Managed to squeeze one more hardware/looping session in before the year was over!
Had this laying around since may this year planning on do more with a similar setup. Never did though and now a new sort of iOS based setup is the focus so decided to release this as it is. The visuals in the background is courtesy of @deepspace_fine (at Instagram) and a big thanks for letting me use these!
The first song from my collaboration with Daniel Palmberg sees publication through Bandcamp:
This song also have a accompanying video that eventually will be made available online. So far it has only been shown on Exit Filmfestival.
Did a visit on the Lamour Records Podcast a couple of weeks ago! Kind of scary talking on mic but also a fun thing to do! The podcast is in Swedish and can be found here: https://www.lamour.se/2019/10/02/lamour-podcast-85-gast-joakim-westlund/
The day after recording this my remix of Mystic Order's track Voyager 12 hit the streaming sites.
This song is also made available at YouTube with what was planned as a video-remix of sorts but ended up being a text blinking thing-a-majig instead.
Last but not least I had the great opportunity of returning with a live show at this years PUSH festival! The venue this year was very special at Länsmuseet Gävleborg. If you want to have a look and listen it has also been made available at YouTube.
Whats coming up next is another live show and also I'm hoping to make the cut for a compilation being released soon! I also have more things on the collaborative side that are upcoming, gig at Vindöga festival together with Daniel Palmberg, a cassette with the same project. A possible gig with [krig] and also a release of a collaboration that's been awhile in the making. So a lot too look forward to!
Download song at Bandcamp.
Made as part of a weekend challenge on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hardwarejams/
The challenge this weekend was: ”Hellish drums and heavenly pads”. Not sure how hellish I actually got the drums but what can you do, tried my best with distortion stomp boxes.
Finally the cassette is out and the album is ready for your streaming pleasure. It is available on many different services but above is the Spotify embed. Will update under releases later today with all the links. Hope you enjoy! Also, the final video for the final track: Symmetry (Two).
Another entry for the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hardwarejams/
The guidelines in short this week was: ”This weekend I want to hear your single pattern jams.” I stuck with this in the sense that ZOIA is playing a single pattern, a nine note sequence simple and repeating. But it is recorded to a tape loop as sound on sound so in a sense this creates a loop hole (pun intended) and it get’s ever changing recording over itself. The tape machine output is fed through the Strymon effects. The Novation Circuit is playing a simple 16-step kick pattern with two kick sounds, here I only modulate the filter cutoff. The MicroBrute is stuck on one note and I change this note only with the pitch-bend. It gets processed by the Moogerfooger which is midi synced to the Circuit giving it some more rhythm with a square wave LFO.
So.. I joined this group that does weekend challenges for hardware jams, aptly called "Hardware jams" https://www.facebook.com/groups/hardwarejams/
This was my first entry and the guidelines/rules for this weekend was: "This weekend I want you to post your best jam. As in write a new jam that is at your peak. Show us what you do well and try and do it better than you have ever done it in the past." Not sure if I think it´s that good but at least I tried my best!
This one is released by Lamour Records. I very much enjoy the sounds of State Chargers two albums from 2018. ”Temple Phase” and ”Swiss Flags”. The song ”Tide as Currency” from ”Temple Phase” in particular is one of my favorites. So naturally I wanted to tweak around with it. And State Charger was nice enough to let me. I thought a video work to accompany it seemed like a good idea. And I have tried to represent the flow of the audio in abstract visuals. Hope you enjoy!
The second one is released by Stålverk Records and contains three remixes. Alongside mine it features remixes from 272 and M.B.K. It as released under the title "Andas EP" and the material that has been remixed comes from a upcoming [krig] album called "Ofullkomligheten".
A bit of a continuation on the same setup as last time. But had to break out the big Boss-looper though since this needed midi-sync between the Volca Beats and the looped material. Tremolo on drums was also a new thing, works well in doing a short drum loop a bit more lively.