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The HERD thread - New Headphone Commute mix

PostWed Aug 03, 2011 10:52 pm

Heres the thread for all Herd related news, releases, mixes, cover art etc.

Cover Art examples here:

http://sponglex.deviantart.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/herdtangents/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Flickr page for cover art etc.

Links to releases:

http://www.archive.org/details/herd_-_tangents_1_-_19" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - massive archive of free music mostly from netlabels.Feel free to leave a comment.Cover art by Herd

Read review of Tangents 1 - 19 here:

http://mureview.blogspot.com/2008/10/he" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... shire.html

http://futurestateofrhythm.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - plenty of free music here mainly electronic, haven't listened to it all tho.

http://www.bumpfoot.net/foot062.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Tangents EP released on Japanese netlabel Bumpfoot.Cover art by Herd

http://www.dedpop.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - early version of the track "Pathfinder" released on netlabel compilation "Toasted"

http://www.entity.be/entity/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Tangents 32 - 39 Cover art by Nick Nenov ( Somatic Responses - Digital Darkness) and Jan Robbe

http://electronicexplorations.org/the-s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... sinier-ra/ the electronic explorations show

http://www.futuresoundoflondon.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Latest release Tangents 41 - 47
Cover art by Herd
Read review of Tangents 41 - 47 here: Courtesy of Headphone Commute

Very small review of Tangents 41 - 47 on the Fourfourfun blog:

http://fourfourfun.blogspot.com/2011/04/herd.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://reviews.headphonecommute.com/201" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... -nakamura/

Headphone Commute mix:

http://reviews.headphonecommute.com/201 ... mmute-mix/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ9SelZnEio" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Herd Youtube channel

http://soundcloud.com/herdtangents" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; collection of tracks, previews and mixes - Includes Duck Eye Calm mix

http://solipsisticnation.com/solipsisti ... -289-herd/ - Solipsistic Nation Mix

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tangen ... d483258182" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Itunes link

http://herdtangents.bandcamp.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Herd Bandcamp page

Compilations
Tangent 43 and Terminal Window tracks appear on the FSOL board compilation album Terminal Window in 2010.

Radio appearances
Tangents 1 – 4 played on the BBC Radio One Mary Anne Hobbs show – Boxcutter show in 2007
Background beds and 35 minute mix played on Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations show number 6 – December 2007
Musicbox show – Diversity FM – 35 minute mix Tangents 32 – 39
Dandelion Radio – Rocker show
Brumcast – December Tangents 15, 16, 17
NTNS Radio
Mantis Radio individual tracks and 35 minute mix July 26th 2011 – http://darkfloor.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; see soundcloud

In progress

New Tangents - nearly finished.
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostThu Aug 04, 2011 9:49 am

Tell me, where does the 'tangents' concept come from?
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostThu Aug 04, 2011 10:14 pm

I suppose I wanted to make a group of tracks which all sounded like they were from the same artist but all developed organically without no set idea on what I planned to make - each track going off on a tangent I suppose.I still work like that now.Apart from maybe the Terminal Window track I usually just start throwing bits together and see what develops over time.There has been discussions with a mate of mine about possibly wrapping Tangents up at number 50.Im still not sure - sometimes it sounds like a good idea sometimes it dont.Also I saw this and thought it sounded good - but I honestly cant remember if I saw this before I started my Tangents or after:

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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 12:06 am

Yeah, that makes sense. I can't comprehend how you make your tracks so free in structure at all. Probably because I did a few years in shitty dance music before I started on decent stuff and I just can't shake off the shackles.
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 12:18 am

Probably because Ive had no training of any type and I dont know any music theory etc.I throw samples together until it sounds good in my head! it seems to work most of the time!
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 12:24 am

Ah no, you've got a knack for creating stuff that seems to ebb and flow, though. No formal training doesn't stop your mind from being trained - by the music you listen to, by the software you use. I'm just constantly amazed that your music isn't noticeably loop-based yet it doesn't have the freeform improv of drone and wanky synth music. I don't understand it at all, but I like that.
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 12:32 am

cheers.yeah I think my listening habits have been the only "training"
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 12:33 am

Dare I ask - what software do you use? I know it's rude to ask. ;)
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 12:37 am

I started off with Sony Acid then moved onto Ableton Live.Ive been experimenting with Cinema 4d (the program I make those 3d pictures with) as its possible in there to insert sounds and have them move around and record the sound.If that makes sense - sort of animating sounds.
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 12:41 am

Aha. Interestingly I did our side of Combiner in Live as well. Cinema 4D sounds like an interesting way to go - sounds like you could create something pretty original from it if you master it anyway.
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 4:53 am

Think this should be appreciated here: Herd showcase in the second hour of the show

http://darkfloor.co.uk/mantis-radio-088-herd/#more-9139

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MANTIS 088 + HERD

hour 1 / DVNT

Noisia – Machine Gun (Amon Tobin remix) [Division]
Scorn – The Distance Between [Hymen]
Funerals – MARAE (AAIMON remix) [Tundra]
Tipper – Rip Cord [Chi Recordings]
Alex Smoke – Never Want To See You Again (Sei A remix) [Soma]
Claudio PRC – Abell 315 – V [Aconito Records]
Percy-X – X-Trax 1 (Regis remodel) [Soma]
Coefficient – Heliosphere [Subsequent Records]
John Tejada – Unstable Condition [KOMPAKT]
Funkstörung – Beinh (33rpm Mix) [Hymen]
Patscan – Bad Machines [Digital Distortions]
AFX – Elephant Song [Rephlex]
Galaxian – What Now? [dub]
Mazzula – 2 Note Wonder [dub]
George Lanham – The Cambridge Offensive [dub]
Sascha Mueller – What We Do [Russian-Techno]
INFRA + m3t4 – Dioxin [F4T Music]
The Person – SUI Hightide [Takeover Recordings]
Stanislav Tolkachev – 4th Block [Pohjola]
Joby – Promised [dub]
Puscifer – Queen B. (Richard Devine’s Glitched and Bent mix) [Puscifer Entertainment]
Hype Williams – Farthing Wood Dub [Hyperdub]

showcase / HERD

Tatamax – Terete
Secede – Last Hours
Herd – Tangent 37
Future Sound of London – Light Forming
Herd – Tangent 45
Daniel Pemberton – Phosphine
Autechre – Netlon Sentinel
Datachi – Event Recon
Curve – Rising (Headspace Mix)
Future Sound of London – A Diversionary Tactic
Datachi – Blind
Biosphere – The Shield
Secede – Last Hours
Underworld – Tongue
Andrea Parker – Ballbreaker
Banco De Gaia – Souffie
Herd – Tangent 43
Arcon 2 – Contact
Future Sound of London – A Study of Six Guitars
Funckarma – Kaon Interlude
Herd – Tangent 38
Herd – Terminal Window

088 /

Up this week I’ve great pleasure in presenting Herd. An artist with a supreme ability for the deep sublime soundscape.

the SHOWCASE

Continuing in a similar vein to his Duck Eye Calm mix Herd returns with another 30 minute soundscape containing more of his ongoing Tangents series, which currently sits at close to 50 tracks.

This journey began on TheMixingbowl where productions pre Herd were uploaded for the members to offer feedback. This feedback helped develop the Herd sound and releases on netlabels FSOR (USA), Bumpfoot (Japan) and Entity (Belgium) followed. Radio exposure in the early days included the legendary Mary Anne Hobbs show for Radio One:


‘Deeply mysterious – this one’s for all the Murcof fans’ - Mary Anne Hobbs

as well as Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations sixth show. This support waned in the following year leaving Herd time to refine his sound. Fast forward another year and Herd flippantly sends a demo link to The Future Sound of London’s Brian Dougans and is pleasantly surprised to receive a very short but positive reply. Nine frustrating months later – not long in FSOL time – and Tangents 41 – 47 is released on the Future Sound of Londons online label FSOLdigital.


‘Nothing more than an amazing (and very welcome) flashback to my favorite world of FSOL’ – Headphone Commute

Prepare for a beautiful journey into the world of Herd.
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 7:08 am

I listen the second part of set , your part Herd, and as always sounds fantastic ambient drones ,sound fx mixed in a crazy and mechanical environment.

Wait for new Headphone set for listen something more fsolish style.

Great work Mr.Herd
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostFri Aug 05, 2011 7:20 am

cheers for the feedback mate.
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostMon Aug 08, 2011 6:32 am

Very comparable ambiance to FSOL, very chilling and awesome!

What happened to Tangents 20 - 31?
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Re: The official HERD thread - New Mantis Radio mix

PostMon Aug 08, 2011 9:29 am

Cheers mate, the next one will be longer.The missing Tangents are actually the ones used in the Electronic Explorations mix:

http://electronicexplorations.org/the-s ... sinier-ra/

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