As 2017 draws to a close i finish an EP of ambient music i have been working on last half of December.
Winter Also EP
Winter Also is a return to my early ambient improvisation style but includes some more abstract sound sources as appose to just vst instruments with lots of reverb on. The EP is my 6th in the Nebulae Music/HAMG Electronic series of releases, back tracking to my first album “Summit” as being the “First” HAMGEL release (obviously i made it before HAMGEL, but it fits with the catalogue).
a notable sound source used on the EP is on “December Sleet” where i decided to use wineglasses to get sustained drones, more on that in a later post.
I got the idea for the EP last day of semester when i recorded some improvised synth pad at the college. I began with the Nord Lead then added some Juno 106 along with a VST organ. Afterwards extra vst layers, guitar and the wine glasses were recorded at home.
Hope to work on another EP and album over next year, more of the rock stuff to come along with hopefully some gigs aswell 😉
Here is the first of a series of logs to document the production process of a 20 minute track. The piece entitled “For the Sake of Patience” is to be handed in as a degree assignment but will also be released along with a second track in an EP a the end of the project when the track is finalized.
I began by creating midi tracks with various VST synthesizers and drum kits. I then started to record ideas down.
At the early stages i wasn’t sure what i wanted the piece to be. I knew i wanted it to be Electronic, but i didn’t know what styles and genres i would incorporate into the project. I also wanted to incorporate some rock influences into the piece by having some live drums in places and also guitar and bass guitar.
Next i sequenced all loops and tracked any additional parts to get a solid basis of the piece.
After doing all this, i had a solid piece of music to work on. Next step will be recording live drums for the appropriate sections and also Vocals, the latter of which will be recorded next week.
As I am not far from finishing my first album “Recluses Handbook” I decided to release a single from the album. “Weightless” is a sad song and a happy song at the same time. The Band and I all enjoy playing this one live and hope you enjoy listening to it.
The B-Side “Recluses Lament” is an ambient piece recorded under Nebulae Music. I decided to release this with “Weightless” as i felt it had a similar contrasting mix of feelings.
Hope you enjoy both the single and b-side, links down below and more to come in the future…
It’s Taken me a while to complete this album, had tracks added, tracks removed and ultimately i am happy with what i have produced. Artwork this time around has been designed by Leanne Cushnie Photography.
The album will see it’s Zenapolae release by early May.
Nebulae music Volume iii is finally on its way with the Bandcamp release being on Tuesday 21st March. The album is set to be released through net label Zenapolae in late April/early May.
Volumes 1 and 2 were also released via Zenapolae.
You can preview on the tracks here called “April Snow”
I plan to possibly do a small CD run for this release to be sold at solo gigs alongside solo material that i plan to release onto CD as well for a small run.
Finally i am also going to be incorporating styles from techno, trance, dub and house music into future releases which i hope interests you reading this post. One example that will be re-recorded and re-released is “Electronirock”.
This version released on Soundcloud earlier this year is a demo created as part of a degree assignment.
(P.S. i plan to possibly release a second track on sound cloud soon alongside the albums release so stay tuned)
i have just finished and released a new EP as part of the drone ambient series “Nebulae Music”. This is my 3rd release as part of the series with 2015 seeing “Nebulae Music Vol.1” and this year “Nebulae Music Vol.2: Background Radiation” both released through the ambient electronic net label Zenapolae.
I now introduce to you “mind EP” including two outtakes from vol.2 and a new track “I Am Eye” which i literally recorded and produced last night.
you can purchase the new EP on bandcamp along with the entire back catalog with 50% off!!!
Now for the weather…
got a couple more gigs coming up at Bar 42 thanks to a new partnership i have entered with Mark Knowles the owner so expect many 42 gigs. The next coming gig is on 20th July and will headline New Tropics supported by Dialysis (TBC) , Etcetera and Hot Air Music’s Luke Amor. you can check out the facebook event page here.