Communing with ghosts…

“Communing with ghosts” by JMoNoisey was released today on Humanhood Recordings.

https://humanhoodrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/communing-with-ghosts

When I was 5 my family moved from the North of England to Madras (now Chennai), India. We were there during the 1971 war with Pakistan, the Ghost War. Two years later we moved back to England and less than a year after that my Mother died. I have lived most of my life without memories of her except for that time in India.

The day after Christmas in 2016 I went to India looking for those places that my Mother loved. I found them inside myself.

I recorded many of the samples used on this album on that trip, the tracks were recorded using an Elektron Octatrack, A4 and RYTM, some Eurorack modules and various effects pedals.

These tracks are all one-shot recordings, almost no editing of the content was done afterwards except for normal mixing and mastering steps.

Producing it was cathartic, I let go of a lot of pain I have been carrying around for too long.  I am grateful.

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JMoNoisey live at Asheville Synth Club

I was asked to play a live set of ambient electronic music at the May Asheville Synth Club meeting.  Here is video and audio of my performance courtesy of Les Crookshank.  Thank you Les, this was entirely unexpected.

I used the following stuff:

  • Elektron Octatrack
  • Elektron Analog FOUR
  • Elektron Analog RYTM
  • Roland INTEGRA-7
  • Line6 M20d

The mixed and mastered audio is available for free download here:

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Luck, not skill.

At six-thirty a.m. on December twenty-sixth, 2001 it was cold in Chicago, right around twenty-five degrees on the thermometer outside my kitchen window. I drove my Porsche 928 to work that day because my Audi was still in the body shop. The Porsche wasn’t stock, none of my cars were. It had headers and some […]

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Breakfast at the Shelby Cafe

The decrepit couple shuffled their way into the diner, they were dusted with snow and didn’t bother to brush it off. They had to be in their 90’s, it took a solid New York minute to traverse the ten feet from the doorway to their booth. “Where’s my bag Bill, I TOLD YOU TO BRING […]

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What I do.

By Jamie Howton, 2013 I dig myself holes, the blackest of emotional oubliettes that I willingly and repeatedly climb down into. No light penetrates. No love is perceivable. The end is right there. I wallow in my own despair, my own sorrow, my own anguish this is a poisonous place, it doesn’t support real life. […]

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