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An ep of "detroit techno", from soft and drifting to hard and brutal, both in the classic style and also with more modern techniques.
This is a selection of layered and processed electronic tribal rhythms, crossing over from jazzy french house to relentless german techno.
Includes thought-provoking words from JBT and AC.
Audio: Vinyl crackles and tape hiss into a reverb unit with controlled feedback make simulated standing waves in a virtual room.
Video: Many bits of footage shot by me on Super8 and Hi8, WhiteSword's urbex, generative art from Cycling 74's Jitter and PoeticTerror, cropped/mirrored scenes involving corridors from commercial films.
A huge collection (28 tracks!) of synth experiments, mad rhythms in odd time signatures, funky straight fours, chiptune bleeps, and ambient textures with zero beats. Launch yourself into the unknown, and comfort yourself with the familiar.
The first of two CDs documenting my love of literal sound design and chains of unpredictable aliasing!
(a review quote:) Twisted dark futurism. A masterwerk of brooding menace, mystical melodies, outerspace discotronix, gonzo click-whirr breaks, sculpted noise, and grooves that limp and shuffle forth from the shadows like broken clockwork toys in a deserted mansion.
In 2003 I started keeping a dream diary. It was difficult at first, but after a while I found I could write down a lot of details as long as I wrote things down quickly. I didn't keep it up, tailing off around 2004 and finally stopping altogether in 2005.
This album features ambient music (not just drones as the title might suggest) overlaid with recordings of me reading aloud some of the dreams I wrote down during the period between 2003 and 2005 when my dream diary entries were most detailed.
There is also a version with just the music for people who don't want to listen to the dreams - but I've only put the version with me reading the dreams in the mp3 preview player.
This preview is 1 hour and 32 minutes long
you are encouraged to skip around in the
audio to find something you like.
One of my projects is freely available on archive.org; called [one hundred ambient tones], it is a collection of short ~40sec ambient audio snippets designed to be listened to in "random" or "shuffle" ordering. The transitions between tracks, chosen randomly by your machine on playback, become the focus.
The content varies from soft whiring drones to raucous screeching of metal-on-metal recorded with contact-microphones, Includes recordings of Bipolar Junction Transistor shot noise, reference noisefloors from many popular brands of VHS video recorders, waveforms from a YMF262 chip, and the results of altering the encoding and decoding of Linear Predictive Coding for voice communications, and of MP3 compression.
Some (very minimal) ambient things, made with an old toy casio keyboard and a guitar multi-effects pedal.
To get into the "sleepy ambient" vibe I've set things up next to my bed. I set a machine to record 30 minutes, put on headphones, lie down, then play until I fall asleep. Then in the morning I trim off the silence and listen back.
Some of the thicker textures on this album are the result of layering and overlapping a few of these experiments, but most are "one take no overdub" sounds beaming directly out of my nearly-unconcious mind.
In the winter of 2007, I began experimenting with using a mini FM transmiter and radio in a feedback loop. The result was a CD of weird noises perfect for sampling - most tracks under 2 minutes in length, with extremely interesting sonic material.
The first few tracks are demonstrations of what can be achieved through creative use of resampling, but the CD stands up by itself as an entertaining listen in its own right.
This record was made by modifying an old cassette recorder to act as a loop/echo machine. The tracks on this recording illustrate how nicely things can decay into a wobbly crackling mess of analogue squishyness!
This record was made in 2002 at the City of Bristol College. The Garry Barlow intro evolves into an alternately delicate and brutal soundscape that conjures up memories of twinkling lights on the Bristol skyline seen from the 6th floor of the CoBC buildings. Featuring Beni Williams on "Anori".