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Shiva's Dilemma

By george bowles on February 28, 2016 10:17 am

creating destruction, destroying creation... what to create, what to destroy? for this track a hearkened back upon a style i began developing over a decade ago which can be heard here: https://eidrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-future-will-be-as-unrecognizable-as-the-past-soundtrack

It is perhaps a weird form of freejazz that utilizes improvisation, multi-tracking, and feedback loops. I wanted to do something that incorporated field recordings and sounds found around my house, since i was for some reason paying more attention to the little details of sounds going on around me. there is a candle, cityscape, and a water burbling device for the pets that made a very interesting sound. I also recorded a drum improvisation, and added in some guitar with freeze pedal as well with the latch setting on. there is even some tape manipulation, as originally i was thinking about making it like musique concrete.

the feedback loop channel ended up kind of stealing the show, it is an outboard unit i bought used and ran the output into the input and the other stereo output into the computer. when you do this just about every knob turn on the unit will do weird things. feedback loops remind me of Shiva the Indian creator/destroyer god.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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February 29, 2016 2:01 am

Donald Trump has the same problem.

Controlled chaos (my favorite kind)!

March 1, 2016 1:54 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Donald Trump has the same problem.

Controlled chaos (my favorite kind)!

chaotic conductor, random overseer

March 1, 2016 3:43 am

great process and tune.

March 1, 2016 5:47 pm

Considering how long this piece is and that anything 'free jazz' usually makes me run away, I really like this. Part of that is the excellent mix and part is my respect for 'making randon sounding shit sound not only listenable but genuinely interesting'. Thanks for the process insight too, great stuff.

March 1, 2016 10:42 pm
colorful grey wrote:

great process and tune.

thank you!!

March 1, 2016 10:43 pm
GrainBastard wrote:

Considering how long this piece is and that anything 'free jazz' usually makes me run away, I really like this. Part of that is the excellent mix and part is my respect for 'making randon sounding shit sound not only listenable but genuinely interesting'. Thanks for the process insight too, great stuff.

thank you, i really appreciate the feedback! i have been genuinely working on my mixing and mastering abilities the past 5 years or so, i have come a long way, especially recently i think. my mixes have been much more clear and professional-esque than in the past. and i'm really glad that you think it is interesting!

March 2, 2016 7:48 pm

Cool piece, interesting sounds and great mix. Like the process and using found sound.

March 3, 2016 3:25 am
miraclemiles wrote:

Cool piece, interesting sounds and great mix. Like the process and using found sound.

thanks!

March 5, 2016 6:19 pm

GREAT stuff. And my respect for your work. I think there is a lot of effort behind it. The MIX sounds great.
Maybe you like to taste this one from 2014:
http://weeklybeats.com/#/q-rosh/music/hope

March 6, 2016 8:08 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

GREAT stuff. And my respect for your work. I think there is a lot of effort behind it. The MIX sounds great.
Maybe you like to taste this one from 2014:
http://weeklybeats.com/#/q-rosh/music/hope

thanks for the kind words and encouragement, i appreciate it! Especially on the mix, it is an area i have been working at improving... i was better at mastering stuff but if you can do both u can make your work standout without having to spend money on it.

March 6, 2016 8:09 pm

Also that was a great piece, thanks for sharing it, i missed the end of 2014

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