Thanks for listening Ed and Andy!
‘ISAN’ is inspired by the artist of the same name and was recorded live in one take. The cuts and filters are all ‘hand done’ and cut between different tracks on a DJ mixer, hip-hop style. This particular mixer (a lovely Allen & Heath ZONE 3D) has sends (going to a delay) on it that I would ‘pop’ the tracks in to to get some of those dubby echoes.
‘New Rain’ was made with all hand-programmed drums and also recorded live in one take. Some mini-edits after, but also a lot of fun to play. Melodic and melancholic with shuffly percussion made shortly after a spring rain. It came at a hopeful time in my life.
I had a dream once where I was having a Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind sequence in it with a child singing and as I slowly wokeup from the dream, I realized that the child singing was an actual child outside my window! I quickly hummed his haunting tune and when to my computer to record it as quickly as I good. This song is the result of it.