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ghost glitch, suddenly alone

By ioflow on May 8, 2016 11:54 pm

ambient drone soundscape. lap harp + ebow + fx + monome.

four layered lap harp notes, played with an ebow, forming an A minor plus fourth chord; per this week's disquiet junto project rules.

i recorded each individual bowed note without listening to the other notes, following the memory/blind process of "field cascade" from a few weeks ago. each element ran through strymon tape delay and reverb effects, with different settings, tweaked in real time.

i then exported a higher-octave A note, dropped it into mlrv, and duplicated it on three tracks. by altering playback speeds, mlrv allowed me to experiment with harmonic ratios. i added six more tracks to my ableton live session, one for each chopped note (and its delay/reverb FX send within mlrv) performed on a grayscale monome128.

i didn't listen to the whole song until it was time for mixing, which just needed a few level adjustments to weave the glitchy monome snippets into the longer drone phrases. it turned out haunting; ethereal. the track title wrote itself.

recorded for weekly beats 2016 #18 and disquiet junto 0227, "treated chord."

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May 9, 2016 3:51 pm

Very beautiful texture, and a really great process--thanks for detailing that!

May 10, 2016 10:06 am
onezero wrote:

Very beautiful texture, and a really great process--thanks for detailing that!


thank you for the kind words! one of the things i really like about participating in the junto projects is that the whole community explores "process" together. discovering and rediscovering new and old methods, tools, insights, and sounds. writing it all down is so important!

May 10, 2016 4:18 pm

very beautiful music.

May 11, 2016 8:45 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

very beautiful music.


thank you for listening!

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