Early this year I recorded vocals and some glitchy Rhodes for Dustmotes‘ song ‘Horror Vacui’. At that time I was working full-time on Sonic Bloom so it was a welcome creative outlet. Writing the lyrics was very easy, because the dark winter mood fit perfectly.
Now Dustmotes’ new album is out on the netlabel Dusted Wax featuring me on the title track.
The hibernation period is now finally over with the late onset of spring here in Berlin. The same goes for my musical endeavours. The beginning is made by a free download of ‘Afterglow’, the last song on my Patchwork EP. It is included on the latest issue of Ramen Music, an online zine with new DIY compilations every two months or so.
It’s been rather quiet on my side. Mainly because I hardly had time to make music apart from two collaborations, with Dustmotes and Subfilter. Both are still in progress.
I’m currently working on my project Sonic Bloom full time. For anyone interested in making music with Ableton Live, you should check it out. There’s daily posts with Live tutorials, freebies and music tech news like interesting Max for Live device, music apps and hardware. In English and German. In a while I’ll also be offering courses for Ableton Live.
Come March I’ll finally have time for music again and I’ll enliven the fortnightly YouTube videos with new vBlogs and more. Until then, here’s a video from Imogen Heap‘s talk about the Gloves I filmed at the CTM Hacklab in Berlin last week. She explains and shows how she performs ‘Me the Machine’ with them.
The last few years have brought a lot of new things and changes and I doubt that 2013 will be any different. It will be a year filled with a new album, hopefully some touring and lots more exciting new things…
Here comes the making of the song ‘Patchwork’ of my new EP with the same name. I talk about the meaning of the song and how I got from the original idea to the finished recording with footage of the process including sound bits. I hope you like it!