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357 – Elevation

A slow drifting minimal piece to reflect the mood today brings for a myriad of reasons. Another addition to the ‘Recycler’ release due to go up on Bandcamp this weekend.

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355 – For Steve

Hearing of the passing of a Twitter and Facebook friend, Steve Morton, last month knocked me for six. He’d died a few weeks earlier and although I’d noticed I’d not heard from him for a while, the thought that anything was wrong never crossed my mind. They say online friends are not true friends, but his kind and supportive words always gave me a sense of the connection of being something real. I’ve struggled to create anything over recent weeks. I miss his tweets. He would have told me not to worry and be patient, knowing that the flow would return at some point.

This slow, meditative piece, a reworking of ‘Okno‘ from 2009, is for him, his family and anyone lucky enough to have known him… real-life or otherwise.

‘Recycler’ will be up on BandCamp in a few days.

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354 – Germania

This is a drone made out of a four year old EuroVision piece I made called Germany. It brings to an end this little bunch of recycler pieces. I’ll bundle them together and stick them up on Bandcamp soon.

Not too long, not to short…

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352 – Sojourn

Another piece made from rummaging through old unused snippets of unwanted recordings. I found a minute or two of my playing an old £99 guitar to make some drones. I find guitars pretty much alien to me, like a foreign land, that I love, yet don’t quite understand.

I recycled it into this little track.

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349 – Jetsam

This piece is essentially a working of Flotsam from a couple of years ago. This piece recycles the original to bring them both to a fitting conclusion. It’s a long slow moving, sometimes dreamy, sometimes not so drone with some little bursts soft analogue distortion that I really like. I hope you do too?

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348 – Milk

The third in a little chance inspired pieces. This one was rather simple. I recently bought the Ableton Live 9 Suite upgrade and wanted to test the new (and rather brilliant) audio to midi feature. I decided to use on of my own tracks as the sole sound source. To choose which it would be I decided to roll three dice and times the result to choose an article number from my blog. I rolled a 3, a 6 and a 4. So, track 72 – Milk Spilt, was used.

Why the title? I completed this as dawn broke and the sky really was a milky white in nature!

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347 – Fathoming

This is the second in a series of pieces where I use random methods to influence the completed work.

For this piece, I simply repeated the previous method, using old work as a source, starting with six new loops, however this time I cut down the total number of overall loops from sixty to thirty six (mainly because my poor little laptop was struggling).

The title comes from the dream which I just woke from this morning after drifting off when listening to the final version on a loop before sleep. I was diving, but couldn’t seem to get back to the surface and was helped by a whale. I think the recent story about Cetaceans helping to save the life of one of their own must have influenced this.

If you like drone, I hope you’ll like this.

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346 – Constellations

This is the first in a series of pieces where I use dice and other random methods to influence the completed work. It’s a drone version of Mozart’s Musikalisches Würfelspiel, I guess.

For this piece, I created sixty drones, based on variations of six initial ones created from old pieces of work. To get the sixty I used dice to determine the detuning, repitching and loop start points of each of the six until I had ten of each. I then used the dice to decide which of the sixty pieces would be layered on top of each other, as well as determining the global effect types and levels. I ran this through six times to get six candidates for the final piece. A final roll determined which I would post. The title of the piece stems from seeing the wonderful play Constellations in London which has had a profound effect on my reading material of late. My tiny brain is now trying acquire ‘some’ understanding of the quantum possibilites in life.

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345 – Vostock

The last in my little series of space sample pieces. This one includes Vostock 3 & 4 as well as a couple of other gems nestled amongst a gently rolling melody. Like most of my output it’s a lights out, headphones on piece.

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