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Time goes by – 1

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Yes! time goes by, tastes, likes, loves, appreciations all move on with time. There were times in my middle youth (in this instance for me that meany my 50s, as if I will ever truly grow up) when the things that made me look up, listen and all the rest – generally paying attention – were the loud, the brash, the banging, in one way or another. These were the days of free parties out in the Peaks, warehouses, abandoned buildings. These wer the days of club nights attended, run, played at and those for whom I was providing visuals.
In such days I acquired an appreciation of quite oddly contrasting things:
– odd trails through woods and seemingly ordinary patches of rock, grass, countryside
– old buildings, dilapidated, disused, derelict but still standing and serviceable in one way or another

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– tarnished clubs, nightclubs with a hint of distress or just a certain well lived texture, hence the Adelphi, the Arches, Corporation and more

 

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– scrappy flats, old caravans, particular estates and corner shops, ordinary old pubs, things with a history of ordinary people’s lives, a history of efforts made, painful failings, odd successes and joys, too many pains, accidents and setbacks.

 

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These were days when ultimately I ended up going out to various parties and clubbing with my daughters. We had a common set of tastes for events and music. It was all very surprising to their friends when they discovered that the old guy wandering about with them was their dad –  quite normal for them but so unusual for their buddies. In these days and nights a bond was built of common tastes and flavours. Those textures still come back to me, they still retain a particular power for me but they are no longer as immediate as they used to be.

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Pyebank school, Pitsmoor Sheffield

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1875 – it has a history and is still standing but is unused …

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This school was built around the time of the the birth of my great grandfather – I still remember him. There were all sorts of tales told about him by my grandfather. For example, when he was a boy he used to have to hide in a tar barrel from the Factory Inspector because he was too young to work. His first job was assisting the butchers’ dray collecting old joints of meat which were suspended in vats of cider so as to help remove the acid, later he became a builder helping build local terraced houses. These times are not so far away from us.

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and then the road home …

 

 

 

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Chilled electronica – aromatiq and the house of red

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There is nothing like a good small venue – the Redhouse is all that is good in terms of such – with a range of music second to none. We always used to say that we played the widest range of music in South Yorkshire, if not beyond. On a personal note, I have played ska, breaks, drum and bass, house – minimal, tech, acid and more from all over the world, Balkan beats, a whole range of African music – zouk, zouk love, kizomba, kuduro, soukous, kwaito, as well as baile funk, 2 step, chillout, ambient, mashups, trance, techno, lounge, broken beat, nujazz, nusoul, northern, motown and the list could go on. We have put on audio-visual art events. I still VJ and occasionally DJ there. The live music offered is endless.

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Aromatiq – chillstep – intelligent dnb – more and more

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Here is another set of stuff all around the delights of chillstep and intelligent dnb plus …
revisiting a lot of old favourites – Sonar Circle, Makoto, even De Phazz the lounge artists (somewhat well known for the occasional advert, even!),Intelligent Manners and  Seiji, of course.
On top of all of that are a series of pieces of artowrk to go with the whole new Aromatiq branding experience.

wonders eve – chillstep – aromatiq – intelligent dnb
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and here … the lightfall mix – aromatiq chillstep 4

combining Synkro, Indigo, Jack Dixon, Phaeleh, classics, each in their own right

Submotion Orchestra – from Leeds – great vocal styles

Phaeleh – 2 steppish classic artist, but also running through intelligent dnb, ambient, chillout, downtempo in their own irghts

Synkro, Indigo and DFRNT, each with a 2 steppish background and styles

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elements – free e-zines, glitch art, glitch step, art moving into recessive glitch

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the art grown out of concept

the art grown out of technique

the art grown out of attitude

the art grown out of accident

the art grown out of mood

the art grown out of experiment

each of these I have found, played with, lived through, created and more

there is always more …

Glitch art has been around in one form or another for a little while. This first piece called ‘texture the peaks’ is just an opener for what I hope to be whole series perhaps to be called ‘Recessive Glitch’. It will combine bits and pieces of glitch as a music form, hints of dubstep, ambient electronica and some spoken word. There will be motion graphics, of course, small animations and animated backgrounds to suit. A large part of this arises out of particular mood and also accident. Times are hard and getting harder, particularly here in Sheffield.

A Beginner’s Guide to Glitch Art – Flavorwire.

GLITCH ART.

Glitch (music) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Glitch art – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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