Disquiet Junto 0362 Operational Surrealism

The Disquiet Junto this week develops a Surreal idea:
Make something as “beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella.”

The image of the sewing-machine and umbrella reveals their similar curves; and the dissecting-table to me suggests an editing suite.

Anyway, I started looking at the videos in my Disquiet Junto folder and noticed two that were similar length and tempo and key and, then a penny dropped, water themed.


Playing with a few recordings and using the drums as a gate for the bassline, which has also been warped up a couple of octaves and reversed.

Hairy tunnel

Some months ago Gavin was offering this big hairy kick drum and I had to have it

After a detour in Melbourne and some uncertainty about whether it would make the trip to Leeton, I've been recording with it.

The sound in this video came off my Rode Videomic, then passed through EQ and compression.

Sounding Nature

Looks like I might be the only Australian, either way I'm stoked to be part of Sounding Nature.

The project covers 55 countries, with almost 500 sounds and 250 artists taking part -- you can explore it in full at www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Also, look for me jamming with cicadas in Costa Rica!