Lands End

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Slow rollin’ on Fyxation tires.

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Submerged

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I don’t know if the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but here we are.

It’s parts being two weeks of exploration and hard work, of chasing tangents and getting lost in your lips. Joy and suffering the whole way has led to this, whatever this is.

This is Submerged.

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Party Bridge Road

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TITLE: Party Bridge Road
DESCRIPTION: I’m told that’s what the locals call it
ARTIST: Franklyn Monk
ALBUM: Dronecast
TRACK: 41
GENRE: Drone, Soundscape, Ambient
YEAR: 2017
PUBLISHER: Quasigentsia
TAGS: audio, sound design, sound effect, water, video, podcast, Franklyn Monk, Dronecast, 41, REAPER, Inkscape, GIMP, Auphonic, Monk
URL: Persistent
MIRRORS: Archive Audio | Archive Video | YouTube
LICENSE: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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Bactrian Chorus of Drones

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Originally this was a part of The Tenth Day, but it wasn’t featured as prominently as I thought it should be. I’ve tweaked it a little, I’m uncertain if you’ll be able to recognize it—more so if I hadn’t mentioned it.

I had a blast with the video too, until the files got so large that Gimp choked on em, brought down my whole machine. Took four hours to get running again. Yikes.

The background came from a featured image I just made for No Help For That (from 2012!). I’m making featured images for posts I find missing them—there’s gonna be a lot of them, and they’re mostly gonna be old.

Edit: I’m having a doozy of a time posting this one. I keep getting server 500 errors, and I can’t tell where they’re coming from. It’s almost as if the database or cache is choking on one of the images I’m trying to attach to the post. 14,400 squared, wouldn’t think that would be an issue. 16,500 x 60 shouldn’t be a problem either. Who knows. Maybe something my theme can’t handle, or triggers some bad math somewhere.

Error logs shows: mysqli_query(): (HY000/2013): Lost connection to MySQL server during query in wp-db.php on line 1877 as well as Illegal string offset 'width' in template-tags.php on line 115 and Illegal string offset 'height' in template-tags.php on line 116. I suppose it could be trying to retrieve width and height information before WordPress completes saving and crunching the files, and freaking out. Or I could have corrupted my database somewhere along the line. I don’t know. I’m keeping an eye open, and working around it the best I can. I hope it straightens itself out, maybe on the next cache refresh—but I’m afraid to do it manually, let the crone job do it’s thing and see what happens. I guess in the trolley car problem I’d not act, my actions could just make shit worse. I don’t know. I can’t predict the future, I’ve tried, I’m a miserable failure.
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Thomas Run

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A processed recording of a bike ride.
Ride into the the night with me.
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Stress Response

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Yeah, ok, if I keep putting out these small, non-drone-y, items, I may have to create a new feed for them. But, I don’t produce a lot of content, and it may be fun to have random small things appear, little rocks in the stream.

And…I did it before, these little stepping stones between realities, I called them microcasts…but I had some weird rule that they had to be under, I don’t know, some absurdly small number of seconds, a handful. And one of them, an enhanced podcast, went nuts.

Oh, that was the other thing, microcasts were all going to be enhanced, but there’s a couple weird edge cases where a very short enhanced podcast with a bunch of hires graphics and chapters goes nuts with some podcast directories and aggregators.

Then Apple effectively doomed the format by removing the functionality from GarageBand. Probably for the better, if you’re going to do an enhanced podcast you might as well do a video. Which is what I’ve started doing…I’m getting better.

Anyway, here’s me losing my shit at this guy that started following me, across a vacant lot, middle of the night.
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The Lesser Pump


This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The Lesser Pump

The beginning and the end are worn.
Virtual instruments controlled by samples.
A G-man posing as a number station.
A preachy New Year’s reveler.
Ice calving from an iceberg.
A hammer strike.

Dronecast #38 Show Notes: http://fmonk.quasigentsia.com/archives/9270
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Drone

You know, I have no idea what to call the artifacts of my work…oh, geez, pretentious much?

I have no idea what to call the audio I make. The genre it best marches is Drone…and even though it’s been around since the mid-twentieth century, few know of it.

And Drone has too many meanings
Radio controlled toys and flying death machines
Low ranked or oblivious worker
Mindless follower
Background noise
A musical form that played with note lengths and timing
An digital music genre that shapes overlapping waves
The sound of existence

Drone is the sound of the fabric of reality stretching to accommodate existence
It’s the self creating scofffold straining under the weight of being

That’s how I use the word Drone

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The Tenth Day


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #37 The Tenth Day

An experimental audio track featuring WikiLeaks audio of the AbilityOne/SourceAmerica scandal

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Follow Your Heart


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #36


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ARTIST: Franklyn Monk
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