#Jamuary2019

a jam/loop/sample a day for the whole month of January

 
 
Day 23

2019.01.25

My uploads are getting a little sparser towards the end of the month but I’m still working on other bits and pieces, my radio show in particular. Here’s a relaxing one..

Day 21

2019.01.21

“Remember when...?”

 
Day 21

2019.01.20

11 days of Jamuary left after this one. It’s been fun and difficult! I’ve learnt a lot about the OP-1 and Ableton in the process. This one comes from a calm place..

 
image © Teun van der Zalm

image © Teun van der Zalm

2019.01.19

Otherworldly..

 
image © u/barracuda415

image © u/barracuda415

2019.01.18

I have absolutely no control over what comes out of these little jams anymore, I just hand over to a higher power and this is what comes out. It’s quirky, but I like it. And on further inspection it’s a lot like another Jamuary piece I did but that’s what you get when you’re trying to make music every day :-)

 
image © Diana Pietrzyk

image © Diana Pietrzyk

2019.01.16

Oops, no Jamuary yesterday due to date night with the wifey. ごめん!Here’s a fresh one for day 16 though! This one mashes a few different inspirations together. Made entirely with OP-1.

 
Day 14

2019.01.14

Sometimes I’m just chasing simple beautiful sounds. This one uses the Max4Live granular looper Iota.

 
image © u/Elu0

image © u/Elu0

2019.01.13

There’s something so beautiful about drenching a piano in lots of reverb and delay and playing super fast. It almost always sounds great. This is from another DERIVE piece I’m working on at the moment.

 
Day 12

2019.01.12

Using this little guy to guide me to weird and wonderful sounds today.

 
image © Yamanaka Tamaki

image © Yamanaka Tamaki

2019.01.11

Recently I’ve been studying instruments from New Zealand for an upcoming project with DERIVE, so for today’s Jamuary piece I sampled the beautiful Pūtātara, a traditional Maori instrument used in ceremonies and rituals.

 
image © Mathew Paul Jinks

image © Mathew Paul Jinks

2019.01.10

A little experiment with this thick cloud of sound for today’s Jamuary. György Ligeti was always going on about clouds of sound and used the idea frequently in his compositions. Especially employing the orchestra to create thick, impenetrable walls of sound. To this day I’m still inspired greatly by his music.

 
image © Floris Kloet

image © Floris Kloet

2019.01.09

I have no idea where this weird little one came from, but it erupted from somewhere deep inside. I like its quirkiness.

 
image © Erica Anderson

image © Erica Anderson

2019.01.08

Plinky plonky is today’s theme..

 
Day+07

2019.01.07

This one is called “Oh shit, 1 minute is way too short!” Before today I’d never really understood the OP-1’s arpeggiator and its weird “type” and “once/each/all/trig” settings so I took the opportunity to RTFM and got my head around it.

 
image © Cody Ellingham

image © Cody Ellingham

2019.01.06

It’s getting a little darker today. OP-1 recorded straight into Ableton (through the Universal Audio Arrow preamps for a bit of extra warmth) with a healthy sprinkle of reverb added. I could see this one turning into a full piece some day.

 
image © Sarah Arista

image © Sarah Arista

2019.01.05

Today’s loop is a short teaser of the new piece I’m working on; DERIVE Hong Kong. The full track will be released alongside the latest issue of Cody Ellingham’s Wanderer Magazine.

 
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2019.01.04

I just got home from Kyoto, loaded up Ableton Live and recorded this quick little piece that I made whilst on the Shinkansen back to Tokyo.

 
Day 3

2019.01.03

I’m heavily into the OP-1 endless sequencer at the moment. I haven’t really used it much before but it’s my best friend now!

 
Day 02

2019.01.02

A little bit different from what I uploaded on Instagram but unfortunately I lost that Arp sound since recording the video, so I added some bass and called it a day.

 
Day 01

2019.01.01

I found a peaceful spot in Kyoto’s countryside to jam a little bit.