Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

A free album for everyone: Sampler by Ulrike Jokiel

Monday, February 21st, 2011

This album has been doing the rounds online for some time, but I was first recommended it by Aengus a few years ago. I really enjoyed the cut-down sound which reminded me of Rebirth and simpler times.. The tracks have no titles, just numbered 1 to 13. I find it to be great music for driving, and particularly enjoy tracks 4, 9 and 11. Ulrike Jokiel is a pseudonym it seems, but I'm not sure whether the actual artist is Finnish or not.

MC-303 SH-101 TR-606 KMS-30 JX-3P RY-10

Here's what Ulrike Jokiel  had to say about the production of the album:

the equipment used is more than minimal: roland jx-3p, roland tr-606, roland sh-101, mc303 groovebox, yamaha ry-10 drumbox
all sequencing is done with the built-in sequencers, the trigger/midi interface is my good ol' korg kms-30. everything was recorded directly to 2-track stereo tape (no overdubs, no mix, everything LIVE). no computer used.

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A free album for everyone: Skintone – In Slow Motion

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Long ago, I borrowed a CD of then-contemporary ambient music from my artist Uncle Brian. It contained some really great tracks from bands like The Orb and Groove Armada. The song I liked the best off it, "Lennox Avenue Butterfly", was by an artist I had never heard of before, Skintone.

I did some digging online and found out that the track was taken from the debut and only album, "In Slow Motion", of a short-lived Irish electronic music duo. The quaint record company page, still hosted on IOL web storage years later, led me to the producer Brian Kelly. I discovered that on his website he had the album in full available for download! I've re-hosted it here for posterity.

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Their music falls somewhere between ambient and Orbital-style electronica. I hope you enjoy the album as much as I have, over the years. Brian was very appreciative of my previous efforts, so I'm sure he won't mind me re-hosting the album here...

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It’s Grim On The Docks

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

The following has been re-posted from the old johnl.org:

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This is a remix, of sorts, of It's Grim Up North by The JAMMs. The making of this song was almost an accident, but I think it worked out well. The JAMMs is one of the many pseudonyms for the group known mainly as The KLF, still one of my favourites, after all these years.

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Songs:

  1. It's Grim On The Docks

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Music To Drift Away To

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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This album was created entirely using samples of my voice, or other speech sounds. Each track represents a vision of paradise, heaven or the after-life, as seen by different cultures through time.

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Songs:

  1. Avalon

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  2. Jannah

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  3. Tír na nÓg

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  4. Gan Eden

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  5. Shangri-La

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  6. Aaru

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  7. Mag Mell

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  8. Valhalla

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Docklands music video

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

A music video from May, 2007 for a song not otherwise released.

Video made in Grenoble, France. I had never made a video before, and I was waiting for my clothes to finish washing in the laundrette, and I happened to have my camera, so I took some footage. I edited this out of it afterwards.


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Friendly Fire

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The following has been re-posted from the old johnl.org:

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British soldier Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull, aged 25, was killed when US A-10 "tankbuster" pilots opened fire on a UK convoy in southern Iraq in 2003. A cockpit video of the incident was withheld by the US authorities but then leaked to the public by The Sun newspaper. The interpretation is mine.

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Songs:

  1. Friendly Fire

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Gymnopedic

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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This is my ambient arrangement of Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1.

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Songs:

  1. Gymnopedic

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Amplitude Modulated

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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This 3-song mini-album is based around the concept of radio and the AM (amplitude modulated) bands in particular, the LW/MW/SW that I always saw on our old radio. It was composed in 2006, while I lived in Grenoble, France.

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Songs:

  1. Long Wave Memories

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  2. Medium Wave Dreams

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  3. Short Wave Thought

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