My new track “Ignis Gloria” now available as a free download. Enjoy! A little something to warm up the winter. =)
Was excited to recently discover that my album Respire made it on to this lovely list from the Headphonaught site. A lot of really wonderful artists on there and I’m honored to be in such great company.
I recently had the joy of mastering the new Widesky release for the FutureSequence label. It’s a richly dense listening experience from an artist as genuine as they come. Get it digitally from the label. Highly recommended!
Check out a sample:
If you are interested in having me master a future release of yours, please contact me. I love all styles of music. As an artist myself, I know that money is not a commodity most of us have in abundance. But, that doesn’t mean the end product of your work should suffer. I’ve got quality gear and lower than average rates. Let’s talk. =)
I had the proud privilege to be included on the recent SEQUENCE3 compilation from the FUTURESEQUENCE label out of the UK. My contribution is a new piece titled “Yours Mine Ours.” It’s the first unveiling from a new body of work inspired by the rhythms of human breathing. If you like the track, there’s much more of this to come.
There’s an amazing roster of artists on it and I’m extremely honored to be along side them. Other artists included are: Machinefabriek, Field Rotation, Black Eagle Child, The Oo-ray, Wolf Maps, Tone Color, Heinali, Sun Hammer, Birds of Passage, Maps and Diagrams, and many more. Best of all? It’s all FREE. Yes, you can download it for free from the label. Get it here.
DETROIT P.M. 2/26/11
It’s funny how we fall into routines and begin to overlook things around us over time. For example, I was recently taking the trash out as I normally do. Before I made my way back into the house, I paused to breathe in some fresh air as I had been cooped up indoors for most of the winter due to very cold temperatures and the arrival of twin daughters. Then it suddenly struck me just how texturally rich the sound of a city can be. I heard all sorts of things that I completely overlooked during the last 7 years of taking the trash out in my neighborhood. Now I listen differently every time I step out for a walk or go to the garage.
(Audio was recently used in the background of this piece.)
My Street – Flickr
A new track I recently finished that is dear to my heart.
Inspired by the amazing sense of hope emanating from a new class of multidisciplinary entrepreneurial artistic types that are rising up throughout Detroit to reclaim it and make it into something new. There’s a fire that exists here despite our economic troubles. A new creative culture that is trying to burn away the old baggage and build a new city that can be as monolithic in its creative future as it was in the early days of its industrious past. The most viable vehicle in Detroit is the creative spirit and the only vehicle that will carry us through the fire. This new piece of music is a prayer and mantra to rebuild, rebuild, rebuild.
Captured during a snow storm on the night of February 20, 2011. Got a couple hours of interesting audio that will be used for a future project.
At long last, today is finally the day that my ambient/drone album is available to the public. It’s been an amazing journey of discovery and exploration. My hope is that you will enjoy it, find comfort and peace with it, and that it will sweep you away for an hour apart from your troubles. =)
Stream it in it’s entirety HERE
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE FOLLOWING:
HIGH RESOLUTION MP3/FLAC/LOSSLESS:
Any parties interested in helping make this happen can contact me:
swartzet (at) uttereast (dot) net
For my daughter, Claire, whose playing and exploring in the recording studio inspired much of this work.
This album was recorded, mixed and mastered in high resolution audio with numerous subtleties. The mix of each piece will sound different from system to system due to the full scope of frequencies captured during the recording process. The decision was made early on to protect the integrity of the dynamics and subtleties contained within the mix. Therefore, mastering was treated minimally and volume should be considered as one would consider salt. Add to taste. In other words, if you need it louder, turn it up.
All compositions written and performed by Steve Swartz
Additional acoustic guitars recorded by Justin Van Slembrouck on Mercy Lights, Dinghy and Late Machines
Recorded by Steve Swartz at Utter East - Detroit, MI
Mixed by Steve Swartz at Utter East - Detroit, MI
Mastered by Steve Swartz at October Audio - Detroit, MI
THANK YOU God, Anna Swartz, Claire Swartz, Mom & Dad Swartz, Michael Carian, Justin Van Slembrouck, Janie Van Slembrouck, Stephenie McWalters, Philip Zott, Tom Currie, Monique Prieur, Kari Shimmel, Krystle Lilliestierna, Candice Belanger, Dan Paton
© 2010 UTTER EAST / ASCAP