Another case of the blues

Modular and other sound devices from BugBrand.

Moderators: Kent, BugBrand

User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

Apologies for spamming the BB forum with more self-promotion but thought some folks might like this.

Another new cassette/digital release - solo work this time - on Hominid Sounds. This one is 100% Bugbrand and Scrotum Labs, apart from the field recordings/samples (although most of those were played through Robert's Radio Music module); most pieces built on a series of improvised sessions on my two frames, and then embellished with overdubs and processing.
Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making!


k_bntzn
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 446
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:44 am

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by k_bntzn »

Sweet listening on a sunday morning. :tu:
User avatar
batchas
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 5340
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:51 pm

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by batchas »

DickMarker wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:34 pm Apologies for spamming the BB forum with more self-promotion but thought some folks might like this.
I wish all spams were like this one!

I dived (dove?) into your release with such a GREAT pleasure. Really speaks to me.
So cool that such music can be made with a modular like the BugBrand system :sb:
I'm of course also more than happy that some of my modules*** participate to make this awesome atmosphere.

Goose bumps on track 5 :hail:

Vraiment excellent. J'adore!


EDIT: ***modules which were made possible because the original projects they are adapted from are open source, thanks to their creators like Emilie Gillet, Jim Matheson and Tom Whitwell.
Last edited by batchas on Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:04 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
lud
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1332
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 2:02 pm
Location: UK

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by lud »

Excellent work Mark! Really impressive sounds - is there a lot of post production going on? Reverb/compression etc, seems very professional for want of a better word! Unlike any Bugbrand music I've heard too
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

Thanks guys.

Robert - the Radio Music module is proving invaluable, especially with the pitch function, alongside Tom's devices - thanks for adapting it to Frac/BB!

Ritchie - some of the tracks involved a fair bit of post production but then I usually end up stripping a lot back before the final mix; I use TAL Reverb 4, which is a great sounding plate, for the reverb. I try to avoid compression (unless really needed) until the "mastering" phase, using a few Klanghelm plugins and the amazing Sonic Anomaly Unlimited.
User avatar
lud
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1332
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 2:02 pm
Location: UK

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by lud »

Cool Mark, thanks for sharing your process and the music! Let me know if you're playing out with this setup 8-)
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

Will do mate.
User avatar
BugBrand
Knowledge of Bugs
Posts: 7874
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:59 am

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by BugBrand »

I really enjoyed AND need to listen some more.
Good work!
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

Cheers Tom - I'm not a big subscriber to the idea of gear being an important factor in creativity but your instruments have certainly had a big impact on my output!
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

I did a no hesitation, knobs to 11 isolation inspired noise recording session and put it up on my Bandcamp - not pretty but then neither are these times! Once again, all Bugbrand and SL. Hope you're all faring well.

User avatar
shred
desperation tentacle
Posts: 1151
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:41 am
Location: NoVA

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by shred »

This rules! right up my alley. downloaded :sb:
A Dingleberry Monstrosity wrote:CATS OR GTFO!!!!!

www.shredderghost.bandcamp.com


User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

shred wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:24 pm This rules! right up my alley. downloaded :sb:
:tu: :sb:
User avatar
nikfrisbee
Common Wiggler
Posts: 61
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Location: Up North

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by nikfrisbee »

Purchased digital discography,
Thanks for sharing
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

nikfrisbee wrote: Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:06 pm Purchased digital discography,
Thanks for sharing
Back at ya! :tu:
User avatar
Tajnost
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 422
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:52 am
Location: Moscow

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by Tajnost »

Very nice!
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

Tajnost wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:55 amVery nice!
Cheers man! :tu:
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

Happy new lockdown!

Got another release out into the wild - once again almost exclusively done on Tom's fab gear (with a little (more than a little) help from Robert). Worth noting I used the Chirper a lot one this, but not so much as a wild noisy fun generator as the source for most of the bass duties on this record, using its filter as a rudimentary VCA to get it pulsing along with other bits.
This one's pretty heavy - no doubt the result of spending most of this year isolated in a lump of concrete but feel surprisingly lightened to have got it out.
Hope you get some enjoyment from it.
Mark
User avatar
BugBrand
Knowledge of Bugs
Posts: 7874
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:59 am

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by BugBrand »

Super cool - looking forward to listening!


EDIT - loved it + def need a few more listens ;)
User avatar
phisynth
banana nabab
Posts: 1839
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:06 pm
Location: right above my feet

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by phisynth »

purchased ! Sounds great, too bad I missed the tape :(
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

phisynth wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:31 am purchased ! Sounds great, too bad I missed the tape :(
Shit sorry - I have twenty available on my Bandcamp, due late November as the label guy is waiting to get them produced - I could put one aside for you when they arrive, no extra charge except postage?
User avatar
phisynth
banana nabab
Posts: 1839
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:06 pm
Location: right above my feet

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by phisynth »

oh great, thank you ! (but let me at least pay for the difference)
User avatar
athletic_beetle
Common Wiggler
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Location: philadelphia
Contact:

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by athletic_beetle »

hey this sounds pretty good! thanks for sharing
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

Metropolith.jpg
Cassettes just dropped for this release. Bugs on the Bug.
Can be found at BC link below.
Last edited by DickMarker on Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
batchas
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 5340
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:51 pm

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by batchas »

Cool!
I still did not listen to Metropolith as I was in compiling some tracks myself, but for sure will soon.
User avatar
DickMarker
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 am
Location: London

Re: Another case of the blues

Post by DickMarker »

Hey all, doing a spring clean 20% discount on all my BC releases before trying to get out to Norway before the end of freedom of movement for the forseeable.
Use code "norge" at check out, applies to both physical and digital until Sunday eve.
20norge.jpg
Post Reply

Return to “BugBrand Devices”