30 April 2009

Sydney House Sessions

About a month ago, I met my friend Rod for a improvisation session with nothing really prepared beforehand. He had set up the studio with a couple of guitars, his Korg SP-200, a few microphones and Ableton Live. We started the session by recording an acoustic guitar chord which we reversed, transposed, filtered and looped producing a very nice drone. From there, we added a few guitar loops, some time-stretched voices and everything that fit the mood of the session at the time. I remember I felt very happy by the end of it even though the atmosphere created by the music was quite dark and spooky.
I spent the next couple of weeks arranging and mixing all the parts in order to re-enact that session and how things fell into place. Hopefully, I have managed to stay closed to the spirit of that night. Enjoy!

<a href="http://static.bandcamp.com/track/sydney-house-sessions-1-static-mix">Sydney House Sessions 1 (Static Mix) by Static</a>

12 April 2009

Shortwave Set

This is the first track of a series of live sessions I'll be posting within the next few months. The starting point for this track was a recording of a random shortwave radio station which I looped and passed through some effects. That night the radio reception wasn't great and the sample quality was quite gritty, but it fits perfectly with the mood of the session I recorded subsequently. The version you can listen here is a 10 min edit of the full session. Enjoy!

<a href="http://static.bandcamp.com/track/shortwave-set-1">Shortwave Set 1 by Static</a>

1 April 2009

Brian Eno

Recently, I came across a very interesting documentary about Brain Eno called Imaginary Landscapes. For the time being, you can watch it there.

It's a fascinating journey through his world, where he talks about his way of approaching and making music.

Credits :

Imaginary Landscapes
a film on Brian Eno
by Gabriella Cardazzo and Duncan Ward
a Filmaker Production - London 1989