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Cedar Rapids, IA, United States, 2006/07/19 - Mark Rushton and Jon Harnish’s latest podcast features live ambient and electronica recorded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa..
“Hum, Metrics, and Rhythms” is the name of Mark Rushton’s latest music podcast. It features three pieces of music recorded live with bass player Jon Harnish at the Ambient Matyk Café is Cedar Rapids in late May of 2006. The audio podcast can be downloaded in MP3 format at podcast.markrushton.com
The first track is a remix of Rushton’s The Hum of Antique Machines. It runs about 6 1/2 minutes and is a drone-based thing with fuzz and flutter coming in and out. Rushton and Harnish recorded it outdoors, so you can hear the birds singing in the background. The original studio version is the first track Rushton’s latest album, Hum And Drift, which is currently available in CD format at BuyIowaArt.com, Amazon.com, and other locations, and in digital download format at iTunes, Napster, and 30 other major online providers.
The second track, which is untitled, is short piece, just under 3 minutes. It’s based on shortwave loops and some other rhythm and synth loops used in Rushton’s remix of Psychometrics, a track whose studio version is on his 2004 album, The Driver’s Companion.
At the end is another untitled piece, about 11 minutes long, which features lots of rhythms, drum beats, drawn out bass drones, bleeps, and voice samples. Rushton calls it “a good time summery party tune.”
The podcast is 23 minutes long and has a 27MB file size in MP3 format.
Rushton has been releasing his music in podcast form via the internet since 2004 and currently has several thousand listeners worldwide.
Rushton and Harnish plan to release an album of music in the latter part of 2006 that they've collaborated on.