Thursday, 21 July 2016

Midi sans frontières

Tom Jenkinson (aka Squarepusher) reacts to the recent "Brexit" and states rightfully that this kind of thinking only creates differences, hate, racism and xenophobia. Those in favour do not realize that we are all living on one world, and that we should not close our doors and frontiers to keep staying what we are.

Anyway, Tom Jenkonsion did a song he shares completely and encourages other musicians to reinterpret it as they whish.

I think his song is absolutely gorgeous and didn't want to change too much about it. So I loaded the midi file into my sequencer and let the tracks play my own choice of sounds. I added some drums to it and some noise and there it is.



Enjoy,

Elvenheim

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Calymbo Island

Some time ago I got another vocal track from Midicrash Serge, sung this time by "Pirate Maya", and asked me to do something with it. Again, I didn't know the original song, I had nothing but the vocals. First, the tempo, quite tricky but I got it. Then the scale. Wow, that was difficult, because I heard some scale changes. I didn't want to make things complicated, so I used some auto-tuning.

I did one rough version, pitched the vocals slightly up to get a clearer sound, sent it to Serge and he sent me back a new version of the vocal track, with a higher pitch. I wasn't really convinced by this as you can hear the singer reaching her limits. Eventually, after much try and error, I build this electro-pop like song:



Only recently I got to listen to the original song, and was quite surprised how it sounds:




Enjoy!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Moo - Introversion

I recently stumbled on this little jewel, an electronic musical journey through eerie swelling pads and mild electric percussion, creating a very comfortable place.


About the album:

Moo (Craig Walkner) is a dark ambient artist who specializes in ambient, surrealist, electronic, soundscape, and avant-garde compositions. Introversion, his self-released debut album started in the dark winters of Wisconsin and finished while living far from home in the summer heat of Austin, TX. The album title is highly apparent in the compositions--dark, thought-provoking, surreal, reflective, and some would deem it relaxing and calming. You'll hear something new every time you listen to it, so sit back, turn off the lights, light a candle, and let the music wash over you. Perfect for relaxing, meditating, and yoga.

This is the full album - should you want to purchase, please visit the links below. Or, if you'd like to give a donation for the free listen, my Paypal e-mail is craigwalkner (at) gmail.com.

Introversion was released on July 7th, 2011 and can be streamed/purchased on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby:

http://ambientmoo.bandcamp.com/

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/intr...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=s...

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/moo7

Thursday, 11 September 2014

"Don't let them" and other news.

Almost a year has passed without giving you some news. I am still working on a new album, I already released some tracks on Soundcloud, some videos have been uploaded on YouTube and I got a surprise from the Hubble Space Telescope.

But first, I uploaded my album Wormhole on Jamendo:


Why, you may ask, because I wasn't happy about their site for various reasons. I realized that not many people go to http://elvenheim.bandcamp.com/ to listen or download my music. I got the most public on FreeMusicArchive (FMA), but their site seems dead to me. I uploaded only one track from the album on FMA with a link to bandcamp in the description, but nobody seemed to care about it. So now I wanted to upload the rest of the album on FMA, without success though. The tracks are pending, and stay pending forever no matter what I try to do.

Then I looked back to Jamendo, their site seem to work now and I still have an audience there, much more than on bandcamp. So I decided to upload the album also on Jamendo.

That's it about my last (and already old) album. Now for the new stuff. Yes, I am still working on a new album, but I have no idea when it will be released (it will be released once it's finished).

I won't tell much about the next album, there will be new things, maybe some surprises, but overall I think it will be a nice easy to listen-to experience.

Here is a video of "A fantastic journey", a track for the new album:




Two other new tracks, maybe not for the album : "Glistering Sun" and "On the move again" :




Midicrash Surge sent me a recording of Tinna singing and asked me to do something with it without giving me anything else, not even the tempo :). So this is what i came up with: "Don't let them ..."


Surge did a video for the song:



And now for the surprise : I was watching the video "Clash of the Titans: Hubble's Universe Unfiltered" on the YouTube Channel of Hubble Space Telescope when I suddenly realized that my song "Stars" from "strolling through electronic spaces" was playing during the visualization of the Andromeda galaxy approaching and slamming into our Milky Way (starting at 16:14). But they forgot to mention me, so I told them I was very pleased to have my music featured in the video, and asked them to give me credit. They did, and I got even more happier.



That's about it for now, I hope you enjoy listening!


Monday, 28 October 2013

Free music :)

Hi,

As you should know, I am creating music for free. My work is published under a creative commons license, it's free for everybody, you can use it as you wish, I'm only asking to name me as being the artist.

I'm doing electronic, mostly ambient music in order to recreate feelings, moods or to tell a story. Doing a song for the Rust Factory was a great experience.

The Rust Factory

If you like my music you can support me in many ways. You can still support me on Jamendo (even though I will not publish new albums on it), or if you download my latest album "Wormhole" on bandcamp, you can do it for free or even pay the amount you want to.


I am currently working on a new album, so stay alert! I'm coming back :)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Eclipser 1

In November 2012 some scientists had the idea to send a camera on a balloon at an altitude of 25 kilometers to the stratosphere during a total solar eclipse. They weren't interested at the moon or the sun but at the shadow the moon drew on the earth. The eclipse could be seen on the south pacific, from Australia to South-America.

They caught beautiful images of the shadow disc.




Why am I posting this? Except that I'm fascinated by science, just listen to the music.

Electro from Dusseldorf : Lars Leonhard

I recently discovered this great artist from Germany (Düsseldorf).

http://www.lars-leonhard.de/

This is nice good electronic music. He recently composed the song Thunderbolt (available on bandcamp) for Nasa videos:


NASA | Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun">NASA | Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun 
 20 February 2013


Now there is a new video online:

NASA | First X-Class Solar Flares of 2013
13 May 2013

NOTE: I forgot to mention his account on soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/larsleonhard