A quick remix of Alan Sondheim's rabab1.mp3
MP3 Audio @ 02:44 mm:ss, 3.75mb download.
Wednesday 23rd September 2009
http://www.jwm-art.net/art/audio/rababblon.mp3(dead link) a quick track made tonight in a couple of hours. started by playing Alan Sondheim's http://www.alansondheim.org/rababa1.mp3 on the command line and then while listening looking at what else i'd downloaded and lo-and-behold there was http://jwm-art.net/art/audio/zynpatchedbootkickin.mp3 so i decoded them using the --decode commandline option of lame and then imported the resulting wav's into ardour2. thinking of course i can't be satisfied with just this mix despite being satisfied on the command line with the result of playing both simultaneously i loaded up yoshimi - an experimental version of zynaddsubfx exploring how functioning JACK output might be implemented which i incidentally helped debug a couple of weeks ago and found a noise preset in the patch bank. i could not help myself playing with the noise and eventually arrived at something more like an instrument with distorting fx applied to it and played it and liked it even more than http://jwm-art.net/art/audio/zynpatchedbootkickin.mp3 and recorded it in a new playlist on the track which i'd originally placed the --decode wav of http://www.alansondheim.org/rababa1.mp3 next i got some drums from hydrogen and connected it up to jack-keyboard and randomly played drums with the mouse and liked it but instead made a bus of fx and put it through that and instead played the rhythm patterns in hydrogen which i made ages ago and are still there because i've not done anything with it for ages and played with the bpm and recorded another take of me doing that. i'd already done the strings at that point. then i put alan sondheims http://www.alansondheim.org/rababa1.mp3. back into the mix but with reverb. lately i've been working in a wharehouse which sends out furniture and stuff for schools and primary schools. the work mainly consists of me standing in the back of a big trailer and either loading the big boxes onto a belt which takes them out of the trailer or loading them off of the belt and stacking them up to the roof. i get him with salty sweatmarks on my tshirts frequently though not every day. today i felt like never going back there again, and while i was at it never going back the plastic punnet factory. because i was f##king knackered and it had been me in the trailer because i'm at the bottom cos i'm agency and my arms ache from all the lifting and my wrists ache from repetitive strain sinnydrome from lifting and the other week i had to not go to work because when i was drying my hair my back went, upper back.... but i got over never wanting to go back and got on with it the job after sitting on my arse for a while while i waited for the picks to come down the belt staring out the trailer into the wharehouse looking at the racking with stacks of boxes on pallets reaching up high around 20ft into the roof and it was beautiful. the floor of the trailer and the walls are beautiful too. they have so many scrapes on them and graffiti and textures and light comes in and stuff and i could take photos of it if i had a camera and had no fear about what they might think.
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