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

Some birds enjoying lunch

I have set up a bird café in my garden, and I have already got some interesting diners. Here are some intrusively candid pictures of them (no release forms were signed).

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

No alarms and no surprises

I can’t remember where I first read about the wonderful idea of living without an alarm clock. I do remember the writer pointed out that most of us regularly don’t get enough sleep. This can make you as badly impaired as a drunk driver.

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