Two new tracks on Soundcloud. A66 was more of an experiment with simple drones than a proper jam as such. Didn’t really go great. I want to record some more abrasive stuff and I’ve got plenty of suitable sounds ready to go, but I struggle to make them into anything cohesive and interesting rather than just unpleasant to listen to.
I’m really quite uneasy about the rhetoric coming out of America following the Afghanistan leaks. ““They constitute a potentially national security concern,” says Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman. They pose “a very real and potential threat to those that are working hard every day to keep us safe.”
If nothing else, I would hope that Mr. Gibbs would acknowledge the potential harm the leaks pose to him and his establishment. At least then he would have mentioned the atrocities that have come to light. As it stands, he appears to either have no regard for the senseless killing of civilians or, perhaps worse, to think that the importance of Afghan lives pales in comparison to a perceived (indirect) threat to American ones.
Since returning to my family home and thus to the espresso machine for the summer, I have been drinking a surprising amount of the stuff. While I was living here full-time before uni, I would generally make espresso if I wanted coffee and make tea if I wanted a longer drink. Any type of coffee is usually too rich for me to handle early in the morning, but once in a while if I needed something to get me going before sixth form an americano would be wheeled out for a rare appearance.
So I mentioned earlier that I got a good synth jam going last night. It was the first in a while because there have been so many distractions recently, not least that provided by digital manipulation. It was good to get back to my analogue roots.