• dave stafford - scape 17

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    this is a "scape" - a piece of music created using brian eno & peter chilvers' application "scape", which uses a visual interface to create unique pieces of ambient music, built with the internal samples, and based on the musical "rules" of the application.

    to celebrate two important events, first, brian eno's remarkable "day of light", november 17, 2012 - the live streaming preview of his new ambient album "LUX", and, the official release date of my own CD, "gone native", which is part prog, part rock, and part ambient/experimental, we present to you, "scape 17" - made with brian eno's (and peter chilver's) brilliant "scape" application - november 17, 2012, scape 17, studio 17, purescapes17 - it's all about 17. naturally.

    the third part of my very first scape series, is the most minimalistic scape attempted to date - basically, it's just a background, in a mood - with no other elements - in terms of the series, I started out with scape 15; removed the note elements to create a more minimalist scape 16, and by the time I reached this variant, scape 17 - everything, except the beautiful, fuzzy, white, "wheatfield" background - was gone - leaving a beautifully simple and very, very ambient scape indeed: scape 17.

    this is a scape with no jarring activity, no sharp edges, it's basically one beautiful, long chord, that slowly evolves - this is a scape so pure, so ambient, that you could sleep to it - I'd love to mix a two hour version of this at some point, as an object lesson in what minimalist ambient music should sound like - soft, gentle, chordal - it's just beautiful, words do not do it justice.

    scape 17 is an example of "less is more" - because I would never have dreamed that using one background, played back in one mood - would get you an ambient piece as beautiful and as fulfilling as this one is. that's the beauty of scape, and it's capacity to surprise - you never know what will happen when you try any given process - and I am SO glad I chose to try this very, very minimal, but very, very beautiful and ambient one - scape 17 is one of my very, very favourite scapes to date. it's really surprises me, too, because it sounds so much like a track from an eno album - it's the purest of eno DNA, and this track captures that DNA beautifully indeed.

    captured september 2012.

    please visit www.pureambient.com for more information on this music.

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