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Burning The Grass

By Tristan Louth-Robins on May 25, 2018 7:56 am

Following the Twin Peaks-isms of last month (May), for June I'll be focusing exclusively on sampling some vinyl and recomposing/mixing in Ableton Live. As a big fan of Philip Jeck, Leyland Kirby and William Basinski, some of the first live performances I did back in the mid-noughts consisted of vinyl, tape loops and a whole lot of layering and manipulation. It's been a long while since I last worked with these materials, but it's feeling pretty fresh and open to a lot of possibilities!

Of course, it's also not without a bit of an ulterior motive. Later this year I'll be providing a score and sound design to a couple of theatre pieces for a friend of mine. The intial directive from him was: "make it sound like this > *link to Caretaker/Leyland Kirby". So I thought I'd make a start early on and have some fun before I buckle down with the project proper.

For the inaugural submission I've put together a track with a creeping groove and wobbly hauntology derived from bits of a Dire Straits record, an old 78, a sound library disc of harp samples and a bass intro from a mystery record. I couldn't help but think the end result sounds decidedly Portishead-ish.

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May 28, 2018 10:42 am

Very cool.  A big fan of Caretaker here so all is well smile

May 28, 2018 7:36 pm

Superb atmosphere big_smile

May 29, 2018 2:50 pm

Inevitable mix of ominous and soothing. "wobbly hauntology" encapsulates it nicely.

June 4, 2018 1:22 pm
rdomain wrote:

Very cool.  A big fan of Caretaker here so all is well smile

Gab Manette wrote:

Superb atmosphere big_smile

Jim Wood wrote:

Inevitable mix of ominous and soothing. "wobbly hauntology" encapsulates it nicely.

Thanks all!

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