Archive for June 2009

 
 

117 – Incidental

In the small hours of the night I woke due to the heat and the noise of a delivery at 4am. I decided to set myself a goal of making something incidental in 30mins, so that I could then try to use it to fall back to sleep.

Using a simple loop across four sounds, some small randomisation tools, repeat effects and a long release reverb in Live, I made this. Guess what? It did the trick. Very soon after I had a flying dream. Perfect.

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116 – Israel

Short on time today as after a lovely weekend away, I’ve quite a bit of urgent work to get done.

However, I have managed to go back to the Eurovision series during my lunch break and this little piece is the result of an hour of randomness with the Israeli entry.

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115 – Ulysses

This is a little ode to the spacecraft Ulysses, which after 18 years of service, is soon to be shutdown. This is how imagine its final minutes of communication to sound against an imagined (given the vacuum of space) solar sonic background. Goodbye and thanks for all the data.

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114 – Neda

This is a track written especially for the ‘Music For Freedom’ project which I urge you to check out. If you are a musician, please participate. Even if you are not, you can simply record yourself saying the word freedom in your native language and send that in. Find out more here.

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113 – Axon

In an attempt to freshen my synapses, I decided to record myself hitting a few kitchen objects last night whilst I was on chatting on Twitter. After feeding those samples into Reaktor and Live with some unorthodox effects settings, this is the result. Sorry if it’s a little too odd for some.

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112 – The Call

I’m sure this little piece has come about as an outlet for the sadness I feel inside for the people of Iran. It is a short and sombre sound for a rather disturbing few days.

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111 – Greece

The Greek entry is the next to get the ambient treatment. A small looped piece of the opening is used with a couple of delays and reverbs to make this sweet little thing.

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Ambient Compilation 11

Here is the eleventh zip file containing the latest ten tracks posted. There are two zip files, one for lower bitrate MP3s and the other for the rather better 320kbps files.

All of the tracks here are free for you to download.

Thank you for your continued support.

101 to 110 – 96kbps – zip file (28Mb)

101 to 110 – 320kbps – zip file (97Mb)

110 – Spain

Not much time to play with sound this weekend, but before Niall was up today I did a little bit of sonic noodling with the Spanish eurovision entry. This song was bottom of the pile. I hope this version, although a little shorter, is a little better?

Ambient Compilation 11 will be up tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone.

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109 – Haloalkane

Whilst taking a little break from doing the remaining Eurovision pieces, I wanted to explore the process I’ve been using to play with some found sounds. The simple and naive piece has been made purely from the sound of an old fridge. Hope you love how this humble kitchen servant reveals its sonic beauty.

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