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Disquiet Junto 0478 Collage of Collages

The Disquiet Junto activity this week is a musical collage and I've layered up some of my more ambient recordings from last year. 

Wanted for new supergroup

naviarhaiku373 – A lost child crying


The haiku shared by Naviar Records this week prompted me to go back to an earlier draft of a song.

I have the reversed bossanova riff and decided the haiku needed a vocal part, so I found the voice sample.

The 'stumbling over the dark fields' line prompted the chaotic drums and then the uneven looped bass part.

Again I've added a burlesque video and I like the energy it brings.

Dad doesn't want a cat

naviarhaiku372 – One traveller

The haiku shared by Naviar Records this week opened a variety of interpretations.

My inspiration was the Knifonium synth I bought recently, which made me want to use the warm sound to create a track like James Holden.

His album The Idiots Are Winning is a classic.

The haiku suggested something with a crescendo, like swelling waves.

And I guess Betty Page looks like she's thinking about swimming :)

Disquiet Junto 0477 Flying Blind

The Disquiet Junto this week asks participants to record without looking.

I've revisited the "layered sameness" technique from the Junto project proposed by Brian Crabtree.

Been a while since I played guitar, so there are a few bum notes.