New Podcast: “Falling Midnight Sevenism (Ambient Rushton Podcast 141)”

Hi, this is Mark Rushton of markrushton.com – thanks for listening to my podcast of original or live ambient and electronic music and field recordings. This is Podcast #141 produced on Friday, September 21 of 2018.

This is a little bit different kind of podcast because the music I’m presenting is not mine, but rather it’s a remix I did of another artist’s work.

The Assignment: Rework some very quiet music by making it even more sedate.

Last week, about 60 members of the Disquiet Junto recorded ambient music for the middle of the night, also known as Disquiet Junto 0350. The specific request was to “Make very quiet music for very late at night for very fragile psyches.”

For this week’s assignment, I selected select a track by another artist, from last week, and proceeded to dial it down even further.

I had to consider what edges the music has that might be smoothed out, what drama it has that might be subsumed. I was to consider how I might do such things while retaining something that is inherently listenable.

So I reworked Sevenism’s track “midnight solo (falling leaf) disquiet0350” – (a link to that track is in the description) https://soundcloud.com/7777777777/midnight-solo-falling-leaf-disquiet0350 which was mostly quiet piano playing

The version I posted for the 351st Disquiet Junto was 2 minutes long. This is the 20 minute version.

Sevenism has given me permission to post this version in the podcast.

I’m also including a link in the description to Sevenism’s discography on Bandcamp and Spotify, which is rather considerable. He’s released 32 albums so far in 2018: https://sevenism.bandcamp.com/ and https://open.spotify.com/artist/44vR1rYUxb5tnXqqXOcGFg?si=-iQBGJNoTMO97qdL1WkBAg

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The music will be on soon… just a quick note to follow me on Spotify or your favorite streaming service to stay aware of my new releases.

Or, if you want, join my email list at markrushton.com

I’m also a visual artist. Check out my gallery at ambientpaintings.com

Thanks for listening. I’ll be back soon with another podcast.

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New Podcast “Falling Midnight Sevenism (disquiet0351)”

Disquiet Junto Project 0351: Selected Insomniac Works Volume II

The Assignment: Rework some very quiet music by making it even more sedate.

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I reworked Sevenism’s “midnight solo (falling leaf) disquiet0350” – 7777777777 – Midnight-solo-falling-leaf-disquiet0350

The original track was cut up into six sections and loaded into the iOS program Samplr on my iPad where I made some adjustments until I was pleased with the results.

There is a 20 minute version. This is just the first 2 minutes.

The image is “Night Further Out”, an acrylic on synthetic paper painting by me.

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More on this 351st weekly Disquiet Junto project (Selected Insomniac Works Volume II / The Assignment: Rework some very quiet music by making it even more sedate) at:

disquiet.com/0351/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

disquiet.com/junto/

Subscribe to project announcements here:

tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto/

Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co:

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New Junto Track: “Dohm Rushton (disquiet0350)”

If I could program my Marpac Dohm to play some of my own sounds, this is what I’d use – a one minute segment that I’d either loop or “almost loop”.

I’ll be making a much longer version of this for my ambient music podcast at ambient.libsyn.com/ – it’ll probably be done by September 15th, 2018.

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The Assignment: Make very quiet music for very late at night for very fragile psyches.

Step 1: It’s the middle of the night, long past dusk and long before dawn. You can’t sleep.

Step 2: Think about what kind of music you’d want to hear right now — super quiet, super subtle, unlikely to wake you, potentially to ease you back to the comfort of your pillow, or at least to calm your mind.

Step 3: Record the sort of music that Step 2 made you imagine.

More on this 350th weekly Disquiet Junto project (Selected Insomniac Works / The Assignment: Make very quiet music for very late at night for very fragile psyches) at: disquiet.com/0350/

 

New Junto Track: “Pretty Glitchy (disquiet0349)”

The Assignment: Help define “glitch” by glitching something, and explaining what you did.

Step 1: Consider what “glitch” means in music/sound.

Decades ago, when I listened to vinyl records, some of my albums had pops and jumps in them. Today, when I listen on streaming services to those same recordings, I still have the mental note of those glitches.

For me, “glitch” is about an unexpected and mostly-unwanted mistake happening, usually technically. I don’t think I could purposefully “glitch” an existing piece of music. That is not my style.

“Pretty Glitchy” was made around 2011 or 2012, recorded live. I used bad output wires then. I don’t anymore.

Normally, I would delete this kind of track, but there was something interesting about the juxtaposition of a “pretty” piece of music and the creeping glitch happening during the performance, so I kept it and I’m glad I did.

More on this 349th weekly Disquiet Junto project (Got Glitch? / The Assignment: Help define “glitch” by glitching something, and explaining what you did) at:

disquiet.com/0349/

Major thanks to Sevenisn, Mark Lentczner, and other folks in the Junto Slack for pitching in on this project’s development.

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

disquiet.com/junto/

Subscribe to project announcements here:

tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto/

Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co:

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New Podcast: Nearly There (Ambient Rushton Podcast 139)

Hi, this is Mark Rushton of markrushton.com – thanks for listening to my podcast of original or live ambient and electronic music and field recordings. This is Podcast #139 produced on Friday, August 31 of 2018.

In this podcast, I’m revisiting and extending a piece I made in 2012 for the Disquiet Junto. This was from the fourth Junto, started on January 31st of 2012, and involved remixing sounds from Marcus Fisher’s track “Never There”, originally released on his 2012 album, Collected Dust.

While I had all the project files that Fisher originally provided, some of the loops I added in 2012 have become lost, and so I had to leave them out. Then I repeated some sections and extended it out to nearly 10 minutes. If you want, you can hear my original remix on SoundCloud – a link is in the description.

Follow me on Spotify or your favorite streaming service to stay aware of my new releases.

Or, if you want, join my email list at markrushton.com

I’m also a visual artist. Check out my gallery at ambientpaintings.com

Thanks for listening. I’ll be back soon with another podcast.

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Disquiet Junto Project 0004: “Remixing Marcus Fischer”

My remix from 2012: https://soundcloud.com/markrushtoncom/nearly-there-disquiet0004

The original track “Never There” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1u4sRFav7waCMwZxmjIlWh?si=qa8HKBQKTLSm5SYHVsWtdw

Marcus Fisher’s album “Collected Dust” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5f2LBm23k0MEjO1eZV9Pno?si=dgl86C_TSuKXHAwkWugAxQ

Web site and Mailing list: http://www.markrushton.com/

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Buy compact discs: http://markrushton.com/music/buy-compact-discs/

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Radar Cruise Control (Disquiet 0328)

My wife recently got a new car, a 2018 Toyota RAV4. It’s not a fancy model at all. We only got the front wheel drive version. It doesn’t have a sunroof. And the rear tailgate opens and closes manually rather than automatically.

Still, this seemingly base model, along with all Toyotas for 2018, have something rather nifty lurking in the electronics: Radar Cruise Control.

What is Radar Cruise Control? It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. It will make you a better driver. It will make you a safer driver. Once you use it, and trust it, you’ll fall in love with cruise control all over again.

Say that you’re driving down a multi-lane highway and you end up behind some slowpoke or large truck, but you can’t change lanes due to the conga line of tailgaters to your left. No problem! With the radar cruise control engaged, the car automatically slows down and at a safe distance behind Mr Pokey. When the conga line clears, just move to the passing lane and your Toyota automatically speeds back up.

Until you’ve experienced this as a driver, you might not understand how revolutionary it really is. You should go test drive a new Toyota and experience this. Even if you’re not in the market for a new car.

What we have today with Radar Cruise Control is a brilliant painting on top of the ghosts, or pentimento, of the old fashioned cruise control as most people know it.

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More on this 328th weekly Disquiet Junto project (Sonic Pentimento: Record a piece of music inspired by a term from painting) at: disquiet.com/0328/

More on the Disquiet Junto at: disquiet.com/junto/