I created these Slow Notes to find a bit of headspace and calm.
Following Dave’s original rule I limited myself to two sound sources. I recorded a chord on the piano and a vocal loop which I then sampled and processed, recording live as I played. Working with the restriction of two sound sources created a soothing simplicity and a feeling of being held creatively. As I played, I was focused on working with what I had rather than wondering what else I could add. It was a calming and grounding process, something quite clear and certain in a moment in time that feels pretty confusing and at times worryingly unstable. The minimal ingredients built a foundation with inherent space, space for the sounds to breathe. I found that in turn the music allowed space for my mind to breathe and have since found it works well as ambient music for yoga and meditation, as it doesn’t interfere with hearing and feeling my breath.
As Dave said of the series, ’it’s ambient music in the proper sense, a bed for other life stuff to happen over’… having said that, do feel free to just listen and do absolutely nothing at all, activity is not essential for enjoyment of this product.
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