Aside from an absolutely DISASTEROUS hockey game I watched, I spent some time in the studio. I started playing with something yesterday that is evolving in my mind as a long form ambient broadcast. Tentatively titled 'Lethologica', it's got a nice modular noodle with some beats and samples under it. I'd like to do some more sound design for it and load up the Octatrack before I record it. The hard part, as always, will be finding the time to do so. Maybe I need to take a Work From Home day Thursday…
It’s been a long time since I did a broadcast..almost 2 years, actually. In that time, I sank into a deep and angry depression which I am only now really digging myself out of. It cost me a lot, but I think I’m moving forward in the right direction now.
I don’t want to dwell on that here and now. Right now, I want to focus on the music.
I've sort of committed myself to posting to my blog every day. Unfortunately, I don't always have anything new and interesting to say…which could make it difficult.
I *DO* however have a lot of old media that had been posted to my other blog that is still out there on YouTube, SoundCloud, BandCamp, etc. that I can repost with some commentary. Hurray for recycled content!
So let's get started, shall we?
This was done for one of my broadcasts in 2013. I keep meaning to start them up again, but just don't seem to find the time..
I had a brief improvisation last night on my virus. I was just programming a patch when this sort of ambient pad piece started flowing out of my fingers. In my head, I could hear a machine loop and drums and a sort of drone off the modular..maybe a simple pulsing bass sound to push it forward..but my audience of one only heard the one part.
“I like that. It gives me images in my mind.” she said.
If only she could hear the piece as I do. What images would it draw?