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music at a distance 47

by snwv

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Headlands 09:56
Voyageurs 10:30
Canyonlands 11:19


Some lengthy tracks this week. I'd thought to use the Moog Guitar, which really lends itself to textures. Rather than fight that inclination, I went all in on it. So here we have less melodic movement and a lot more harmonic layering. The Moog is an opinionated improvisation partner, and letting it take the lead here felt like the right decision. This week seems to be about finding things that comfort and sustain you and sticking with them. (The track titles here are all references to international dark sky parks. Also, happy birthday to me.)


released February 3, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: Moog Guitar > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with buffer processing, tremolo, convolution reverb, and AudioThing Wires.


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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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