Wherever You Are

A warm and slowly drifting minimal ambient drone focusing on just one note and its usually hidden harmonics.

The sound sources are three synths and the regularly featured ebowed guitar. Each plays the same note but all sounds were used because they have unique timbres. Each note reveals different harmonics as it plays. The ebow has a habit of finding those harmonics.

The layers of each instrument playing the same note produces a relaxing and atmospheric ambient soundscape.

Released 13 May 2018

Total running time: 51:15

All music written, performed and produced by Brin Coleman at MCos, Manchester, April 2018.

Cover photography and design by Brin Coleman.

Cover photograph: View from MCos, one evening in April 2018.

The Practical Uses and Effects of Seeing Music

One continuous deeply ambient drone focusing on just one note and its usually hidden harmonics.

This drone starts in one place takes you on an intriguing journey.

This is a one take live performance with one note played on an ebowed guitar, a Roland SH-32 synth and a Novation KS rack synth. All three sources can be used to explore the harmonics of the main note.

A strange but interesting spatial effect happens toward the end of the piece (get in between those speakers or put on some headphones) as the main note and the harmonics from the three sources interact. It was a pleasing surprise to me. I hope you enjoy it too.

I started this project as an experiment to see just how minimal my music could be. Somehow these one note wonders sound bigger and more epic than much of my other music. I think this means I may try something even more minimal. I'm not sure how or what but I like a challenge!

Released 14 April 2018

Total running time: 42:43

All music written, performed and produced by Brin Coleman
at MCos, Manchester in February 2018.

Photography and design by Brin Coleman.

Cover photo: A foggy night in Manchester

Across the High Plains

High above sea level, the sun seems closer.
It is hot but the air is clear.
The land is vast and beautiful.

One continuous drone focusing on just one note and its usually hidden harmonics.

Released 17 March 2018

Total running time: 57:40

All music written, performed and produced by Brin Coleman at MCos, Manchester in January 2018.

Cover photograph and design by Brin Coleman.

Cover photograph: Penny Pines trail, southern California, April 2017.

Journey to Forever

Deep and peaceful ambient drone surrounded by the colours of twilight.

A continuous minimal ambient drone focussing one just one note and its usually hidden harmonics.

Released 10 February 2018

Total running time: 57:02

All music written, performed and produced by Brin Coleman
at MCos, Manchester during January 2018.

Photography and design by Brin Coleman.

Cover photo: Train line at Bonny Doon, California, April 2017..