naviarhaiku298 – Watching a kite

This haiku shared by Naviar Records prompted me to revisit a recording I'd made recently.

The wind is often an unseen force and is unmentioned in the poem, yet seems central when considering a soundtrack responding to the scene.

On some level

naviarhaiku297 – awakened from sleep

The haiku shared by Naviar Records is a bit at odds with my own experience at present.

As the days are lengthening, I'm feeling a familiar mania and the pace feels as though it's picking up.

So I think these layered takes on the drums capture some of that.

Disquiet Junto 0402 Music for Tasks

The Disquiet Junto this week asks for music to accompany a task.

I'd recently revisited the recording of my washing line for Junto 356 and had just finished hanging a load, so I set about recording the drums to accompany that chore.

This aligns with Dom Vella's observation that "everything sounds better with drums."

I decided to include the sound of the washing line for context and, the way it builds, reminds me of how electronic music employs white noise.


Historian Bill Gammage describes Hulong as the site of a conflict during the Frontier Wars, which arose as Europeans settled along the Murrumbidgee River in the mid 19th Century.

Evidence of the Wiradjuri culture can still be found in the region, although Hulong is now known as Whitton.

After being inspired by Garlo Jo's project to record at Poison Waterholes Creek in 2017, I've returned to the idea of using a guitar played by the wind at sites of conflict between black and white Australia.

Australia's First Nations are the oldest living culture, so it seems appropriate to show the scars of what might have become a shield remain on a living tree.


naviarhaiku296 – evening haze

The haiku shared by Naviar Records this week led me to think about sitting on the porch.

Most recently I'd been thinking about drumming for Play Music on the Porch Day, so it led me to think about recycling the drum beat I recorded last week.

I've edited together a couple of unused takes and added saturation from Izotope Trash.

Oblique Strategies Against Humanity

By Andy R

Disquiet Junto 0401 Noise Pacing

The Junto this week returns to the theme of "rauschen," which is German for noise in the style of white or background noise, and asks participants to use background noise as a beat, as a rhythm.

My washing machine seemed a good candidate for a rhythm, as it's rauschen is one I've heard while doing three loads of washing this week.

However, today is rainy. So I've used a recording I made of the machine in 2016.

Back then I'd identified the rhythm seemed kinda metal, so I've tried to add something melodic in that style using my electric ukulele.

naviarhaiku295 – night train

This haiku shared by Naviar Records led me to look for a train-like rhythm on my gated guitar rig.

Wake-up call