Archive for October 2012

 
 

341 – Soyuz

Whilst looking for a little sonic inspiration, I came across a lovely batch of fantastic recordings at http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/sounds/sounds.htm. I use a couple of the space recording samples to flesh out this simple little motif that throws me back to the repetitive melodies that I would regularly discover somewhere odd along the shortwave frequencies as a child.

This is the result of my first hour with these samples to hand… expect more, hopefully more developed ideas to follow!

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340 – Wilderness

This little ambient drone is dedicated to the beautiful Nickie Fisher, my love, my best friend and soulmate. We celebrate five years together tomorrow. Without her, there would be no music or imagery for me to share. It’s that simple. She constantly leads me out of the wilderness.

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339 – A Hundredweight Of Thoughts

I’m struggling to be creative again. A work project that is pushing me way out of my usual sphere of expertise, the imminent arrival of darker, colder, wetter months and a hundredweight of thoughts are not helping.

This piece is not reflective of my usual work, but is an attempt to put down a aural example of just how my mind is working right now. I’m OK, but I really miss my more prolific bursts of sonic output. Where did it all come from and where did it all go?

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338 – Opiate

Unable to sleep last night at about 1am I loaded Reaktor into Ableton Live and set upon the task of creating a sound to sooth me to slumber. I opted to create a handful of layers of slighty detuned and filtered drones, allowing them to feed into the region of my brain that was riding a light opiate wave from my painkillers. This 13 minute drone had me dreaming by 3am. :)

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