Seven Chapters

Ambient Soundscapes


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Since I have this space ...

Posted by Seven Chapters on October 24, 2007 at 7:17 PM Comments comments (1)
Since I have been given this space, I thought I would use it to talk about how these compositions were created. Many artists will provide some insight into their recording process in magazine articles, etc. I always found it interesting to hear about how a song evolved right down to the effects used. I've been interested in the instrumentation and recording techniques that are utilized by artists, producers and engineers, for as long as I can remember. So I thought I would use this space for some of that.
I have been dabbling in music, and synthesis, since the seventies, and I'd like to try and explain chronologically how these recordings developed. Since I only have old tapes and my memory to work with, I'm sure that I'll probably leave a lot of things out.
Most of these pieces evolved through experimentation. Few were actually structured or planned. For every one composition that I have posted here, there are probably five to ten that are complete garbage, and will never be used for anything more than lining a hamster cage.
Even though I have fifteen guitars and play other styles of music, I have always been a huge fan of Electronic and Ambient music. I used to listen to artists like Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno and Steve Roach a great deal and found Ambient 1 - Music For Airports, and Ambient 2 - The Plateaux of Mirror particularly inspiring in the minimalist approach used to create beautiful soundscapes.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to get my music out of the basement and into a place where like minded individuals can share their creations.
Just remember, if you don't like what you hear, you can always change the URL.