, some include Beethoven,The Cure, Daniel Lanois, and The Flaming Lips. Jason has worked with many accomplished musicians and closely works with Grammy nominated music mastering engineer, Anthony Casuccio.

Performing since 1992 in and around Buffalo, New York, Jason's performances have ranged from Rock bands to Classical and Ambient piano, to Experimental Electronic based concerts with guest musicians and video artists. Jason has also produced for local and worldwide.

Jason released his debut (fully produced with vocals) EP "Spaceship Blues in December of 2018, while also evolving his multi-media business- Pfaff Music. Aside, Jason’s diverse and cinematic music catalog serves independent multimedia and businesses worldwide. Some notable music placements include the HBO film “A Place in the Caribbean” (2017), “Prisoners of the Dead” (2011),  and a featured artist track in Future Music magazine (CD 2000).

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Bands

 

Fish Sandwich- 1989-1991

Non John Defectors-1992-1996
Rainbow Girls (Cashcow Record Co.)- 1993-1997

Lunch Ladies- 1995-1997

Ribcage (Emergency Poncho Records)- 1997-2000

Jason Pfaff- 2003-
Pfaff, Flood, and Gorman- 2006-2007
Meal- 2008-

Music for Ultras- 2016-2017

 

Reviews

June 1997. Ribcage LP- by Craig Reynolds
"At its most successful, Ribcage's diary of postmodern play-time amounts to a double-back deconstruction of "pop" music, as well as a surprisingly inventive show of control over the raw materials of pure sound. Like a cartoon character who runs off a cliff only to find himself dangling in mid-air before falling wildly to the red earth below, Pfaff runs off the edge, only to watch the cliffs crash to the red earth below.."

 

Feb 2008. Battle Battle CD- by Jerome Lindberg of Buffalo Rising

“Overall, the album offers the listeners a sanctuary to be creative themselves; the cinematicism of the songs beg for visual accompaniment. One can almost see the end credits rolling as the drums swell in the album's final track Opus Aloria. One of the best things an electronic album can do is put the listener in a space that’s almost meditative, allowing them to hear a story in the instruments, much like how each observer of a painting will impart their own meaning to the finished canvas. This album has that quality. If you’re a fan of Ninja Tune, Mo Wax, Domino, Compost Records, or a fan of quality and interesting music, Jason Pfaff’s battle battle album should be in your collection.”

          (full article here)

 

Oct 2009. Battle Battle EP- by Sam Inglis/soundonsound.com
"Jason Pfaff's album explores a variety of electronic music styles, from Mobyesque techno-blues to doom-laden film score...The ensuing half an hour makes for a rewarding listen"

 

Oct 2012. Moon Bone LP- by Brad Huff
"Pfaff's latest release "Moon Bone" is a brilliant melody rhythm collision sounding similar to a Moby album produced by Trent Reznor that Peter Gabriel once had a dream about."

 

Aug. 2014. Indie Son LP- by Wolfsong
"Eclectic and vibrant! The music felt like a trip around the world, a rip in the fabric of time . . something like water filling in all the nooks and crevices . . music so full of life and loaded with creativity, emotion and dreams . ."

 

July. 2015. Meal: the all american father and son improv experience LP- by Scantron

"Best album to come out of Buffalo in a long time. A breath of fresh air and one of the only well executed local concept albums since Electroman's American Googaloo. Wonderful arrangement that joins the likes of my other heroes Van Dyke Parks, George Martin, and MGMT."

Discography (bands and solo releases)

 

One Man Jason Band- (LP unreleased) 1992

Rainbow Girls- 'Brainbomb', 'Wet', 'Call Away' (Cashcow Recording Co. 7" single) 1994

Rainbow Girls- self titled (EP- cassette) 1994

Rainbow Girls-WBNY 91.3 FM Compilation CD 1994

Lunchladies (I-VIII unreleased) 1995-1997

Nietzsche's Holiday Sampler: 'Music for the Needy' 1996

Temple of Music (compilation-Atom Smash Records) 1996

Ribcage (LP- Emergency Poncho Records) 1997

Wake (LP- Emergency Poncho Records) 1997

The Window (LP- unreleased) 2000

Ribcage II (LP- Emergency Poncho Records) 2002

Battle Battle (EP- Nowon Productions) 2007

Battle Battle (LP- Cashcow) 2008

Pfaff, Flood, and Gorman- (misc.) 2008

Trainsong (single- Nowon) 2009

Moonbone (LP- Illuminaughty Records) 2011

Indie Son (LP- Illuminaughty Records) 2014

Animal Tracks (LP- Illuminaughty Records) 2015

Meal: 'the all American father and son Improv Experience' (LP) 2015

'Closer' (single- Illuminaughty Records) 2016

'Music for Ultras' (EP- Illuminaughty Records)  2016

'Love Time and Space' (LP- Multidimensional Music)  2016

How it Ends (single)- 2017

Spaceship Blues (EP- Multidimensional Music)- 2018

A New Dream (single)- 2019

Misc albums, singles, and remixes: (includes various producing, engineering, mixing, and remixing credits)

 

Michel Weber- ('Float' single, misc.) 1996, 1997

Rob Scarfia- (misc.) 1998

Janitor Joe- (remix) 1999, 2016

Stefan Nicolo- (misc.) 2001

Jake Midlar-'Airbourne' (EP) 2002

Ronny Brown- 'Brighter Day' (single)  2005

Becca Rice- 'Trust' (single) 2006

Alexis Joyce- 'Advanced Being' single (and misc.) 2006

Laura Jean- (single, misc.) 2007

Y.E.P. Allstars: 'The Saints and Ballin Ballers' (EP) 2007

Kathyrine Joyce- (misc.) 2007

The Riblars- 'Sooner Than Now' (remix) 2008

Luke Pfaff- (misc.) 2009

Jeremy Neff- (remix) 2009

TIm Shephard-(misc.) 2009

Gary Rutkowski- Collision of Sticks-'Water' (remix) 2010

Peter Gabriel- 'Games Without Frontiers' (remix) 2010

Snoop Dogg feat. Kid Cudi- 'That Tree' (remix) 2010

Dan Black feat. Kid Cudi- 'Symphonies' (remix) 2010

Ray Kelsey- 'Couch Cushion Forts' (LP) 2011

Fela Kuti- 'Fela!' (remix) 2011

CL- (misc.) 2011

Eben Flood- self titled (EP) 2012

Hesu Whitten- (misc.) 2013, 2014

Jess Classic- (misc.) 2012-2016

Danny Castelluzzo- (misc.) 2014

Laura Aiisha- 'I AM' (EP) 2014

Vaz- 'Ah, My Social Life... ' (remix) 2012

Vaz- 'untitled' (remix) 2014

Hans Zimmer- Destiny's Door (remix: 'Here Come the Elephants') 2014

Daniel Lanois- 'Sioux Lookout' (remix: 'Last Train to Sioux') Indaba Music 2015

Jordan Perry- (misc) 2015

Jason Pfaff feat. Janitor Joe- 'Serfs Up' - (single) 2016

Sarah Salsa- (single) 2016

Sarnaide- self titled (EP) 2016

Intent to Sell- 'Free the Free Minded' 2016-2017

Just Ending Now- 'Vows' (mixing + mastering) 2017

 

Writing and Published works

Jason Pfaff- Ribcage: a collection of poems from 1990-2000 (33 1/3 degree Lions Press, Ventura, California (out of stock)

 

VIlla Maria College SKALD magazine- (misc.) poems 2006, 2008

Compilation (self published)- samples here

 

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