Synths Jams

A couple of recent synth jams, featuring a solo effort with the Digitone, plus a hardware ensemble. The ensemble jam was sequenced by the Digitone, sequencing the Virus, Evolver and Micro Q, clocked by an Analog Rytm.

Glunge

Making the most of a global detune accident on the Evolver, resulting in a somewhat tipsy track. Plenty of parameter jamming present.

New Track: ‘Late Transition’

Inspired by the recent live ambient ‘Fluister’ (whisper) evening I took part in, I thought I’d try a quick, guitar-based ambient track using some of my under-utilised pedals. The result is a new track on SoundCloud called ‘Late Transition’.

Process in brief: I ran a pitch shifting pedal into a looping/freeze pedal to sustain chords and notes in different registers, to create a nice wide palette of tones, then ran that into some delay and reverb for the more usual ambient ‘blooms’. Simply repeating chords and moving intervals up allowed for some pleasant harmonic variations, from sub rumbles to organ and woodwind sounds. I’m pleased with how it turned out – might be a nice prototype for an EP of four or so tracks.

New Remix: Foresense - ‘Projector’

Thinking back to the antilounge live night/release party that I played at last month, celebrating the release of the Weerhaak EP for Hague-based artist Foresense, here’s the remix I contributed of the track ‘Projector’.

In addition to the usual download options, there’s a very limited cassette tape edition of the EP available.

Ambient Gig: Pictura, Dordrecht, 21st Sept.

Fluister gig flyer.

I’ve got another gig coming up soon as part of the Fluister series of events, taking place at the Pictura venue in Dordrecht, on Saturday 21st September (doors 20:30).

In what might be a first for me, it’ll be a very timely all-ambient affair (or at least beat-free – there’ll be plenty of melody), so I’ll look forward to presenting a half hour of new and reworked tracks that I’ve been chipping away at recently.

Here’s the Facebook event.

Next Gig: Het Magazijn, Den Haag, 12th Sept.

Antilounge gig flyer.

Next gig is in my adopted hometown of Den Haag (NL), playing at the release party for Foresense’s new Weerhaak EP on Antilounge. About half of my set will be new material, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out. I’ll be on at approximately midnight.

Place/time: Het Magazijn, Thurs. 12th Sept., 11pm-4am, €5.

Weerhaak features a remix from me, and will be out on tape and digital (first tape release I’ve been on, come to think of it). Keep an eye on the Antilounge Bandcamp page for release.

Here’s the Facebook event.

Vellyn - ‘Kalla’ EP

Earlier in the year I released the Kalla EP under my new Vellyn alias. The EP features four tracks, centred primarily around the sampled and processed use and abuse of a violin, for a palette of pummelling hits, shrieks and growls. It’ll make for particularly uneasy listening to anyone who actually plays the instrument.

You can find the EP on Spotify, Amazon, Deezer etc.

Here’s one of the tracks, ‘Rive’:

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