a dream of red mansions

by dave stafford

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SSDL1728 a dream of red mansions


release date: 20020817 label: pureambient

dave's sole 2002 release, inspired again by a famous chinese novel, "a dream of red mansions" moves towards brighter, more melodic and modulated loops, and containing a wonderfully diverse selection of loops.

here is a reproduction of the original CD liner notes:


at the dawn of creation
who sowed the sees of love?
from the strong passion of breeze and moonlight they came,
so in this world of sweet longing
on a day of distress, in an hour of loneliness,
fain would I impart my senseless grief
by singing this Dream of Red Mansions
to mourn the Gold and the Jade.

- prologue to a dream of red mansions



the phonographic copyright in these performances / compositions is operated by studio seventeen productions / pureambient on behalf of the artist, with whom it resides. studio seventeen productions / pureambient accepts no reason for artists to give away such copyright interests in their work by virtue of a "common practice" which is out of tune with the times, was always questionable and is now indefensible.

copyright 2002 (the world) david w. stafford

credits

released June 17, 2002

dave stafford: energy bow guitar, electric guitar, custom long delay / looping system, samples, loops.

additional instruments: yamaha dx7-s synthesizer on track 4, "pear fragrance court", track 7. "happy red court", and track 13, "seeping fragrance pavilion" - my first attempts at playing MIDI grand piano.

all tracks composed, performed, recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by dave stafford for pureambient records.

all instruments and sounds by dave stafford.

this is the first record to utilise a fender stratocaster for some of the looped tracks. all previous albums featuring the ibanez destroyer guitar - this record contains loops made with both instruments.

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dave stafford Stirling, UK

ambient loop guitarist dave stafford performed on stage with robert fripp and the orchestra of crafty guitarists in early 2009, and again with robert fripp and the symphony of crafty guitarists in 2015, and has worked with ambient music and looping for over twenty years. stafford has a rich back catalogue of ambient and loop music, +rock, prog or acoustic crafty guitar music: www.pureambient.com ... more

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Track Name: the lady dowager
instrumental
Track Name: alpinia park
instrumental
Track Name: pinger
instrumental
Track Name: pear fragrance court
instrumental
Track Name: baoyu and daiyu
instrumental
Track Name: ning mansion
instrumental
Track Name: happy red court
instrumental
Track Name: the lady wang
instrumental
Track Name: the bee-teasing pavilion
instrumental
Track Name: xifeng
instrumental
Track Name: auspicious shade hall
instrumental
Track Name: rong mansion
instrumental
Track Name: seeping fragrance pavilion
instrumental
Track Name: yinger
instrumental
Track Name: xiren
instrumental
Track Name: emerald morning hall
instrumental
Track Name: the lady xing
instrumental
Track Name: baochai
instrumental

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