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Been making music since the mid-90s. i was into triphop/d'n'b/rave back then and i used to spend hours cutting up little samples and putting them back together in the wrong order.. then i got into chillout and ambient electronica but i really struggled making sample based music like that and i pretty much gave up for a few years until i got more into blues/post rock/noise and got a thing called a guitar which coupled with heaps of fx made a great noise! who knew! from there i got more and more into cassette drone and became addicted to ambient hiss.. I've kind of gone full circle now doing a lot of post processing on samples but you'll hear a lot of my instruments in there too (kalimba, glockenspiel, 12 string/semiacoustic/bass guitar, electric piano, appalachian dulcimer, harmonica) well somewhere in the dirge.. Now though my music's a lot more conceptual - the improvisations are influenced by the psychotherapeutic notion of presence, as well as the 'yes, and' perspective from comedy improv - being in the moment with the music and going wherever it leads. i'm always up for collaborations and remix work, just ask. but it might be pretty unrecognisable from your original.. feel free to remix/use my tracks but let me know Follow me if you like these tracks. No speculative follow-me-back bullshit, yeah? if you comment 'great bro' on ten people's tracks in less than a minute i'm not gonna follow you. don't feel you have to follow me if I follow you! main influences: Boards of Canada, Bola, Loess, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Emeralds, Pete Swanson, Pete Fosco, Grouper, Low, Bon Iver, Sufjan, Peter Broderick, Erykah Badu minor influences: Soccer Team, mbv, Aerial m, Ashtray Navigations, Caethua, Sir Richard Bishop, Ulaan Khol, Sea turtle legions, Plankton wat, Concessionaires, Gorman, Analog concept, user18081971, DJ Shadow

Been making music since the mid-90s. i was into triphop/d'n'b/rave back then and i used to spend hours cutting up little samples and putting them back together in the wrong order.. then i got into chillout and ambient electronica but i really struggled making sample based music like that and i pretty much gave up for a few years until i got more into blues/post rock/noise and got a thing called a guitar which coupled with heaps of fx made a great noise! who knew! from there i got more and more into cassette drone and became addicted to ambient hiss.. I've kind of gone full circle now doing a lot of post processing on samples but you'll hear a lot of my instruments in there too (kalimba, glockenspiel, 12 string/semiacoustic/bass guitar, electric piano, appalachian dulcimer, harmonica) well somewhere in the dirge.. Now though my music's a lot more conceptual - the improvisations are influenced by the psychotherapeutic notion of presence, as well as the 'yes, and' perspective from comedy improv - being in the moment with the music and going wherever it leads. i'm always up for collaborations and remix work, just ask. but it might be pretty unrecognisable from your original.. feel free to remix/use my tracks but let me know Follow me if you like these tracks. No speculative follow-me-back bullshit, yeah? if you comment 'great bro' on ten people's tracks in less than a minute i'm not gonna follow you. don't feel you have to follow me if I follow you! main influences: Boards of Canada, Bola, Loess, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Emeralds, Pete Swanson, Pete Fosco, Grouper, Low, Bon Iver, Sufjan, Peter Broderick, Erykah Badu minor influences: Soccer Team, mbv, Aerial m, Ashtray Navigations, Caethua, Sir Richard Bishop, Ulaan Khol, Sea turtle legions, Plankton wat, Concessionaires, Gorman, Analog concept, user18081971, DJ Shadow
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Been making music since the mid-90s. i was into triphop/d'n'b/rave back then and i used to spend hours cutting up little samples and putting them back together in the wrong order.. then i got into chillout and ambient electronica but i really struggled making sample based music like that and i pretty much gave up for a few years until i got more into blues/post rock/noise and got a thing called a guitar which coupled with heaps of fx made a great noise! who knew! from there i got more and more into cassette drone and became addicted to ambient hiss.. I've kind of gone full circle now doing a lot of post processing on samples but you'll hear a lot of my instruments in there too (kalimba, glockenspiel, 12 string/semiacoustic/bass guitar, electric piano, appalachian dulcimer, harmonica) well somewhere in the dirge.. Now though my music's a lot more conceptual - the improvisations are influenced by the psychotherapeutic notion of presence, as well as the 'yes, and' perspective from comedy improv - being in the moment with the music and going wherever it leads. i'm always up for collaborations and remix work, just ask. but it might be pretty unrecognisable from your original.. feel free to remix/use my tracks but let me know Follow me if you like these tracks. No speculative follow-me-back bullshit, yeah? if you comment 'great bro' on ten people's tracks in less than a minute i'm not gonna follow you. don't feel you have to follow me if I follow you! main influences: Boards of Canada, Bola, Loess, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Emeralds, Pete Swanson, Pete Fosco, Grouper, Low, Bon Iver, Sufjan, Peter Broderick, Erykah Badu minor influences: Soccer Team, mbv, Aerial m, Ashtray Navigations, Caethua, Sir Richard Bishop, Ulaan Khol, Sea turtle legions, Plankton wat, Concessionaires, Gorman, Analog concept, user18081971, DJ Shadow

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English


Episodes

Tendentious xrpt (disquiet0241)

8/11/2016
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http://llllllll.co/t/foreground-effect-disquiet-junto-project-0241/4134/4 full track https://hearthis.at/sevenism/tendentious/ i used acidrack and pressed the same key over and over again. i had a heap of fx in ableton - ddly>podfarm2>feed me back>six string ambience>loop slippery lots of echo, distortion .. 6 string ambience mulches things up a bit.. loop slippery added that beat perfect project for me - i'm always adding way too much fx

Duration: 00:00:37


Mountain Chimes (NAVIARHAIKU130)

7/5/2016
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oh i really tried to get this as the 777th track in the naviar haiku.. even held off uploading last night! oh well. found some beautiful sounding wind chimes at the weekend and they were marked up at the wrong price so got a right bargain they've got a lovely cold mountain sound.. i just recorded gently moving the windcatcher and blowing it mistily! added a duplicate layer, more blurred and low end for that lost feel |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| in the mist lost on mountain...

Duration: 00:01:31


I saw wildflowers (Naviarhaiku129)

6/28/2016
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distant chatter, hot air, rising flowers. ...... I saw prisoners Sowing wildflowers By the road today. DEADLINE: 29th June Poem by Geoffrey Wilson Picture by Dmitry Chizhov - Upload your track to the Naviar Haiku group on Soundcloud - When you upload your entry, include "Naviarhaiku129 - I saw prisoners" in the title. - Please use a Creative Commons license for your track and set the track as downloadable should you wish to be included in the podcasts. For more information visit...

Duration: 00:02:01


Scott Lawlor - Evening Light (nox intempesta mix) (Naviarhaiku128)

6/21/2016
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this is a collab/remix of scott's long piece https://soundcloud.com/sklawlor/naviarhaiku128-evening-light i make dark ambient music with scott as nox intempesta; this is our latest album: https://sevenism.bandcamp.com/album/archaeoacoustics https://scottlawlor.bandcamp.com/album/archaeoacoustics .............../ NAVIAR HAIKU Evening light sipping from the glassy rim of high moon DEADLINE: 22nd June Poem by SubtleSeas http://subtleseaspoetry.tumblr.com/ Picture by Raúl Santos de la Cámara...

Duration: 00:05:00


ʞık x Andre Darius and Riley Theodore x Pablo Reche - wormhole mulch (disquiet0233)

6/18/2016
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i love remixes.. i find the possibilities [paradoxically] greater than an 'original' piece. the first junto i did was the same concept, and i was really sparing on the fx there so i went the other direction here. -i recorded the 3 pieces playing in different instances of vlc and recorded that then reversed and added that -converted each piece to midi and recorded 30 sec's of those in 6 different instruments.. stretched to fit -ran the 30 second pieces through the mangle -adjusted the...

Duration: 00:01:00


Crimson Sky (disquiet0232)

6/10/2016
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i do a lot of this. gave myself some extra constraints.. didnt use a noise gate or any limiting so if it went mental i'd have to deal with it on the fly. i wanted to get it so there was a complicated rhythm, bass, and mid/hi melody. recorded first go, came out ok. all done in podfarm.. synth mods, wah, delays, reverb etc .. 20 modules across two fx chains maglmmagkamgdkfadmsgdvblmbfbl;s,;s,bldf';.s'dFB:d.b';db# Disquiet Junto Project 0232: No Input The Assignment: Record a piece of music...

Duration: 00:04:00


Quasar Split

6/8/2016
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just made from this sample https://soundcloud.com/synkrotron/emptythedishwasher for ambient online one sample dare 41.. join in here: http://www.ambientonline.org/forum/showthread.php?4547-One-Sample-Dare-41&p=33254#post33254 all done in audacity track 1- wahwah, echo, reverse bouncing ball delay, levelled track 2- reversed phaser echo track 3- first 10 seconds track 1 paulstretchedx10, bassboost, eq'd then repeated and reversed track 4- 2.00-2.10 track 1 paulstretched x10 repeated...

Duration: 00:05:15


somer morn (disquiet0231)

6/5/2016
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nicely serendipitous this; i was recording the birds outside for a minute for last weeks naviar haiku and i happened upon an fx chain that really closely approximates a bird call the other day (eg. https://sevenism.bandcamp.com/track/jungle-thrush) thought about re-using the recording but then was away this weekend in the stereotypical bucolic english countryside (Somerset) and the birds were going mad and there was a bee buzzing around. hopefully it's quite difficult to tell the...

Duration: 00:01:00


rowing through (Naviarhaiku126)

6/1/2016
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six string ambience fog random s&h seabirds crystal reverb emergence ~.~.~ rowing through out of the mist the wide sea DEADLINE: 8th June Poem by Masaoka Shiki http://terebess.hu/english/haiku/shiki.html Picture by Amy Zirkle https://www.flickr.com/photos/amyzirkle/11983745105/ - Upload your track to the Naviar Haiku group on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/groups/naviar-laboratory - When you upload your entry, include "Naviarhaiku126 - rowing through" in the title. - Please use a...

Duration: 00:03:47


rhythmic woodpecker (Naviarhaiku125)

5/29/2016
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rhythmic chirping blackbirds [+pigeons, sparrows etc] in my back garden synth wind ~~~ rhythmic woodpecker chirping coot, whistling wind- woodland symphony DEADLINE: 1st June Poem by Amber Maitrejean Picture by Image Catalog - Upload your track to the Naviar Haiku group on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/groups/naviar-laboratory - When you upload your entry, include "Naviarhaiku125 - rhythmic woodpecker" in the title. - Please use a Creative Commons license for your track and set the...

Duration: 00:02:03


Design I (disquiet0230)

5/27/2016
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i willfully misinterpreted the image; saw it as four separate layers for different instruments. wanted the waveforms to look like the symbols but didnt go over the top (considered clipping the shit out of them then fading and whatnot but didnt want it too distorted.) track 1: zynfx sofsynth thru podfarm ddly track 2: 12 string guitar (long section pstretched) track 3: my reedy voice ttrack 4: my reedy whistle stretched. all rendered into beautiful blue waveforms by audacity...

Duration: 00:01:22


summer (Acrylic Corpse - Open Remix 2 100bpm)

5/24/2016
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remix of https://soundcloud.com/acrylic-corpse/open-remix-2-100bpm nothing added, only subtracted snippet stretches / echo n delay your turn

Duration: 00:01:57


north of the mountains (naviarhaiku124)

5/21/2016
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a remix of a track from my newest album https://sevenism.bandcamp.com/track/mountain-view confusingly the album track was for this project but that was a few days ago and i needed to meddle! i've added digital space and width (cf disquiet) and made it more dark and distorted. ^^^ NAVIAR HAIKU Music inspired by haiku poetry soundcloud.com/groups/naviar-laboratory North of the mountains alien and dangerous - darkening clouds DEADLINE: 25th May Poem by Back Roads Haiku Picture by Image...

Duration: 00:02:31


dis|con|torted space (disquiet0229)

5/20/2016
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i've been doing alot of distorted ambient this week. this stumped me at first, nice to learn something new! -recorded short piece thru zynfx -> podfarm -> ddly -change speed 4x in audacity -re-recorded with cardioid mic quite far from speakers (to capture lots of air!) -slowed down in audacity listened with headphones and if anything it's decreased the sense of space.. but i couldn't find anything to record sped up. heyho. Oo..oOOo..oOOo..oOOo..oOOo..oOOo..oOOo..oOOo..oOOo.. Disquiet Junto...

Duration: 00:01:31


layer release (disquiet0228)

5/15/2016
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what struck me initially is how many devices i've got to record on: condenser mic, dynamic mic, digital dictaphone, mp3 player, old smartphones, tablets, landline, notebook laptop, digital cameras.. i counted 16 things but there's probably things i forgot. i chose what i thought would bring out different qualities: behringer cardioid mic (for low end. ran thru podfarm added echo and reverb (embrace the reverb, disquieticians)) cowon j3 mp3 player (that high distorted hiss) sony digital...

Duration: 00:02:29


waves (in his eyes) (Naviarhaiku123)

5/13/2016
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beach nostalgia: / grew up near brighton beach / landlocked now ----------------------- NAVIAR HAIKU Music inspired by haiku poetry https://soundcloud.com/groups/naviar-laboratory In his eyes Sunlight glistens The universe reflected Poem by maxstjohn http://www.maxstjohn.com Picture by ignacio sagone https://www.flickr.com/photos/ignaciosagone - Upload your track to the Naviar Haiku group on Soundcloud - When you upload your entry, include "Naviarhaiku123 - In his eyes" in the title and as...

Duration: 00:03:01


mid-point of the bridge (Naviarhaiku122)

5/10/2016
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floating / falling / hovering / pulled in made out of this https://sevenism.bandcamp.com/track/isolon which was a mix of something else ----------------------- NAVIAR HAIKU Music inspired by haiku poetry. http://naviarlab.tumblr.com/ Poem by: r-d-w http://r-d-w.tumblr.com Picture by: Martin Brigden https://www.flickr.com/photos/noddymini

Duration: 00:03:33


cello, masqerading (disquiet0227)

5/6/2016
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i prefer discord to chords. i thought i'd do e minor on guitar as i knew i could use all six strings, then i had the idea that i could cello samples of notes .. so imagine a cello with 6 strings in standard guitar tuning (maybe this exists). i love the cello so if someone wants to send me a spare one..? http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/make_music is a fantastic repository of free samples, easily searchable by pitch, dynamic, articulation etc. i got e2, b2, e3, g3, b3, e4.. think...

Duration: 00:03:40


Suburban Flow

5/5/2016
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made only from this sample of roadworks https://soundcloud.com/graham-mcarthur/zoom0005wav for ambientonline osd40 http://www.ambientonline.org/forum/showthread.php?4409-One-Sample-Dare-40&p=32489#post32489 track 1: sample run thru the mangle track 2: sample run thru crazyivan and ambience v1 in live8 but it crashed so i quickly recorded a minute in audacity while it was still playing then paulstretched to 3 minutes track 3: switched to cecilia5 played the sample thru delaymod track 4:...

Duration: 00:03:00


Hush Descends(Naviarhaiku121)

5/2/2016
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http://www.naviarrecords.com/2016/04/27/naviarhaiku121-hush-descends/ NAVIAR HAIKU Make music inspired by a haiku poem in seven days. Poem by: Ikjoice https://soundcloud.com/ikjoyce Picture by: John Lemieux https://www.flickr.com/photos/newdimensionfilm ........ darkness & silence sampled from most recent disquiet track sleep dream and dream logic created in nodebeat

Duration: 00:02:49

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