Chill: James Shuttleworth

By • Nov 11th, 2007 • Category: Chill, Creative Commons, Downtempo, Music

Artist: James Shuttleworth
Website: opsound.org/artist/jamesshuttleworth/
Track Name: TBFW
Playback: mp3/flash
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James Shuttleworth

James Shuttle wrote on his opsound page…

I describe most of what I do as “music to walk by”. I love the way having certain pieces of music playing as I walk around changes my perception of my surroundings, and my work is mostly an effort to consciously pick the flavour of experience. City centres can seem peaceful; a dark underpass can feel comforting; fields and trees can be disturbing.

Now I am a big fan of racing around plugged into my MP3 player (or is it plugged into me… no I don’t think this is the time or the place for philosophical musing of this nature) and I have to admit I don’t have a lot of downtempo on it, it’s way too slow for crowd surfing, but I have made an exception for a couple of James pieces.

All The Trips” is another slower piece laid back piano and synth on shuffling drums. “Kinky-noir somewhere between Portishead and Death in Vegas”. This should be a soundtrack to a Philip Marlowe movie, there are some great “scary music” bits lurking on the fringes of this one.

He is a lecturer at Coventry University in the UK and has been making noises with his computer for over a decade, although it’s only been in the last couple of years that he has started posting to the net. You can find a lot more of his work at dis-dot-dat.net/ and they encompass a wide variety of styles.

Give him a listen.

is fascinated by guitars, music, guitars, production, silly noises, guitars and used to be a musician. Did I mention the thing about the guitars?
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