Lost Chocolate Lab


Serious Frosting Batch 2

Serious Frosting Batch 2 - Drops, Ripples, Waves Embrace/Depths Of Creation (Sunrise Chocolate) You can hear Kastbauer's creativity bloom on two new, interconnected albums, Serious Frosting Batch 2: Drops, Ripples, Waves, and Embrace/Depths Of Creation (Sunrise Chocolate) released by Space Anemone, which were recorded and engineered by Scott Colburn at his Gravelvoice Studios over two weekends in the winter of 2018. Kastbauer sent a rough mix of the improvised "Drops, Ripples, Waves" recording to Anj (aka Sunrise Transparence founder of Space Anemone), who worked their own spontaneous magic with sackbut, organ, and synth in response to the source material. Further processing and mixing by both musicians resulted in a disciplined efflorescence of cosmic audio-sculpting.

Release Date 01/21/2021

Clean/ Dirty/ Abstract

(Mostly) Clean (Pretty) Dirty (Very) Abstract From fingertip to guitar through classic Silvertone 1474 recorded directly to Zoom H2, this is an experiment in direct expression. What emerged was an un-doctored and unadorned attempt at musical storytelling that leaves raw emotion intact alongside glittering arpeggios and repeating patterns of spontaneous guitar workouts.

Release Date 05/05/2020

Serious Frosting Batch 1

Bandcamp Video - The Space Between Two Notes (They Grow Up So Fast) - Holographic Mix A simple proposition containing a mystery to be unraveled. The fabric of time torn open and captured, made accessible to revisit. Time stretched between repeats. Worlds unfolding against a backdrop of mountainous amplitude peaks. Expression loosed, weaving a tapestry of frequencies aligned in time. Uncovered over the past year through a sonic process of audio archaeology. Meaning divined through research.

Two Notes and the space between.

Release Date 12/03/2019

Lost Landscapes

Bandcamp Full Album Video Album Site Lost Landscapes is a love letter to the first wave of shoegaze six-string pioneers, the guitars caterwaul in-collision with cascading waves of reverberation and acrobatic atmospherics. Focusing lessons learned through game audio and channeled through effects pedals then woven into sinuous threads of blossoming guitar leads that mess with the flow of time. These songs channel the pure expression of spontaneous composition and improvisation into a collection of ambient guitar work from my fingertips to speaker-cone. After years of electronics and pedalboard experimentation, these songs are the result of a lifetime of trickery and cultivation of eternal tone.

Release Date 8/31/18



True it is, that JK, JH, DK -

Together with PolyRhythms, Chords, and Drones*- (and also; Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Flute, Cymbals, Poly-Six, Lamb Bells**, Wind Organ, Room Noise, Train, Greeny***, Brush, Vibes****, Self-Oscillating Pedalboard, Llama Toes*****, and Moon*******)

All sing out more beautifully on the new "SEED x3" that on any other which have come to our knowledge.

Thus, conveyed to the audience more precisely the performance of these works is received with enhanced satisfaction.

May the Lab deliver us from the bad musicians who imitate these sounds!

Beautiful Flute

Bandcamp Beautiful Flute was created by taking the Flute Performance of Julie Kastbauer and Cutting up, Looping, and Manipulating it with various Sound Effects including Delay, Reverse Reverb, Reverb, and Distortion.

The Butterfly's View

Bandcamp This album is set to take the listener on a journey. Undulating flute, effected and liting, over top a sparse drum pattern & orchestral waves of sampled strings leading the charge. Wild guitar feedback of 2Voophs sprawling outward from organized chaos and the fire of first contact. The titular Butterfly's View, where flute plays the role of the butterfly as it moves through a pummeling urban landscape showered with foriegn noise and outbursts. Was it all a Dream?