Latest release on Bandcamp – Ghosts – Free Download

Just a little announcement to let you know that my latest release ‘ghosts’ is now available to download for free from Bandcamp. Grab it while you can as Bandcamp does limit the number of free versions.

363 – Sway

A very simple swaying synth wash in homage to the fallen trees that once made the view from my window a thing of beauty before the winds rolled in.

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362 – Unfinished

Things have slowed down creatively in the past year. So this is to be my final piece for a while. Thank you for listening. x

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359 – Ventus

The news of the horror unfolding in the Philippines weighs heavily and I made this piece to show my love and support for the beautiful people of that country and to urge you to make a donation to one of the agencies that are on the ground, trying to help.

Oxfam
British Red Cross
UNICEF

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358 – Platea

This simple piece makes use of a couple of creative commons samples from FreeSound.org laid down as a backdrop to compliment the dampened haunting pads made using multiple Ableton Samplers with heavy processing using Reaktor 5 FX. It’s another piece that I’ve made to suit my mood right now. I hope you like it?

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samples used are Hannover Lane Rain & Suburbia in November under a Creative Commons Attribution and Non-Commercial use respectively. With thanks.

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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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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337 – Reawaken

This simple piece was made during late yesterday evening and finished in the small hours of this morning.

On a personal level, I have been trying to reach the light at the end of what has felt like a never ending tunnel of darkness, hence the lack of output for many months. Thankfully, the thoughts and sounds in my head are getting brighter and more uplifting as the days move on.

September, usually a month I dread for a few reasons, has unusually been a month of reawakening.

Using Ableton Live and a few home-made Absynth patches, this is how it all sounds to me.

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336 – Brittle

This piece is my initial attempt to play with decaying and distortion effects to create a delicate dirty brittle and melancholic sound. I’ve taken a small loop of a monophonic brass instrument recording and created several loops with slightly different start and end points. I’ve then layered them adding decay and distortion of varying amounts to each single layer and groups of layers. It’s a shift away from my lusher soundscapes.

It almost sounds like it’s from analogue tape. Tape is a medium I’d like to experiment with. I think this would be a richer piece for it.

It’s something that suits my mood right now.

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