New Release: environment

 

Influences… Koyaziu & Yunclas, Xixón Ciudad Sonora, Jon Hopkins, Samuel Kerridge, The Field, Field Recording and Soundscapes, OPN, shxcxchcxsh, noise, small clubs full of smoke, PD, barricades, Container, dystopian, Stockhausen, Black Paintings, cyberpunk, masks, sweat ooze…

 

 

 

environment it’s an album close to noise and techno, the darkest and most industrial approach to electro here so far.

It combines forceful kicks and acid sequences with ethereal soundscapes, always starting from environmental sounds, sound landscapes … The rest is noise …

It is also the result of the techniques and methods developed with Pedro Lebrato: the project “Xixón, Ciudad Sonora”. An attempt to build rhythms and melodies from the sound that surrounds us.

Either through the sound landscapes themselves, their decomposition into loops or the creation of new sounds from these field recordings through synthesis, sequencing and effects.

 

“There is no much thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In Fact, try as many to make a silence, we cannot. John Cage

Atmospheres and sequences are modulated in real time by ambient sound “at this moment”, through the transformation into midi data of the information collected by several microphones.

 


 

In short, it’s also an experimental recording in terms of its creation and production process.

The opportunity of add new music to this library in a “different” way.

That’s all.

 

Listen and Download

 

 

2018 Review

#handmade

Influences… #hashtags, Granada, Sufjan Stevens, landscapes, Bon Iver, cold winter sun, The Ooz, Cigarettes After Sex, Fleet Foxes, Vagabon, collages, Big Thief, Julie Byrne, Laura Marling, chemtrails, blizzards, Father John Misty, Moses Sumney, The War on Drugs, Andrew Bird, The End of the F**king World, Reefre, old and worn acoustic guitars, photos that disappear after 24 hours, frailty, wandering in the rain…

 

 

Ashes

Influences… Chanson, Destroyer, string quartet pop arrangements, whispers, Natalie Prass, U.S. Girls, Charlotte Gainsbourg, 16/4 HiHats, swan neck sweaters, bongo & conga, Stevie, Jimmy Smith, Carousels, James Taylor Quartet, cobblestone streets, Clavinet, Roosevelt, Golden Brown, Toro y Moi, b/w photos, bicycles with basket, Fleetwood Mac, The Thin White Duke…

 

 

And to close the year, a small preview of what will be the first release of betterwithmusic in 2019.

Welcome to our X Anniversary!!

Happy New Year!!

 

Review: betterwithmusic 2016

Natural Therapy

Natural Therapy is basically folk with synths. Soft and pleasant songs that alternate electric and acoustic guitars, always with a bed of pads and different keyboards. Sometimes close and friendly, sometimes more epic. But always avoiding shrillness, looking hopeful, between contained happyness and good times of melancholy.

Relaxing music, but with muscle. Again playing with contrasts: to contemplate or dream but not to sleep.
 

 
 
 

CDDC + DCCD

CDDC is a compilation of ambient tracks with silences and repetitions, looped tiny melodies, prepared pianos, drones, clicks and crackles, arpeggiator sequences and modulated percussion, noises, reverbs and delays… Some dark atmospheres for suspense and tension moments. Some ethereal landscapes to contemplate and meditate. Always full of details…

Basically, “DCCD” is composed of several mixes, remixes and alternative takes of some “CDDC” songs.

More danceable and festive, with house, minimal or techno rythms as reference, “DCCD” leaving the dark and “not-at-all relaxed” air. The new versions explores a fresher and brighter side of these songs.

A new point of view with powerful kick drums and sequenced bass phrases, without forgetting all the noises, clicks and crackles.
 

 
 
 

HiFi City Tales

A compilation of Instrumental Beats: Hip Hop, Trap, Grime, Breakbeat phrases… Some smooth atmospheres for a walk…

Influences… Drake, Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, Landscapes, Shabazz Palaces, Schoolboy Q, Trim, Boy in da Corner, stroll along the beach, A$AP Rocky, MPC, window shopping, Future, Archy Marshall, Kanye West, summer night party, Kelela, Thundercat, Frank Ocean…
 

 
 
 

Some works “on demand”

Los Nombres del Fuego

 

Prototype Fund

 

Also this year I was lucky to start two new parallel projects like (H) inercia and Maresia. That’s why I have not been able to expand the library in the way I would like. But I’m not going to complain about it, it’s a pleasure to be part of these new adventures.

 


 

And a lot of new collaborations. Thank you all for rely on my music!

 

 

Work in progress: HiFi City Tales

Due to side projects like “Maresia” or “Little Boxes”, plus some other custom music on demand, I cannot spend all the time that I would like with Betterwithmusic’s library.

Anyway “HiFi City Tales”, the next album, is taking shape and I hope to publish it before the end of the summer.

Hip Hop beats, Trap, Grime, Downtempo … Here I leave a small “cueing”

 

Step by step. Work in progress. Enjoy!

Cyclogenesis

OnusIn windy days, like today, you can hear something where I live. There as a whistle, a sound like a flute surrounding the neighborhood. Hypnotic.

I haven’t managed to identify the origin of these harmonics yet. What is it that vibrates… what filtered the air to display these melodies.

“Wind” is just an attempt to reflect this “music”.

 
Wind