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Dream Forest, 1981-???

By Tristan Louth-Robins on March 25, 2018 10:44 pm

Yikes. I *nearly* missed this week...uploading with about 30 mins on the deadline. Intense week with very little time for headspace.

Anyway, I had an idea of what I was going to do for this week, rounding off a month of short compositions recorded to the old Tascam 424. This time around the source material is an agogo (percussion) I picked up a couple of weeks ago. This thing's got amazing resonances and I've been wanting to explore it for a while. The agogo is being played by a couple of corked loudspeakers being driven by oscillators. I stuck twigs and wires on the ends of the speakers so you get unpredictable rhythms as they sway about. Grungy as hell due to numerous pitch tweaks and grungy EQ-ing on the 424 with auxilery sends going to the combo of a DD-7 and EXH reverb. The 'hi-fi' explorations of the agogo will have to wait for the time being. smile

Theme-wise: a forest per se, but this week we've jumped from the ocean (last week) into the recesses of my brain! Or at least I think we have..

Next month: not sure at this stage, but I've got my eyes/ears trained on using some sensors, arduino and Max.

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March 26, 2018 2:32 am

Interestingly industrial. Certainly a unique approach.

March 26, 2018 3:23 am

haha i upload this week with <1 min on the clock...the procrastination is real. very cool texture on this, i could hear some eerie background synthpad to compliment

March 26, 2018 3:58 pm

There are brillant results coming from your unique workflow. Congratiolations.

April 1, 2018 3:14 am

What a creative idea and the result backs it up. The reverb really adds a fantastic dimension to the sound.

April 1, 2018 3:35 pm

Love this!

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