New album Water Sine, by Nick Schofield

2018-05-07 05:50:16 UTC

Portrait by charles bierk

Nick performs and records with Saxsyndrum, Best Fern, and Rêves Sonores. As to why he’s waited until now to produce work under his own name, Schofield says, “I’ve always worked on music under a moniker or as a band, so this is somewhat exposed solo territory for me. Having grown up going to galleries and exhibitions with my mom, I always held high regard for artists who go by their own name. Personally, it implies acceptance. This music is ‘me’, it just felt like the most natural nomenclature.”

Nick Schofield continues the ambient tradition pioneered by Hiroshi Yoshimura and Brian Eno, allowing for the soothing effects to wash over us all.

Schofield is a Montreal-based musician, producer and radio host with a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University.

Comprised of minimal instrumentation and field-recordings, Water Sine is a soundtrack for sleep; an antidote to insomnia. Softness and simplicity. A sound that beckons for tranquility and release.

Water Sine started in June 2016 as a way to create music more fluidly, using somewhat specific production parameters that guided the compositions. Schofield used just one synthesizer (Yamaha PSS-270), one effect pedal (BOSS RV-3) and an Edirol field-recorder.

“Even though I tracked with Ableton Live, I treated the DAW like a 4-track recorder, so I had limited channels and editing options. The music itself is very much my way of coping with insomnia and tapping my nocturnal creative energy.”

Track List


1.Sky or Wall 01:26 video

2.Pale Blue Dot 03:32

3.Coe Hill 03:44

4.Isle of Sky 04:48

5.Viktoriapark 01:13

6.Fairy Pools 04:42

7.Underpass 02:14

8.Garage Prelude 03:24

9.Passing Place 04:45

10.Schönefeld 08:27

11.Balsam Lake 04:27

12.Kibale Park 05:14


Genre : ambient, canadian, experimental, field, recording, instrumental, meditation, montreal, nick, schofield, water, sine, cinematic, electronic, Halifax

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New single Rishikesh by CHANCES

2017-11-17 17:45:55 UTC

Chances

CHANCES have just released their newest single “Rishikesh” .

"We love this song and feel it has a certain power to it. It's about choice and intention. The intention to trust your instinct, and to align action with thought. The song's driving rhythm continually pushes forward, the vocals play off each other in a sort of call and response, the synths spark up a colorful chaos. All of that is built around a loop of voices recorded on iPhone on the banks of the Ganges in the holy city of Rishikesh, India.We came together in Montreal in 2016 to sketch out a few songs, just to see where uninhibited brainstorming might lead us. New rules brought new possibilities, one person’s writer’s block became another’s building block, now we’re happy to be sharing our third single with you. The first singles ‘Shine’ & ‘Leave The Light On’ were released early this year to great notices."


Genre : pop, drumloops, electro, harmonies, montreal, ojibwe, raga, spirit, synth

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