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01/15/2014 Maurice Rickard: Weeklybeats 2014

I've been a bit quiet on the public performance front apart from two snwv installations in 2013 and one performance (guitar and Pure Data), but I've been active in composition and recording. Now it's time to be more public about it, and at the end of 2013, I heard about Weeklybeats, a voluntary commitment to write and record a new original song each week during the year. So I'm doing it!

My pieces can be found at weeklybeats.com/#/onezero, so go over and listen. This first one, "Beach Lab," is named that for its tropical feel (it's winter here; wishful thinking) and the hovering presence of Stereolab. It started as a little sketch in Ableton Live as a simple beat in Impulse with the trusty TR-606 samples, and then adding some Ableton Electric instrument over the top. Since I've also picked up the Lemur app, I thought I'd play with one of the algorithmic controllers, and added some randomized Electric playing an enigmatic scale. I let that sit for a day or so, and started adding more rhythms in other Impulse instances (808, K3M, percussion, MK1), more melodic Electric parts, and finally some guitar.

I tried a bunch of these snippets against each other, found some that worked, grabbed subsections of things that went on too long, figured out the best combinations, added some variations, and used Live to record the different ones I triggered. A few editing sessions brought it down from a too-repetitive 10 minutes to just over 7, and here we are. Let me know what you think.

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You can buy my music right now over the 'net at onezero music-- instant music at sensible prices. You can check out free samples before you buy, and there's a discount for buying full albums or EPs.

If you like shiny discs, CDRs are also available. Click below for details:
Interstellar Radio
snwv: Interstellar Radio
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Howlers
snwv: Howlers
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Live at Black Forge, January 2, 2016
snwv: Live at Black Forge, January 2, 2016
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Output
snwv: Output
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Live, November 5, 2015
snwv: Live, November 5, 2015
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live at the Garfield Artworks, July 27, 2014
snwv: live at the Garfield Artworks, July 27, 2014
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Troy
snwv: Troy
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impulse
snwv: impulse
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Live at the Thunderbird Cafe, November 9, 2011
Maurice Rickard: Live at the Thunderbird Cafe, November 9, 2011
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Wave Space, Cleveland OH, September 16, 2011 4?:?34 PM?-?5?:?37 PM
snwv: Wave Space, Cleveland OH, September 16, 2011 4?:?34 PM?-?5?:?37 PM
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snwv
snwv: snwv
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Music for Dance
Maurice Rickard: Music for Dance
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Tell Ya One Thing And Then Some
Maurice Rickard: Tell Ya One Thing And Then Some
$5.00 US; $7.00 World.

Death Pig (Live, July 2, 2003)
Death Pig: Death Pig (Live, July 2, 2003)
$5.00 US; $7.00 World.

Circuits of Steel Tour 2003: Chicago, St. Louis, Muncie
Maurice Rickard: Circuits of Steel Tour 2003: Chicago, St. Louis, Muncie
$5.00 US; $7.00 World.

Guitar Clouds
Maurice Rickard: Guitar Clouds
$5.00 US; $7.00 World.

Lady of Pain: Live, June 2, 2003
The Unindicted Co-conspirators: Lady of Pain: Live, June 2, 2003
$5.00 US; $7.00 World.

Live at the Quiet Storm, November 2, 2002
The Stem Cell Liberation Front: Live at the Quiet Storm, November 2, 2002
$5.00 US; $7.00 World.

Blast
The Stem Cell Liberation Front: Blast
$4.00 US; $6.00 World.

Tell Ya One Thing
Maurice Rickard: Tell Ya One Thing
$3.00 US; $5.00 World.

How to get this music? Head on over to onezero music and get your hands on some downloads.

If you prefer CDRs, multiply the price listed above by the quantity of each CDR you want. You can email the funds to me using PayPal, by clicking on the link below. At the moment, I'm not taking credit cards. Put the following in your email:

Your name
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The quantity of each CDR. (Multiply by the prices above for your total.)

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