Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Quantum EP

 New EP 'Quantum' is out now:


    Upbeat and with a humorous jab at music classes, Academia combines ambience with melody to create a timeless rhythm for all ages.

LMNTooL (elemental)

    Slowing the beat down a smidge, LMNTooL is a break or recess from the learning environment of Academia.  Combining a photograph of the prairie with artificial intelligence in painting and throw in some shameless advertising, (hey, this needs to be profitable somehow) LMNTooL breaks down the barriers into their elements.

The Angry Apple Votive

    Finding hard and heavy riffs in Apple's GarageBand presets is like thirsting for blood watching kittens fight.  Nevertheless, here is a scratch.

Satellite Workshop

    The soothing conclusion to the EP, Satellite Workshop explores an alien world in the confines of our own.  Roving the Martian like landscape of Red Rock Coulee, this video includes grounded drone footage; or the precursor to drone footage of the orange rocks and snow capped land surrounding them.  The song, composed by Medium Photographics, is a revisitation of the pleasantry of the opening song Academia. 


full EP now available to stream uninterrupted.

Cast to your home theatre for the ultimate club experience.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Remembrance Day

    Every November 11th in the Byzantine world we remember those who have served and those who have fallen giving their lives for our sake.

    In the wars of old and the current battles against the inhumane, we honor those who take the risks for us, so that we may live our lives in relative peace.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Sound is Light

    Frequencies and wavelengths forming similar spectrums were the inspiration for this track's title.  Set to a musical score, Sound is Light forms another ambient experience this side of the Rockies.

    "Under some circumstances, sound can actually form light.  It might come as a surprising fact that it is possible to turn sound into light.  The phenomena are called "sonoluminescence" whereby a loud sound generates an emission of light."


Friday, October 1, 2021

Halo (slowrider)

 official music video  Halo (slowrider)

    Go on an ambient journey through the streets of a small city's business and banking district with Halo.  Shot in the early morning, the streets were fresh from a recent rainfall.  15 minutes of fame and fortune.  Music and footage by Medium Photographics.
    Best viewed in a dark theatre like setting.

headphone funk

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Mediocre EP

 new EP out:

Mediocre  extended play

    Part two of the Middle EP, the Mediocre EP belies it's name with a range of varying soundscapes.  From the deep pulsating bass of Refamer to  the quirky refute of Blasfamous, (blasphemous) (1Corinthians 2:16) the ambience of JKLMNII is summed up with the best saved for last, Phatigue.  

    As always, best enjoyed with headphones or hi-definition stereo.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Postcard Paparazzi

    Spanning the summers of 2020 and 2021, Postcard Paparazzi is a celebration of design coming to downtown Medicine Hat in the form of business fronts and established architecture along with the many artistic murals popping up around the district. 

    After the initial shoot, I felt compelled to meet my par for shots taken walking the dog around the blocks of the core of the city.  Golden hour was my solution to capturing the beauty of downtown outside the hustle and bustle of the daytime.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Middle EP

 New EP out: 

the Middle Extended Play

    Given the learning curve of ever renewing tech, the Middle EP is a range of sounds found in GarageBand combining discovery of features within the app and the general emotions generated by modern politics, science and faith.

    Best enjoyed with headphones or hi-definition stereo.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Prayer Reflection

    What does it mean to pray in Jesus name?  We learn from reading John 14:13 that whatever we ask in Jesus name, this He will do that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  Looking at the first Christian martyr Stephen, we see the connection between a true Christian who held a relationship with the Son as it was meant to be.  

    Although the apostles went about healing people and performing miracles stated as "in Jesus name", when Stephen was being stoned, he had a vision of Christ standing next to the Father and he addressed his prayer in Jesus name directly to Him.  Where one translation of the bible totally botches this meaning by replacing God's title Lord with the Father of creation's name everywhere it is not, all others show the truth of this faith.

    When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.  But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, "Look!  I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

    Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him.  And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.  And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."  Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin."  And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

-Acts 7:54-60

    If you have ever called on God in a crushed spirit, or in desperation, it is easy to relate to this way of praying.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

House of God

    By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it.  But each one should build with care.  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.  If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.  It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's work.  If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.  If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss, yet will be saved-even though only as one escaping through the flames.

    Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in your midst?  If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for God's temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.

1Corinthians 3:10-17

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Pub vs Cafe' blog

    I have a theory pertaining to North America and it's heritage.  I have never been overseas to Europe or Italy, but I have the notion of the cafe's there, once upon a time being known as the penny universities.  I have experienced the Italian cafe' vibe on the coast of BC among other things.  

    My theory is this.  We, particularly meaning prairie culture, have evolved from the wild west of drinking and shootouts in the saloons of yesteryear.  While growing up, I can recall things like alcohol tolerance being considered a virtue.  Having never been in a fistfight though, I can only speculate that the rowdiness and brawls coming from the taverns and nightclubs are wild west heritage.  

    Leaving the alcohol from my youth behind, cafe's have become a mainstay in my life.  Currently postcards of Inspire Cafe' are up for sale at the source along with framed photos for sale at Station Coffee Company, both of which are located downtown Medicine Hat on second street.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Ooze Music

    Made in the early morning of July 14, 2021.  More headphone funk

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Slideshow of the ages

    Spent a good part of the day (birthday) exploring the haunting beauty of the Albertan Badlands.  

Music and footage by Medium Photographics

Friday, June 4, 2021

The Nativity


    A tribute to the indigenous children whose tribulations in the residential school system of times past are coming to light.  Though the initial reports of mass graves by the schools turned out to be piles of rocks, the struggles of being removed from their families at such young ages are not lost.

music and photography by:
Medium Photographics

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

In Awe of Pottery

    Ceramic glaze chemistry specialist and predictor of technology, Digitalfire Corporation has long been perfecting his craft of pottery wares.  

Music and photography composed by Medium Photographics.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Dopplerr Begins EP

    A short 30 minute EP created back in the late 2000s. Enjoy.  

Note that the name Doppler was already taken. 

© Medium Photographics 2007-11

and a classic follow up mix by Boards of Canada

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Vivat Jesus!

     In ancient tribal times, God's chosen people were instructed to execute anyone of their tribes who committed the sins of homosexuality and beastiality.  The peoples who were driven from the promised land were done so for having done such like acts of abomination.  With the manifestation of the Messiah and Christianity, the rules of mercy are forthcoming and though the order to execute was not restated, Christians were warned against such perversity by the early apostles, calling them deserving of death.

     With the advent of the modern computer and the demonstration of just how ugly carrying out tribal justice is in our times, public opinion has in large part shifted toward the tolerance and celebration of the lifestyle.  I, for one, have never been homosexual and will never value anything of the conditioning toward such.

     It is easy to get swept up in the ingenuity of modern technology and lose touch with the grand scheme of things.  Although it is not for us to pass judgement on these matters,  I will never lose sight of the fact that although Lot bargained for the lives of the men of Sodom and Gomorrah, it did not stop God from destroying them, turning them into the Dead Sea and setting a precedent of things to come.  Regardless of what may come from the lip of a satanic archnemesis, these are my values.  May the demons of this world never succeed in their mission to destroy it.

Vivat Jesus!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Survive the Plague

    Walking our four legged friends is a means to sanity in these trying times.  Footage taken of the many paradise like walking trails and parks found in the Hat.  Puppy approved.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Chosen

    This Easter or anytime, stick it to Satan and his media circus by helping the critically acclaimed series 'The Chosen' reach it's goal of seven seasons.  This is the greatest series seen to date portraying the life of Jesus as He was when He walked the earth.

 stream The Chosen


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Roastery/Medalta mugs

Madhatter Coffee Roastery/Medalta collaboration

    Production had ramped up at the Historic Medalta Potteries museum on a much smaller scale than in it's glory days of old.  Collectible mugs hard to come by were hitting the shelves at the Madhatter Coffee Roastery on a first come first serve basis.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Future Son

The future is uncertain.  The future is now.  What we do now defines our future.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Word of God

   Contrary to the baby in the manger imagery that Jesus Christ is most commonly associated with at Christmas time, the bible paints a more telling and timely image of the Lord, albeit a commonly misconstrued one.  

    Whenever you hear someone say "the bible says", it may be due to the passage about the Word of God found at Hebrews 4:12 which states:   

12 God's word is living and active.  It is sharper than any two-edged sword and cuts as deep as the place where soul and spirit meet, the place where joints and marrow meet.  God's word judges a person's thoughts and intentions.   

    Describing the Holy Spirit aspect of the Holy Trinity, this scripture takes on new light when you consider the depiction in Revelation 19:13 which shows that the Word of God is a name that Jesus Christ goes by.    

13 He wears clothes dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God  

    The subsequent verses found in Hebrews chapter 4 confirm this where it is written:  

13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 

14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.  16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 

     (the face Christ made when I glanced at Him partway through conversation not knowing who He was, shortly after speaking out publicly against homosexual marriage.)

    On another note:  

    There are some who in holding to the traditional view of this passage have quote James 1:22,

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

    In becoming a doer of the word, we become followers of the Word, perhaps a more appropriate word for translation given the origins of this instruction found at Matthew 7:24 as part of the sermon on the mount.

24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

    The words of the Word.  Another spin on the truth that sets us free.

    See also: John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    Hebrews 11:3  By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.  
- English Standard Version