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Title: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on March 25, 2020, 12:13:51 PM
Good morning, good evening or  good night Smilers.
I uploaded a little album of 8 instrumentals divided in two suites/sections (Keys and Kotos) some days ago, i'll be uploading the rest of the volumes on the next days to come and i hope you like this little musical offering created during this days of quarantine!
https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-i


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on March 28, 2020, 05:00:34 PM
Good morning, good evening or  good night Smilers.
I uploaded a little album of 8 instrumentals divided in two suites/sections (Keys and Kotos) some days ago, i'll be uploading the rest of the volumes on the next days to come and i hope you like this little musical offering created during this days of quarantine!
https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-i

Soothing sounds for these abrasive times! I particularly liked "Earth's Lament". Nice work, sir.


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on March 30, 2020, 07:05:41 PM
Good morning, good evening or  good night Smilers.
I uploaded a little album of 8 instrumentals divided in two suites/sections (Keys and Kotos) some days ago, i'll be uploading the rest of the volumes on the next days to come and i hope you like this little musical offering created during this days of quarantine!
https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-i

Soothing sounds for these abrasive times! I particularly liked "Earth's Lament". Nice work, sir.
wow, thanks JK! Thank you for your kind words! i uploaded the volume 2 some days ago, this volume has a way more soothing sound.
Vol. II: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-ii

Thanks!!!!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on March 31, 2020, 06:43:06 AM
wow, thanks JK! Thank you for your kind words! i uploaded the volume 2 some days ago, this volume has a way more soothing sound.
Vol. II: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-ii

Thanks!!!!

My pleasure, Dean. Yes, Vol. II is more soothing but still I prefer Vol. I. There's a bit more variety there, more koto (a fascinating instrument).

My favourite track from Vol. II is "(You're In) My Magical Dreams". 

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to Vol. III. ;)


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on April 11, 2020, 04:21:07 PM
wow, thanks JK! Thank you for your kind words! i uploaded the volume 2 some days ago, this volume has a way more soothing sound.
Vol. II: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-ii

Thanks!!!!

My pleasure, Dean. Yes, Vol. II is more soothing but still I prefer Vol. I. There's a bit more variety there, more koto (a fascinating instrument).

My favourite track from Vol. II is "(You're In) My Magical Dreams". 

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to Vol. III. ;)
Hi JK, sorry for taking some time in just replying, I've uploaded Vol. 3 and 4 recently, so yeah, you can stream more of my improvisations created on this days of quarantine.

Link to Vol III: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-iii
Link to Vol IV: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-iv
Link to my new YT channel (I'll be uploading my songs with some of my illustrations/photos and many other material): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Hi462opI0qDXwtehJasPQ

Thank you for all the support!!!!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on April 12, 2020, 03:59:20 AM
Hi JK, sorry for taking some time in just replying, I've uploaded Vol. 3 and 4 recently, so yeah, you can stream more of my improvisations created on this days of quarantine.

Link to Vol III: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-iii
Link to Vol IV: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-iv
Link to my new YT channel (I'll be uploading my songs with some of my illustrations/photos and many other material): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Hi462opI0qDXwtehJasPQ

Thank you for all the support!!!!

No problem, Dean. Glad to see you're OK.

Thanks for the links. I'll check them out later today. ;)


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on April 12, 2020, 06:32:59 PM
Hi JK, sorry for taking some time in just replying, I've uploaded Vol. 3 and 4 recently, so yeah, you can stream more of my improvisations created on this days of quarantine.

Link to Vol III: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-iii
Link to Vol IV: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-iv
Link to my new YT channel (I'll be uploading my songs with some of my illustrations/photos and many other material): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Hi462opI0qDXwtehJasPQ

Thank you for all the support!!!!

No problem, Dean. Glad to see you're OK.

Thanks for the links. I'll check them out later today. ;)
cool, thanks!
Glad to know that you're ok too!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on April 13, 2020, 02:57:40 PM
Dean, for some reason your odd numbered volumes work better for me than your even numbered ones! ;D

In fact Vol. III is now my favourite. Every track's a winner and the whole album flows very well.

Congrats! I'm curious to see if you can top it--no easy task, I suspect. ;) 

 


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on April 13, 2020, 04:23:49 PM
Dean, for some reason your odd numbered volumes work better for me than your even numbered ones! ;D

In fact Vol. III is now my favourite. Every track's a winner and the whole album flows very well.

Congrats! I'm curious to see if you can top it--no easy task, I suspect. ;) 


oh! hahaha the vol. 4 was a rushed-kind of release, the 3rd release is my favorite too, i'm glad to know that you liked the vol. 3!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on April 13, 2020, 04:35:24 PM
Dean, for some reason your odd numbered volumes work better for me than your even numbered ones! ;D

In fact Vol. III is now my favourite. Every track's a winner and the whole album flows very well.

Congrats! I'm curious to see if you can top it--no easy task, I suspect. ;) 

 
there's a lot of music lying dormant on my  musical vault, the volumes 2 and 4 were a kind of quick releases but i feel that the vol. 3 was the best release because i tried to find and mix the best tracks i have created, i will do my best with the vol. 5 and thanks for your sincere and cool feedback JK!!!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on April 23, 2020, 03:43:22 PM
The volume V. is up now!
https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-v

I'll be working on a new project coming soon (with less improvisations), this project was more like an excercise to me (musically and creatively) full of improvisations but now I'm ready for a different project. Thanks for the support JK (and to the others who listened to some songs of every volume)!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on April 24, 2020, 03:39:36 AM
The volume V. is up now!
https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/in-quarantine-vol-v

I'll be working on a new project coming soon (with less improvisations), this project was more like an excercise to me (musically and creatively) full of improvisations but now I'm ready for a different project. Thanks for the support JK (and to the others who listened to some songs of every volume)!

Hi Dean. OK, I've got it bookmarked! I'll listen to it as soon as I can.

Your and aeijtzsche's music are two rays of light in the darkness right now. Other things I've been listening to recently include Skip Spence's Oar and (at the other end of the spectrum) Boston's debut album. Strange times can call for strange choices!

Take care.
JK


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on April 30, 2020, 10:58:53 AM
Hi Dean. I gave Vol. V another listen this evening--the first listen didn't really sink in for some reason--and I found I liked it a lot more. There are subtle touches I missed first time round. I like the dissonances that creep in (most noticeably in #2), as if you're saying I know all's not well with the world but we have to push on--and what better way than through music? "Closure" brings it all to a positive end, with a suggestion of strings.

Vol. III is still my favourite though. :P I miss the koto!   

Really looking forward to the new project. ;)

All the best.
JK


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on May 07, 2020, 05:14:33 PM
Hi Dean. I gave Vol. V another listen this evening--the first listen didn't really sink in for some reason--and I found I liked it a lot more. There are subtle touches I missed first time round. I like the dissonances that creep in (most noticeably in #2), as if you're saying I know all's not well with the world but we have to push on--and what better way than through music? "Closure" brings it all to a positive end, with a suggestion of strings.

Vol. III is still my favourite though. :P I miss the koto!   

Really looking forward to the new project. ;)

All the best.
JK
hi JK, thank you for your kind and humble words, volume III. is my personal favorite too and I'm happy that you liked this little project.
Actually, I created a project with the faux kotos some days ago!
Here's the link: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/kotos-of-madness

I recorded like 15 kotos and I tried to pick the best ones for this little output, I hope that you like it and I will try to record more faux koto stuff for a follow-up album

Thanks!!!!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on May 08, 2020, 04:19:47 AM
Hi Dean. I gave Vol. V another listen this evening--the first listen didn't really sink in for some reason--and I found I liked it a lot more. There are subtle touches I missed first time round. I like the dissonances that creep in (most noticeably in #2), as if you're saying I know all's not well with the world but we have to push on--and what better way than through music? "Closure" brings it all to a positive end, with a suggestion of strings.

Vol. III is still my favourite though. :P I miss the koto!   

Really looking forward to the new project. ;)

All the best.
JK
hi JK, thank you for your kind and humble words, volume III. is my personal favorite too and I'm happy that you liked this little project.
Actually, I created a project with the faux kotos some days ago!
Here's the link: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/kotos-of-madness

I recorded like 15 kotos and I tried to pick the best ones for this little output, I hope that you like it and I will try to record more faux koto stuff for a follow-up album

Thanks!!!!

Hi Dean. Now this is more like it!! Thank you! I love the sound of the (faux) koto. It takes me to a peaceful place.

You know what this reminds me of a little? Some of the more minimal beat-less things by Aphex Twin, only he's more repetitive and what he does isn't improvised.

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to that follow-up album. ;) 


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on May 08, 2020, 10:28:08 AM
After listening (and digging) Iím now inspired to use a koto on a song 😎


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on May 08, 2020, 10:38:17 AM
Hi Dean. I gave Vol. V another listen this evening--the first listen didn't really sink in for some reason--and I found I liked it a lot more. There are subtle touches I missed first time round. I like the dissonances that creep in (most noticeably in #2), as if you're saying I know all's not well with the world but we have to push on--and what better way than through music? "Closure" brings it all to a positive end, with a suggestion of strings.

Vol. III is still my favourite though. :P I miss the koto!   

Really looking forward to the new project. ;)

All the best.
JK
hi JK, thank you for your kind and humble words, volume III. is my personal favorite too and I'm happy that you liked this little project.
Actually, I created a project with the faux kotos some days ago!
Here's the link: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/kotos-of-madness

I recorded like 15 kotos and I tried to pick the best ones for this little output, I hope that you like it and I will try to record more faux koto stuff for a follow-up album

Thanks!!!!

Hi Dean. Now this is more like it!! Thank you! I love the sound of the (faux) koto. It takes me to a peaceful place.

You know what this reminds me of a little? Some of the more minimal beat-less things by Aphex Twin, only he's more repetitive and what he does isn't improvised.

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to that follow-up album. ;) 
Thanks a lot for your kind words JK, I will try to release the follow up the next week, I've never heard of Aphex Twin, I'll give it a listen.

Thanks!!!!!!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on May 08, 2020, 10:42:35 AM
After listening (and digging) Iím now inspired to use a koto on a song 😎
Cool, I'll be looking forward to listen a song by Fear 2 Stop with a sweet koto!!!
Good luck with your music, man!!!!!


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on May 08, 2020, 03:58:50 PM
I've never heard of Aphex Twin, I'll give it a listen.

Dean, this is the one you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXd0QcTR5_M


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on May 13, 2020, 02:13:58 PM
I've never heard of Aphex Twin, I'll give it a listen.

Dean, this is the one you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXd0QcTR5_M
It sounds so great! I will try to replicate that kind of feeling for the follow-up EP


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: JK on May 14, 2020, 01:17:42 PM
I've never heard of Aphex Twin, I'll give it a listen.

Dean, this is the one you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXd0QcTR5_M


It sounds so great! I will try to replicate that kind of feeling for the follow-up EP

Looking forward to that. ;)


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on May 15, 2020, 06:33:58 PM
I've never heard of Aphex Twin, I'll give it a listen.

Dean, this is the one you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXd0QcTR5_M


It sounds so great! I will try to replicate that kind of feeling for the follow-up EP

Looking forward to that. ;)
Done!

-Album: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/kotos-of-madness-ii

-Soundcloud (You'll find 2 outtakes from the first and the second album here): https://soundcloud.com/deanentwistletwo



Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on May 15, 2020, 07:27:49 PM
Dude this is INCREDIBLE....especially Cry of the Moon. I can definitely hear the Brian influence on regards to the chord progression. Absolutely beautiful. My wife and I are stunned listening right now


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on May 20, 2020, 07:42:08 PM
Dude this is INCREDIBLE....especially Cry of the Moon. I can definitely hear the Brian influence on regards to the chord progression. Absolutely beautiful. My wife and I are stunned listening right now
Thanks mate!! Yes, the Wilson-esque and Bacharach-esque influences are so dominant on that track, I will try to record a piano only album with that kind of feeling, thanks man!!!!

Btw, i have uploaded the final volume of "Kotos of Madness". Link: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/kotos-of-madness-iii


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on May 22, 2020, 01:47:03 PM
^ Awesome....will check it out later on today.

Also I just about finished the koto track I was working on 8)


Title: Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle
Post by: DeanEntwistle on May 22, 2020, 08:26:49 PM
^ Awesome....will check it out later on today.

Also I just about finished the koto track I was working on 8)
new album: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-quarantine!
Cool, i want to listen that cool track!