This is tough - I feel pretty guilty that I've hardly listened to any submissions in the past month. Life has just been a bit too full-on and most of my creative energy is going into my weekly tracks. I'm hoping to get back into the listening/comment process soon though since it really does foster a strong and supportive community on here!

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Great feedback. Yeah, I've found myself going back to my earlier 2018 stuff as well. Given the first half of this year is pretty quiet for me, a lot of what I've been doing on here is trying out things (either fresh or revisiting) to see if it might suit a particular project down the line. I've started working on a new album and I've found that some of the stuff I did back in Jan/Feb fits the brief, and I'm looking forward to going back to it and tweaking things.

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Now that I'm up to 18 weeks (just uploaded) I realised that I'm working up to my previous best effort with Weekly Beats, which was back in 2014 with 21 weeks. In the past (2012, 2014, 2016) I've found that I can lose momentum pretty quickly - often getting distracted/life gets too busy - and that sticks the knife in it for another couple of years. Maybe sticking to a theme each month has kept things going for me. I think it's helped.

Keen to hear how other are going (have gone) and what the motivators are.

Thoughts?

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Thanks for the comments and advice, @Skueue! Appreciate it!

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Week 2 from me.

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Skueue wrote:
Tristan Louth-Robins wrote:

Certainly inspires me to maybe throw some emphasis on my own working methods in the studio. smile

Do it!

I can recommend the free version of davinci resolve if you haven't already got an editing program of choice

Thanks, I'll check it out! smile

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Skueue wrote:

Hello Humans!

I'm also going to be in on the weeklyvids thingo

Aiming to make the vids short and entertaining

Oh man, this is excellent - great work!

Certainly inspires me to maybe throw some emphasis on my own working methods in the studio. smile

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WB Week 1.

To provide a bit of context for the video content, it's an entirely seperate context: a group performance of Alvin Lucier's Vespers with some friends last year. Still, I liked the uneasy juxtaposition of these group movements against the jittery, shuffling textures of this weeks composition.

Here's the original video if anyone's interested. It's essentially an interpretation of Vespers since we didn't have Sondols (electronc clicking devices) on hand.

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disquiet wrote:

I just uploaded my first track of the year. This is my first time doing Weekly Beats.

As I mentioned via Twitter - this is great news, Marc! Welcome aboard and really looking forward to what you produce over the coming weeks. smile

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Let's give it (another) crack. This is always good for trying out some new things.

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Just.

Ten weeks in and I'm steadily losing momentum. Time's wickedly escaping me throughout the week.

How are others doing?

I'm going to wait a bit longer before anything goes onto a release. The first few weeks of WB 2014 generated some material which went into an album which came in early 2015, The Door Into Summer - specifically the tracks, "Andria", "Maurilia" and "Berenice".

In those cases, the original WB tracks were remixed and spliced with other material, which is a bit of a standard practice of mine: recut, recut, recut, amalgamate, etc.

I've been meaning to do a release for a while which prominently features beat driven tracks and I've given some thought to compiling some of this years and 2014's stuff.

I'd also like to compile some of the more ambient stuff I've produced this year, too.

Options, options...

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laguna wrote:
Tristan Louth-Robins wrote:

I rounded out the year with a self-released EP that I'm very happy with (you can check it out here via bandcamp.)

Your "ANNO EP" is quite good. Mellow yet somewhat disturbing... Currently checking the rest of your stuff smile

Oh hey, thanks! Yes - mellow and disturbing is sort what I was going for wink

vinpous wrote:

My advice to everyone, ever: get over preciousness and just MAKE stuff.

+1

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Thanks for the clarification.

A super industrious afternoon - track one's done and dusted!

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Last year was pretty busy: a handful of mostly excellent gigs but mostly taken up with sound design for youth art projects and a couple of theatre productions. Aside from that, a string of exhibitions featuring new sound installation work. I rounded out the year with a self-released EP that I'm very happy with (you can check it out here via bandcamp.)

This year will be decidedly quieter, but I've got a few things already lined up - a label release of field recordings 'single', Adelaide City Council art commission and a couple of sound design briefs for upcoming theatre shows in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.