I really excited to be working on an old Earth Balm track “Shiva’s Dance”. I thought I only had a mixed copy of the track but found an original Cubase file when trawling through some old hard drive files. There’s a few missing audio files that I need to recreate or replace but the main midi information is all there.
Just heard this musician on Nitin Sawhney’s BBC Radio 2 programme:
He’s visiting the Four Bars Inn in Cardiff in May. I’m seriously tempted to go!
Nation Sawhney talks about Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:
I’m getting great use out of this page on the National Geographic site that allows you to create and download all sorts of different maps of the World. Finally, I can learn more about where in the World my favourite music originates!
Here’s a screenshot:
Happy birthday to Vincent one of the world’s most famous painters and unrecognised in his own life time. His bold use of colour still inspires today.
It’s good to have time to work on the re-recording of Earth Balm material. I’m currently working on a piece that never saw the light of day as it was written well after the original mp3 dot com had folded. It’s based on a simple pentatonic melody but I’m currently recording the strings into Cubase using Kontakt 5 and the Best Service “Complete Orchestra collection”. Having listened to the original Earth Balm mixes almost every night on an mp4 player, I’m full of ideas for how to enhance the arrangements (they will all be cinematic in feel). One of these days I’ll get to set them free.
Classic album full of great tunes with (very) clever lyrics.
Originally posted on The Fat Angel Sings:
The rare and estimable ability to create both catchy, bite size singles that sounded great on the radio, and sophisticated, ambitious album content, That was never better illustrated than in the hands of 10cc. By the time they reached their third long player, ‘The Original Soundtrack,’ that skill had become second nature to these four innovative British musicians. The album is marking the 40th anniversary of its debut, on March 22, 1975.
Produced as usual by 10cc themselves, the record would soon have the calling card of a typically amusing and irreverent hit single, ‘Life Is A Minestrone.’ Within a few weeks of that reaching No. 7 in the UK, clamour for ‘I’m Not In Love’ to be released as a swift follow-up led to that extraordinary ballad racing to No. 1.
The album itself showed 10cc in their most confident and expansive form to date, opening with the…
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Happy Palm Sunday to all Christian visitors. I always enjoyed the procession through the Church and the palm crosses when I was little. Don’t know if that is still part of the service though.
I’ve just been watching “An Evening with Matt Monro” on Sky Arts 2.
Sublime voice, impeccable pitch.
I cannot believe that I bought the “Rough Guide to Desert blues” 2 CD set from HMV for £1today but very glad I did – genuine blues vibe from the Saharan people.