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Darkroom ambient podcast - free music from ambient/avant-garde improvisers Darkroom

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Darkroom ambient podcast - free music from ambient/avant-garde improvisers Darkroom

Darkroom ambient podcast - free music from ambient/avant-garde improvisers Darkroom

Darkroom

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Free ambient/instrumental/avant-garde music from Darkroom. Some studio tracks, some improvisations recorded live or in rehearsal.

Latest Episodes

once proud eyes

Another bass clarinet and guitar duet, rehearsing for our two Tuesdays Post gigs at the start of November. Recorded in rehearsal, 29th October 2014. Photo credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/balladist/2409358994. Copyright 2014 Darkroom.

11 MIN2014 NOV 9
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once proud eyes

maid of stone

An unusually major-key bass clarinet and electric guitar duet. Recorded in rehearsal, 2nd March 2014. Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebble/7412947/. Copyright 2014 Darkroom.

3 MIN2014 MAR 27
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maid of stone

Gravity's Dirty Work album sampler

A sampler of Darkroom's album Gravity's Dirty Work - a continuous edit from the tracks - strung with black nylon - baby armageddon - karhupuisto / beautiful retreat - a pair a part The album is available on CD, double heavyweight vinyl or digital download from http://darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/album/gravitys-dirty-work "The Darkroom duo of Michael Bearpark (No-Man, Henry Fool) and Andrew Ostler (Expert Sleepers) return with their first double album. "Begun as an exploration of early 90's electronica and its many sources, the album developed from extended improvisations through meticulous editing, layering and post-production into a coherent and timeless suite. "The trademark blurring of guitars, synthesiser and found sounds moves from the heavenly Beck meets Talk Talk atmospherics of Karhupuisto / Beautiful Retreat through apocalyptic foot-on-monitor fuzz mayhem at the end of the title track before closing with the eloquent scandinavian jazz-electronica fusion of A Pair A Part. "A...

9 MIN2013 NOV 18
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Gravity's Dirty Work album sampler

grey skies thinking

A rehearsal recording from July 2013. This was intended to be the ambient start and ambient end of a 30 minute set, which would get noiser in the middle. The loopfest was to be the debut of Os's bass clarinet, and indeed this recording is the first published Darkroom recording featuring the bass clarinet. Let us know if you like it. Copyright 2013 Darkroom.

15 MIN2013 JUL 18
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grey skies thinking

tuesdayspost20130205_R1_L2_pt1

An excerpt from a rehearsal for Darkroom's forthcoming gig at Tuesdays Post. We were mainly testing that we could sync Mike's Timefactor pedal with the laptop, which generates the loop that you hear through most of this piece. The drums are from the modular. The bassline was added afterwards in the studio, by recording a clarinet loop and then tracking its pitch and envelope (using Silent Way Follower), and using that to drive the modular (in a lower octave). Copyright 2013 Darkroom.

4 MIN2013 JAN 29
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tuesdayspost20130205_R1_L2_pt1

beartime20091230pt3

The end of the first improvisation from the December 30th 2009 session. You can download a higher quality version of this track from darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com Copyright 2010 Darkroom.

7 MIN2010 FEB 19
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beartime20091230pt3

beartime20091230pt2

Another section from the December 30th 2009 session (the clue is in the title). You can download a higher quality version of this track from darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com Copyright 2010 Darkroom.

8 MIN2010 JAN 28
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beartime20091230pt2

bandcamp announcement

We’ve put most of our catalogue up on our Bandcamp page. Bandcamp is a great service that allows musicians to sell directly to their fans. It also offers downloads in much higher quality formats than other services - up to and including lossless formats such as FLAC, so for example you can now go and get Some Of These Numbers Mean Something in 24 bit FLAC, better than CD quality! The downloads are also cheaper on Bandcamp. Well, to be accurate, the downloads can be as expensive as the band wants them to be, but I’ve set ours so you pay about what we would get from iTunes for a sale - because on Bandcamp we get all the money (none goes to Apple etc.) we can afford to do that and not lose out. We’ll also be putting up most of our podcast tracks on Bandcamp from now on. The podcast will remain as 128kbit mp3s (i.e. low quality by today’s standards) but you’ll be able to download the higher quality versions from Bandcamp if you want. Copyright 2010 Darkroom.

1 MIN2010 JAN 28
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bandcamp announcement

beartime20091230pt1

On December 30th 2009 Mike and I got together for an old-school Darkroom ambient jam. This is a section from right at the start of the evening - some gentle, tentative even, guitar that finally builds up into a majestic loop. Copyright 2010 Darkroom.

9 MIN2010 JAN 8
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beartime20091230pt1

modular loop

A rather pretty combination of modular synth loops and simple picked guitar arpeggios. Mixed with assistance from Melissa Terras. Copyright 2009 Darkroom.

4 MIN2009 NOV 24
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modular loop

Latest Episodes

once proud eyes

Another bass clarinet and guitar duet, rehearsing for our two Tuesdays Post gigs at the start of November. Recorded in rehearsal, 29th October 2014. Photo credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/balladist/2409358994. Copyright 2014 Darkroom.

11 MIN2014 NOV 9
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once proud eyes

maid of stone

An unusually major-key bass clarinet and electric guitar duet. Recorded in rehearsal, 2nd March 2014. Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebble/7412947/. Copyright 2014 Darkroom.

3 MIN2014 MAR 27
Comments
maid of stone

Gravity's Dirty Work album sampler

A sampler of Darkroom's album Gravity's Dirty Work - a continuous edit from the tracks - strung with black nylon - baby armageddon - karhupuisto / beautiful retreat - a pair a part The album is available on CD, double heavyweight vinyl or digital download from http://darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/album/gravitys-dirty-work "The Darkroom duo of Michael Bearpark (No-Man, Henry Fool) and Andrew Ostler (Expert Sleepers) return with their first double album. "Begun as an exploration of early 90's electronica and its many sources, the album developed from extended improvisations through meticulous editing, layering and post-production into a coherent and timeless suite. "The trademark blurring of guitars, synthesiser and found sounds moves from the heavenly Beck meets Talk Talk atmospherics of Karhupuisto / Beautiful Retreat through apocalyptic foot-on-monitor fuzz mayhem at the end of the title track before closing with the eloquent scandinavian jazz-electronica fusion of A Pair A Part. "A...

9 MIN2013 NOV 18
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Gravity's Dirty Work album sampler

grey skies thinking

A rehearsal recording from July 2013. This was intended to be the ambient start and ambient end of a 30 minute set, which would get noiser in the middle. The loopfest was to be the debut of Os's bass clarinet, and indeed this recording is the first published Darkroom recording featuring the bass clarinet. Let us know if you like it. Copyright 2013 Darkroom.

15 MIN2013 JUL 18
Comments
grey skies thinking

tuesdayspost20130205_R1_L2_pt1

An excerpt from a rehearsal for Darkroom's forthcoming gig at Tuesdays Post. We were mainly testing that we could sync Mike's Timefactor pedal with the laptop, which generates the loop that you hear through most of this piece. The drums are from the modular. The bassline was added afterwards in the studio, by recording a clarinet loop and then tracking its pitch and envelope (using Silent Way Follower), and using that to drive the modular (in a lower octave). Copyright 2013 Darkroom.

4 MIN2013 JAN 29
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tuesdayspost20130205_R1_L2_pt1

beartime20091230pt3

The end of the first improvisation from the December 30th 2009 session. You can download a higher quality version of this track from darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com Copyright 2010 Darkroom.

7 MIN2010 FEB 19
Comments
beartime20091230pt3

beartime20091230pt2

Another section from the December 30th 2009 session (the clue is in the title). You can download a higher quality version of this track from darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com Copyright 2010 Darkroom.

8 MIN2010 JAN 28
Comments
beartime20091230pt2

bandcamp announcement

We’ve put most of our catalogue up on our Bandcamp page. Bandcamp is a great service that allows musicians to sell directly to their fans. It also offers downloads in much higher quality formats than other services - up to and including lossless formats such as FLAC, so for example you can now go and get Some Of These Numbers Mean Something in 24 bit FLAC, better than CD quality! The downloads are also cheaper on Bandcamp. Well, to be accurate, the downloads can be as expensive as the band wants them to be, but I’ve set ours so you pay about what we would get from iTunes for a sale - because on Bandcamp we get all the money (none goes to Apple etc.) we can afford to do that and not lose out. We’ll also be putting up most of our podcast tracks on Bandcamp from now on. The podcast will remain as 128kbit mp3s (i.e. low quality by today’s standards) but you’ll be able to download the higher quality versions from Bandcamp if you want. Copyright 2010 Darkroom.

1 MIN2010 JAN 28
Comments
bandcamp announcement

beartime20091230pt1

On December 30th 2009 Mike and I got together for an old-school Darkroom ambient jam. This is a section from right at the start of the evening - some gentle, tentative even, guitar that finally builds up into a majestic loop. Copyright 2010 Darkroom.

9 MIN2010 JAN 8
Comments
beartime20091230pt1

modular loop

A rather pretty combination of modular synth loops and simple picked guitar arpeggios. Mixed with assistance from Melissa Terras. Copyright 2009 Darkroom.

4 MIN2009 NOV 24
Comments
modular loop
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