music for apps: nanostudio - an eternal album

by dave stafford

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SSDL1745 music for apps: nanostudio - an eternal album


release date: 20130317 label: pureambient

last updated: 20160821 current count of tracks: 26


this is the third of many dave stafford "eternal albums" to come - albums that have no finite number of tracks or end date. as time goes on, I will add more and more tracks (which will be at a special low price) with no limit on the number of tracks or the amount of time that passes.

in this day and age, the "album" concept seems, perhaps, a little bit outmoded, and while I will still create traditional albums and also, offer my extensive back catalogue in traditional album form, I feel the time has come for something a little more...flexible.

I should note, for fans of my ambient music – some of the music made with this application resembles the ambient music I normally make; but some of the pieces may also be quite active; therefore, not like my usual ambient work – I will mark each track as ambient or active where possible, so: this album will contain a mixture of ambient and active tracks.

nanostudio is one of the very, very first applications I acquired, and I immediately fell in love with it – as midi studio apps go, it’s still one of my favourites, and I particularly love it’s internal synth, the “eden synth” as well as it’s very beautiful and realistic-sounding "TRG" drum sounds, and it has such a user-friendly interface – you can stack drum tracks and synth tracks to your hearts’ content, easily and quickly, and the sounds are great – it's a really well built app, and so easy to learn and use.

over time, I've created quite a few pieces using this app, and until the “eternal albums” came along, I struggled to find a forum in which to release them, so some of these pieces are seeing the light of day after remaining unreleased for many, many months indeed – some of these pieces were created and completed a long, long time ago, others are more recent; regardless of their age, it’s a very consistently good catalogue of music, and I think that the quality of the pieces is very solid over time – the pieces, if anything, get better as time goes on – always a good thing.

nanostudio allows you to create pieces using multiple instances of eden synths (as many as you care to add) and also allows note by note editing and other nifty and useful features – and I took my time when working with this app; tried to learn everything it could do, and in doing so, I've built up a reasonably sized library of nanostudio tracks, which are presented here for the first time ever. until today - no one has heard any of this music.

I've been playing the piano since I was very young, and synths since I first had them available, and having applications like this one (and many others to come) to work with, is a great opportunity for me to play some different kinds of music that are synth or sequenced-based rather than guitar / guitar synth, energy bow or loop based.

so sit back, and enjoy the ride, the joy of discovering the brilliance of the nanostudio application, and the unique music that can be made with it - from now until bandcamp is no more...


dave stafford
pureambient world HQ
2013


upload history:

20130714 initial upload - 8 existing tracks
20131110 upload - 1 new track
20140103 upload - 4 new tracks
20140126 upload - 2 new tracks
20140203 upload - 2 new tracks
20140301 upload - 1 new track
20140321 upload - 1 new track
20150329 upload - 1 new track
20160501 upload - 4 new tracks
20160821 upload - 2 new tracks

credits

released March 17, 2013

dave stafford: nanostudio application / eden synth / TRG drum sampler

dave stafford: electric lead and energy bow (ebow) guitars (on "third tone from the sun").



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

all instruments and sounds by dave stafford[


[ * except for tracks 16 and 17, Lennon arranged Stafford ]




approximately four seconds of silence has been added to the end of each recording, to allow for any running order that you, the customer, desires (since this is a completely user-configurable album); this added silence in no way affects the quality of the tunes.

it's also advised that this music be listened to through headphones to experience the full stereo effect - we feel that the tracks are best experienced via headphones; in stereo - if this isn't possible, then the best available stereo speakers will have to suffice.

technical note: these are the unaltered original 44.1 khz 16-bit master recordings taken directly from a mobile device; and no additional effects or reverb (beyond the onboard effects native to the application) have been added to the tracks; in other words, no changes whatsoever to the natural sound of the eden synth samples, and the compositions they were used in, were made - this is what nanostudio sounds like, right out of the box.


finally - thank you for listening!

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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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(Alright Boys, this is it, over the hill)

We don't care what flag you're waving
We don't even want to know your name
We don't care where you're from or where you're going
All we know is that you came
You're making all our decisions
We have just one request of you
That while you're thinking things over
Here's something you just better do

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

Well we were caught with our hands in the air
Don't despair paranoia is everywhere
We can shake it with love when we're scared
So let's shout it aloud like a prayer

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

We understand your paranoia
But we don't want to play your game
You think you're cool and know what you are doing
666 is your name

So while you're jerking off each other
You better bear this thought in mind
Your time is up you better know it
But maybe you don't read the signs

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

Well you were caught with your hands in the till
And you still got to swallow your pill
As you slip and you slide down the hill
On the blood of the people you killed

Stop the killing (Free the people now)
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Stop the killing (Free the people now)
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

Bring on the lucie
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extended ambient instrumental cover version


bring on the lucie (freda people) - john lennon:


(Alright Boys, this is it, over the hill)

We don't care what flag you're waving
We don't even want to know your name
We don't care where you're from or where you're going
All we know is that you came
You're making all our decisions
We have just one request of you
That while you're thinking things over
Here's something you just better do

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

Well we were caught with our hands in the air
Don't despair paranoia is everywhere
We can shake it with love when we're scared
So let's shout it aloud like a prayer

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

We understand your paranoia
But we don't want to play your game
You think you're cool and know what you are doing
666 is your name

So while you're jerking off each other
You better bear this thought in mind
Your time is up you better know it
But maybe you don't read the signs

Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Free the people now
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

Well you were caught with your hands in the till
And you still got to swallow your pill
As you slip and you slide down the hill
On the blood of the people you killed

Stop the killing (Free the people now)
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Stop the killing (Free the people now)
Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now

Bring on the lucie
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