William Afham

factotum

March 16th, 2016  |  Published in Abstract, Electroacoustic, William Afham

Info

  • Title: factotum
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 4:41
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2014 Will Benton; all rights reserved

coffee dub

March 1st, 2011  |  Published in William Afham

Info

  • Title: coffee dub
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 6:30
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2011 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Liner notes

I wound up actually writing a few songs over February, but this and “like lions breathing fire” were the only two that I finished recording demos for. A lot of things I’ve written, in every genre, have been pretty dubby. Lately, I’ve been trying to work a little more with dub-as-process rather than merely dub-as-aesthetic, so this one’s all about the arrangement and the processing.

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: 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: 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!