2006

William Afham: lapsus

March 1st, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Ambient, FAWM, Noise, William Afham

Info

  • Title: lapsus
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 4:31
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live
  • iZotope Ozone
  • LinPlug RM IV
  • Tom Erbe’s Soundhack
  • various samples

Liner notes

Written for FAWM 2006. This one’s about the Fall, and I don’t mean autumn.

William Afham: andouille (draft)

February 25th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Beat-driven, FAWM

Info

  • Title: andouille
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 3:07
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live
  • AAS Lounge Lizard EP-3
  • Hamer Telecaster clone
  • iZotope Trash, Ozone
  • u-he Filterscape Q6
  • WaveArts MasterVerb, TrackPlug

Liner notes

Looks like we managed to assemble an extremely sloppy guitarist and an extremely sloppy keyboardist for the same session. Sorry, but this track is a little rough around the edges. This one started out as a ludicrous breakbeat exercise but rapidly became a fairly accessible pop song. (I took out most of the slicing/dicing and clicks/cuts because they scared the dog.)

William Afham: captain tournevis (slight revision)

February 17th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Beat-driven, FAWM, William Afham

Info

  • Title: captain tournevis
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 6:22
  • Download: MP3 link (or original version)
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live
  • GMedia ImpOSCar
  • iZotope Ozone
  • PSP MixPack
  • WaveArts MasterVerb, TrackPlug

Liner notes

“Captain Tournevis” is the sort of absurdist super-antihero I would have invented to keep myself amused while studying French as a teenager. This song has a sort of “tinkering” feel to it, as if the antihero is futzing around with the eponymous screwdriver.

William Afham: akvavit

February 10th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Ambient

Info

  • Title: akvavit
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 5:57
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live
  • Audio Damage DubStation
  • iZotope Trash, Ozone
  • Linplug RM IV, Albino
  • PSP MixPack
  • u-he Zebra

Liner notes

This was my third effort for FAWM 2006. Ambient loops and djembe beats.

William Afham: paralipsis

February 7th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Ambient, William Afham

Info

  • Title: paralipsis
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 3:55
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Logic 7
  • iZotope Trash, Ozone
  • NI Battery 2
  • u-he FilterscapeVA, Filterscape
  • Wave Arts MasterVerb, TrackPlug

Liner notes

Written for FAWM 2006. This one is substantially grittier than previous efforts and uses a lot of weird synthetic percussion. The lengths of percussive sections are taken from the Fibonacci sequence: 1n bars, 1n bars, 2n bars, 3n bars, 5n bars, etc. You may be able to hear the entry of the initial percussive motive at the beginning of each section. (This formal conceit breaks down about halfway through.)

William Afham: exophora

February 7th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Abstract, Ambient, Electroacoustic, William Afham

Info

  • Title: exophora
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 3:03
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Logic 7.1
  • SampleTekk harpsichord
  • EXS24, tuned with Fokker 12 Just intonation
  • DSP-Quattro
  • A lot of plugins!