Archive for February 2011

 
 

279 – Albedo

I’m in need of some bright sun and luminous blue to break through the flat stone grey sky. I long for the Balearics, where the light bounces of the sand and the turquoise sea.

April cannot come quick enough.

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278 – Cellodrone

Nothing I am making right now is really hitting the spot. I know that I just need to keep plugging away and something will come.

This drone, made on my Samsung N110 netbook, was made by layering a few transposed, detuned and stretched single shot cello samples in Ableton Live Lite 8 with a little reverb to blend the rough edges.

It’s a little raw, but does have a hypnotic effect if you use headphones and a dark, chilled space to take it in.

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277 – Codeine

I’m slowly beginning to feel a lot better, but I have a nagging pain issue and sleep is a little difficult now that I have exhausted my Codeine prescription. So I have turned to Ableton and Reaktor to help me create something hypnotic and opiate-like to aid my slip into the arms of Morpheus.

This piece has a long slow intro which means this is at its best with headphones on and a comfortable darkened space in which to relax.

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276 – Reflection

It’s been a while I know. I’m still not quite right, but I made something a little shimmery this afternoon, the first thing in a couple of months and felt, on reflection, whilst it’s not much more than a noodle, it was something I wanted to share. Thanks to each and every one of you kind enough to ask after me. I hope to be creating more often in the not too distant future.

BTW, Nickie? Thank you for looking after and putting up with me ;) xxxx

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