It was one calendar year back now I introduced my seven albums about on Bandcamp all at after. Or “rereleased” one could say, as they all had been floating all over in highly obscure manner as cassettes and/or compact discs because way again in the working day.
The audio contained on all seven was recorded from the late eighties as a result of the early 2000s. In other words and phrases, it’s protected to say even the latest tracks on the seventh one, Round Logic, have been all very well about a decade previous, with some of the earliest material dating again much more than a quarter-century (sheesh).
Below they are (all out there for totally free down load, if you’re curious):
Daisy Hawkins (1987-1990) Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose (1989-1991) Perpetuum Cellular (1990-1991) The Omni-Balsamic Reinvigorator (1991-1995) Imbroglio (1991-1993) Welcome to Muscle Seashore (1993-1999) Round Logic (2000-2003)
I explain every single of the albums in a article listed here from past calendar year. Clicking as a result of to my Bandcamp site also receives you to much more information and facts about every single album (and every single keep track of). Six of the seven albums are all instrumental, with my pop-rock opus Welcome to Muscle Seashore the only one that includes tracks with lyrics & my vocals. (It is my Revolver, I joke.)
The audio was played on several instruments (guitars, bass, keyboards, pianos, percussion, keyboards and synths, and a midi sequencer) and made working with an previous Tascam four-keep track of cassette recorder which I continue to possess whilst is hardly in doing work situation anymore.
These times with Garage Band and related plans the operate of manufacturing such self-manufactured audio has turn out to be so significantly simpler to do. In truth, the course of action of digitizing these previous tracks and releasing it all on my possess has turn out to be trivially straightforward now compared to what had to be done way again when in purchase to get your recorded audio read by even a little viewers.
Among the dozens of unrealized suggestions I have laying about presently, one of them has been to build some video clips to go alongside with several tracks. In point, I’d like to set all of it up on YouTube at some stage — I even have a dedicated YouTube channel for it — but just haven’t gotten all over to it.
I’d also like to uncover a way to build new audio, whilst all over again it’s a make any difference of reestablishing some kind of “home studio” in which to do some recording. Meanwhile, I have been experimenting with some of the more mature tracks (such as some unreleased stuff), and from one of these experiments I came up with anything fascinating plenty of I’ve resolved to launch it as a new album now.
The album is termed Ex Machina and can properly be described as my 1st wholly “ambient” LP — a one, nearly 37-moment keep track of termed “Ex Machina (Redux).”
For this one, I took the opening keep track of of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose — a shorter loop of electric powered guitar and outcomes — and slowed it down a good deal (like 800 p.c) which resulted in a significantly extended, continue to uncannily melodic piece. I then reversed that keep track of and spliced the two segments together, added a couple much more treatments to it all, and the long piece is the outcome.
Unlike practically everything else from the earlier albums, this one operates rather very well as “writing music” (I’d suggest), for these who like to have anything to accompany their scribbling. Or if you’re continue to enjoying on the web poker, it could operate as a soundtrack for that, way too.
I’ve even manufactured a video clip for this one, a pretty gradual pan throughout a panorama picture of the farm capturing a reasonably spectacular sunset from a couple months back. Below it is:
It is almost certainly hard to consider, but each and every sound you hear was manufactured with an electric powered guitar. No shinola.
Feed-back plays a big part, of training course. In point that is where the identify of the keep track of came from, as the key melody was spontaneously produced from the comments currently being manipuated by the outcomes rack I was working with. In other words and phrases, while a human played the notes, a device (or multiple equipment, definitely) served as co-composers, to be absolutely sure.
Talking of comments, let me know what you imagine! And if you like it, go in advance and down load the audio about on Bandcamp.