Well chuffed for my guys Bitwig. Next level music production software unleashed to the public, finally after 5 years of blood sweat n tears development. I am honoured to have been witness to the journey through a few friends in the Berlin based team, and even contribute in my own way. Amongst a wealth of amazing bespoke sound content Bitwig contains an acoustic bass sound library from me! It went LIVE to the public a few months ago. Check it out! http://www.bitwig.com/en/bitwig-studio/sound-content.html
My favourite Bon Iver track. Lyrically and melodically i think it’s beautiful, and then there’s his vocal delivery which is captivating to say the least. Whilst i was obsessively listening to it like a drug i started to hear extra string stuff in my head, so i spent an evening playing over the track with my cello in a large dark room, and this is the result. My hope is that what i added does actually add and not detract from the original, which isn’t in anyway lacking by the way. My feeling is that it works pretty well which is why i’ve shared it :) It’s on my recent “goosebumps” mix https://x.mixcloud.com/sneaky/goosebumps/
Thankyou Justin Vernon.
It’s been a long time since i made a mix and this one has probably been in the making for about the last 5 years. Inspiration hit home recently and i was compelled to put it together. It’s over 2 and half hours long and documents my deeper tastes and mood in music right now. It is most definitely genre NON specific as is becoming my custom and every track pushes my buttons in that goosebump inducing kind of a way! See where i’m going with this?
Put another, slightly more dramatic way….Music to bloomin live for!
The deeper i got into the process i naturally added my own twists on things so there are several cheeky edits, a new Fingathing tune, an exclusive remix, together with a splattering of semi-righteous sayins n doins along the way. I hope you feel the selections like i do.
Time to chill and reflect…….and then move forward. So put the kettle on and turn it up.
HAPPY 2014 EVERYONE!
Artwork type by Chris Drury
direct download link: http://mfi.re/listen/3bkg6iymg9lpjb9/goosebumps_with_sneaky_final5.mp3
Check out this vid that the lovely chaps at SERIOUS FEATHER did for Fingathing. 2 fellas scrapping it out in a barn! it went online yesterday.
Oh Aye!! FINGATHING are back at it. This is fact! Here’s a flippin’ new track for your ear-holes! EP on it’s way in a month or two together with a handful of UK live dates. Details will be announced through the Fingathing facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fingathing) Get in.
NEW GRACIELA MARIA album 05/04/13
You can pre order the vinyl version at http://www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/graciela-maria-olvido-304592 | http://www.rushhour.nl/distribution_detailed.php?item=69497 | http://www.crosstalkintl.com/node/39990 | http://www.jetsetrecords.net/GRACIELA-MARIA-OLVIDO/p/733004555792
Digital download at http://projectmooncircle.bandcamp.com/album/olvido | https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/olvido/id619587241
For her new album “Olvido”, although working with @Robot-Koch and @SneakyMusic again, @GracielaMaria kept much more control of the producing part. The result sounds even more organic and acoustic than her debut. The electronic elements are very subtly used and the arrangements sound like a minimal playing but orchestral sounding folk band.
This new album is calmer but more intense, like an intimate whisper in a church or cold water dripping in a cave. Only the song “Last Place” with its snarling bassline reminds of the earlier electronica and dubstep influences. More than the last album, ”Olvido” includes songs with Spanish lyrics, nearly half of the songs are sung in Graciela Maria’s native language, which once more increases the closeness of the songs. “Olvido” is life written in music, music that invites us to listen to the silent moments that pass unnoticed. The lyrics of this album embrace the empty spaces left by losses. It is a requiem to a past that cannot be grasped with words and that Graciela Maria holds with her voice to avoid looking into the abyss. This album is to be heard in solitude, to look inside one´s self and ask: What is it, that we see there? What do we listen to and who are we?
Graciela Maria writes free verses, not looking for exact metrics her voice is floating on piano lines, drifting through organic sounds and gliding on cello strings. She creates an atmosphere of a standstill in time, remembering what has been, listening to the hours gone by. The voice on Olvido should be followed… because it´s an echo of a lost century in which poetry was written to feel life with words and to be able to die every night.
Check out this footage from Fingathing’s first showcase gig in Manchester @NQ2022 last month.