Archive for February 2012

 
 

332 – Beware The Jabberwock

Someone I follow on Twitter because her tweets are often random and delightful… @burntbroccoli, posted an Audioboo, a recording of her reading a snippet of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky. I thought it was enchanting and wanted to embellish it a little.

This is the result. I love her voice on this. Hope you do also.

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Holocene – Bon Iver [ambienteered]

I love Bon Iver. I played around with a track of theirs during my lunchbreak.

I hope they don’t mind a little bit of stretching, layering and effecting.

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Latest release on Bandcamp – Hiemal – Free Download

Just a little announcement to let you know that my latest release ‘hiemal’ is now available to download for free from Bandcamp. Grab it while you can as Bandcamp does limit the number of free versions.

331 – Deliquesce

Here is another piece made for the Disquiet Junto project that I have been persuaded to share here also. Lots of lovely feedback about this piece has also ensured that this track is the final one on my next release (more of which will follow later today).

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330 – Coldhead

There is something about the end of winter that lifts my mood and has my mind daydreaming of better days ahead.

However, it’s also the time when all the bugs and colds seem to flourish. You go to bed feeling fine, have a restless night (no change there) and awake in a totally blocked up state.

I have a sore throat, raspy cough, headache, super-loud tinnitus and a general wish to stay in bed.

So with my coldhead, I quickly made this representation of the sound of the inside of my head when I woke and the mood I am in because of it.

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329 – Ice Cycles

This piece was created for the fantastic Soundcloud Disquiet Junto project a few weeks ago. Due to the positive nature of the comments I recieved, I have decided to share it here also, as well as adding it to my next release.

Hope you like it also?

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328 – Early Bird

A restless night with lucid dreams led to my being wide awake at 6am. This piece was an attempt to make something that would help me drift back off into some kind of slumber.

The birds were beginning their dawn chorus, but I didn’t really want to have to go outside and record them, so I searched online for something I could use. The background birdsong sample used is from http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/117113/. It’s a lovely dawn recording of a Dutch village, yet it closely resembled the sounds eminating from the garden into the bedroom. This helped me stay warm, for which I am grateful, but alas sleep never returned.

Maybe it will prove useful to you as an aid, easing into these tail-end of winter mornings?

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327 – Bukk Bukk

This little thing was made in the late hours of last night for the wonderfully surreal @burntbroccoli‘s Eye Hen. Everything you hear is made from a sample of a hen (chicken, I think).

It’s odd, but we like odd, don’t we?

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326 – Snowfall

My creative juices are not quite as flowing as they sometimes can be so in the early hours of the morning as a light flurry of snow was settling outside, I decided to try and make something generative in Ableton Live using a Max for Live step sequencer and its randomisation feature. Just like the individual snowflakes, as each note landed and was captured the overall piece seems to have a natural feel to it.

Hope you think so too?

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