Evening Conversations II

Evening Conversations

Since Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share in support of artists for anything purchased on May 1st, I decided to put together the remaining tracks I still haven’t released and make them available.

We live in really dire times. Personally, I’ve been listening to a lot of music that I find uplifting, but the music I’ve written is the opposite of that. I don’t want to overwhelm anyone with dread and eeriness so you’ve been warned! 🤣 🤣 Much like many other people, I’ve been significantly impacted in this crisis(and I’m still recovering from a stroke), so it was important to get this out. I hope you enjoy it! 🥳

All of this material was written and put together between 2006 and 2009. The large chunks of it were live mixing I did via Ableton Live. Much of the components were prerecorded. I brought everything I had and laid it out and mixed it live, using a MIDI controller to trigger much of the textures. So, some of the backgrounds may sound familiar, but this is fairly raw, and I shuffled things up according to how I read the audience.

Ragnarökia – April 21st, 2007

The first eight tracks were mixed live at the Ragnarökia show in Northampton, MA. The line up was:

  • Changes
  • The Lindbergh Baby
  • As All Die
  • Life Toward Twilight
  • Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre
  • The Ancient and the Transmundane

I’m not going to talk about this event much. It was fun, but it was different than I expected. Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre’s set was amazing and I’m glad I got to see them live.

A few of the base tracks here were put together specifically for this event, which is why you’ll hear these renditions uniquely here. I never recorded them for wide release. Some of the tracks were made up from the same sample banks that I used to make Blood, which I also released to sell at this show.

The photo I used for the album cover was taken just outside the venue in Northampton. I don’t remember what sort of facility it was on but it seemed appropriate to me at the time.

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Ultra Mega Awesome Extreme 2

Tracks 9, 10 and 11 were from my set at Ultra Mega Awesome Extreme 2. UMAE was packed full of artists and the event went from 9 pm to something crazy like 6 am, with artists rotating around with 10-minute sets. My memory is mostly of breakcore and chiptune artists, but there were a few noise and industrial acts.

My set was about 60% mixing recordings with live orchestrations from some wild sample banks I put together. I knew I’d be performing in front of a pretty heavy-music oriented crowd, so I made sure I came with some weird shit.

I built the set from some MP3’s saved over from the mp3.com days, called The Coughlan Sisters. I still don’t know what these recordings are, but you can read more about them on the DYING FOR BAD MUSIC blog.

UMAE 2
Ultra Mega Awesome Extreme 2

Remaining Archive

There were a few tracks I had put together that never got wide circulation. Moonbeam was from the compilation disc Nighttime Echoes, so it had seen the light of day. The pieces titled “Unknown” were from a live set I did, but embarrassingly, I don’t know which one. I strongly suspected it was from the Forced! Festival in Providence, RI, but I’m not 100% sure. The event was hosted by Force of Nature and was pretty amazing. I do like the set so I included it.

Forced! Festival in Providence, RI.

“The Radio” was something I put together mixing up clips from the old Dimension X show. I forgot it was something I did and found it going through my archive discs. I enjoyed it a decade after I put it together, so it got included, even though it is quite a departure from the rest of the material on here.

Now available on Bandcamp!

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Daniel Tuttle
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