Two new gigs this 2017!

The 29 must be an avant-garde lucky number or something, as Subespai will be playing live on the 29th of October (in five days!) at the Insacious art gallery in Petersham for the second installment of the Insacious sunsets and, on the 29th of November, at the Kave Bar in Newport, as part of Sonic Moves V, with my beloved friend JW PatonΒ and other very cool acts. Come check them out? πŸ™ƒ

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Compilations galore: “New Life” by New Leaf Inc. records

Another Subespai track made it to a netlabel compilation, this time put together by the Australian netlabel New Leaf Inc., with the following motto:

New Life is a representation of growth and a salute to change.
Growth in the environment, the seasons, the artists and this very label.
Water, oxygen, sun and soil are all sonic and physical influences on New Life

And with that, I came up with this track where drone washes play as sound bed for chopped guitar harmonics with a lot of ring modulation. Here’s the thing:

 

And here’s the whole tracklist. Take a listen, it’s beautiful and full of calmness:

 

Thanks to New Leaf Inc. for the feature! πŸ‘πŸ»

“Cutting room floor”: a The Dark Thursday compilation

The New Zealand netlabel The Dark Thursday put up a compilation where the idea was to submit rejected tracks and other stuff that wasn’t going nowhere, and given I have plenty of that, I submitted and got accepted, so you have now available to listen a 19 minute track (!) that was supposed to be 50% of a record that will never happen for multiple reasons, but the track was somewhat “done”, as in I had given up already. Here’s the thing:

 

Even though it’s a compilation made of rejected tracks, the whole thing sounds actually pretty good, I recommend a listen, although there are some pretty extreme and harsh tracks in there so be warned!

 

Thanks to The Dark Thursday and its mastermind Jacob for putting this up! πŸ‘πŸ»

Live @ Sounds Unsound #8

Subespai will be playing live on the 4th of October at The Hideaway Bar in Enmore, as part of the 8th installment of the Sounds Unsound event. Other bands in the ticket include Sawfish 623, Triage and the duo Maria Moles & Adam Halliwell. 

Originally, my intention was to perform a very much ambient set, but seeing how the rehearsals are going up to this point, it’s going to be more droney and challenging. Regardless, come check it out? πŸ™ƒ

Link to the Facebook event

Noise, interrupted

I was supposed to play at a noise gig this month but it was cancelled. While I was craving the opportunity, the gig set I was coming up with in my limited and stressful time available was not what I wanted. Nevertheless, I’ve been able to salvage some elements and put up a video with them:

If you enjoyed it, please consider giving the video a thumbs up over at YouTube and subscribing to my channel over there, means a lot! Thanks πŸ™‚

 

The view from up here

A new video is available in Subespai’s YouTube channel, with a live improvisation over ambient sounds with some drops of drones. Whether you need some easy listening to get through the day or you are interested in how I do what I do, I’d say it’s worth a watch, but of course I did it, so I am biased here.

If you like it, please like the video over there in YouTube and subscribe to the channel. Active support matters a lot to me personally in this era of passive rejection and endless self-doubt. Thanks!

Contributing to the Naviar Haiku project

I am a secret fan of the Naviar Records label, and on a weekly basis they run this project named Naviar Haiku, where you are invited to submit a track inspired on a haiku written by a proper poet.

I am very slow at producing new tracks, so this type of challenges are hard but positive, plus you get to tap into a beautiful small community of creators.

I’ve contributed twice already, and I plan to do it more often later in the year. Here’s a recap of my first two contributions, I hope you like them πŸ™‚