A short, Harold Budd inspired soundscape for cello and Electric Piano for the springtime rain.
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Just in time for the new year, I’ve taken part in Marc Weidenbaum’s Instagr/am/bient compilation by contributing both an image (above) and a track called “Silhouettes”, inspired by Naoyuki Sasanami’s photo below. The idea behind the Instagr/am/bient project first came up from a twitter conversation Marc and I had about how Instagram images look a lot like album covers, and that he’d really like to hear the album that went with the photo above. Quickly enough, he put the idea out there, and here we are.
This photo, with its silhouettes and shadows, inspired me to use more discrete transformations such as digital editing and pitch shifting in my piece. The main phrase in the piece is a digitally edited and pitch shifted piano figure, highlighted with several cello tracks treated with a mixture of overdrive and reverberation. Looking at the photo reminds me of those moments right after waking where everything is out of focus and reality snaps into place after a second. I tried to recreate an extended recreation of that transition from dream state to reality, when sunlight floods the room and the day starts anew.
A full stream of the project is above, and a PDF document showing all of the photos is available from the dedicated website. Please enjoy!
I’m proud to announce that my Winterborne EP is freshly mastered (by the very capable John McCaig at PanicStudios) and now available as high quality mp3s/lossless formats. Price is pay as you like, (which includes free, by the way). This is the first release from my netlabel Waveguide Audio, which will include some freebies in the future.
More info can be found on the Waveguide Recordings site.
Note that I’ve decided to change the title to Winterborne from Winterdrone as I wanted to avoid confusing this EP with Talking Makes No Sense’s release “The Winter Drones” (which is also an excellent album and also available on bandcamp).
tracklist for Vital Weekly 676:
0014 Stephen Vitiello & Molly Berg – Geese
0607 Cisfinitum – Hermine
0906 EGK – Interval
1206 Horchata – Satellite
1504 Oo-Ray – If We Aren’t Blind
2102 Bas van Huizen
2401 Genetic Transmission – Spiral
2702 Wasteland Jazz Unit
From the kinda-redundant-but-still-cool department: Nadja covers MBV’s ‘Only Shallow’:
(Download via Pitchfork)
Another release of which I am proud to have taken a small part in is the Wilkins Mop EP. Wilkins Mop is a collaboration between Mike Jedlicka (of Panmixia and Opticecho records) and Nathan Carver Smith, playing all sort of instruments (guitar, bass, sitar, shakuhachi, etc). Bernard Moss (of Fila Brasilia and Pork Recordings fame) contributed flute and I contributed some cello.
Saw Michael Gira (of Swans and Angels of Light fame) tonight. Just amazing. What he can do with just an acoustic and his johnny cash gone wrong voice is heart wrenching. Watching him is like watching an old time snake handler – terrifying, but you can’t keep your eyes off hi.
Just found a track that he played tonight via Sound of Indie, the mind blowing Destroyer: