On this auspicious day, Thursday 2nd February 2023, Beachy Head Radio played a few new tracks of mine as a Phantom Circuit session, archived here.
They kindly mentioned my Bandcamp page which I realised didn’t have much music in the same vein so I did a summary of vaguely similar tunes on social media which I now collect here.
In the same ballpark, ‘Wickham’ from Amateur Hour
A bit more tenuously, ‘The Streaming Suite’ as found on Ne me quitte pas
Mr Slater’s Parrot fit the bill when not in guitar mode with ‘Openshaw’ from a previous Phantom Circuit session and anything from On The Beach the likely suspects.
The ‘long track with lots of different bits’ came into it’s own when my 4 track broke down whilst recording the ‘Field’ albums in 1998 with Voice Of The Rain and whilst it was being mended I just had my Alesis MMT8 hardware MIDI sequencer and a Roland JV1080 synth I won in a Sound On Sound magazine competition to play with. Wishworlds, the second of a couple of tracks here, was the result.
Going further back to 1992’s Other People’s Angels from the tape of the same name is the first of the completely effect driven guitar numbers in what would now be called the ambient style.
But even something like 1988’s ‘Mesmerise’ by The Gits has the airy fairy guitar and reverby drums.
There are s number of other tracks which incorporate the same approach but within more usual structures and a lot of the YouTube stuff, soem of which I’m thinking of sticking on a release with tonight’s session.
NB. Video thumbnails for embedded Playlists only show if the YouTube API is used and as I haven’t they don’t here. They will nonetheless still play.
But this is probably enough to be getting on with for now.