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Buchla easel album reissue on clear vinyl
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gone
https://donnachacostello.bandcamp.com/album/stay-perfectly-still

Fact Mag wrote:

Donnacha Costello Stay Perfectly Still

An album that will make you do exactly what its title says. This new release collects seven fathoms-deep synth exercises recorded live by Costello on a Buchla Music Easel. As he notes on the Bandcamp page: “No overdubs, no looping, just honest recordings of live performances.” It makes Donnacha’s gently percolating, deeply emotive pieces even more impressive, but honestly, you won’t think about it much while listening. You probably won’t think of anything. Put it on and you’ll just sit there and — in both body and mind — stay perfectly still.
Reality Checkpoint
What a beautiful album! I wish I had heard of it before.

So cohesive in the way that the tracks segue. Quite lovely.

I have ordered the clear vinyl, and am listening to the download now. I think this will be my soundtrack for the day, and most probably the week ahead and more.

Bravo!
GrantB
I'm in
hermbot
I just purchased this digitally on BC. I really enjoy it, and it speaks to your artistic ability that it gives off a very different vibe than I'm used to hearing from the Easel. Very nice work.
mestlick
Beautiful! Listening now, just ordered vinyl.
Reality Checkpoint
Been listening to this since Saturday on constant rotation. Rarely has a piece of music so captivated me.
gone
Shucks. Thanks guys!
trickness
Beautiful! Just ordered the vinyl
Reality Checkpoint
Still waiting for delivery of this album, (ordered on 5/5/18), and now I find out that Donnacha is no longer a member here, and there have been no updates on what is happening.

Anyone know anything?
stairwaytoevan
I wouldn’t panic just yet...he said 10 week turnaround for the reissue and it has only been 9. Plus the whole “plants are notoriously slow” thing.
Reality Checkpoint
stairwaytoevan wrote:
I wouldn’t panic just yet...he said 10 week turnaround for the reissue and it has only been 9. Plus the whole “plants are notoriously slow” thing.


Oh yes, I understand that, but it is the lack of any updates or information and the fact that he is now labeled as 'gone' and a guest on here that made me think.

Anyway, I have the download, and the album is an absolute cracker!
askthedust
Wow, Donnacha has left the forum? why? waah
Reality Checkpoint
askthedust wrote:
Wow, Donnacha has left the forum? why? waah


I have looked but I cannot find a reason. It is a great shame.
Sanys
great album. thanks for the heads up
ritchiedrums
askthedust wrote:
Wow, Donnacha has left the forum? why? waah


Odd.... hmmm.....
phats
What a lovely album! On my 3rd listen in 2 days now.
Reality Checkpoint
Anybody got their copy yet?

The clear LP was ditched and there was supposed to be a grey LP to replace the clear. Still have not received that. And now he has released a tape. Anybody know what's going on?
nickbaba
It's a great album and if you like it also well worth checking out his previous Easel album Love from Dust.

No idea what's going on with the clear/grey albums... I'm also on the list... but there have been long waits before for previous DC vinyls so it could all still be happening.

Sad to hear that Donnacha is no longer on the forum... I seem to remember some unpleasant arguments happening here after the death of Charles Cohen and Donnacha was involved in some way... maybe that had something to do with it?
MATSmile
Good riddance. Dude was a douchebag Dead Banana
synthichap
still here, dudes.

I left because a mod refused to delete some of my posts, so I deleted them myself and he burned me.

Reality Checkpoint, contact me through Bandcamp and I'll give you the full story. I screwed the first order. Record is currently with the plant and is being pressed. I have no control of this. I sent everyone a mail, so yours is either unread or in your trash.

Last vinyl release I ever do, believe me.

Dead Banana
lupito
synthichap wrote:
still here, dudes.

Dead Banana


interesting... “No overdubs, no looping, just honest recordings of live performances.”

It sounds pretty dense for no overdubbing. Any incite into the recording chain and effects used? Is a common approach here using one osc for drone, and one off the sequencer for melody?

same question for the synthi record thats in the other thread...
Jerome
The effect chain is Strymon Timeline into Strymon Blue Sky straight into a Zoom recorder. The Easel rules at melodies over drones. Among many other things.
Portabella
damn.. too late. sold out !
but this is sheer beauty
hermbot
It's that big sky - some of the modes create lush voices that make it seem like there's more going on than an Easel can possibly do. It was the same on Alessandro Cortini's Forse albums.
synthichap
They Synthi record has several layers, generated in realtime from Synthi input + Max/MSP processing, recorded straight to 2 track. Same Strymon effects chain on some pieces, but the timeline was only adding grit, if I remember correctly and the blue sky was on “mod” for some, “shimmer” for others and it was simply dry Synthi on others.

The blue sky imposes a pretty strong character, which can be tiring, but adds depth and harmonies that really help some pieces along. The Buchla is only duo-phonic, with delay, reverb and harmonies you can get it to sound way bigger.

The Synthi album link again, in case anyone missed it: https://donnachacostello.bandcamp.com/album/one-two-three-four-five-si x

I have another Buchla record, too:

https://donnachacostello.bandcamp.com/album/love-from-dust-2





lupito wrote:
synthichap wrote:
still here, dudes.

Dead Banana


interesting... “No overdubs, no looping, just honest recordings of live performances.”

It sounds pretty dense for no overdubbing. Any incite into the recording chain and effects used? Is a common approach here using one osc for drone, and one off the sequencer for melody?

same question for the synthi record thats in the other thread...
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