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I've been a little slow in moving forward on my latest album, Age of Discovery. I released it on Bandcamp back in May, but I didn't get around to setting up a sales page for CD's until now. I kept thinking I'd order a box full and have them ready for a live show, but the show didn't pan out this summer. But, I just got my personal copies of the CD in the mail today from Kunaki. The printing looks great! So, if you would like the extra-special look and feel of a real disc with printed jewel case, and liner notes, all shrink-wrapped and shipped to your door, you can check out the Cloudwalk CD sales page at:
You can also order my first album Skyscapes on the site as well.
I think I like c and d... and elements of the other three. All quick easy listens... basically me, my phone, my piano, and just playing (and over playing in places). Older improvs at the link as well.
Updated the member release section with all releases from July, Jana
Updated the member release section with all releases from June, Jana
Updated the member release section with all releases from May, Jana
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The 7 tips aren't bad - worth a skim. I have one of his solo albums and some stuff of his with Laurent Garnier. - John
The Finnish Know How to Finish
Jori Hulkkonen is a renowned Finnish producer and musician. Whether making music under his own name, as a member of Sin Cos Tan or as the director of The Acid Symphonic Orchestra, he’s always creating. We were lucky enough to get his top tips for finishing tracks.
Jori directing the ASO, which boasts ten Roland TB-303 bassline synthesizers and either a TR-808 or a TR-707 drum machine.
One of the reasons I got into electronic music in the first place was the concept of doing everything by myself. The idea of a one man operation sounds great and kinda romantic (and it is!), it does suggest that you actually master all these different stages; writing, playing the instruments, the actual production and mixing (we’ll leave mastering out for now).
I’ve always mixed my own records, and for better or for worse, you can usually hear it. As a self-educated musician and engineer with my roots dating back to the pre-internet era, I’ve had to learn all these aspects by trial and error. On a couple occasions I’ve had my songs mixed by someone else, just to hear what the difference would be. I’ve always hated the end result, although some might argue that…
Palimpsest is a new improvising duo consisting of me and the great vocalist Laurie Amat (who has worked with the Residents among others, and is now a live looping master). This is our first track, Canticum I. Hope you like it.
We have a couple of upcoming gigs in Northern New England:
I found the below article here: http://www.ufunk.net/en/artistes/robots-retro-donuts-eric-joyner/
But the real joy is the artist's website and all of his galleries over the years - many including pencil sketches before the final artwork. Yay! Great stuff! http://ericjoyner.com/ - John
The creations made ??from retro robots and donuts of the artist Eric Joyner. Based in San Francisco, Eric Joyner is an american freelance illustrator / artist with quite impressive charts. In addition to clients such as Electronic Arts, Mattel Toys, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, Microsoft and so on, he has to his credit numerous exhibitions and received numerous awards for his work.…Continue
TL;DR version: I wrote nine music loops over the weekend for a video game challenge. This is my thoughts on the process. It is a copy/paste from my blog here: http://btothethree.tumblr.com/post/95797466702/ludum-dare-30-postmortem ;
Another Ludum Dare has come to pass. Overall, I am pleased with how this challenge has gone for me. There were things that went well, but other things I could have done much better.
For those unaware, the Ludum Dare is a game development competition focused on creating a video game in 48 hours (solo) or 72 hours (team). Back in December I participated in the challenge and created 8 songs over the course of 48 hours. This time around I ended up writing another 8 songs within the 48 hour limit, and then an extra one the following day.
You can hear all of the songs I’ve created for the Ludum Dare challenge on my soundcloud page here:
Overall, the process went well. Doing postmortems is something I’m notoriously bad at and I need to get this information down while it’s still fresh in my mind.
Going into the challenge, I didn’t have much prepared. I did my best to schedule out my weekend to allow the most time to focus on creating. I spent a few hours messing around with some audio given to me by a friend. That warmup was definitely needed since I had been running into a bit of a dry spell the past month or so.
I had many second thoughts moving into this. I hadn’t been doing well with creating anything and it was starting to get under my skin. I was seriously worried I would sit down and just flounder for 48 hours with nothing to come out of it.
Following the same…Continue
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