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242 – As the Sun sets

This is my second piece created using some of the ambient sounds captured at the 2010 Solstice at Stonehenge.

The overall sound, aside from the piano, comes from a few distant crowd shouts/cheers and some acoustic guitar captures that have been heavily stretched, layered and effected.

This, for me, represents the atmosphere that only a few people seemed to take in, that the setting of the sun, that evening, was as important as its rise on the 21st.

I hope you like it?

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Ambient Compilation 24

Dedicated to the memory of the most ‘Fantastic!’ Frank Sidebottom. Really sad to see you go…

Here is the twenty fourth zip file containing the latest ten tracks posted (well 11 actually, as there is a stretch version of Voices included too).

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.

As ever, thank you for listening, your shouts out and retweets etc. I appreciate you taking the time to check these out.

231 to 240 – 96kbps – zip file (53Mb)
231 to 240 – 320kbps – zip file (169Mb)

240 – Warm Stones

This is the first piece made solely from the ambient recordings I made at this year’s solstice celebration at Stonehenge. Made using Ableton Live 8, Max for Live, Reaktor 5 and FabFilter Timeless.

It symbolises the warmth that was radiating from the stones throughout the night. I really felt something special run through me as I touched them for the first time.

I pass them four times each fortnight on my travels to Somerset and will feel more connected to them than ever before.

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