Sunday, 9 June 2013

Spreading the Love...Intergalactically

every now and again - roughly once a year - I get the urge to do something with a beat.  It's an urge that goes away fairly quickly but it happens so rarely that I tend to jump on it when it happens.  Today was the day that the urge hit.  I really should have been marking essays (and indeed am) but it was nice to take a break for an hour or two and run with an idea. 

Because these things are generally so different from the things I usually do and because when I did the first one I was obviously in a fairly silly mood and named myself as 'The Interplanetary Love Orchestra' I've continued to do so.

Anyway here's the new one.  Hope you like it.

and here are the older ones...

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Buildings need love too. Especially broken ones.

and here we have the second new Quiet World release for this weekend.

Kostoglotov - Love Song for Broken Buildings

Kostoglotov (or Daryl Worthington as he's otherwise known) is a London based musician who first came to our attention via the two albums he's passed on to Wonderful Wooden Reasons. I loved them! He makes beautiful post-Cluster, neo-Krautrock electronica full of light and colour and Quiet World is delighted to bring you this new excursion into his world.

Friday, 7 June 2013

The Strangest of Pilgrims

I've been neglecting this blog of late but truthfully I've been so busy I've been neglecting pretty much everything. I have though, over the last few days, had the chance to get on top of the next couple of Quiet World releases the first of which is available today.

Every now and again my friend and esteemed collaborator Banks Bailey sends me a digital file of something beautiful that he's recorded during one of his expeditions into the wilds of his home in Arizona.  On this occasion it was a rather lovely recording of a Hermit Thrush.  It made for fine listening but I think I was in a bit of a fidgety mood that day as I started playing around with it, cutting it up, dropping the pitch, etc and soon discovered I had what sounded something like a bamboo flute.  Over the next day or two I added some of my watery field recordings and then started playing along with it adding snatches of electronic drones. It took a while to get the balance right so as not to loose either aspect - the natural or the digital - but I'm pretty pleased with the end result.  

it's available in the usual ltd edition signed and numbered version from the Quiet World site or as a digital download from the Bandcamp below.

I hope you like it.