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Fleuve Parasseux

Time to get back to the roots of this blog and get some music up! Here is my latest offering – “Fleuve Parasseux”

River

Fleuve Parasseux:

What’s that rubbish picture I hear you say?  Its a river of course, but I have taken the liberty of inconveniencing a few electrons and altered it using the free image “glitching” website available HERE

I love that we have access to fantastic technology, but then try and mess things up so that pictures look old, retro, faded and “glitched” or produce music then distort it to make it sound like its on tape, or add record scratches etc. Why do we strive for perfection and then try and quickly get away from it?

The track itself started as a piano piece which I recorded and then developed all the other parts around it.  Whilst uncharacteristically “nice” for the most part, I tried to add my own “glitch”.

New EP coming very soon including a collection of tracks from this blog, a couple of new “interludes” and an older track with new vocals all over it (not by me thankfully!)

 

Bucket of Tenatcles EP

It wouldn’t be right to have a musical blog without an official release, so here it is, the very first Bucket of Tentacles EP.  The anticipation is all my own, but this is a collection of my favourite pieces over the last year, along with a very limited edition CD cover (limited in that there is only one).

Bucket-of-Tentacles-EP

Bucket of Tentacles (17.5 hot minutes)

“My short collection of sounds inspired by, and dedicated to, the underwater world.  Like animals and habitats around the world, constantly under threat of destruction.  The majesty of the ocean and all that is within it should be preserved.  Let the tentacles rule.

All music taken from the Bucket of Tentacles blog, which has, and continues to be, a gradual progression of musical learning and exploration.”

Next steps are …… more piano practice, more composition practice, more mixing practice, and hopefully another EP…..

The Life Side

1. Tentaculus 

2. Batoidea

3. Perseus

4. Interlude

The Death Side

5. Big Mouth No Voice

6. Trecena

7. Last Chance to See