You can now download all the tracks on Nightshapes EP at once! I uploaded the EP to Mediafire for all of you to download and enjoy, and make it easier to pass it in. It’s in MP3 format at 320kbps. It would have been far too large as AIFF, the format it’s originally in.
Pass it on!
Rindigo - Gestalt
Look at that! Nightshapes EP is now on RindigoMusic, a Youtube channel I created to make access to my music easier. Feel free to post, reblog, share and embed the tracks on your Facebook pages or Tumblr blogs!
Rindigo - Gestalt
I’ll be posting the tracks off the EP in the order I uploaded them, and Gestalt is the first one. I chose the name because the word has always had an association with immensity and heaviness. When I think the word “gestalt,” I imagine the dark silhouette of a concrete and steel structure against a boiling grey sky, and to my ears, this track captured a touch of the feeling of a desolate, industrial space. at the same time, there seems to be something alive here, sometimes creeping and writhing and crawling, something wet. the huge reverbs and the constant echoing off of the percussion makes that space feel barren and a bit unwelcoming, but the immensity and fatness of the bass that drops in halfway through the track adds just enough warmth to keep the listener standing around that concrete underworld. I hope you have nice speakers, because this track has some good bass in it!
And here it is! I uploaded Nightshapes EP as a set to Soundcloud! Give it a listen and I would be more than happy to hear feedback. I have the ask function enabled on this blog specifically for that, and should someone desire to collaborate, I also enabled submission!
This small bunch of tracks is the product of a lot of different drafts and sketches, numerous different sources of inspiration. A thank you to my good friend Draft34 for a couple interesting field recordings and samples that worked their way into Streetdaze. As some of you may recognize, Nightshapes is a reworking and extension of a previous track that didn’t feel complete or… mature enough.
Also the lovely photo was taken by Kathy
I am posting this as a link rather than as an audio upload because Tumblr can’t deal with audio uploading. I should have expected the audio set on Soundcloud to not transfer properly… I will be uploading the tracks one by one, and adding much more detailed commentary though! thanks for sticking around!