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Mark's so-called music 'blog'.

Tomorrow I will be 28. Actually, by the time you read this I will have been 28 for some time, or possibly even older. Nevertheless, at the time of writing I will be 28 tomorrow, and in my 28 years I have written several drawer-fulls of music. In the next 28 years I expect to write several drawer-fulls more, and I was thinking that rather than leaving it to gather dust I would use the internet as an outlet for my musical work. Hopefully, having this page will also encourage me to write more new material as well, but we shall see about that...

Some of the tunes will be very old. Some will be brand-spanking new never-been-heard-before. Some will be full finished mixes, others just drafts or ideas. Some will be solo work, some will be collaborative. Some might even be by other people. To help you put things in context I will also write a short paragraph about each piece as it is released.

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My Other On-Line Music

26/09/2006 - Miss Polly Sings [Download]

This is a song that Julie wrote in 1996, and which we recorded via what could charitably be referred to as "lo-fi hi-fi" onto my 4-track... and then promptly forgot about.

Early this year Julie approached me about getting some of her stuff into mp3 format for use on a website (which as far as I know it has not yet appeared on...). Whilst investigating the available recordings, we discovered that, as part of my archiving process the previous year, I had transferred these raw tracks from the knackered C60 on which they lay, into a sparkling digital format that will last forever. There were 2 each of the piano and vocal parts (all performed by Julie), which were possibly meant as harmonies, although they may have just been alternate takes, I don't remember. Nevertheless, they all seemed usable, so I loaded it up and got to work.

Having removed the MASSIVE amount of hiss from the tracks and edited out the bits that didn't fit together (and, to be fair, may never have been meant to go together) I managed to produce something that, I hope, does justice, to what is a great song and a very beautiful piece of music.


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