Archive for the Category minimalism
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?
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.
I think the spoken words in this piece, from a BBC documentary, a quotation from the artist Mark Rothko, sums up how I feel about life and the importance to me of the creative process. I’d be lost without it.
Sorry, it’s been a while. I’ll try not to leave it so long next time.
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.
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?
Spurred on by yesterday’s little piece, I turned my attention to using a couple of single second samples of Judie Tzuke’s vocal, from the magical Stay With Me Till Dawn, to create a gentle lullaby soundscape. Made in the early hours, just before the sun came up.
All done in Ableton Live using multiple instances of Simpler and internal effects.
Here is my thirty-second compilation for you all to (hopefully) enjoy.
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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.
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