Lurking in the shadows of Philadelphia, there is a human. His name is Jason Kraley.
He expresses his thoughts, emotions, and experiences as they take refuge under the name Still Inertia.
Originally from the woodworkings of Cleveland in 1993, his music has been uncompromisingly based on experimentation, fusing both electronic and acoustic rhythms, sounds and samples with real guitars, piano textures and the human voice. Known for his 50% (or more) chance of instrumental weather, Still Inertia continually introduces rare elements that successfully paint different, unique musical landscapes with each new song and album.
1999 marked Still Inertia's continuation of new frontiers while stepping into a new semi-digital realm without the use of computers while noting significant growth in personal success attributed to the amazing musical (and technological) contributions from such wonderful talented musicians including GOODING, Mike Williams, Amanda North, Shwag McGinty, Joe Minadeo and Joe Rohan.
2005 marked the geographic relocation of Still Inertia and its studio that October, which has expanded over the years inevitably leading to the inclusion of computer assistance through the years painting both analog and digital musical brush strokes on Jason Kraley's musical canvas during this new century's creative process. Specifically Sony's ACID Pro 5.0, Soundforge 8, in 2010: ProTools 8 (M-Powered), and in 2015: Ableton Live 9 Suite.
2006-2011: Still Inertia's latest album, "Invested", had been "in the making" for 6 years, 2 cities and 3 studio locations... Through kind support and belief from Stephen Keever, Gooding, Pepper McGowan and Christine Siarka, it was announced in July 2011 that "Invested" had moved into its the first stages of progress towards completion. The album was revisted, technologically fiddled with and widdled down by the much appreciated assistance of toshio alan mana. In September through October, the album's packaging and presentation was meticulously scrutinized for its graphic design by Jason Kraley himself, with finalization assistance from Terry McMillan of Healey Music. The album was shipped and wonderfully received by Mike Giffin in Los Angeles, California, who took on the project of mastering the enitre album. And finally, on October 18, two final MASTER CDs were ISO-compliantly encoded and mailed off to Healey Music for replication of the first 500 CD editions.
Still Inertia worked extensively with the assistance of guest technicians, lyrical "defenders of the mighty pen", and "wildly gifted (and ambitiously talented)" musicians from around the world including: Roto Visage, toshio alan mana, Lane DiFlavis, Jason Popejoy, Pepper McGowan, Ren Clark, Courtney Ann Smith, Keith Royer, Shwag McGinty, GOODING, Mike Williams, Amanda North, Colin Helb, and the sampled assistance of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London (courtesy of their Sound Exchange: www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesoundexchange)
Released November 29, 2011: "Invested" introduces "an unusually unique blend of vocal and instrumental tracks - vibrant, colorful, rich and, at times, uniquely dark styles weave and blend throughout the album: guided by Jason Kraley's frenetic experiences and adjustments (or mal-adjustments) relocating to Philadelphia after living thirty years of his life in Cleveland. Definitely some highlights of the album, aside from its mastered sound quality and 8-page full-color CD packaging, is the first recorded use of a full-size Steinway and Sons grand piano and the inclusion of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London via The Philharmonia Sound Exchange!"
11.29.11The album is finally available. The best place to purchase it is direct from CDBaby.com (which is connected through this site):
"Invested" (Official US Release)
67 Minutes - CD/MP3 - November 2011
$10 (CD) - $10 album/$1 songs (MP3)
Official Sellers: CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon.com
Official Distributor: CDBaby
Official Rights Affiliation (PRO): BMI
BARCODE: 6 25989 65862 4
NOVEMBER 2011: The following two songs from "Invested" and are here to give you a taste of the diversity and evolution the 6 years Still Inertia has seen which led up to the album's release November 29, 2011. Click on the titles to hear the songs. "Closer To Me" is the first song ever to have a video available for online viewing as well as purchasing. "Eileen" was written four days after the death of Jason Kraley's grandmother, Eileen. Please personally indulge but... respect single generation copyright and anti-piracy laws:
"From The Ancient Center" (Still Inertia's second - and most technically recent - album) is still in print, available for purchase and still serves as a meditative bookmark in the pages of Jason Kraley's life:
Still Inertia: "From The Ancient Center"
(THE SECOND ALBUM)
Curious? Trust your ears:
"Cetus (excerpt)" Listen (MP3, 1.2M)
"You Shed Light In Me (excerpt)" Listen (MP3, 1.2M)
"Vessels (excerpt)" Listen (MP3, 1.3M)
Interested? Visit The Goods for details.
Since 2000, certain songs have been encoded in MP3 format below for your
downloading and listening pleasures, and are available here.
Enjoy the music, spread the word and thank you for your support.
2019 UPDATE: This section is being completely revamped to release older songs in Still Inertia's catalog on a "pay what you wish" (even nothing at all) model... Until this page is fully updated, the song files are being upgraded to MP3-320 (full quality MP3s). Check back as this page becomes updated before the first day of Summer, 2019.
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