Podcast #51 is now available to download.
Get it directly at: http://www.markrushton.com/music/podcast/markrushtonpodcast51.mp3
It’s a touch under 41 minutes. 11 different pieces of music. I ramble a bit in 5 different sections so you know what’s going on.
I start off with the track “Long Voice” from the EP of the same name. Then I feature a couple of tracks done for Disquiet.com projects – “Float” for Instagr/am/bient, and “Refactoring Dreams” which was for the third Disquiet Junto at Soundcloud.
Then I play 8 pieces (about 25 minutes) of recorded improvisations I’ve been working on lately, at least the ones that I liked to a certain degree. Some of them are from a process I call “Hypermiking“, which is recording music and sounds from the open air and live-processing them in Ableton Live and recording them off. Further into the tracks I turn off the hypermiking and go directly into Ableton with processed electric piano and guitar from the Garageband app on my iPad.
It’s a 192kb MP3. File size is around 56MB.
I always say “I make way too much electronic music” and sometimes I forget that the podcast is a great way to make available these sounds. I’ve gotten many emails over the years from people who say they enjoy the works in progress, the improvs, the rough edges, and so forth, and even my rambling explanations about what’s going on.
It’s not just a “podcast”. I guess it’s also kind of a mix-tape. An ambient mix-tape. Except I’m not using tape, I’m using bits. Isn’t it funny how these terms stick around?
Last year I released 7 podcasts. Over the course of 2011 they had a combined 45,000 downloads or thereabouts, at least according to the stats I have. They are all free.
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