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Radiance

Mixed live at Major Studios, East Finchley.

  1. [03:10] Ashra — Nightdust
  2. [06:15] Anomalous Disturbances — The Spirit Molecule
  3. [11:20] Jonn Serrie — The Last Secret
  4. [14:00] The KLFDream Time In Lake Jackson
  5. [15:55] Mathias Grassow — First Conference
  6. [17:45] David Parsons — Bathing Light
  7. [21:40] Jean-Michel Jarre — Oxygène Part 1
  8. [24:55] Chris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris — Prizm
  9. [29:45] Alio Die & Mathias Grassow — Augoeides
  10. [32:20] Mathias Grassow & Jim Cole — Fell Radiance
  11. [40:03] Brian Eno & Harold Budd — The Silver Ball

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Radiance.mp3

See also DJ The Major’s edit.

Fever Dream

More music by early-to-mid-90s bitfield. I was quite pleased with this until I realized I’d basically written “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Rozalla. Still, I wasn’t the only one.

I have a vague memory that I was sick at the time, hence the title.

Fever Dream.mp3

The Light

More music by my ambitronic alter ego, bitfield. This was made some time in the late 1990s, using a Yamaha QY-300 hardware sequencer (pictured). It was a nice machine which I kept for many years, and wrote a lot of music with. Including this piece, featuring steel drums, sitar, synth flute, Hammond organ, marimba, and General MIDI patch no. 124 (‘Birdsong’). I remember I made an interesting rhythm break (at 01:51) by double-tracking the drum loop and time-shifting it forward by one MIDI clock, creating a phased effect and a satisfyingly fat kick drum sound.

The Light (Jamaica Sunrise).mp3

Live in Cornwall 3

Recorded one stormy summer night at bitfield’s Cornish studios. Always use ambient techno with care, after first making sure it is the right music for you. May cause uplifting of the spirit.

  1. [00:00] Mathias Grassow — Blessings To The Spirits Of Lake Shin (Scottish Highlands)
  2. [01:19] View To The Future (Ulrich Schnauss) — Apotheosis
  3. [27:20] Markus Güntner — Wenn Musik Der Liebe Nahrung Ist
  4. [28:13] Machineries of Heaven (Rom di Prisco) — Blue Thursday (Reaktor Dub Mix)
  5. [31:55] Mathias Grassow — Individual Thought Patterns Part I
  6. [34:20] Herrmann & Kleine — Kickboard Girl
  7. [47:18] Jon Hopkins — Luna Moth
  8. [50:16] M83 — Raconte-Moi Une Histoire

You can find out more information about these artists by coming into my tiny record shop which only sells their records, and is in my imagination. Closed Wednesdays.

Live in Cornwall 3.m4a

Bach - Prelude from the Cello Suite No. 1

If you listen quite carefully you can tell it is me playing the guitar. Because of the mistakes.

Bach - Cello Suite No.1 - Prelude.mp3