This is electronic. Yet it's Indie. And it's eclectic. And electric.
It was created on a Toshiba laptop using virtual midi instruments within BandLab's Cakewalk DAW as well as a few samples from the freesource that is the internet. A pure solo project.
Half of this album was written Before Covid; half During Covid, But really, it was before the Conservative government really started taking the piss.
Anyway, sit back, chill for a little, let me take you somewhere....
Released December 28, 2020
FackCheck UK vocal sample of John Doyle reading Wordsworths' Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey is used via creative commons licence at LibriVox.org
The Machine in the Ghost royalty-free female vocal sample taken from MusicRadar.com, modified in Hydrogen virtual drum machine.
War samples taken from all over the outraged internet in the aftermath of the public murder of George Floyd, RIP.
This album was created between March - June 2019 using a cheap Toshiba laptop loaded with open source software (Hydrogen and Audacity) using Hydrogen drum kits and various copyright-free soundfiles online.
Please spread the word if you like this music. You will not find me on F*book."
Straight Red, began in 2019 and is the happy place of musician, producer, art designer, web designer, photographer and composer Paul Owen. (Who?!)
Based in Nottingham, UK.
"There are good resources online, especially for royalty free sound files - not to mention the free softwares: Hydrogen and Audacity. This album cost nothing to make, apart from a little electricity, recycled audio and a lot of time. It's the most environmentally friendly album you could ever come across!!"