“You can have sounds echo with your brain, and it feels good. So rather than listening to music, it’s like having these sounds ringing inside your head, and yourself creating the music. Sound that’s like you don’t know whether it’s there or not. By having this sound you can create various musics by yourself, even very different ones, inside your head.” – Eye
Pilesar (pronounced pie-LEE-zur) is the pseudonym and main musical endeavor of percussionist and composer Jason Mullinax. Utilizing bizarre instrumentation, a rotating cast of contributors and an “anything goes” attitude, Pilesar is a conjuror of idiosyncratic lo-fi pop ditties, rhythmically dense improvisations and wildly eclectic live performances.
Current Residence: Takoma Park, MD
Pets: Battlecat (Dog), Sam (Cat), Learner (Plant) , Ashleigh (Wife)
Likes: video games, Shake n’ Bake, Stove Top, deep fried turkey, sushi, Indian food, hot fries, Peru & music.
Dislikes: cell phones, self checkout lines, SUV’s, traffic, student loans, child actors, antibiotics & people who stand on escalators and back into parking spaces. Loves puppies but not dogs.
Musical Influences Include:
Ween, MMW, The Cars, Boredoms, Rush, King Crimson, Naked City, OOIOO, Genesis, Renaldo and the Loaf, Black Dice, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Dog Faced Hermans, They Might Be Giants, Hoahio, Haco, Ikue Mori, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Shugo Tokumaru, Residents, Melt-Banana, Ruins, Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins, Zeena Parkins, Jim Black, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Zappa, Pram, Stereolab, thrift store finds, speak and spell, Grandpa Ax.