17 June 2012

Chilldown Period's Landmark Series Vol. 3 - Photographs

Greetings, one and all!

It's been a while since I've done a Landmark Episode of the Chilldown Period and here it is for you in all of its ambient glory!

This episode deals centers around photographs and the wonderful inspiration this medium can bring.

Now, photos sometimes don't do justice for being there. They can, however, trigger memories, emotions, wonderments, and daydreams.

There are two artists on this volume of the Landmark Series who used photographs to create music or to inspire music.

Our first artist to use photos is Ryan Lucht, or JazzFreak11. He approached me a couple of weeks ago to see if I could help him get the word out about his music project Photo Genesis. Here's what intrigued me about the project: Ryan took software and some how created an interface between software and scanners and then used the programming to trigger different synths and beats from photographs to create music. That's right: Photos scanned and the pixels used to trigger sounds which formed music. Interesting concept!

If you want to help Ryan to get his project off the ground, you can go here: Photo Genesis KickStarter. Also, if you want to read more on the project head here: Photo Genesis.

The next artists to use photographs explicitly in this program is Chris Russell. I've listened to his music before and like his style. The tune Crocus, which we'll use in this episode, comes from his album "Bloom" which ventures into a different direction than his album "Frozen". Instead of exploring the cold zones of nature, this time Chris used his time in nature photographing warm textures and zones to create music. You can find his music at the tremendous record label Relaxed Machinery.

Many thanks to all of the artists who have appeared on this program.

Now, to the tracklisting!

 Ryan Lucht (JazzFreak11)

Hayao Yamaneko
Visions at Orly
Shattered Holograms

Hichael Mareno

DreamWorld Within

風花 - kaza-hana (flowers in the winds)

Heavenly Prince

Chris Russell
Relaxed Machinery
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