351 – Long Acre

Another little piece using a new melody, some stretched old pad sounds, backed by a sample from Kakistocracy and some street sounds from Long Acre in London.

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322 – Inverno

It’s cold, it’s frosty and I made this little stretch drone whilst wrapped in the warmth of my duvet early this morning. Not feeling particularly creative, but enjoyed this enough to share it.

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298 – 5am

Niall was up in the night and once I had him settled, I was wide awake and it was 3am. I decided to try and create something to fit the stillness of the night outside and the pending sunrise. By 5am, it was complete.

I think this fitted the scene. I hope you do also.

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295 – Running Scared [ambienteered]

I took the winning Azerbaijan Eurovision 2011 entry and played around with a short sample of it using Ableton Live, Max for Live and Paulstretch.

Short, but sweet. Hope you like it?

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291 – Diumenge III

The final piece from the Palma Cathedral captures. This drone work also includes some externally grabbed street sounds from around the building.

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Bandcamp release of ‘more’

You may be aware that I have been cataloging my work into their originally intended album formats and releasing them in a myriad of formats via Bandcamp.

My latest work ‘more’ is up at http://ambienteer.bandcamp.com/album/more

Please take a look and grab a copy or whatever else you fancy. There really is no obligation to buy anything, but if you feel you can, please do so. It really will help me cover the costs of running this blog and making more for you all.

Thanks… x

278 – Cellodrone

Nothing I am making right now is really hitting the spot. I know that I just need to keep plugging away and something will come.

This drone, made on my Samsung N110 netbook, was made by layering a few transposed, detuned and stretched single shot cello samples in Ableton Live Lite 8 with a little reverb to blend the rough edges.

It’s a little raw, but does have a hypnotic effect if you use headphones and a dark, chilled space to take it in.

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Ambient Compilation 26

Here is the twenty sixth compilation from me, to you.

Sorry that it’s taken so long to create, but life has been busy and I just haven’t had the free time to create as much.

I still intend to document and share ideas as I create my next main project, which is likely now to start sometime in November.

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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259 – Binari

An hour or so of lunchtime noodling brought about this little piece. Made using a sample of a train pulling into Pisa, with the faint sound of distant bells peeling adding a little extra depth to it. The tannoy chime was sampled and made into a little arpeggiated toybox bell to accompany the spread out texture of the railway line.

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256 – Echoes of Venice

Another piece made from capturing a small snapshot of a random radio transmission, this time on the FM band.

This was a 45 second sample of an Italian concerto recorded straight into Live 8 with the output passed through around 20 racked effects.

This was then rendered, transposed down a few semitones, filtered and stretched slightly to create this dreamy echo of something from another time.

I hope you like it?

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