Monday, 23 July 2012
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Calrec Audio unveiled Artemis Light at IBC 2011, the newest member of its Artemis family of Bluefin2/Hydra2 audio consoles. Artemis Light introduces a new compact processing rack dedicated to delivering DSP and routing capabilities in a 4U enclosure.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
RAREFIED GOTHIC DRONE POP (MP3)
It isn't a drone. The drone is there, sure, a background thing, like the surface noise of an old jazz record, or the dust in an underutilized chapel. But it's just part, maybe parcel, but certainly not the whole thing. There seems to be a voice buried in the drone: a melody, snail slow and no less determined, plugs along, plowing through the thick haze. Shoegazer drone rock. Snailgazer. It's a choral music where the score is a map of the torque of some massive structure in free space, shifting at a pace determined by a processing system overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the effort. Sparks fly, circuits short out. The sound is massive and unholy, gothic in its impact but downright rarefied in its implementation. This is "Atonement" by Guild. It's one of two tracks onAscension, the other of which takes its name from the album's title, or vice-versa.
According to the brief liner notes, both tracks are the result of a bass guitar put through its paces: "drones effected, looped and processed." Guild is a name adopted by Mark Midgley, who on his markmidgleyofficial.blogspot.comnotes the association between his slomo death pop and the work of My Bloody Valentine and, more recently, Jesu. Midgley is a member of various bands, including Falconetti, Alt, and the Black Lanterns. Album released by the netlabel restingbell.net.