Archive for the Category noise

 
 

356 – Transmit

This piece is the first in series of noisy, glitchy and v.electronic sounding tracks. I have struggled to create anything with melody recently, so I decided to switch to using Reaktor ensembles, utilising randomisation and self-generating sound modules.

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333 – Automatic Doors

This v.experimental piece is a recording taken yesterday of the automatic doors of a supermarket in Addlestone, Surrey. It’s a really amazing sound and I can’t think why they’ve chosen such noisy, if harmonic motors.

I’ve simply layered three versions of the recording, each warped a little in pitch, to thicken things, and slightly effected the overall mix with some eq and a little reverb.

I hear a sound that reminds me of childhood days playing in tower block lifts, with the sound of the wind whistling through the elevator shafts in which we travelled along with the clunks, clicks and the singing electrical motors.

Hope you like it?

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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.

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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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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321 – A Song From 7.30 MHz

Another experiment scanning the shortwave bands. Seeking out some odd melodic interlude and once captured, adding reverb and a few other effects and tricks to transform it into a sleepy, filtered soundscape, reminiscent of the imperfect signal, bandwidth and output of my little 1970′s transistor radio.

I love this type of sound and I hope you like this as much as I do?

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313 – Light Up The Sky

Yet another piece born from a period of awakening well before the dawn arrived.

It’s a soundtrack to rhythmically nurse you back to your dreams whilst you watch the moon and stars light up the sky outside your bedroom window.

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Ambient Compilation 31

Here is the thirty-first 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.

301 to 310 – 96kbps – zip file (37Mb)
301 to 310 – 320kbps – zip file (122MB)

306 – Nocturne

A night of restless sleep and bewildering dreams led me to be fully awake at 6am. Rather than try in vain to return to sleep, I decided to revisit some Conet samples and took one from Disc 2 and made it into something resembling a ghostly brass & woodwind section playing a strange and haunting nocturnal soundscape. Not unlike the effect that these original broadcasts had on me, under the bed covers, late in the evening, as a young boy.

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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