You said you were self-isolating

naviarhaiku325 – true tranquillity

I've been missing the sea, so the haiku shared by Naviar Records this week stirred me.

Me restarting the song

Sounds from the global lockdown

I've contributed to a couple of Cities and Memory's projects this year

Recently they published #StayHomeSounds and I shared a recording from my porch.

It features galahs rousing at dawn and the song of the pied butcherbirds who visit around the start of autumn and spring.

When I posted the link on a local Facebook page, I got this nice comment.

Stop that awful music

Disquiet Junto 0430 Solitary Ensembles x 2 (slight return)

I've tried joining another Junto trio, this time Morgulbee's 'Anti - Viral Blues' with a drum part.

My timing slips a bit, which is a shame because I really enjoyed the techno feels for this song.

Guess it needed a drum machine.

When the bassline is so sick

Disquiet Junto 0430 Solitary Ensembles x 2

The Junto this week adds a second player to our asynchronous trio.

I've chosen to add drums to Detritus Tabu's track 'Feeling Pretty Psyched' because it was, in part, an opportunity to record my brand new secondhand drumkit.

The audio and video files are available for a third member of the trio.

Fender bender

Disquiet Junto 0429 Solitary Ensembles

This week’s Junto project is the first in a sequence intended to invite, encourage, and reward collaboration. You will be recording something with the understanding that it will remain unfinished for the time being.

For the Junto I've revisited drums recorded earlier this year because I find that instrument to be the way I start many tracks.

You can download the audio or video for the Junto collaboration.

The song in the car

Disquiet Junto 0428 Urban Moss

The Disquiet Junto this week asks for "a short piece of music that pays tribute to the accumulated echoes of past concerts promoted here over the years."

I thought it would be fun to work with an older track using an unlikely variety of instruments.

The track is 'Histamor' and the result sounds a bit like Gotan Project.

For a quick video I've used

Ooh a guitar

Disquiet Junto 0427 Music 4 Airplanes

The Disquiet Junto instructions this week are to "Record a short piece of music that is intended to blend in with the industrial drone of modern air flight."

It gave me an idea to revisit an older track and update it with an Eno-style ambient treatment.

The track 'Remove Borders' was a response to a Naviar haiku a few years ago and, while I like the chords, the guitar seemed to become a bit grating.

I've called it 'Aviatrix' because it's International Womens Day.