Happy new year to everybody.

Just a post to say that I’ll probably be mothballing my WordPress and Twitter accounts for a short while. I’ve finally got to the point where I’ve started remixing and re-recording Earth Balm music and I’ve begun with the track Enchantment. Usually, I work on several tracks at the same time but currently I’m limiting myself to one piece of music as I get to grips with mastering Logic Pro X. Hopefully, I’ll be kept busy and out of mischief and have a good reason not to be wasting money as Logic Pro X seems to have everything I ever really needed already contained in its DAW walls. I’m loving the flexibility and sheer range of choice with the Drum Track.

I shall of course be checking my favourite blog posters’ post from time to time but would like to apologise in advance if I don’t appear to be responding regularly.

Please, wish me luck.

Early screen shot of the work below…

enchantment mixing
Logic Pro X “Enchantment” project picture.

EB… what it’s all about

I know I’ve linked to this video before but while I work on the older Earth Balm remixes, I thought I’d just provide a link to a video that ‘illustrates’ one of the tracks. It’s a ‘fan’ video and not an ‘official’ one (indeed there are no legitimate Earth Balm files available on the ‘net). I’ll create a simple official video compilation over the next few days using the original mixes.

Yer tiz:

More Rough guides

I had three Rough Guide CDs for my birthday recently, all excellent.

The rough guide to the music of China spans from the ancient tones of the erhu and pipa and the Inner Mongolian folk revival to original Shanghai jazz, Chinese Pop and the latest underground beats.

The rough Guide to the music of Palestine explores the diverse and wonderful array of music that springs out of adversity and expresses the deep roots of Palestinian identity.

The rough guide to Fado features a handpicked selection of some of the finest Fado musicians, both old and new.

All 3 CDs are worthy additions to my growing collection of these discs.

World Fusion

I’m rediscovering old CDs I have from years gone by, all in the “World Fusion” and “Ambient” genres – Dead Can Dance, Enigma, Deep Forest, Tangerine Dream, Kelvin L Smith, Ikarus, Ephemerid. I’m all ready for some Earth Balm writing, recording and ‘producing’ over the Christmas / New Year break!

Acidplanet Sepia themed earth balm graphic.
Acidplanet Sepia themed earth balm graphic.