Broke my own rule and drenched this one in effects and keys. Very New Age. Not sure I approve of it.
Optimistic little song using Just Intonation [more inside]
Analog synth + vocoder
One of my favorite vocal samples (mid century Henry Miller interview found on Archive.org) with some little pings and big booms [more inside]
Another AO jam - this time using a cellular algorithm to derive a melody and a few drum triggers that I mess with and layer under some drones. [more inside]
Another Ambient Office Project, this one involving a custom 4-voice sequencer that involves the generation of melodies and then handing them off between each voice, in and out of sync to produce polyrhythms. [more inside]
I bought an old Steinway upright recently, on which I've been making pieces like this, which I call "naturelles." Three more naturelles on Bandcamp, here: https://raygull.bandcamp.com/album/naturelles-1-4 [more inside]
Two sequencers that randomly diverge from a programmed melody, while I try to keep control of them by resetting the values. [more inside]
Literally, a seven-minute transition between two chords. [more inside]
After reading way too much about cybernetic theory I put together a feedback patch to provide some period-appropriate music to my Serge system. [more inside]
Another ambient office jam - some granular textures and filter pinging over a slow chord progression. Needed something relaxing, then got too relaxed and needed a bassline. [more inside]
Playing with feedback loops with a slowly shifting pattern. [more inside]
My kids complained they couldn't dance to any of my music so I threw and impromptu office dance party with them. [more inside]
An all-analog Ambient Office jam [more inside]
Bamboo forest / digital zither / bass loops [more inside]
Semi-ambient modern synth pad instrumental with minimalist electronic bass, reversed electric guitar, and some pretty and deliberate vinyl crackle-ish soft static noise and a gentle mix of treated samples. Maybe sort of cinematic? [more inside]
Choral piano with granular drums [more inside]
More songlike modular AO entry - with a heartbeat! [more inside]
Apparently my mood impacts the song that develops... [more inside]
A field recording of my yard activities, set to some dark drones. [more inside]
Working with found sound - in this case a snip from an old interview with Henry Miller sliced, looped and generally destroyed. Productivity advice from a dead man. [more inside]
Downtempo ambient generative probabilistic instrumental. [more inside]
Three looped instruments with different beat counts between sequencing and looping. [more inside]
This week's ambient office featured polyrhythmic drums-bass-slewed marimba-and-sonar pings jam, songified here with some knob twiddling. [more inside]
The last of us
Got so excited about playing with Euclidean rhythms after getting a new clock utility that I did a Friday/weekend AO edition. [more inside]
Generative ambient piano + synths made in Sonic Pi. [more inside]
This week's ambient office jam, deeper and darker than last week. [more inside]
I've been using a modular setup to produce background music in my office. This is me playing around with this week's patch.
the isolation and confusion of a UK lockdown ...
Made this somewhat experimental ambient-ish piece last night, feeling a tiny bit of hope about the world. It's based on slowed-down samples of a hang-drum, with a keyboard part doing most of the rest. [more inside]
Dark, ambient, noise, instrumental. Guitars, bass, programmed drums. [more inside]
A bit of a collab that happened via an ill-formed idea for a twitch stream. User Carrot Adventure is in the mix. Can you guess where.
This is the first track from my album Rituals. It's an instrumental. I make vocal music primarily, and the two instrumentals on this album ("Full" and "Fugue") are the first two instrumentals I've produced. [more inside]
Abstract spacey synth doodle. [more inside]
Acid/Techno/Chillout/Ambient electronic music in the style of Chemical Brothers and Kruder and Dorfmeuster DJ Kicks! era [more inside]
An ambient/drone piece from my newly released album Float (pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp). I'm breaking a habit of expressing anxiety and foreboding through my music, and aiming to spread some tranquility and wonder instead. [more inside]
Instrumental piece I recorded for the Short, "These Few Hours".
Just some four-on-the-floor.
Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
Dark ambient "uneasy listening" from my new Bandcamp release, 11 Spells. Software and Eurorack synthesizers.
From my newly released album of the same name, at starthief.bandcamp.com. Something on a spectrum of drone/ambient/abstract electronica. [more inside]
I recently recorded this soundtrack for the short "Inhumane". I have linked the video below if watching the finished product is more your speed. let me know what you think.
A psuedo-guitar-like ambient song performed on modular synthesizer. This is the third track on my new release Nereus, available on Bandcamp. [more inside]
A slow-building ambient jam / soundscape inspired by VCV Rack. [more inside]
This is a piece I recorded for a silent short comprised of Public Domain footage from 1936 taken from the Prelinger Archives. let me know if you'd like me to share the video.
Digging back into some old ambient/noise/drone ideas. Synth, guitar, and bowed cymbal. [more inside]