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  • A rabbitsquirrel in Providence

    Hello! I just discovered AO through a post on SoundCloud, and came here to explore. I was excited to see a large number of familiar names from people I was already following on SC, along with many, many new artists that I am having fun exploring! It's nice to find a place for the conversation, since SC very much has the sound at the forefront (which realistically is a good thing...).

    I have experimented with creating music for over 15 years, often creating work that was focused on atmosphere and experimentation, in addition to playing the drums. I have recently focused my energies on a creating a more "unified" body of work (not to say that it doesn't vary widely), and sharing it publically. This is rabbitsquirrel. While some of what I create is structured/more traditionally arranged, the majority is ambient to drone, and overall on the darker/noisier side. I also really enjoy creating what I call "Microdrones", which are 1 minute long drone pieces (not every drone has to be 8+ minutes!). My influences/musical taste are extremely varied, but a lot of it leans on the more experimental/odd end of the spectrum.

    On the equipment/process side, I am primarily digitally based, using/misusing whatever software I come across. For structured pieces, recently I have been using Ignite, which I have a great deal of fun with. For most of my work, I create initial sounds, and then manipulate them into unrecognizable submission. I use the Figure app occasionally, but mostly I use a reverse spectrogram software to transform images into sound, and do pure wave building, combining sine, square, and sawtooth waves, along with pure whitenoise.

    So if any of that sounds intriguing, check out some of my sounds, and I look forward to getting to know the community!
    really, there is no such thing as unlistenable noise...
    SoundClound
    Bandcamp

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    Wow, what an introduction.

    Really glad you found us. Based on what you've written, I can already tell you are going to be a welcome and fresh new addition to the community. Looking forward to checking out your music as well.

    Cheers and welcome to ambient online,

    -S1gns
    Synphaera Records
    Space | Time | Matter

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    • #3
      Thanks so much!
      really, there is no such thing as unlistenable noise...
      SoundClound
      Bandcamp

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      • #4
        Welcome to AO. I'm listening to your drones from your other post now - you'll fit right in here! I like your concept of the micro-drone. Be sure to check out the AO Challenges forum if you've got time - I'm interested to see what you could with the sample for challenge #2!

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        • #5
          Thanks! The AO Challenge is actually what first brought me here (I heard Utu Lautturi's entry in my SC stream and investigated). It looks like a lot of fun, and I definitely want to make a submission (and I have a thing for Truvan throat singing as well!)
          really, there is no such thing as unlistenable noise...
          SoundClound
          Bandcamp

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          • #6
            Hello and welcome!

            I checked your works and they are very interesting - including track titles.
            Concept of microdrone is very interesting, too. You inspired me to build library
            of short presynthesized drones (I work a lot with pregenerated WAV/FLAC files).
            SoundCloud // FreeSound // Twitter
            Get exposure for your electronic music through WEATNU.COM independent promotion network.
            "Shortwave" - collaboration album with Ager Sonus

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            • #7
              Thanks! I am glad you find my drones interesting, and I must admit, naming the tracks in one of my favorite steps in the process.
              I'm also glad that you like the microdrone concept. I have been thinking about starting a SC group focused on short (under 90 second) drone and ambient work, because i think there is something interesting about creating an atmosphere in such a short amount of time.
              really, there is no such thing as unlistenable noise...
              SoundClound
              Bandcamp

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rabbitsquirrel View Post
                Thanks! I am glad you find my drones interesting, and I must admit, naming the tracks in one of my favorite steps in the process.
                I'm also glad that you like the microdrone concept. I have been thinking about starting a SC group focused on short (under 90 second) drone and ambient work, because i think there is something interesting about creating an atmosphere in such a short amount of time.
                Please, start here with thread dedicated to short drone forms. I think it fits "Member releases" section
                SoundCloud // FreeSound // Twitter
                Get exposure for your electronic music through WEATNU.COM independent promotion network.
                "Shortwave" - collaboration album with Ager Sonus

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                • #9
                  Good idea! If other members are interested, I could definitely start a thread here.
                  really, there is no such thing as unlistenable noise...
                  SoundClound
                  Bandcamp

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rabbitsquirrel View Post
                    Good idea! If other members are interested, I could definitely start a thread here.
                    You could start "One Minute Dare" contest, as well - challenges inspire creativity ;)
                    SoundCloud // FreeSound // Twitter
                    Get exposure for your electronic music through WEATNU.COM independent promotion network.
                    "Shortwave" - collaboration album with Ager Sonus

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                    • #11
                      Good to have you aboard.

                      Originally posted by rabbitsquirrel View Post
                      i think there is something interesting about creating an atmosphere in such a short amount of time.
                      Agreed. Maybe I have a short attention span but I find creating 'traditional length ambient pieces' (discuss... ) a chore, after three or four minutes I've had enough. Much rather focus on sounds and atmospheres. I think Morgan Fishers 'Miniatures' album was a big influence for me too, fifty-odd one minute tracks by various people (gavin bryars, xtc, residents, john peel...)
                      Latest release: never to be repeated

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                      • #12
                        Thanks! While I do enjoy making longer pieces as well, there is something refreshing about short, to the point pieces. It seems like there is interest in this, so I may propose either a short ambient or "One Minute Dare" thread (though feel kind of silly starting something like that having here such a short time!)
                        really, there is no such thing as unlistenable noise...
                        SoundClound
                        Bandcamp

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rabbitsquirrel View Post
                          T... I may propose either a short ambient or "One Minute Dare" thread (though feel kind of silly starting something like that having here such a short time!)
                          Nah, don't be nuts, just hop right in (rabbitsquirrel, see?)

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