s i g n s [2]

Part 2 (of 2) of a Classical+Neo-Classical mix w/ a touch of Ambient & Glitch (with a little  Fripp & some Bowie/Eno included) – inspired by Daníel Bjarnason‘s ‘Recurrence’, performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.



01 Michel Banabila – Dissolve_2017 (excerpt, sampling
_______________________Scene 01 by Steinbruchel)
02 Kaija Saariaho – Nocturne, for violin solo
03 Iceland Symphony Orchestra – Aequora
04 Izumi Kuremoto – Epilogue
05 John D. Reedy – The Great Long Distance
06 Andy Partridge & Harold Budd– Bruegel [#]
07 Daníel Bjarnason –  Dreaming
08 Gustav Holst – Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
09 Iceland Symphony Orchestra – Emergence_ III. Emergence
10 Kronos Quartet – Black Angels, Largo movement I
11 Robert Fripp, Andrew Keeling & David Singleton – Black Light
12 Philip Glass – Some Are [Low Symphony]

s i g n s _ 2b

Nest, by Arovane & Darren McClure

Will definitely be grabbing several choice tracks from this album…


“Nest” is the second collaboration between Arovane and Darren McClure. This time their focus was on the sonic possibilities of granular synthesis, turning sound into music and music into sound.

The album was named after a photograph taken by Arovane, which perfectly described the creation of the music: layers of twisted audio, processed and bent into new shapes and soundscapes. Each track title is a different type of nest building, just as each track was created through different approaches to granular synthesis.


released July 1, 2017

Mastered by Porya Hatami.


A new mix project, fresh from the studio:

Where does the dividing line between cognitive clarity (as a time/space/emotional issue), & cognitive dissonance reside? Further: how does cognitive dissonance, as regards genre selection, play into the mix-making process? Not that it’s a “serious” issue at all…different genres each have their own appeal – but I wanted to fuse several together on this project: Ambient, Experimental Ambient, Minimal Techno & Electronica – as opposed to one primary genre dominating the mix.

This project, honed from over 2 hours of original material*, spans the real/perceived distance between ambient & experimental techno/glitch and pushes gently, but firmly, upon the borders of multiple genres.

It’s a slightly caustic/scratchy amalgamation of sound, jump-started by the release of Focal’s remix project ‘Polarity‘…on Ultimae (which has served me over the course of 2 mixes: ‘mute space‘ & now this); plus a little help from my friends over @ Stroboscopic Artefacts.

[I think you’re going to enjoy it — it’s probably the best thing I’ve mixed this year!] | 78:53

01 Markus Guenter – Paragon
02 Triac – Day 2
03 Claudio PRC/Focal – Hyacinth
04 Steve Roach & Robert Logan – Ecdysis Activation
05 Hammock – Dropping Off (edit)
06 Dadub – Iridescent Fragment
07 Off.The.Sky – See Through and Through
08 Bob Ohrum – Subliminal Listening (edit)
09 Will Bolton – Canvas
10 Siavash Amini – Agarthini (edit)
11 Lucy & Rrose – Foil Gardens (edit)
12 Kinosura/Focal – Paradoxical Escape
13 Sendai – Geotope
14 Steve Roach & Robert Logan – The Biomechanoid Lifecycle Revealed (edit)
15 Speedy J – Caligula (w/custom ending segue)
16 Dadub – Life

[+ scroll to the page bottom for a bonus companion mix to this session]



(artwork restructured from the original on ‘Polarity)

This mix project* incorporates a satellite/companion mix, Hyacinth_6 (6 being the # of times I tweaked the audio-flow): produced from the overage, along with several tracks from my private “glitch-bin”. It has a running time of approximately 60 minutes & includes tracks from Steve Roach+Robert Logan, Focal (Polarity Remix), Si Begg, Scott Solter, Entia Non, Biosphere/Deathprod & AES Dana.

It’s available here as an exclusive download. : )


Surroundings, by Yann Novak

While not a huge fan of the long-form composition…this is extremely listenable & enjoyable. File under #Ambient, #FieldRecordings #Granular #Glitch #Drift

Surroundings originated as a site-specific sound performance commissioned for the SurroundingsHamon Observation Tower at the de Young Museum in San Francisco by the Soundwave Biennial.

Surrounding uses the organic architecture of the de Young Museum as a point of departure by incorporate field recordings captured throughout Golden Gate Park and synthesized sounds created to situate themselves within the field recordings. This relationship between the field recordings and synthesized sounds is intended to echo the symbiotic relationship between the architecture of the de Young Museum and Golden Gate Park while creating a deep and meditative listening environment.


electronic ambient drone experimental field recordings installation microsound minimalism sound art

Nevermind Your Palaver . . . [2]

Part 2 [of 2] – the slightly rougher, audiologically feisty, younger brother of part 1 that closes with a custom landscaped & extended version of the far too short scorcher by ProjeKct Four (Mastelotto, Fripp, Levin & Gunn).

01 Otto Lindholm – Nilindigo
02 King Crimson – Industry
03 Ynos – Tears in the Rain
04 The Cotswold Gnomes – Ringing Beat
05 The Fireman (Paul McCartney) – Bison
06 Brian Eno & Robert Fripp – Dirt Loop
07 Robert Rich – Electric Ladder
08 King Crimson – Discipline
09 The Cotswold Gnomes – Sneering Loop
10 David Bowie w/ Brian Eno – All Saints
11 Robert Fripp – Breathless
12 Fripp & Eno – The Idea of Decline
13 Andy Summers & Robert Fripp – I Advance Masked
14 David Torn – Sink
15 The Cotswold Gnomes – Tripoli 2020
16 ProjeKct Four – Sus Tayn Zee (extended crimson red-exit edit)



original album cover
The Cotswold Gnomes