Monday, 29 December 2014
For the last 11 or so years I have been making music (under a number of aliases) and running a little label called Quiet World. If there was a competition for the world's smallest label Quiet World would definitely be in with a shout but over the years I have released a fairly large amount of music from some really rather amazing musicians including 2 albums by legendary Fluxus composer Philip Corner.
Whilst Quiet World the label will continue the new EU rules on VAT on sales of downloads mean that maintaining the digital side of things will, from New Years Day 2015, become far more work than it is worth and so (almost) all the music on the Quiet World Bandcamp page will be deleted.
So, with only two days to go until they all go to that big Recycle Bin in the sky I thought I'd share with you all some of the noises I've made over the last decade and a bit.
Obviously if you're reading this in 2015 only this link for the free download of 'This Quiet World' will remain active.
My music is predominantly slow, low and quiet, dealing in deep, dark tonal work and drawn out drones often mixed with field recordings. Depending on my mood I alternate between using synthesised and acoustic sounds as the predominant noises. Sometimes the music is wilfully abstract, other times cosmic, mellow, tuneful or creepy. Hopefully (if you're quick) you'll find something you like.
Below is a small selection of what's there, there are lots more. Each album is priced at £2.50 but obviously can simply be streamed for the next couple of days.
Simple Ghosts and Lazy Old Bones
An album I made with two close friends featuring guitar, electronics, the gate to a local park (on 'I am an Owl') and theremin.
Made with Arizonan field recordist Banks Bailey using my electronics and his recordings of a Hermit Thrush.
The Earth in Play
A very mellow two song set of deeply ambient pieces.
Phantasms I & II
The first two parts of my personal tribute to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The third will now only be available on the actual CD release of all 3 volumes.
Walking Through Fireflies
A very personal set of ambient pieces created as a tribute to a friend now sadly passed.