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Cedar Rapids, IA, United States, 2006/06/08 - Ambient Podcast Pioneer Mark Rushton's latest album, Hum And Drift, is now available via Apple's iTunes® in electronic download format..
Mark Rushton's latest commercial music release, Hum And Drift, is now available via Apple's iTunes® as a digital download for $9.99. Individual tracks can also be purchased for 99 cents each. See more at ituneshum.markrushton.com
The album was recorded between 2001 and 2005 at his East Highlands Studio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and features a range of instrumental music from the meditative ambience of "The Hum Of Antique Machines" and "National Championship" to rhythmic electronica in pieces like "Minus Eleven" and "Blizzard Symphony."
"Hum And Drift" also finds a way to blend acoustic instruments and sounds with electronic influences, such as the multi-layered field recordings within "Movement", the orchestra-meets-electronics of "A Gift Of Life", and the electronically-processed acoustic guitars and orchestrations of "Sunday's Drift."
Rushton believes this music works well in background situations, whether it's cleaning the house on the weekend, going for a drive down the highway, or listening to something while being on the computer at work during the day.
Because of the 12 and a half minute length of the final track on Hum And Drift, called "Cherry Building," it is not available on iTunes. Rushton has offered to send a free MP3 of this track to anybody who buy a download of the entire album via iTunes. It is a long and drifty piece of ambience.
A review of the track "Sunday's Drift" at Disquiet.com last year went like this: "With its snatch of acoustic guitar providing an earthy, if distinctly computer-enabled, rhythm, "Sunday Drift" couldn't surprise more if it took a sudden pause for a glorious break of fog-splitting shimmer — which is exactly what it does. A free download off Mark Rushton's recent Hum and Drift album, the song uses that self-evident contrast (between pedestrian folksiness and heavenly aura) to its advantage, overlaying 'em for effect but playing them against each other as well."
Hum And Drift is now available via Apple's iTunes as a digital download for $9.99. Individual tracks can also be purchased for 99 cents each. See more at ituneshum.markrushton.com
If you prefer the CD version, it's available direct from Mark Rushton at MarkRushton.com, or via more traditional outlets such as Amazon.com, Tower Records, CDBaby.com, and CafePress.com.
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