new release: the chaldean social club

In Mid-November, five titles occurred to me. Just the titles. From then on until mid-January, I made tracks to match the names. The result:

About 20 core sounds involved. More than a few of them remixed/repurposed from pre-existing material.

Released under Creative Commons license (non-commercial/attribution/share-alike).

Tomorrow Came (2013 : The Year in Review)

Well, not really. But Disquiet Junto Project #0104 had us go through our past year’s work, and splice five seconds per month into a one minute year-in-review piece:

Details (and links to the source tracks) are at the SoundCloud Link.

In other news, last week’s Disquiet had us make a secular holiday track, using material from the previous week’s project:

I’ve also uploaded the third in the ‘The Chaldean Social Club” series (which I will explain at some point, I promise):

a shining tree [disquiet0102-sonictinsel]

For Disquiet Junto Project #0102, we were asked to make a one-minute loop that was “glistening, reflective and gentle” to make a secular holiday track:


Done in Ableton Live. Used a Collision patch to make the tolling sound, and ran a Korg WAVESTATION soft synth through the effects part of the emulated Korg MS-20 to make the ‘snow sprinkles’ sounds that make their entrance about a third of the way into it.

This was exported as an actual Live loop.

the beth-el construction company

Uploaded the second drone of the series of tracks I’ve been working on:

Like the previous track, this one was done in Ableton Live (still trying to wrap my brain around Suite 9).

Some of the core sounds were made in AudioMulch (the ‘collision’ sounds in the background are actually a guitar run through AM, with the original guitar signal completely removed).

Two more drones (and one pulse-y/beat piece) to go…

Released under a Creative Commons license [BY-NC-SA].

“abraxas, incorporated” (new drone)

I’ve still been playing with Ableton 9, as time has allowed.  Gone back to drone for a bit:

The main drone tones are two of Live’s “Resonator” presets, modified somewhat.  Also used four Audiomulch-treated guitar tracks I had created for another project and not yet used.

I’d like to do three more of these…