Ready to chill out for the weekend with a bit of ambient music?
Then check out Matthew Davidson’s gorgeous new release, A Towering Achievement of Indescribable Beauty. It’s a collection of piano improvisations, recorded May 27th – June 11th 2008, between 8:20 and 8:50am each day.
Here’s what Davidson has to say about the album:
There is only one preset on a piano. However, that didn’t stop the synthesist in me from attempting to simulate orchestration by processing elements to shape the sound into something ensemble-like. I used EQ, reverbs, delays, phase-vocoding, creative fading, reversed audio, etc… It isn’t processed to the extent of something like One of the Most Interesting Kinds of Sounds, but the uninitiated may think I sweetened with synthesizers. I didn’t. Just the piano.
It’s really lovely music – especially for Budd/Eno fans.
Preview one of the tracks, Plain and Broken, below:
You can download the full release from Davidson’s site. It’s free, and released under a Creative Commons license, so you can share it with your friends or put it in a podcast.