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Posts Tagged ‘ambient’

Music: Formants of Essence

Posted by Martin Poulter on 6 March 2009

Welcome Unbalancedcable, a.k.a. Joel, to the blog. Joel’s a sound engineer/ hardware hacker/ musician and he’s given me permission to re-blog this piece of music.
“All the sounds are created from spoken vowels taken from words which were recorded with binaural microphones and processed in MAX/MSP and Logic,” writes Joel. I’m seriously impressed with the results, combining an abstract sonic journey with catchy rhythms.

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Martin’s Art (3): Nightmare Afternoons

Posted by Martin Poulter on 23 February 2007

This is the third day of my “Art Week”: uploading a new piece of art (music or whatever else) on each of seven days, distinct from my contributions to the forthcoming ILRT Art Show. Today’s new release is a piece of moody and pensive music with spoken vocal. A truly enormous amount of software was put together to create this, along with my guitar (distortion to the max!) and hard disk recorder.

Update October 2008: The track is now part of Coma Pilot’s profile on MySpace.

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Martin’s Art (2): The Martin Channel

Posted by Martin Poulter on 22 February 2007

This is a bit of what I call “intense ambient” music, the title being a bit of a pun. The music is made almost entirely by digital resonators. Other “instruments” include a male voice speaking German backwards and chopped into tiny bursts and, at the start, a radio.

It was going to be the climax of my CD, “Crisis Music” but people don’t listen to CDs anymore, so you get it on its own. Not the right sort of music for work or the bus queue: listen to it in a deserted barn out in the country in the middle of the night.

Update October 2008: The track, renamed simply “Channel”, is now part of Coma Pilot’s profile on MySpace.

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The Return of the Deliverables

Posted by Martin Poulter on 4 January 2007

About nine months ago now, four musicians gathered for a day to improvise an album. We’d decide on a style of music and a scale, then just play whatever came into our heads. I’ve only just got round to doing the mixing and editing, so here are the first two tracks from the (as yet unnamed) second album of The Deliverables

These feature Ale Fernandez on tabla and acoustic guitar, Jim Cogan on bass, Paul Smith on electric guitar and myself on synthesiser. The first album, improvised in a similar way, was Live in Hawaii.

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The Deliverables: Live in Hawaii

Posted by Martin Poulter on 29 May 2003

http://chewbacca.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/~plmlp/music/lih/

Forgive the minimalist HTML, but at last I can announce the “live album” from the improvisation session that took place in the Institute a month ago. There’s 9 tracks here, with nearly 25 minutes of rough-edged but interestingly varied music.

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