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Iowa City, IA, United States, 2006/02/13 - Ambient podcasting pioneer Mark Rushton releases a two piece live collaboration with bass player Jon Harnish, recorded in downtown Iowa City in September 2005..
"September Sky, Parts 1 and 2" is the latest offering by ambient/electronica podcaster Mark Rushton, a piece created in collaboration with bass player Jon Harnish on the evening of September 24, 2005 in downtown Iowa City. The podcast is available via iTunes™, through all major podcasting directories, or direct from Rushton's website at podcast.markrushton.com
The first part is very stark, with long, drawn-out synth drones and sustained bass. The birds you'll hear were not live, but multi-tracked field recordings done by me. It's a little over 6 minutes long.
Part two starts off almost the same as part one, but the synth drones are speeded up and extra loops are added. A few minutes in to the 9 1/2 minute piece, Rushton brings in and then out some multi-layered beats while Harnish does his bass work.
Rushton plans to release more beat-oriented pieces from this recording session in a future podcast.
Also during the podcast, Rushton announces that his 2005 CD, Hum And Drift, will soon be released via digital download services like iTunes, Napster, Connect, and other major companies. This had been expected to come out in January 2006, but a delay has pushed the date back to late February or as late as early March. Rushton plans a podcast devoted to Hum And Drift after the release appears on iTunes™.
In other news, Rushton will be doing audio engineering, providing music, and reading for a new short story and literary podcast called Bound Off. An introductory podcast is now available at boundoff.com with the first episode coming soon.
Rushton is also releasing a new series of framed prints under $50 which based on his original paintings.