The fifth track in this series marks a move from our cassette release show to five days later during our performance at the 2011 Eyeo Festival. If you’d like to hear more from this collection please comment, share, retweet, like, or insert method through which you are comfortable and adept at spreading the word. Thanks!
This dense section from a live Ostracon recording contains several live looped layers of synth along with the drums. Thanks to multitrack live recordings made by Isaac Halvorson I have about fifteen pieces from three shows that I’m currently mixing with the idea of releasing a live album. Some of them won’t make the cut, but I’m hearing potential in many of the tracks so far.
Dense Ostracon Performance Excerpt
At the last Ostracon performance I decided to forgo the use of soft synths and attempt to strictly use the Roland MKS-80 as my sole sound source. Because I live loop during these shows I was able to layer a broad variety of tones and, using the Bitstream 3X, manipulate the tones in real-time. Here’s a plucky outro that illustrates this technique.
Tonight I had the opportunity to revisit some of the material recorded during the Ostracon release show on June 24, 2011. I created a rough mix and master to get an idea of the potential for the work. Here’s an outro from the second track of the evening.
Ostracon Release Show Segment 4
As long as I am calling these microtracks I may as well give them titles hence, I now present for your listening pleasure, Better Place.