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'Wolf Diesel Mountain' is a mix I started making back in early 2006, and completed in late 2007. There was a rough little idea in the back of my mind in the late '90s for a project like this, and it took years of mental notes, ideas and just straight up listening to get to a stage where I was ready to get on and do it.
I edited and programmed every musical element on the MPC2000XL, so all the backing music is sampled and hooked up in that way. I added the vocals afterwards (all individually mixed in real time but effected in some cases after), and it was a very time consuming process but I couldn't have dreamed of making it in any other way. It's a beautiful thing to hear a project evolving in your very ears, and this way I was completely on top of it from the first step.
This was originally released on 2600 Records, who put in such an incredible amount of effort and hard work into promoting it and getting out into the wider world. I cannot thank them enough. I wanted to make it available at this point directly from me, since the original CD was limited/numbered and there are any number of hooky DL options out there. I wanted to offer an alternative to that.
Thanks ever so much for checking, and if you've already got this, nice one! This is from 2007, but I still hold it very dear to my heart as, on a personal level, it holds so many wonderful memories but I'm also very proud of how it turned out. I loved the whole process and hearing the reaction from those who heard it was excellent. And still is!
Thanks again, cheers for taking the time.
released October 1, 2007
This would just not have been possible without the music of the artists involved. The music used is involved because of my love and closeness to it, and out of my extreme respect and admiration as a long term fan and listener.
Artwork created by the insanely talented Sophie Webb - check her amazing and inspiring work here, for real:
Equipment Used In The Making Of ‘WOLF DIESEL MOUNTAIN’ :
Technics 1200 turntable
Shure M-447 cartridge
Vestax PMC-07 Pro mixer
Akai MPC2000XL sampler/sequencer
Iomega Zip Drive
Boss Dr Sample SP-303 sampler
Boss Dr Sample SP-202 sampler
Yamaha SU-10 sampler
Pioneer CDJ1000 Mk2 CD turntable
Pioneer DV-370 DVD player
Hitachi FX140E video recorder
Nikon Coolpix L2 camera
Tascam Portastudio 414 MkII four track
Korg Kaoss Pad
Tascam US-122 soundcard
AKG c-1000 microphone
Steinberg Logic Platinum 5.30