Tuesday, November 21, 2006

birdw0rks dot com

Birdw0rks Central
has been rejuvenated.

Took an age over the weekend to re-format a few of the old pages, create a couple of new ones, relink everything, migrate it all to the newly-purchased birdw0rks dot com and start properly organising the better of what's become a driveload of mp3s. There're still a few teething problems with the site that I'm hoping Quaz will have a chance to look over at some point, but things're coming together. My own pretty-ropey back catalogue has swelled over the years.

I also activated the RSS feed to create the Birdw0rks Podcast - which will be where I post new w0rks direct to folks' pods from now on. (Hit Ctrl-U or "Subscribe to Podcast" from the Advanced menu in iTunes and paste in the RSS URL to subscribe.) Stop press: it's now availalbe directly from iTunes.

First track on the RSS feed, as part of the flickr-oriented imagemusic project, is inspired by Shooz's "Healing Landscape" image:.

Am quite happy with how that ended up sounding after multi-layering and playing with a slew of rhythm loops. Again, ate away the time, but worth the struggle in the end. Direct link to mp3 here.

Second track, just added is Wild Ideas, inspired by AuntieK's image:

The next three tracks are all in the w0rks. As with one of these, occassionally the process of churning out the tune is painful and tense - a struggle to slot the thing together and technically get in into any kind of desired shape. Once you've been through that mire, however, you feel somewhat lighter as if you've had an annoying blockage removed; as long as you're reasonably happy with the sonic product, it's rewarding. Musical enima anyone?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like a music enema to start the day off right!

7:09 AM  
Blogger birdw0rks said...

It's better at the end of the day when you've accumulated all those bum notes...

11:22 AM  

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