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Introducing Essex…

If you have come here from “Introducing Essex…” and heard my song “The Bruinenberg Technique” you can download the album that it came from for FREE (yes, that’s absolutely, no-holds-barred, no-money-back guarantee FREE) from this link.

You can also purchase my music from iTunes here: http://bit.ly/lockitunes

Or visit my music site here: http://music.darrenlock.com

Or even subscribe to my YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/vrooomuk

The Darren Lock Primer

I did this video before as part of the Google+ Hangouts and recorded the thing live, but I only had one viewer and the resultant upload quality didn’t really cut the mustard. So here it is again.

It is just a video of me talking about all the music I’ve recorded over the years and hopefully it will be of interest to some of you. Thanks for having the patience to watch it all!

Click here for HD quality

So here are those all important links…

My Music:
Amazon
http://amzn.to/lockmusic

Apple iTunes
http://bit.ly/lockitunes

CDBaby
http://bit.ly/lockcdbaby

Rhapsody
http://bit.ly/lockrhapsody

My Website
http://music.darrenlock.com

My Books

iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/moofed/id513966067?mt=11
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/dead-rock-star/id514090211?mt=11
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/man-of-the-world/id516823353?mt=11

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0057ZP08K
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Rock-Star-ebook/dp/B0057H6XC0/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-of-the-World-ebook/dp/B007NUVA5O/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moofed-ebook/dp/B007NXIWPM/

Lulu.com
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/darrenlock

Or perhaps I can interest you in a T-shirt:
http://lock.spreadshirt.co.uk

Connect via social media:

http://www.facebook.com/thedarrenlock
http://www.twitter.com/darren_lock
http://gplus.to/vrooom

This set of recordings were committed to hard drive between April and September 1999. At that moment in time, I’d only dipped my toe in the water of “ambient” music and was taking my cue from Robert Fripp, Brian Eno and Terry Riley. I remember that these recordings were put down quickly and it being quite a fraught, yet exhilerating process as it was really seat-of-the-pants stuff. One mistake or duff note and the take would be ruined, so you had to keep focus and really concentrate on the process. However, that rush of adrenalin was the key, I believe, to these recordings.

In terms of equipment, I was only using my Fender Fat Strat guitar and my Roland GR-1 guitar synth – there were no delay pedals in my collection at that time. The really good thing about the GR-1 was that you could modify the sounds so that had a slow decay, so you could trigger a note and it would resonate for a long while, allowing you to move your fingers to another note or chord. So you could create these big smears of sound and create a veritable audio soup without the need for looping or delay pedals. The sound would then decay slowly allowing you to consider your next move…or not.

I don’t know if this is particularly good or not – I have a great fondness for it because I was moving off the map – but here it is cleaned up for the 21st century and available as a free download too.

So this is the album “Blue” and it represents my first steps into ambient music.

Enjoy!

First review of “Steady State of Flux”

In order to garner any interest in my music, I have to give it away. If the professionals cannot sell their wares, then how can a lowly amateur such as myself? Am I still an amateur? I don’t know. I just do what I do and hope for the best. That’s all one can do, isn’t it? Just be. Ooooh, getting a bit metaphysical here.

Anyway the following review appeared on Jamendo, a few hours after the album went live on there, and it sums up what I was trying to achieve with this collection perfectly. Hitting the nail on the head is a fine art, but this reviewer got out his invisible reviewing hammer and knocked home that nail with one fluid motion.

Five star review from “Wolfsong.The Poet”

Sweet and relaxed . . .
a laid back style of music . ..
beautiful . . . it reminded me of laying in the grass,
without a worry on my mind . . .
feeling the whole world at my back . .
and watching the clouds drift away . . .
leaving blue skies . .. and forever,
an eternity of summer days
and dreams . ..

Day dreamy music . . .

And you can download the album for FREE at Jamendo here.

This is the cover to my album "Steady State of Flux"

Something delicate on the verge of change...

I have this folder on my desktop where I drop all the mixes of tracks that I produce. It’s a bit of a virtual slush pile and every so often I have a listen and see what I’ve got. Last night, I realised I had nearly enough for a new collection of tunes, but this time around the collection was a bit more mellower than my previous efforts. So I had a sort through some of my other unused tracks and found a couple that were never used (one track “Sketch of Satie” dates back to 2006) which seemed to fit with the current vibe.

The new album is called “Steady State of Flux” which is a contradiction in itself and I managed to take the picture of the dandelion the other day whilst in the garden. It seemed to illustrate my point, something that is delicate but in a state of immediate flux.

Well there you go. You can visit the album page which is here.

You can listen to the album using the player below and if you feel particularly supportive you might want to buy a digital copy. No? OK, it was worth a try…

To see, listen to and purchase my discography please visit: http://music.darrenlock.com

09-07-11 [Looking Glass]

I am registered with a website called “Sentric Music” and this site supposedly finds music for adverts and whatever promotional contracts it is handling. They often send out emails requesting a certain type of song for a project and usually it is some kind of indie-rock genre that I am not interesting in covering. However, last Friday they sent a brief out for an advert for a mobile phone company and wanted something suitably twee and spacey. This is my attempt at a track for them. I doubt it will get picked but this was recorded specifically for a mobile phone advert. So there you go…

09-07-11 [Looking Glass]
[audio:http://www.darrenlock.com/media/looking_glass.mp3%5D
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