Nov 23, 2015

THE BIG ONE - 12.31.15 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, SF

THE BIG ONE - New Year's Eve Party at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
Join and celebrate with TychoFlaming LipsRATATATGramatik,GeographerXXYYXXGigameshSHIGETOChristopher Willits and more artists. Tickets at


Nov 4, 2015

Tycho - Recording Session - Stinson Beach, CA

Tycho's recording session in Stinson Beach last week -
(photos by Christopher Willits and Tycho)

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Oct 23, 2015

XLR8R Interview - Avalon Emerson

Our homie Avalon Emerson is doing great things and we're so excited to be part of the process.
Here she talks about life as a musician, her ambitions, and working in the Overlap Studio.

Article from XLR8R here


Oct 9, 2015

Ancient Future - by Willits + Sakamoto

"Ancient Future is the second collaboration between composer and visionary pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto and electronic pioneer Christopher Willits. Built around a series of piano pieces that Sakamoto sent to Willits after the release of the duo's first record together, 2008's Ocean Fire, the six tracks that make up Ancient Future are entirely instrumental—and yet, they speak about the very essence of what it means to be human. 

As a whole, Ancient Future functions as a piece about the creation, acceptance and completion of one's fate and all of life's experiences, following a trajectory through inner conflict, resolution and, ultimately, acceptance. The six-song cycle moves through a narrative of sorts, each piece with a story to tell and an aspect of life to explore. 

The album opens with the restless energy of "Reticent Reminiscence", an energy that subsides into the introversion of "Abandoned Silence" and "I Don't Want to Understand" and, eventually, the cold disassociation of "Levitation". A certain warmth returns with "Releasing", its guitar arpeggios like washes of sunlight, and the album's journey finally resolves into closing track "Completion", a piece that's full of quiescent tranquility, perhaps reflecting the experience of finally coming to know oneself. 

Despite its conceptual coherency, contradictions lie at the heart of Ancient Future, as the album title might suggest. Even within the confines of each track, opposing forces are at play—loops of static and feedback provide the backing for delicate melodies that develop and evolve like ripples on a placid lake. And yet the contradictions never feel like conflicts—instead, the diverging elements come together to create something with its own internal logic, perhaps reflecting the way that we are all the sum of our experiences, both light and dark, positive and negative.
released July 31, 2012 "


Sep 30, 2015

Subconscious Attractions Strategies - by Boyce + Matmos + Willits

Listen to Overlap release - Subconscious Attractions Strategies by Boyce + Matmos + Willits -

Nate Boyce - Synthesizers 
Drew Daniel - Synthesizers, Computer 
MC Schmidt - Things that make sound, Voice, Mics 
Christopher Willits - Guitar + Computer 

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Christopher Willits.


Sep 28, 2015

Lunar Eclipse