Back at the end of May, I posted that for one month, I would create every day. Make something new… I called this 31 Days of Ambience. I had initially aimed for July, but, you know, life happened. I am however, going to do this for August.
August will not be easy to pull off, I am going on a week-long vacation with family on a lake in the middle of nowhere, I am closing (hopefully) on our new home… and so many other things that can easily push this to the back burner. This shall not rest there, and be delayed over and over.
I vow in August to publish a piece of ambient music each day. It will go here, on BandCamp, SoundCloud, and various FB groups. It will be available on Bandcamp for purchase if you see fit to do so… otherwise, it is yours for free. Do what you want with it. Create new works. It is free for the world to consume, in the spirit of Moby’s Long Ambients1. Like he said “and feel free to share it or give it away or whatever, it’s not protected or anything, or at least it shouldn’t be”. All I ask is a wee little credit line somewhere. Even a mention on twitter is fine 🙂
If for some reason I miss a day, due to, you know, life happening… I will make up for it. I promise. By the end of August, you will get 31 new tracks, ranging from short samples to long form pieces.
Did you see my post about Geometric Jellyfish? Well 2 parts of the original, and a lot more are coming. Probably later in the year, as I can only release so much at one time! Just a teaser, to keep you interested. Oh, you want some more information on it? This release is definitely on the chill-out relaxation scale. An entire world of music, consisting of 7 tracks, which might be something you would listen to, or imagine you are hearing, crossing through the rings of Saturn, back on your way from your departure at Phoebe, one of Saturn’s moons. If you were Cassini… what would you hear?
More to come as we get closer to this release!
For now, give version 2 of Geometric Jellyfish a listen…
In an effort to create more… I came up with the idea to take a month to generate some sort of ambient music each day and release it to the world. Be it a minute, be it an hour… to produce some piece of music on a daily basis for an entire month.
What would you, my few followers, think of this? Would you listen? Would you want to get the collection of this afterwards? Would you want to have this as a resource to use in your own music?
Let me know. Planning on July to start doing this… more updates to come.
On March 1 of this year, I released “melatoninone“.
As promised, it was the first in a series of long-form dreamscapes, here is a 10-ish minute sample of the next release in the series, “melatonintwo” which is up on SoundCloud under my “Works in Progress / Rough Drafts” playlist.
As per usual, let me know what you think!
I am playing around with a new track which I just posted to SoundCloud (listen below). Let me know what you think… not sure where this will go, if its a new release, or what at this point.
The name itself comes from inside the mind of my fiancee. She likes to talk in her sleep. One time she started talking about geometric jellyfish. She can definitely let out some rare gems sometimes 🙂
Being an ambient artist, I instantly recognized that as a possible album or track name in the future, and wrote it down. After composing this track, it seemed to fit the bill.
I recently took a trip down to New Orleans with my Fiancé, and got to experience the city in a whole new light than I have before. It was a wonderful trip, and we had an amazing time.
We did a couple of things while we were there:
- Ate really, really, really good food
- Met with some friends we have not seen in a long time
- Visited the Singing Oak at City Park (follow link for video)
- Walked along the Mississippi
- Ate some more really, really, really good food
- Walked around Magazine Street
- Walked around the French Quarter
- Listened to street performers
- Viewed some amazing art
- Ate even more really, really, really good food
- Visited the Tree of Life at Audubon Park
- Rode the streetcar up and down St. Charles Ave
- Gazed in amazement at all of the gorgeous mansions and houses in the Garden District
- Drove across and back the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (~24 miles each way over the lake)
- Walked through the swamp at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
- And visited the Singing Oak again
The Singing Oak easily became my new favorite place in New Orleans. Also, while I was there, I brought along my trusty travel recorded and gear, and captured sounds inside and outside of the city. Below is my take on the rendering and mixing of these sounds of one of my favorite cities.
It is long, slow, and wandering… just as if it was on New Orleans time.
The name itself comes from not only one of the amazing restaurants we ate at while we were there, but also the Atchafalaya River. While we did not visit the River on the trip, it provides more of a Southern Louisiana feel to this track, because all of the sounds captured were from both inside and outside of the city.
This is the first rough cut, so please be honest, even brutal in your comments if you need to be. All feedback is welcome and will help render the final version of this piece.
Thanks in advance for listening (and hopefully commenting!)