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Sentries of the heart

By Tristan Louth-Robins on May 29, 2018 10:04 am

The second instalment of compositions made from vinyl sampling in Ableton. For this track, the main element is a saxophone vamp surrounded by warbling guitar, brushed drums and orchestrations. I duplicated this sample and layered it at different pitches to create a dense harmony. I'm using a manually swept low pass filter to bring this element into gradual relief. In Ableton I created a couple of sets of pitches, so at a couple of points I adjust the pitch and the overall relation of the harmony. Because my timing was a bit off, this created some serendipitous shifts in the rhythmic structure, which I think kind of work.  Elsewhere, there's a little loop of some guitar from a new age record, a grainy (mega slowed) extract from a 78 and a snippet of Tarkovsky-ish synthesiser from an early 1980's library music disc.

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June 4, 2018 9:59 am

these sounds sucked me into a nebula I could not escape. very intensive experience. well done.

June 5, 2018 1:22 am

A masterful re-imaging of the source materials. Pierre Schaeffer would be envious.

June 5, 2018 8:58 am

Lovely textural interplay.

June 6, 2018 11:10 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

these sounds sucked me into a nebula I could not escape. very intensive experience. well done.

Thanks Q-Rosh!

Jim Wood wrote:

A masterful re-imaging of the source materials. Pierre Schaeffer would be envious.

Oh wow, thanks Jim! Yeah, up until working with this material I'd forgotten how useful filters can be with respect to mixing/balancing freq bands and timbre. smile

rdomain wrote:

Lovely textural interplay.

Cheers Adam!

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