Archive for May 2010

 
 

230 – Ticket Hall

OK, this is rough and ready. The ambient sound of the ticket hall at Westminster tube made to do a little harmonic singing. Slightly spoilt by some tiny finger movements on the Zoom, but it does kind of grow on you.

It is just experimental, so it’s ok if this is one piece that most of you pass by.

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229 – Harmonia

Wandering the North Laine area of Brighton last weekend, I picked up a £3 harmonica from a shop that sells a myriad of things that you’d really never need, but somehow get drawn towards.

I can’t play the harmonica, yet with the Zoom H4n and some manipulation in Ableton Live 8, something harmonious resulted from a little lunchtime experimentation.

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228 – Retrograde

Today has been one of those days where things, if they could go wrong, have gone wrong. It’s not a doomed day just yet, but it sounds a little like this to me right now.

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227 – The Nature of Things

A piece for someone who needed it this evening. They know who they are. I hope it soothes and helps them to sleep.

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226 – Carousel

Yesterday’s trip to Brighton for the Artist Open Houses also involved my using the Zoom H4n to capture some ambient sounds. One of these was of the seafront carousel. A few seconds of the ride’s organ, family shouts and pebbled footsteps have been stretched and effected to make a slightly unsettling listen.

Dream-like, but one with an edge of something less inviting.

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225 – Echoic

I’ve been busy working on a few small pieces for a DVD documentary (my first!) and this track evolved. It didn’t seem right for that project, but I like it, so I’m sharing it with you instead.

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224 – Quiescent

My attempt to create something before sleep went nowhere, in fact I lay motionless for ages and slowly drifted off. When I woke at 5am, the stillness of the morning led me to make this.

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223 – For Alex

Extemely saddended to hear of the passing of Alejandro Mendez, the co-head of my Netlabel in Barcelona, PublicSpaces Lab. This little piece, made in memory of him, in the early hours, is for his family, friends & colleagues.

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222 – Petrichor

As the clouds open, I’ve delayed my plan to venture out for lunch.

Through my open window, the strange sweet scent of newly fallen rain upon parched grass and tarmac, fills the room.

Instead, I made this.

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221 – Reverberar

Still sleepless, I decided to continue playing about in the early hours with a few big soft Reaktor/Fab Filter synths with silly amounts of reverberation and delay.

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