1. Torrada Torrada (“Toast! Toast!”) is a Brazilian cooking show hosted by Luanda Gazoni. Two weeks ago, they used my track ok as a soundtrack to making perfect fluffy rice. This time, Man Again, the Americana-inflected bonus track off Transient Lines at the Free Music Archive, serves as a soundtrack to the creation of a carrot cake with chocolate ganache icing (recipe in Portuguese).

    I <3 everything about these vids, and it’s exactly why I release so much music under Creative Commons licenses now.

    Torrada Torrada
    torradatorrada.com
    youtube.com/user/torradatorrada/featured
    twitter.com/luandagazoni

    (Source: westyreflector.net)

     
  2. My fav in a series of soundtracked “cloudscapes” by animaginalspace (a.k.a. Spook), a vivid, ethereal and shimmering-from-a-mountaintop-at-sunrise ambient guitarist out of Derby, UK. A wonderful presence in all of my streams, he’s cloaked in mystery, but I ask no questions and nothing more of him than to continue his lovely and enviable prolific output.

    via the you tube description:

    I have been creating some timelapses of clouds outside of my work office window and thought I would combine these with some improvised ambient guitar.

    A few more words and fav tracks:
    westyreflector.net/2014/07/an-imaginal-space/

    More of An Imaginal Space (Spook):
    music.animaginalspace.com
    soundcloud.com/an-imaginal-space
    twitter.com/animaginalspace

     
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    Tags: ElectronicDroneJazz

     
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    Tags: seagullmontauk

     
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  7. A 2nd remix by Bassling (Jason Richardson) of my riding waves. In it, Bassling adds his deft bass to Lee Rosevere's percussion and vibraphone, my guitar and nofi's original track. This rounded-out full-on quartet performance creates unexpected harmonic convergences and becomes a whole (and real) band - thankfully without van politics, ego mastications and “yellow-M&Ms-only” rider demands.

    From the soundcloud track description:

    More on this 132nd Disquiet Junto project — “Collaborate with the late Jeffrey (Nofi) Melton using a previous tribute track” — at: disquiet.com/2014/07/10/disquie…osthumousnofitrio/

    (Source: westyreflector.net / BASSLINGsss)

     
  8. Enigmatic and multi-faceted South Carolina artist Kyle TM (thekyletm) layered soft-breaking white noise swells, seagull calls and a rhythmic water drop over a remix of my track “riding waves” by Tokyo-sound artist Naotko (Naoyuki Sasanami) for the 132nd Disquiet Junto challenge. Inasmuch as dreams are recursions of reality, the result here is a dream-state that expands on a story, grounding it in a new place and making a statement on the conscious filtering that makes up perception.

    From Kyle TM’s soundcloud track description:

    I liked the idea of reworking a rework of a rework from Disquiet Junto 0066: Naotko – Riding-waves-by-nofi-westy
    I was also drawn in by Westy Reflector’s philosophy for the track: Thereflectors – Riding-waves
    I thought the track could use some waves and added white noise wave sounds, seagulls (www.freesound.org/people/beejeeb13…4/sounds/197743/), and a percussive 4/4 water drop (www.freesound.org/people/Adam_N/sounds/166322/).
    RIP NOFI.

    Kyle TM
    soundcloud
    twitter
    bandcamp
    thekyletm
    simpli-fi creativity journal

     
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  10. Nofi + Westy + LR - Riding High Waves [disquiet0132-posthumousnofitrio]" by Happy Puppy Records2

    Canadian musician, producer and label founder Lee Rosevere used my riding waves for the 132nd disquiet junto challenge, adding hi-hats, cymbals and triggered rhythmic vibraphone flourishes. His additions lend an elegance to the track, highlighting and engaging all sorts of spaces without causing any clutter.

    (Source: westyreflector.net / Happy Puppy Records2)

     
  11. Unmistakable release [disquiet0132-posthumousnofitrio]" by BASSLINGsss

    xclnt remix. bassling on bass + rust cohle on death + my "riding waves"

    (Source: westyreflector.net / BASSLINGsss)

     
  12. [a few words on] @mark_ward_: one moon appears everywhere

    “Fine Art trained” guitarist Mark Ward lives in Sheffield, UK, and his ambient electronica connects listeners to the serenity that inhabits every pastoral dream of the English countryside. He layers guitar with keyboards, field recordings and percussive loops, and filters with a gentle hand through software. His wonderful EP, One Moon Appears Everywhere, moves us through landscapes and textures, coming in and out of the foreground while mingling with and enhancing any thoughts that pop into our heads. The track Contentment is 12 minutes of hypnogogic tranquility, floating on a drone made from a rusting piano frame in an overgrown English meadow. No separation, indeed.

    From the liner notes:

    …the moon has never not been there, the light has never disappeared – light and dark are as one, death and life have no separation.

    His latest official single, E Minor Blues, at soundcloud and bandcamp, expands on aspects of his earlier output. The deceptively simple timing manipulation of 3 chords leads listeners through a fascinating series of caresses and disruptions, almost as if the chords are sentient and on journeys of self-discovery. That description might be a bit too new-agey for you hardened cupcakes, but deal with it. Give in to it. Let it all go…


    mark-ward.org
    twitter
    soundcloud
    bandcamp
    mixcloud
    instagram

    via: westyNet

     
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  14. [a few words on] @wrenarthur: benchmark




    A close friend for years, Wren Arthur (no question one of my fav people ever), runs Olive Productions, the production company owned by Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci. Prior to this gig, she honed her production skills as a Producer for Robert Altman (yeah, that Altman) and remains a sought after actress in the highwire circles of independent NYC film and theater. And way before either of us were anything or even knew each other, Wren ran the day-to-day at Tortilla Flats on Washington Street, where she may or may not have kicked me out of the restaurant’s Elvis Room for not being “Borgnine enough.”

    Her most current project, Park Bench, a “talking show” hosted by Buscemi, is absolute deep, true New York City in the best way, an entertaining street-side diversion on the surface with an undertow of sneaky winking subversion. Try balancing that on the end of a fork.

    Episode #4: Benchmark with Rosanne Cash and Michael Shannon defines the semi-non-fiction Arthur and Buscemi set out to create. The episode’s disarming, blithe extra-real universe will infiltrate your subconscious and a few days out from viewing, you will flash back to one or two moments and smile, like you know a secret you’ll never spill. And then you’ll want to watch it again.

    There is an arc, so watch the series from the beginning. Your only penalty will be having to watch the episode above twice.

    Oh, and yesterday the series was nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Short-Format Non-Fiction. Nice to know that I’m not crazy for thinking it’s special. Or that I’m just as insane and out of touch as Academy members. Either way, good on you, Wren!

    Wren Arthur:
    imdb
    twitter (disclaimer: the beautiful brunette w/ Wren there is my wife, Cat) 
    facebook
    pinterest (like, 200K+ followers for fux sake)

    (Source: westyreflector.net)

     
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