Category Archives: aired|reviewed|remixed


[aired] DaCaLuf 0292: The Next Big Thing In Nairobi

DaCaLuF – Saison 2 – Ep92 – Parc National de Nairobi from David Bellais

Encore des animaux sauvages … yeahhhh
“More wildlife … yeahhhh”
Musique: The Next Big Thing par Westy Reflector
bandcamp | freemusicarchive

DaCaLuF – Season 2 – Ep92 – english subtitles – Nairobi National Park

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The Bellais family from France (DAvid, CAmille, LUcile et Félix) is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for two years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video journal, and riding along, hearing my songs pop up every so often, is an absolute kick. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf

Source Track:




there goes a london life…

Wonderful use of “There Goes The Sky” in a video diary by London artist Jenn Cooper, aka Psykotyka. When my songs travel around the world and report back, they fulfill their destiny.

Published on May 8, 2016
Lots of over thinking and staring at the ceiling…
Follow my journey on IG : @psykotyka
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Document Your Life is a video project that will hopefully make you notice the beautiful little things in the world, and inspire you to live your life to the fullest. The idea is to make a video each month, for which you film short clips of the things you’ve seen and done in that month.

Document Your Life Blog: http://projectdocumentyourlife.tumblr
Twitter: @projectdyl
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/documentyourlife
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Music: There Goes The Sky by Westy Reflector

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find more of Psykotyka (Jenn Cooper) at:
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Dacaluf 0277: Sunrise Highway Malawi

DaCaLuF – Saison 2 – Ep77 – Plongée dans le lac Malawi!

Un vrai aquarium ce lac Malawi!
Is it an aquarium ? No, only the awesome Lake Malawi!

Musique: Sunrise Highway par Westy Reflector
bandcamp | freemusicarchive | soundcloud

DaCaLuF – Season 2 – Ep77 – english subtitles – Diving at lake Malawi via David Bellais on Vimeo

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The Bellais family from France (DAvid, CAmille, LUcile et Félix) is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for two years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video journal, and riding along, hearing my songs pop up every so often, is an absolute kick. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf

Source Track:






Infinite Destination: A Story Of Us

Infinite Destination off Hola, Sayulita! (bandcamp | cdbaby | spotify | itunes) and Reflected.10×10 (bandcamp | freemusicarchive) finds perfect traveling companions in the writers of roughontheroad.com, an engaging, open-hearted chronicle of a wandering, motorcycle-driven life.

Motorcyclists gravitate towards my tracks for their videos. Hopefully they find in my writing kindred spirits of independence and open roads.

YouTube liner notes:

Published on Jan 23, 2016
We – Greg Stone and Jessica Ferndriger – are international aid workers and motorcycle travelers. We met in South Sudan, moved to Liberia, embarked on an eight month motorcycle trip from Canada to Chile, and we ride our BMW GS motorbikes daily for commuting and travel. Visit us at www.roughontheroad.com.

Music: “Infinite Destination” by Westy Reflector

Source Track:



La Sección Pirulo Saves The World

A Spanish-language podcast (out of Argentina? edit 03182016: confirmed!) called La Sección Pirulo has been spinning my tracks. In Episode 8 below, The Next Big Thing plays at ~06:10 and in Episode 9 below, Save The World (From Ourselves) plays at ~45:00. With my rudimentary ear for Spanish, I can infer the meaning of some of the comments after the tracks, leaving me with equal feelings of excitement and terror. I do love, however, hearing my name in a foreign accent. Language is one of the last tangible proofs of a world bigger and older than our technology. Context is everything.

¡Ya está aquí toda la alegría, el colorido y el ritmo tropical de La Sección Pirulo! En esta ocasión, Dave cumple con la amenaza sembrada en el episodio anterior con un repaso de por qué los cómics en los años 90 fueron tan horribles. Mientras tanto, Agropio nos cuenta de películas baratas de extraterrestres y revive algunos traumas, por momentos simultáneamente. Así que pegale una escuchada o no vas a tener de qué hablar el lunes en la oficina con lo pibe.

Hoy suena:
Tate Peterson – Ragtime.
Westy Reflector – The Next Big Thing.
Cory Gray – One-shot Charlie.
Heftone Banjo Orchestra – Policy King.
Nora Keyes – The Show is Over.

Agropio nos cuenta sobre La Historia Sin Fin (pero por un rato; en un punto termina) y Dave nos cuenta sobre el Comics Code (y eso que Dave no tiene códigos), así que básicamente, no se puede confiar en nadie… ¿o acaso sí se puede? La respuesta, en este emocionante episodio de La Sección Pirulo.

Canciones:
Minden – Something Small.
TV Girl – Lovers Rock.
Goto80 – Square and Enjoy.
Westy Reflector – Save the World from Ourselves.
Cory Gray – One-Shot Charlie.
Nora Keyes – The Show is Over.

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Find La Sección Pirulo at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lasecciónpirulo
Twitter: @laseccionpirulo
YouTube: ../channel/UCtQ2lQQCN7T1bI95jaJlTNw
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/la-secci-n-pirulo
Itunes: La Sección Pirulo

El podcast del mañana, hoy… pero ahora en video! Es lo mismo que el programa, pero ahora lo podés escuchar tranquilo en Youtube, donde puede que te quede más cómodo. Pirulo dando más posibilidades de que te diviertas y te entretengas. ¡Con lista de reproducción y todo!

The podcast of tomorrow, today … but now on video! It is the same as the program but now you can hear quiet on Youtube where you can stay more comfortable. I pirulo giving you more chances to have fun and entertain.With playlist and all!


[aired] Spin Dizzy Fall Goes The Sky

My track There Goes The Sky (freemusicarchive | bandcamp | soundcloud) goes on a Creative Commons adventure with a group of instagrammers and pro photographers in New South Wales, Australia, testing the Panasonic Lumix GX8. Beautiful people, dream-state locations, fog-shrouded wild horses and frenzied pelicans make this vid quadruple-xclnt.

Spin Dizzy Fall is 24yr old Sydney blogger, Emma Lucey. “Step into my world,” she entreats in her description. “Stay young, stay free.”

Lucey’s YouTube Liner Notes:

Published on Oct 20, 2015
A bunch of Instagrammers & professional photographers hit the road to test run the new Lumix GX8. Thanks for the fun trip Panasonic!

SPIN DIZZY FALL: http://spindizzyfall.blogspot.com.au/
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/emmalucey
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmSpinDizzyFall
snapchat: spindizzyfall

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored video! However we were able to keep the Lumix GX8 from the trip which I continue to film on (see my video from Vanuatu as an example!).

MUSIC:
There Goes The Sky – Westy Reflector

Source Track:


DaCaLuF 0235: Sesriem Canyon Rage


DaCaLuF – Saison 2 – Ep35 – Sesriem Canyon from David Bellais

Le canyon de Sesriem (Namibie)

Musique: All The Rage (freemusicarchive | bandcamp) par Westy Reflector

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The Bellais family from France (DAvid, CAmille, LUcile et Félix) is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for two years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video journal, and riding along, hearing my songs pop up every so often, is an absolute kick. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf

Source Track:




[remix.reflector] Steve Burnett: Swellsandswells [disquiet0190-missedconnections]

Fantastic remix by multi-instrumentalist and sound artist Steve Burnett (Raleigh, US) of Zedkah‘s “Swells [disquiet 0189: tone layer]” with my C Swells [disquiet0189-tonelayer]. In Burnett’s hands, the combined tracks become synesthetic as his cosmologic expansion/contraction process fires all the senses at once. The forces at work here are extreme – too large and yet, also too small to comprehend, yet they resolve (evolve?) as human. Tres cool.

Burnett’s Liner Notes From Soundcloud:

I used Westy Reflector’s “c swells [disquiet0189-tonelayer]” and Zedkah’s “Swells [disquiet 0189:tone layer]” as they sounded best of the 0189 tone layer tracks when combined and compressed as I planned. Imported both into Audacity, copied both one-minute files out until I had a track exceeding 36 hours in length. I then used Audacity to change the tempo by one hundred thousand percent, as shown in the screenshot – creating a track just over two minutes long compressed from over 36 hours.
(Both of the original source material sound great when played at normal speeds, and I commend them both to listeners’ attention.)

Find more of Burnett at:
subscapeannex.com
twitter/steveburnett

Source Tracks:




[remix.reflector] Conjecture Of A TIme: Whooshed Connections [disquiet0190-missedconnections]

Conjecture Of A Time is a wonderful, mysterious sound artist who has contributed to the Disquiet Junto since back in year two. This week, [he? she? them?] remixed small loops of my C-swells [disquiet0189-tonelayer] along with Olaf Wisselink’s Cascade [disquiet0189-tonelayer], adding in “whoosh” sounds to mask the loop endings. The result is a joyful noise. File under: Summer road trip asteroid rest stop on the Andromeda-M83 Intergalactic Highway, drinking a Terra Novacaine Fizz, leaving Earth in the rear-view for a while…

COAT’s soundcloud liner notes:

I started from the excellent tracks of #olafwie (Olafwie – Cascade-disquiet0189-tonelayer) and #thereflectors (Thereflectors – C-swells) and extracted a 6 bars loop and a 10 bars loop.

I used gradually louder Whoosh sounds to distract the listener attention from the ending of each loop, and then just had to end with a final Whoosh at bar 60 where the loops stop to remain around 2 minutes.

More on this 190th Disquiet Junto project:
“Set two out-of-sync loops atop each other, and then add sonic glue”

More on the Disquiet Junto.
Join the Disquiet Junto.
Disquiet Junto general discussion.

Find more Conjecture Of A Time at:
soundcloud

Source Tracks:


[remix.reflector] Noncompliance by Tuonela

I’ve been graced by a Tuonela remix before, and this time around it’s another (inter)stellar reinvention. He’s put me into a Cuisinart alongside a track by the sublime German sound artist Analoc, and the results are a blippy glitchy trippy heaven.

Tuonela’s track notes:

For Disquiet Junto Project 0190: Missed Connections

Noncompliance [disquiet0190-missedconnections]

I hadn’t listened to any of last week’s Junto works, so I chose two tracks quickly without listening to any, based solely on what I already knew of the work of their creators:

WestyReflector – C-swells

and

Analoc – 0815-disquiet-junto-189-fripps

I looped an excerpt of about 18 seconds from the first (runs from 1:15 to 2:45) and one of about 1.5 seconds from the second (runs from 0:07 to 2:10) Both of these are fairly primitive, with annoying clicks which I tried to disguise. (I was working in a hurry).

I mixed both original complete tracks together and fed the result into ambient v.0.3 This runs from beginning to end.

I also processed the mixed track in an Audacity plugin called Convoluter. This was used twice, once forward and once in reverse. It provides the blips and bloops, beginning at 0:17 and ending at 2:37)

Not sure if both loop layers were supposed to run throughout (they don’t) and I added two layers in step 5 instead of one, so I haven’t obeyed the instructions to the letter – hence the tongue-in-cheek title.


[remix.reflector] Sevenism∞: C Swellowed

Sevenism∞ (nee Jamie Lickfold) hails from Nottingham, UK and describes his sound work as “12-string bluesy acoustic ambient psych-folk noise drone pop // random electronic ambient slowdowns.” He’s made good on that promise once again in a remix of my “C Swells [disquiet0189-tonelayer]” for his contribution to this weeks Junto challenge, a call to remix any two of last week’s submissions and layer a third track to “glue” them together.

In his hands, my track helixes with Ben DeMole’s “Swallowed [disquiet0189-tonelayer],” resulting in an exponential lushness. De Mole used his voice to create harmonic terrain and it mixes with my guitar in an angelic upward spiral. The mixed track was then used as the bed for Sevenism∞’s addition, a raw recording through an mp3 player’s mic of his playing an electric piano. As a fan of all things meta, I approve.

Sevenism∞’s liner notes to the track:

In a nice synchronicity i’d already halfway completed the project before it was announced: i’d done an extended version of TheReflectors – C-swells where i’d looped the track a few times (and added a bit of echo n blur in the middle) so that i could listen to it a bit longer

had it playing while i went through last week’s tracks and it mixed well with Benn-Demole – Swallowed-disquiet0189-tonelayer i liked the added bass and incidental sounds, so took a loop at the end of that and had that faded in and out throughout

for the glue i had the mix playing in the next room while i played along on my old technics electric piano and recorded through the mic on my mp3 player.. the idea was that some syncopation would blur the phasing a bit. unfortunately the recorder picked up the sound of me hitting the keys really loudly, and i didnt feel like redoing it so just had it lower in the mix but the clatter kind of helps a bit

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Find more Sevenism∞ at:
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[remix.reflector] terella by S/H/A/R/R/P/S

Brilliant remix by the ever-engaging and prolific sound artist S/H/A/R/R/P/S (Jessy Kendall, founder of the letterfounder craft studio in Lewiston, ME) of my and Utrecht artist Olaf Wisselink’s respective Junto 0189 contributions. S/H/A/R/R/P/S layers dialogue snippets from 80s episodes of the soap opera Santa Barbara over a combination of both tracks for a whacked out trip suffused with mystery and suspense. Soap operas, in a way, are forms of loops. Joe Perkins is always at the door.

Produced for Disquiet Junto 0190-MissedConnections. S/H/A/R/R/P/S’s soundcloud liner notes:

more: @olafwie
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more: @thereflectors

been wanting to use long samples from from old soap operas for a while- the santa barbara soap, from 1984. harr!

i went through all the junto trax, picked my faves, 5 in total, dropped em into audacity and juggled them together. i made two trax and my fave is this (the other posted to my page), as i thought it would ‘shake things up’ more, on the junto site.

My source track:

Olaf Wisselink’s source track:

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Find more of S/H/A/R/R/P/S at:
soundcloud
bandcamp
flavors.me


Sebastián Benalcázar DP Reel [w/ The Next Big Thing]

Reel Director of Photography – Narrative/Fiction 2015 from Sebastián Benalcázar.

Sebastian Benalcazar DP

Work done as Director of Photography in different Narrative / Fiction Films.

www.sebastianbenalcazar.com

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music: The Next Big Thing – Westy Reflector [freemusicarchive | bandcamp]


DaCaLuF 0223: Turnaround, Penguin Annie

DaCaLuF – Saison 2 – Ep23 – Pingouin ou Requin ? from David Bellais

Sur le bord de mer avec les pingouins et dans les vagues … avec les requins !
Vive l'Afrique du Sud !

Musique: Turnaround, Annie par Westy Reflector

On the shore with penguins and in the waves with … sharks !
That's South Africa !

Music: Turnaround, Annie by Westy Reflector

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The Bellais family from France (DAvid, CAmille, LUcile et Félix) is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for two years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video episodes, and it’s an absolute kick to ride along and hear my songs pop up every so often. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf


Zipline through FC Köln Media Day 2015

Behind the scenes.
Music: “Zipline” von Westy Reflector (bandcamp | freemusicarchive)


DaCaLuF 0218: Riding Waves on Jeffreys Bay

Félix, du haut de ses 8 ans, s’éclate en kite sur le lagon de Jeffreys Bay (Afrique du Sud)
Musique:
– Kite part: Hurricane par Hash (freemusicarchive.org/music/HASH)
– Surf part: Riding Waves par Westy Reflector (bandcamp | soundcloud | freemusicarchive)

Eight-year-old Felix explodes on a kite surfer in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

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The Bellais family from France (DAvid, CAmille, LUcile et Félix) is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for two years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video episodes, and it’s an absolute kick to ride along and hear my songs pop up every so often. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf


dacaluf 0203: i must have waterslide

En attendant le camion qui vogue sur l'océan Atlantique, une bonne journée entre les toboggans et les Aquariums de Durban.

While our truck is on the Atlantic Ocean, let’s enjoy [waterslides] & aquariums of Durban.

Musique: Westy Reflector – i must have love (off still echoes (2013) – free music archive | bandcamp)

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The Bellais family from France (DAvid, CAmille, LUcile et Félix) is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for two years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video episodes, and it’s an absolute kick to ride along and hear my songs pop up every so often. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf


drifting / spinning swedish chefs

Jonas Dahlbom and Pia Nilsson make up the Swedish chef duo of @fortheloveandfood. Dahlbom is a Swedish “Top Chef” and self-styled music enthusiast who plays Ace Frehely in a KISS tribute band called “Wicked Kisser” (as a rule, btw, Swedish heavy metal cover bands RULE).

The use my track Drifting Moon / Spinning Earth off Particle Theory (2014, freemusicarchive | bandcamp) to drive the video for their recipe of FLÄSKKÖTT, VITLÖK & SOJA (Pork w/ Garlic & Soy). It looks all caramelized and salty and sweet. All my fav modes, culinary and otherwise.

Dahlbom was Chef of the Year 1996 at the Swedish Championships in professional cooking and repped Sweden in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or 2005 World Championships in professional cooking, where he earned fourth place overall and won “Best fish dish.” He returned to the Bocuse D’Or this year as coach for Tommy Myllymäki, Sweden’s 2015 representative. He lives in Åre, Sweden, where he runs the restaurant “Dahlbom På Torget.” Soon, however, he is moving to Stockholm with his two kids and girlfriend “for new adventures.”

Dahlbom’s girlfriend, Pia Nilsson calls herself a “gypsy soul.” A former music student, she was born and raised in the small town of Linköping, Sweden. A 10-year veteran of the hospitality industry, she’s traveled the world as a part time model and bartender. In 2008, she found herself in Åre where she had spent many winters. In winter 2013/2014, she met Jonas and as she says, “fell head over heels in love with him. We share the same interest in the best things in life which [are] rock’n’roll, a tasty meal and being alive.”


ride to live to 66/55

A video by Madeleine Gleed “exploring the passion that some people have for Harley Davidsons.”

Audio: 66/55 off still echoes (2013)


drifting moon / sita murt

Behind-the-scenes of a still shoot for Spanish fashion label Sita Murt. It’s the first collection for the company since Murt’s death from cancer in December 2014.

Shot by Albert Burzon for Burzon*Comenge, this vid’s tracked with Drifting Moon / Spinning Earth [off Particle Theory (2014): bandcamp | freemusicarchive].

file under: cool people / hot clothes

Making of realizado para el shooting de campaña Sping Summer 2015 de Suita Murt
Fotográfo: Nacho Alegre
Modelo: Lindsay Lullman
Director: Albert Burzon
Editor: Santi Vidal i Esplà
Cámara: Galo Bertran
Música: Drifting moon spinning earth – Westy Reflector

A finales de enero transformamos un frío domingo soleado de invierno en un día primaveral, para la sesión de fotos de la colección Bloom SS15.
Lo teníamos todo preparado: una modelo muy especial, un fotógrafo que sin duda sabe captar la esencia Sita Murt/ y el mejor escenario para transportarnos a un día primaveral, en algún lugar de la costa de inspiración mediterránea.
Sin embargo no tuvimos que salir de Barcelona, ya que en los Jardins Mossèn Costa i Llobera, situados en Montjuic, encontramos la personalidad y versatilidad para viajar a un verano, por ejemplo en Cadaqués, gracias a la colección de cactus y palmeras procedentes de climas cálidos, que permitieron a nuestro equipo de escenografía y estilismo, encontrar esos detalles característicos de los microcosmos de los pueblos pesqueros.
Os dejamos algunas imágenes de cómo se hizo y esperamos que os guste el resultado, que podréis ver, muy pronto, en el catálogo de Bloom SS15!
Muchas gracias a todos quienes hicieron posible este día y a ti por confiar en Sita Murt/.