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rev - timeless

track: 6

instrument(s) used: rev

recorded: 20141227

duration: 2:40

type: ambient

this piece has an interesting genesis, originally, I had tried to "overdub" the previous piece, with two different takes, one made with a looped reverse sound, the other made from the "rises" library - but I felt the resulting piece was just too "busy" - not ambient enough - so I produced the original track as "time waits for no woman" - the previous track.

but - what to do with the two perfectly good overdubs? make another track out of them, of course. so I took the two tracks, and arranged and balanced them, and created "timeless" - so it's a bass part and a melodic part, with no rhythms or other chordal material (which of course was originally provided by "time waits for no woman").

much sparser, the two overdubs made a lovely sequel, and so "timeless" was born. I absolutely love the sounds that rev makes, but these two ambient pieces only hint gently at what it is truly capable of...




from music for pcs: output - an eternal album, released April 5, 2015
dave stafford - komplete - kontakt 5 - rev

rev uses four types of sounds, which are:

1) instruments
2) loops
3) rises
4) timed instruments

within each type, there are then categories of different patches.

in many cases, there is also an additional "effect" attached to each patch. instruments have their effects built into one or both of their "layers".

two patches were used on this track:

type: instruments

category: simple pads (both)

patches: "electric guitar harmonics" and "acoustic guitar harmonics"

effect: layer one: eq layer two: eq (both)


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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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