2006 Dark Business

by dml (aka vlugt)

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    This album was meant to be closely related to Marlow. Many of the tracks started out as loops during the making of the first album. As it turned out this album took another direction, albeit one that isn’t fully resolved or worked out. There is more chopping and processing of samples and loops which result in a different mood. The album was also mixed on Sonic Foundry Acid Pro which allowed for greater manipulation of the sounds. However, the album sits right in the middle of a massive learning curve and so many tracks aren’t as resolved and polished as they should be. However, I felt these tracks belonged together and rather than reconceptualise and recompose the whole thing I decided to finish it as a record of an experimental phase.
    The tracks have been remixed on Ableton Live and mastered for the first time. This cleaner and clearer mix has helped some tracks but others remain rather rough. I wanted to leave this close to its original form to document where I was during that stage of development rather than develop and push the tracks the extra steps further that they probably need. There was no way to get back to the mindset I had at the time and no real reason to do that. Therefore, the compositions have not changed. Here and there timings have been improved and cleaned up and the individual samples sculpted to fit together more coherently. Hopefully these tracks are interesting from the experimental point of view.
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released July 15, 2006

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dml (aka vlugt) Brighton, UK

dml has produced crude sample-based music on crude software for 15 years. Originally from NY dml is now based in Brighton. Collage is used to weave together musical snippets into new compositions. The albums are stopping points along a learning and experimental process. They were made for my own listening pleasure and are released here for others to stumble on and hopefully enjoy. ... more

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