[img] on the waterfront

on the waterfront
August 28, 2017 at 10:28PM
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[dispatch] 20170828.1347

August 28, 2017 at 01:47PM
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[dispatch] 20170824.0920

August 24, 2017 at 09:20AM
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[track] sun child [disquiet0294-offlinestatus]

This is the fourth track I’ve recorded in honor of Bassel Khartabil Safadi, a pioneering and beloved Syrian open-source programmer who gave his life to ensuring an open web, teaching others about technology, and contributing his experience freely to help the world. Syrian military police arrested him in 2012 for unstated crimes, and held him without trial. In August of 2017, the world learned he had been executed in October 2015. To this date, his body has not been given to his family for proper mourning and burial, and the manner in which he was put to death remains a mystery.

In the end, pessimism breaks people quicker, and with more permanence, than fear. The greatest weapon used against free-thought warriors such as Bassel is not to make them scared – it’s to make them feel alone in their fight, discouraged and ashamed.

Apologize for nothing, Bassel.

All sounds either Bassel or guitar.

Underlying bed is reversed “Amazing Grace” mixed with three tracks of Bassel’s phrase ~13x stretched: One track is him harmonized and pitched down to F#; One is him disambiguated as noise; One is him just straight up sloooowed doowwwn.

Floated over the affair with an eBow.

This track marks my 69th Disquiet Junto contribution.
https://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/sets/disquietwesty

My studio suffered an irreparable crash last week while attempting the first of these two most recent #freebassel projects. Kind creative forces graced me, however, with a few workarounds and a long-overdue seat kick into a more current-era workflow. I hold onto the thought that all my tech disruption (forced unwinding and time-zero reconfiguration of twenty+ years of habits) would make Bassel, well, just laugh. I hope that laughing’s all he’s doing now.

Over the course of Bassel’s incarceration, the Disquiet Junto dedicated a number of its weekly projects to the #FreeBassel movement in the hopes of keeping his story – and possibly Bassel himself – alive. I produced a couple tracks that made it into their respective Junto weeks:


One other project I attempted stalled in the concept phase, but instead of letting it languish, I fleshed it out on my latest record into a Dylan-esque acerbic romp through a world refusing to change:

This week’s track, though, was the first of these for Bassel I recorded knowing he will never hear it. Killed the urgency and upped the poignancy, I guess. Wish I was less numb about all this.

Peace.

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RIG
Guitar: Peekamoose Custom Workhorse M2

Pedalboard: SmallSound/BigSound Sparkle Motion -> SS/BS Mini F*ck -> tc electronic Flashback Delay -> EHX Superego (Send/Receive: EQD Arpanoid -> EHX POG2 -> Diamond Tremolo) -> EHX Freeze -> EQD Grand Orbiter -> EQD Afterneath -> Strymon blueSky Reverb -> Pigtronix Infinity Looper

Amp: Fender SuperChamp X2 (set to vintage Princeton Reverb voice)

Hardware:
MOTU 828mk2 -> MacBook Pro
Windows PC (DIY)

Software:
Paulstretch (standalone, Windows 10)
Dropbox
Harrison Mixbus 4 (DAW and mastering)

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PROJECT:
Disquiet Junto Project 0294: Offline Status

Pay tribute to the late Bassel Khartabil by turning his spoken words into music.

More on this 294th weekly Disquiet Junto project — Offline Status: Pay tribute to the late Bassel Khartabil by turning his spoken words into music. — at:
https://disquiet.com/0294/

Thanks to Niki Korth, Jon Phillips, and Barry Threw for encouraging this project. More on Bassel here:
http://freebassel.org

More on the Disquiet Junto at:
https://disquiet.com/junto/

Subscribe to project announcements here:
http://tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto/

Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co:
https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0294-offline-status/

There’s also on a Junto Slack. Send your email address to twitter.com/disquiet for Slack inclusion.


[aired] Space Cadet Shimmer Of Stars

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Published on Aug 22, 2017
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Music by Westy Reflector:
The Shimmer Of Stars In Green Water
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[img] Shielded by Minerva

Rode out the eclipse in Green-Wood Cemetery, shielded from zombies by Minerva, goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare.
August 21, 2017 at 05:02PM
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[dispatch] 20170821.0823

August 21, 2017 at 08:23AM
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[aired] Dani B’s Dreamy Moon

moonrise time lapse by Hudson Valley artist Dani B. set to my “dreamy solace of rivers and bridges”

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Published on Aug 14, 2017
The moon passing by some trees.

Equipment:
Canon Rebel T1i
EF-S 55-250

Music:
Westy Reflector , Dreamy Solace of Rivers and Bridges


[img] Other side of the fence: Gowanus Canal Superfund site and Brooklyn Parole Center

Other side of the fence: Gowanus Canal Superfund site and Brooklyn Parole Center
August 10, 2017 at 05:58PM
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[dispatch] 20170810.0856

August 10, 2017 at 08:56AM
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[img] espíritus

espíritus
August 09, 2017 at 04:07PM
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[img] Vera chitarrina. Grazie, Antonio.

Vera chitarrina. Grazie, Antonio.
August 04, 2017 at 02:37PM
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2017_07 Ellie Visit


[img] LIBE__TY … 🗡ヽ(⌐■_■)ノR

LIBE__TY … 🗡ヽ(⌐■_■)ノR
August 01, 2017 at 09:34PM
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[img] “Infinite Water Tower Sprit, protect The Kingdom from mephitic impurity.”

“Infinite Water Tower Sprit, protect The Kingdom from mephitic impurity.”
August 01, 2017 at 09:13AM
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[img] time•free > time•less

time•free > time•less
July 28, 2017 at 01:10PM
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[img] {urgent tap-tap-tap on my window} “Dude, just mated. Can I lay low here for a while?”

{urgent tap-tap-tap on my window} “Dude, just mated. Can I lay low here for a while?”
July 24, 2017 at 12:20PM
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[aired] Boom Chick NZ + Since I Heard The Sun

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Published on Jul 22, 2017
Welcome to the next episode of a seven day North Otago road trip that started on Waitangi Weekend (early February 2017). Today’s film continues the journey south of Evansdale, and on toward Waitati where we detour off the State Highway One and opt to head over to Dunedin via the Mount Cargill Road.

Mount Cargill Road is a narrow and often winding road, but the views down to the Otago Peninsula from the ridge line, make the detour worth it. Probably not suitable for large campervans, but easy for our nimble Boom Mustang trike.

Fortunately the rain cleared, leaving that fresh shower breeze and minimal traffic for the short run.

Enjoy the video. Feel free to comment.

You’ll find us on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/BoomChickNZ/

Music, with thanks:
SINCE I HEARD THE SUN
Artist: Westy Reflector
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Wes…


[img] Practice does not make perfect… Practice quiets the desire for perfection.

Practice does not make perfect… Practice quiets the desire for perfection.
July 20, 2017 at 07:34PM
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[img] Pointed at himself & said, “Hey, take a picture of this homeless man. Make me count.” “What’s your name?” “Ray.”

Pointed at himself & said, “Hey, take a picture of this homeless man. Make me count.”
“What’s your name?”
“Ray.”
July 19, 2017 at 07:11PM
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