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Mark, Nick and I had the best band in the world for a wonderful moment back in the 90s. We wouldn't have gotten anywhere if not for Mark's talent, friendship, brilliant, personable nature and an endless list of great attributes we that knew him  could  add to all day long. He was a wild-man on stage while at his core he was one of the most kind and thoughtful people in any of our lives. We were lucky to be blessed with his presence. My love goes out to his beautiful family.


Johnny Skilsaw -Stuffed And Motorized  (Flash site) Full LP
Non Flash site here







Spring 2016  “Creep” STP cover  featuring The Fractal Harp Mark2 


  The Fractal Harp Mark2: The new prototype features a 28-string pivoting slide harp/guitar ergonomically fused with a 5-string bass guitar, midi keyboard and other elements, bringing the ability to produce fully realized music in real time. It's a combined, updated descendant of the Swiss Army Bass, The Egotar and The original Fractal Harp.

The Harp: The player’s right hand controls the pivoting slide/bridge while simultaneously picking, plucking and effecting pitch and modulation. The slide brings the harp's relative notes and scales through exponentially fluid chromatic increments. Additionally, a foot pedal acts independently on specific harp strings in order to bend/manipulate pitch and intervals in a way reminiscent of a pedal steel guitar . Single or two-handed play is possible and allow for the simultaneous playing of other instruments manipulation and effects.  The range of expression possible when weighted with the simplicity of the design is noteworthy.  ........more


Piano Concerto - by Jay Wasco  -- Yamaha Disklavier 2 ..............................
In another life, circa early 1997, I binge wrote and recorded this piano piece in my studio down on Henry St. in NYC (during my TAG /Atlantic stipend - lost weekend). I played and recorded a digital piano phrase by phrase, recording it to tape, having absolutely no idea where the piece would go, but simply making it up as I went along, the way I do all my "classical" shit. What came out was this sprightly, gregarious piece. Happy, but burnt, I put it on the shelf knowing that someday I would come back and drop an orchestral score around it.

A dream come true, last summer the Wascos acquired this Yamaha baby grand piano (disklavier 2 - functions as a player piano that reads and writes midi). Over the last few weeks I've finally got around to refining and transcribing the piece to midi and scoring and recording the orchestral accompaniment. It was no easy task, but It came out great.

I shot this video of the final pass while recording it. It's nice to hear this thing realized after nearly two decades.
Yeah, I know It would be cooler if someone was actually playing this...I welcome any and all volunteers.

Summer 2015 "Don't Let It Bring You Down "- Neil Young cover - Swiss Army Bass -  Tracked live in real time. All sounds and samples created by JW.


Spring 2015 "Redemption Song"- Bob Marley cover  Tracked live in real time. Fractal Harp/ Vocals, keys and bass. All sounds and samples created by JW.

10 Years Gone  (Zep cover) MS Lead Guitar Challange- click here for more




 "The Rage" Copyright 2014 Jay Wasco - Swiss Army Bass/ vocals - Performed live/real time (including drums) . All sounds (drums, feedback/weasel/chud chunks /guitarishness fracked crafted played, triggered/provoked in real time -






Hang On To Yourself - David Bowie cover - Jay Wasco/Swiss Army Bass- Live studio rendition - Version highlights sounds created by JW, bitchslapped into his computer and played live/un-quantized from that cute little keyboard and microphone.
"So Far From Home" copyright 2014 Jay Wasco - Swiss Army Bass/ vocals - Performed live/real time (including drums) . All sounds (drums, feedback/weasel/c
"Crystal Begonia"   Summer 2014 Swiss  Army Bass vocals recorded Live.

More Videos.................


 The Fractal Dulcimers –   created by JW       Baritone and Tenor– 






Select Johnny  Skilsaw cuts  on soundcloud  - Blasts from the past

         Johnny Skilsaw- FLASH - Stuffed And  Motorized -  
                 Johnny Skilsaw -FLASH Blood Lead  

     Egotar                                            Introducing the Fractal Harp

Flying Shelsons

THE BEST DAY I EVER HAD (the best recording ever made)



  Check out "Mozart's " k563 Divermento from Jay's "Classical shit" performed by JW
 .... or download here


The Fractal Harp    
mp3 Downloads  








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