The question of an audience to this blog is a mystery to me, but I know I have approached it as a visual and audio playground and so when I get the chance to actually complete a track, even if short it feels worthy to surface it somewhere, and this is a natural home to me after having the blog for 10 years, despite an extremely sporadic routine to it, depending what's happening in life.
The first minutes with any music tool and the first thoughts are so key to what the energy turns and evolves to. I have been keen to learn notes and chords and every now and then I try to make a track as a learning process and chord progressions is really a fascinating progress. So much to learn but was positive about the direction of this track, which I called Giant Card after conversations with my partner when she draw this view of an imaginary giants using the oil canvases as a set of cards, a node to its format and an out of this world context, an idea she shared that I loved.
By the means that there has been little posts here, I found this little gem that made me just want to share inspiration. I followed Rone since a few years, and I find him to create some of the most interesting productions out there. With this release he has created a really romantic dreamy vibe, which was rather grabbing. Lyrics by Frédéric Farrucci & Camélia Jordana and performed by Camélia Jordana.
Very much a dream to be back here in New York, even if I do realize it always comes at a cost to experience all the things you do here. Without wanting to repeat things, this time I want to continue seeking. I am drawing as much as in Germany, in the energy vein of inspiration. The feet pay for it, but at least there isn't the lab wait time. It's always a story of patience and letting go.
From Phonica: Rigning is essentially one long track split into movements. It depicts a city sleeping as gentle rain falls and dubbed out grooves zone you out. Yagya's style is always patient and slow burning, his grooves are long and drawn out and his pads reach up into the heavens. This whole album in coated in a warm fuzz and is a real comfort on dark, long, cold nights.
This sound from Iceland is coming in so lifting for a January.
An important thing this year will be to find ways to give body to various sideprojects I've been engaging with with a deep dive. One significant passion has been to start writing music. 2018 Marked this for me, and this is the first one I make public.
Pretty inspiring release from Four Tet. And further, from the making story:
"Created on a laptop computer using Ableton Live software to control and mix VST plugins as well as manipulations of audio recordings. Plugins used for sound generation include Omnisphere, Kontakt, Dexed and Arturia V Collection."
Early June this year he played Brockwell Park in London Field Day and it was a pretty special thing to see, after Floating Points had set the space really boiling. One thing I won't forget though, as the space was not designed for the amount of people that came to see him, and as people were pushing and getting edgy he held off the start of his set, to mixed reactions from some of the impatient, disoriented ravers. It actually got pretty claustrophobic so they acted fair to take that stand.
Kudos for him and team for setting the framework for people to not go too far. I won't forget that. Once the security and staff got the stage under control he kicked it off and wow...this is taking you somewhere new.
These events never work when they get out of hand. For that disposition for the above, and the variety of music he produces I'll say he is great twice.