August 6, 2016
August 5, 2016
A playlist for you today, a mini album, an EP. Four tracks that take you on a journey, or rather lose you on one.
The apps used: Moodscaper, Gadget, AudioShare, Dedalus, ApeFilter, FLUX:FX.
I hope you enjoy the experience. Rock on Tracklings.
August 3, 2016
The Crucible Burns (Slow & Dark):
Slow and dark, mean spirited and painful; this Beatscape borders on the chaotic and the abstract, it punishes the pure and the wicked alike, it lavishes it’s disinterested brutality on all comers. You have been warned.
iMaschine 2, Dedalus, ApeFilter, AudioShare.
July 25, 2016
Searching For The Language Of Ultimate Clarity:
A Beatscape today; minimal, sparse, harsh, uncompromising.
The title is from Solshenitsyn’s In The First Circle which I am currently rereading in a new translation; it seems to me to encapsulate not only this track but my whole Beatscape concept where I am attempting to a) tell a story, b) describe a journey, c) present a picture, and/or d) evoke a feeling. All with the most minimal tools and with no, or at least very little, recourse to melody and harmony; relying instead on my favourite elements in music: rhythm, texture, and colour (timbre).
On a side note I often reread my favourite books (this is my 4th reading of this one) just as I re-watch favourite movies and TV shows and re-listen to favourite songs and albums and indeed re-visit favourite artworks in galleries or books. This surprises some people but I don’t understand why.
iElectribe provided the basis of this track assisted by AudioShare, ApeFilter, Dedalus, and AUFX:Dub.
July 22, 2016
An uncompromising, harsh, noisy Beatscape today. Perhaps my favourite kind.
I don’t know why I called it Apparent Calm as there is no calm of any kind here. Irony? Sarcasm? Stupidity? If I don’t know who does?
iElectribe is the culprit here with AudioShare, ApeFilter, and Dedalus as accomplices.
July 21, 2016
July 20, 2016
Maschine A Day #20:
Part of my ongoing occasional series of quick tracks made with iMaschine, this was jammed into AudioShare with Dedalus and ApeFilter. Slow and sparse (which you may have noticed is how I roll) it has a quirky quality that appeals to me.
July 15, 2016
Dressed For Distressed:
A Beatscape using only some of the more rhythmically oreintated Gadgets in Gadget.
I’m cramming lots of family and friends stuff in the last few days of my holiday so please forgive me if these posts have gotten a bit laconic 🙂
July 10, 2016
June 21, 2016
I have been continuing with my experimentations with the Abu Dhabi and Bilbao gadgets in Korg’s Gadget, and while it’s been fun I’ve struggled to make a whole track by beginning with them. So today I have combined three of these attempts into one track whose genre I am therefore going to describe as Patchwork Beatscape HipHop (hee hee).
I loaded some beats that I made in Alchemy and ElasticDrums into Abu Dhabi as well as using some inbuilt stuff.
I exported the tracks into Auria and spent ages collaging them together then finally added a two word vocal which I cut up and arranged into the timeline.