Archive for February 2009

 
 

018 – Vermeille

A slight departure from the work I have posted thus far. This is the result of an hours playing around this morning with Reaktor and Live. It’s just a cute little bit of dischordant electronica for you all.

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017 – Toybox

This little thing has me recalling the sounds, smells and tastes of my very early years. For those of a certain age (and from the UK), if I close my eyes I am taken back to a tatty, dusty but comfy old sofa, marmite soldiers with milk… and Mary, Mungo and Midge on the telly. It really isn’t meant to be a tight and polished piece. It came out of the toybox and I didn’t want to put it away again.

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016 – Liquid

To tide you over, until my latest item is ready, here is a piece from about a year ago. I used only Reason and its stock Refill sounds. It has an underwater feel to me, you almost feel immersed in the sound of it.

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015 – Lateral

Blame AgentPearson. It was his subliminal idea! On a serious note, don’t let this put you off my ‘normal’ stuff. This was freeform, no rules or boundaries. Created solely in Reaktor 5. Just the straight output. No additional effects etc.

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014 – Prismatic

Something ambient and wonderfully repetitive from last year (it was floating around for a while before that, I think). I made it for a friend of mine from Washington state. As I don’t tend to document any process, I think it was made using Reaktor 4/5 in standalone mode with a customised .ens. It’s mostly the reverberation that takes centre stage here.

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013 – Effectual

This odd thing came out of some experimentation overnight with timestretching, reverb, delay using the wonderous Omnisphere inside Live. As it was created in the early hours, it has a strange night-time passing feel, like a grandfather clock stretching and unwinding. It’s possibly not complicated enough for some, but it makes me grin.

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012 – Aleatory

This little piece wandered out of my head earlier today by mere chance. A delay in getting some email (think many of us know why!) meant I had a little time to spark up my set-up. It’s not perfectly in time as I was just playing around really, but I like it enough to share it, simple though it is and hope you do too?

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011 – Stillness

Something from the end of 2008 that was on my first six track offering. Stillness attempts to capture the tranquility of the Somerset levels that surround my little town. It hasn’t always been so peaceful here. It is just a recording of me playing Atmosphere on my laptop in Live, whilst parked up near Fivehead, staring out through a misty dawn.

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Ambient Compilation 01

Just to make things a little easier for you I will create a zipped up compilation each time I have posted 10 tracks. The first such zip is now up. There are two zip files, one for lower bitrate MP3s and the other for the rather better 320kbps files.

001 to 010 – 96kbps – zip file (38Mb)

001 to 010 – 320kbps – zip file (125Mb)

010 – Ecclesia

This afternoon has been frustrating workwise as my brain is aching from the complexity of some SQL queries I am trying to get right. So I took a late lunch break and put together some slightly glitchy ambient. It was made using a couple of instances of Omnisphere inside Ableton Live.

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