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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Behind Junkie

Example of my Technique

Brusier.m4a is a field recording I made on a warm October morning between a dry cleaners and a restaurant. A downspout was producing a crazy discordant noise. I think it was ice from a freezing up A/C unit on the roof, but I’m not sure.

Kids and dogs wandered by wondering what the hell I was doing crouched down holding my phone up to the downspout.

The recording became bibruser3_stems_OuiDecay-001 the rhythmic jangly stringy percussive cohesive backing layer of Junkie.


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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


TITLE: Follow Your Heart
ARTIST: Franklyn Monk
ALBUM: Dronecast
TRACK: 36
GENRE: Experimental
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Storm

I spent three hours on the audio. Three hours to clean up the original 21 minute noisy recording so that it didn’t make you want to rip your headphones off. I was going for something less overbearing white noise, and more rain.

At some point it may use it as a backing track to something.

I also spent a lot of time on the video too, but that was mostly re/learning running bash scripts in Automator actions. And rendering, a bunch of time for my spunky little laptop to render


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I spent three hours on the audio. Three hours to clean up the original 21 minute noisy recording so that it didn't make you want to rip your headphones off. I was going for something less overbearing white noise, and more rain. At some point it may make it as a backing track to something. I also spent a lot of time on the video too, but that was mostly re/learning running bash scripts in Automator actions. And rendering, a bunch of time for my spunky little laptop to render

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We Are Invisible Now – Volume 1 (2015)

New drone/dark ambient compilation album released under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 on 15 March, 2015 by “We Are Invisible Now”, a no-profit sound project. Compiled by Sebastiano Festa.
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