Tag: Classical Music

THE RANDOM ‘SPOT’ OF ZOOLON

(pic taken in those glorious days of hope; the days before the ‘spot’ arrived)  How can anyone run a business, even an online business like mine, if they are cursed with a ‘spot’? I eat healthily, work out in the gym, rarely drink any alcohol, don’t smoke or take drugs and have an OCD thing

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MARCH OF THE DEAD

(The picture is a photo inside a cave. I took it somewhere in the middle of France) For the first time since mine died I got to take a dog for a short walk over the weekend. A small, cool dog called Barney. Inevitably, I had a couple of random thoughts while walking him. Well,

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WHAT NEXT?

Today, was the day a statue grew out of my head, and all the while the police were waiting, patiently waiting in the background, to arrest the mutant that was me. WHAT NEXT? I was lost somewhere in life’s whirlpool, Drowning in a sea of sweet dreams, Somehow rescued, I looked all around me, Saw

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RANDOM THOUGHT OF ZOOLON

This is a true story. 100% true. A coincidence happened when was out driving yesterday. I wish I had had a camera with me and I hadn’t been driving, although if I hadn’t been in the car I wouldn’t have known about the coincidence that was about to happen. I was only half listening to

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RANDOM WORDS OF ZOOLON

I was sat in the back of a car stuck in an unreal queue, waiting. I was able to borrow a pen and paper to help kill the boredom, kill the time. I wrote down some random words as they came into my head. It’s a thing I often do. Sometimes a song appears. When

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LEMON GROVES

I wrote this song, Lemon Groves, about 4 years ago, around the time I discovered The Sopranos and was pretty much addicted, watching each series back to back. The song is a very much a demo and it is a tale of Mafia murder in Scilly. Hope you like it. If you fancy a visit,

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COMING TO THE NEW LANDS

I’ve never been to America, certainly never to 20th century New York, yet in this piece, another from my concept album Cosa Nostra, (made using samples of ‘found sound’- i.e. using sound samples I ‘found’ then captured and manipulated to create music/sound art) I needed to recreate the flavour of the city as it would

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GOT THE BUTTER, NOT THE BREAD

(old pic I’ve messed about with) There was a seriously dense blanket of fog the other night. Everything was silent apart from the foghorns of the ships passing through The English Channel.  Eerie sounds, some in the near distance, other miles out a sea. Sound travels well in fog. I never got to sleep a

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SAMPLING FOR BEGINNERS

A lot of people have asked exactly what the sample packs Zoolon Audio sells are all about.  For the uninitiated in musical composition the answer is, as defined pretty well on Wikipedia, “In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or

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ON THE EDGE

Here’s an experimental track I made using samples (if it helps, made in Bitwig).  I called it ‘On the Edge’ because that’s how I remember I felt the day I composed it.  I was under attack from an overload of thoughts. The sort of thing we all suffer from time to time. Those times when

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