Archive for June 2011

 
 

304 – Experiment One

For the first time, I have used a guitar to make some ambient drone. This is the first piece of a bunch that will involve my attempts to create something beautiful using an instrument I cannot play. These experiments will be spread over a long time to allow myself a chance to get some time on other instruments that I don’t currently have access to. It was made plugging a £79 electric guitar into Live 8 on my laptop, via usb, with a LOT of Reaktor reverb placed in its path. One take, three layers.

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303 – Stellar

Feeling low. I should be at StoneHenge, awaiting the arrival of dawn, looking for the sun. Instead, I made this piece with Aung San Suu Kyi in my head and heart. This wonderful woman is as close to stellar as anyone could be.

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302 – Sunnesin

This lunchtime as the sunshine broke through for the first time in a few days, I noodled about with a small ten second snippet from Elbow’s Lippy Kids. Guy’s (Craig’s?) simple, yet truly moving, two note piano chord progression was pulled apart stretched, reversed, layed and effected to reflect the magic of the light that was brightening my mood, just as Elbow’s music does for me also. I just hope he and the rest of the boys won’t mind my little twist on their wonderful work. This release, after all, is not a commercial one.

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301 – Corona

Made earlier this evening as the sun slipped into view between the dark clouds well before the dusk closed in. Its warmth and light lit up the room in which I noodled before quickly disappearing. This is how it sounded to me.

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Latest EPs released on Bandcamp

My latest EPs ‘diunmenge’ and ‘frequencies’ are up at http://ambienteer.bandcamp.com

Please take a look and grab a copy or anything else you fancy.

There really is no obligation to buy anything, but if you feel you can, please do so. It will help me cover the costs of running this blog and making more for you all in the future.

Thanks… x

Ambient Compilation 30

Here is the thirtieth compilation that I have made for you all.

Consider checking out all my releases on Bandcamp? You can grab pristine versions of most of my work so far and have a variety of formats to choose from. They are free to download, but if you can contribute a just couple of pounds/euro/dollars, it would help and delight me v.much.

Thanks for your support.

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 and distribute.

291 to 300 – 96kbps – zip file (36Mb)
291 to 300 – 320kbps – zip file (115MB)

300 – The End Is Just The Beginning

Three hundred pieces. Eight hundred and forty one days. Fearful of repeating myself. That said, I probably will. ;)

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