Splashdown were an excellent band fFrom the late 20th century Boston, but we knew them as a hive of aliens fFrom the 25th century. They are Adam Buhler, Kasson Crooker, and Melissa Kaplan. They brought us a selection of songs -- about 30 of them -- which live on in brilliance, long after the mother ship called them home.
At this site, you will fFind a slew of MP3s, at 128kbps, fFrom fFull-length albums. (Some people provide FLACs, but I don't. Sorry, I prefer to deliver smaller, more accesible files.) They are presented here as entire albums, in each zip file. Remember when bandwidth used to be a concern, and you had to grab each song, one at a time? Still, some of these are not tiny files, so be kind and don't hammer the server too much at a time, please.
Also, we have assembled a variety of goodies which will hopefully delight and enthrall the crowds: The Splashdown Songbook, a couple photos, and links to "where are they now" kinds of things. Oh, by the way, you are invited to join the Splashdown Fanclub, on YahooGroups. It's not very active these days, but every now and then there's something interesting.
Adam and Kasson were part of this sextet just before forming Splashdown. There's not a lot of availability of this material left, these days. Vocalist Michelle Poppleton seems to have done little else before or after, and finding copies of their album is a rarity. Maybe we should fix that, someday. hmmm...
Women of Sodom
Melissa worked with numerous other artists in this music/art/performance group, led by Cynthia von Buhler, long in the distant past.
Kasson has been making music for a long time under a bunch of pseudonyms. "Symbion Project" is the name he comes back to most.
When Splashdown started to collapse, Kasson got together with other Boston musicians, Liz Enthusiasm and Sean Drinkwater, to make this synthpop trio. Kasson left the group in 2009, returning to his own work on Symbion Project, and TPWLYST.
Universal Hall Pass
Melissa's wonderful and beautiful project! She has released a couple albums, and done some great new work, sometimes with Kasson.
Adam was on their initial self-titled album. He left soon after, and the band took a somewhat different sound. Their first album is incredibly listenable.
Then Adam went on to found a new band with a guy named Keith Smith.
Cynthia on Buhler
Adam's ex-wife, and the band's old manager. Cynthia now does all sorts of cool things, including books, and art shows in New York City.