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October & November Junto projects: electronic-experimental

Posted by admin on November 19, 2018 – 11:59

Synthesizers by D.D. Friday October 5th 2018
Photo courtesy of N.A.S.A.


More on this 353rd weekly Disquiet Junto project (Warp & Weft / The Assignment: Read loom-woven fabric as a musical composition) at:

Instrumental created using samples by Nathan Moody as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0354: Rituals & Canticles
The Assignment: Make music using instruments from a future that doesn’t fully remember our present.

I used most of his samples, constructed a sample instrument using his spring_18cm_bowed_constantCircularStrokes mixed with different orchestral samples and a bass instrument using his “ bass construction” sample.
The dices gave me number 5 = Coming of Age, that, being completely ignorant of how such a rite fells (never went through one yet) I imagined as some kind of epic mini micro trip with bitter sweet undertones, feeling free and stressed, ecstatic and anguished at the same time.

Disquiet Junto Project 0358: Rhythm + Blue(s)Step 1: Consider the term “rhythm and blues.” Not the genre, just the term.
Step 2: Imagine what you might think “rhythm and blues” meant in terms of music had you never previously heard “rhythm and blues” music.

I got infatuated with Blues when I was a kid (Howling Wolf, John Mayall and Muddy Waters mostly) but back then the term Rhythm and Blues was a bit confusing to me, I remember somebody pointing out that The Who and the Stones were considered as R&B bands at their beginning. The Who R&B? ok…
In my young little head it was more mashed up with soul and funk, Stax and Motown music from the 60’s.
Anyway, R&B was way far from the “Pop-HipHop” thing they refer to now with that moniker.
So I took all this as a license to submit whatever I’m working on really.
If somehow aliens studying mammals on this part of the universe end up thinking Fats Domino, The Who and Rhianna all play the same style off music, you can count me in (out?).

For this one I went for a 6/4 beat (4+2 unusual for R&B I presume) but used normal instruments for that style:
Electric Guitars (x2)
Wurlitzer piano
Farfissa Organ
Electric Bass

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