Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rockier Sublime

I’m kind of embarrassed to put this one up. But I decided to be (fairly) completist about this project. This is soon after I got my Kawai K1 and 4-track tape. It’s me playing and I’m excruciatingly out of time. … Continue reading

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Victoriana (Fairground) vs. Lost in Wonder 2009

One thing I’m noticing, listening to some of these old tracks, is how much more musically ambitious and “sophisticated” I was as an 18 year old with primitive equipment than I am now. This variation on the Victoriana took the … Continue reading

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The Beginning : Victoriana / Lost in Wonder

Let’s get down to some tracks. Here’s the earliest use of the loop I can find on tape. It’s made in 1988 using my Music 500, an FM synthesizer plugin for the old 8-bit BBC Micro. It features two melodies … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Sublime Loop

For nearly 25 years I’ve been haunted by a tune. Perhaps less than a tune : four bars, twenty notes. Just a riff, really. A loop. And not even a particularly unorthodox tune. A simple vamping pattern. The most ordinary … Continue reading

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