ambient/drone [more inside]
Dungeon/fantasy/forest synth again. You shouldn't follow the light! [more inside]
ambient / drone [more inside]
a short vignette
LF System (acoustic ft Silk) and The Strokes
Today's Looptober loop is blatantly Metroid-inspired. [more inside]
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.