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music at a distance 40

by snwv

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Lord Dubious Super duper chill. Favorite track: The Far Ritual.
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Radio Shore 06:40
Sun Tower 06:28


The 40th week seems like a kind of milestone. We've all been through a lot in that time. This one felt like it was looking for refuge in melody, though the sounds are also dirty and fuzzy, struggling into existence. (Some of that's the Wires plugin, though some of it is the humbuckers in the Moderne really bringing out the fuzzy aspect of the KWB. That feels appropriate for this week, really.)

There were some intuitive decisions I made during the improvisation that could seem extreme, but I wanted to trust the intuition, rather than try to change it in post-production. (Maybe these will be obvious to you when you listen.)

Wherever you are, I hope you're doing well...with even better for you in the days ahead.


released December 16, 2020

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: Epiphone Moderne > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with buffer processing, convolution reverb, AudioThing Wires, and Waves Factory Cassette.


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Maurice Rickard is a musician, sound artist, and Deep Listening Certificate holder based in Pittsburgh. snwv is his project to create ambient environments from finely tuned oscillators and other sound sources as well (guitar, microphones, feedback). Some patches use mostly oscillators, some use delays, some use controlled amounts of randomness. Results range from gentle ambience to chaos. ... more

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