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First Glimpse of the Olive Branch

by Steve Lawson

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robzsky
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robzsky That was the perfect thing to wake to this morning. And so fresh! That’s what is amazing about Bandcamp.

How does the Looperlative plug-in stand up to the hardware version?

You certainly found your olive branch today.
Steev
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Steev Just a fantastic trip to somewhere else. No work, no stress, just somewhere else that brings a sense of awesomeness. I think I need to start at the beginning of the catalog and listen to everything.
Peter Zabriskie aka DeepFrequency
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Peter Zabriskie aka DeepFrequency Steve is exhibiting a harmonic note playing technique I have been working on during the Covid -Lockdown. He executes it beautifully.
Archimedes Woo
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Archimedes Woo Fortunately, listening to this track didn't put me in mind of the pandemic or of mountains of animal turds on a boat. It did, however, sound rather peaceful, and peace is definitely something we all need right now.
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So, this is the first time I've played my music (as in: making art up as I go along, not just demonstrating stuff for my students!) for an audience in over two years. I recorded this as part of a discussion and seminar about improvisation this morning at BIMM Birmingham - which is where I teach normally anyway, but today I was the visiting guest not the class teacher!

Much of this will be familiar territory to those who've listened to a lot of my stuff. The setting and the massive time off meant the first thing I got to play was unlikely to be all that wild, but I'm happy with how this sounds, and there are a few things in here that are dependent on the new Looperlative plugin within the MOD DuoX, so that's also a lovely thing.

The title is a biblical reference to what Noah saw after the flood in the Genesis account - his first clue that the flood was subsiding was a dove carrying an olive branch, indicating that maybe things were about to get better and everyone was going to feel a little less trapped with all the mountains of animal turds on the boat... So, obvious parallels with the pandemic, if you can forgive a reference so ostentatious 😉

Enjoy, and here's to many more occasions such as this x

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released March 16, 2022

Recorded in FG20 at BIMM Birmingham, 16th March 2022

Mastered about three hours later at LawSound 2 studios...

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