Posts Tagged ‘music’

Graveyard of Buildings

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

I’ve just gone on leave over this festive period, but have a day or two before I leave Jozi. So I’ve decided to just mess around with more recording.

On that note, perhaps have a look at my Abstract Superheroes andEmpty Roads, Crowded Streets.

I also kinda of realize that all these songs are starting to look like they would fit on an album. And, in fact, I’ve decided that the album will be called ‘Beneath the City‘ and I’m going for that dark, dirty blues atmosphere.

We’ll see how it turns out…

My latest recording is a short instrumental I call ‘Graveyard of Buildings’ and you can download it here: Graveyard of Buildings.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Empty Roads, Crowded Streets

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

I’ve continued my experiments with recording my guitar playing, layering it and putting it all together with some street photographs I have taken. I must admit, I am quite enjoying discovering what (for me) is a new art form!

The latest result is a short photo montage of Johannesburg CBD that I took earlier this years with an accompanying acoustic piece by me. I call it “Empty Roads, Crowded Streets”.

 

If anyone wants just the music and not the video, then you can download the mp3 here: Empty Roads Session.

Abstract Superheroes

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Few of you probably know that I’ve played guitar most of my life. It has been quite a while since I recorded anything, but more the reason to do so!

Anyone looking through this site will also notice that I like taking pseudo-arty photos. In the background I have been building a rather challenging album called “abstract superheroes”.

So, it was fairly logical to put both these art forms together and (thanks to Google’s Picasa 3!) produce a third and shiny new (to me, at least) art form: “Abstract Superheroes”.

 

The pictures speak for themselves and the guitar is really a layered recording of myself. A simple chord progression with a layered acoustic lead over it. Both were played on my Ibanez acoustic (nylon string) and I think it came out alright… The creepy voice was a built from a text-to-voice synth with some reverb and editing.

If you want just the music, you can download it here: Abstract Superheroes.

Hope you like it!

I think I may make a few more of these types of things…