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.

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