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by Paul Ramsay
Inlets is a series of piano-led improvisations which have been developed using strings and other textures. In creating it I combined aspects of classical music with recording processes and strategies found elsewhere to produce an album that’s something of a hybrid. It feels to me as if it's between territories.

The album was recorded during the months of August / September / November and has an autumnal 'feel', conjuring aspects of the English weather - a celebration of grey skies, rain, misty mornings and dark, evening journeys home - as well as sun and air. It dwells on small things: small life, small moments, fleeting moods, in a collection of miniatures.

It's not ambient music but you could leave a window open when playing ;-)
Inlets by Paul Ramsay
RMusic 001
in the territory between classical and experimental
UPC: 634479105388Paul Ramsay
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    track list:
  1 by the water
  2 piano with insects and birds
  3 gardens of versailles, 1901
  4 eliz
  5 tidal inlets
  6 partly dreamed wings
  7 bee narratives
  8 bus lane in fog
  9 purposeful morning (rain in mist)
  10 stone flowers over early mist
  11 dragonflies (surface tension)
  12 the pond
  13 gnats
  14 daphnia
  15 suddenly on a boat
  16 stream into tributaries
  17 park
  18 sky touch blue (dusk, 9th november)

PR photo (Torquay Rock): Teofo Matlapeng
Window drawings: Sarah Bennett
Internalised guides: Max Eastley, the Omega Ensemble; Jacqueline Rance;
Mimi Tessier; Robin Watts
Encouragement: Mike Lawson-Smith
Authors (lateral influence): EM Forster; HP Lovecraft; DG Mackean

many thanks to all the above and also: Andy Howell, Nomi, Ashley Potter, Phillip Ramsay, Geoffrey Stocker and Teo

Inlets is dedicated to Kath and Rod

Recorded using:

Logic Audio 6; G4MAudio AudioBuddy mac; Quattro USB Audio Interface

studio 51

Soft Synths: es1, esP, esM, esE; 'Crystal'; 'Zebra'
Samplers: exsp24; 'crossfade loop synth'
other Digital: evb3, evp73
Keyboards: Technics sx-KN930; Casiotone MT-41
Field Recordings: Sharp MD-MT161 minidisk recorder;
Sony ECM-MS957 microphone
other Analogue: 'bad' trumpet, electric guitar


'Ambience' and 'dfx transverb'; 'Blockfish';
'more feedback machine'; 'Expert Sleepers Phaser'

smell: Marjoram key: Piano; Water

Paul Ramsay - Torquay 2004 A 'Slap My Aura' production
recorded @ studio 51
A few notes on the tracks:

'gardens of versailles, 1901' was inspired by the purported Moberly–Jourdain 'time slip', described in 'An Adventure' (1911)

'partly dreamed wings' is a modified phrase from Lovecraft's novella 'The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath' (c. 1927) and was inspired by the uncharacteristically bucolic, if hallucinatory, imagery.
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