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So 2012 is almost over and I’ll shortly be thumbing my nose at the Mayans. I had hoped to make an album or at the very least an EP but it didn’t happen, I only made two track that I felt were worthy of release (some may say neither are worthy of course) but at least it was for something special, the 5th anniversary of Rec72
I contributed two tracks to the album, including this one.
So if you like this, then you’ll love the album because all the other tracks are better than mine.
Oh and did I mention it’s free? http://rec72.net/?p=2976
I’ve been posting more on my photography site because I hadn’t been making much music recently. However I was inspired by an invitation to contribute two tracks to the upcoming Rec72 anniversary compilation which is coming out in October. Rather than dig out something from the vault, I decided to record two new tracks, “Anima” and “The Final Days of The Space Cowboys”. “Anima” was pretty much done already but “Space Cowboys” was made especially for this album.
The album will feature 2 tracks each from Bitbasic, deef, Eigenheimer, Lofiuser, Pandacetamol, Radio Scotvoid, Small Colin and me. So in other words it will be a collection of top-notch Electronica made by a group of very talented people……….oh and some amateurish ambient noodling from me.
After only releasing EPs I’d been toying with the idea of making an album and after coming into contact with Net Label Rec72 I decided to make one, a lot of the tracks had already been recorded, some finished, some half finished and some like “Don’t Panic” were made especially for this album.
It’s entitled Soft Shapes and Rec72 is a Creative Commons label so that means it’s free to download.
Way too late with this one, I started this for the Reckoner Remix Contest but became disillusioned with the whole contest so I shelved it before it was finished, I came back to it a few weeks ago and decided to finish it off.
Here’s Nude Remix. Both tracks are downloadable, just click the arrow on the right hand side of the player.
Here’s a visual preview of the Soft Shapes album which will be released on April 1st by Rec72
You can watch it here
It’s been a busy time with some new releases coming very soon, the Bare Bones EP will be out on Lona Records in a few days and the Soft Shape download album is also due on Rec72.
Another project I had the pleasure of working on was a another Radio Scotvoid remix album. As usual Scott Buchanan has collected a range of diverse artists to mangle and mutilate his track “I Love Special K”
The official release date is 8th April but you can download it now from Bandcamp
Next month the netlabel Rec 72 will be releasing my first download album ‘Soft Shapes’ which features lots of new and unreleased material.
Here’s a taster
My first experiment with Sony Vegas, 3 different videos combined to create a surreal effect. In Minor Motion is taken from the forthcoming Bare Bones EP.
Had some good news the other day, Lona Records will be releasing my new EP. The release date hasn’t been finalised but I’m guessing it will be early 2010.
Each track is available as full length preview at Last FM and Track 4 can be downloaded for free. I’m working on a video for the lead track which involves stop motion/time-lapse photography, so it’s taking forever to finish.
My favourite of the four is Sakura, inspired by Cherry Blossoms, Japanese Horror Movies, Brian Eno and Metronomes. It’s a free floating melody set over a repeating drum loop.