Ambient Shuffling Robot

by mg&mw

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1.
Shuffling 03:53
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3.
Rainland 05:10
4.
Robot 04:48
5.
Jets 05:12
6.
Ping! 03:13
7.
Brood 04:41
8.
Ambi 04:27
9.
Ent 05:12
10.
9159 05:20

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mg&mw

Mitt Gamon is a renowned musician who has been involved with Ruts DC, Sam Brown, The Blockheads, Godley & Creme, Boy George, & Smudge All Stars, as well as playing sessions on countless albums. Martin Walker is a musician, writer, sound designer, & steampunk maker, who for the last 20 years has also contributed heavily to music technology magazines including Sound On Sound and Audio Technology.

'Ambient Shuffling Robot', their fifth album together, is the widest-ranging to date, from funk to electronica via orchestral harmonica ensembles, from tightly choreographed excursions to unusual journeys into the unknown. In its own way, ASR captures the essence of both musicians as never before, leaving them free to do what they do best - make music that abandons genre boundaries in favour of eclectic exploration.

It also once again features contributions from a roster of talented guest artists, who manage to hone and polish the results in various new directions. Guests are Nico Ramsden, Jennifer Maidman and Paul Whittaker on electric guitars, Julie Harrington on voice, and Monti and Paul Monkcom on drums.


Mitt writes: The Harmonica rarely gets to play centre stage in recordings. And despite it being an 'instrument of the people', a large percentage of listeners shy away from the very word 'Harmonica'. To set the record straight, I've tried to achieve multi-layered reed formations on this recording, to stretch the aural limits through combinations. And I've tried to write New Music for Harmonica, by so doing. SO I hope the listener enjoys a new 'take' on Ensemble Gobiron', and the blend therein.

Martin writes: Ambient Shuffling Robot is my most fulfilling album to date, largely because I was not only involved in writing the music, but also creating many of the sounds themselves from scratch. As a sound designer Ive released hundreds of sounds over the years for use by other musicians, but ironically I've rarely featured many of them in my own compositions. That all changes with 'Ambient Shuffling Robot', which offers entire tracks built around some of my own signature sounds.

Ambient Shuffling Robot video playlist: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggw12ZY6GyI&list=PLnn9Ac8TvUX_29jqFJgTcJ3tbfVsS2Huw

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released June 4, 2021

Written and performed by Mitt Gamon & Martin Walker

Mitt Gamon - Acoustic, electric and bass guitars, lead, chord and bass harmonicas
Martin Walker - Keyboards, synths, string arrangements, beats & sound design

Many thanks to the following for their inspired contributions:

Julie Harrington - Voices on 'Jets'
Jennifer Maidman - Electric guitar on 'Ent'
Paul Monkcom - Drums on 'Ent'
Monti - Drums on 'Shuffling' and 'Robot'
Nico Ramsden - Electric guitars on 'Robot'
Paul Whittaker - Swell guitar on 'Ambi'

Spot - Album photography and design
Pete Simpson/ Impsandthings - Steampunk Plague Doctor

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Mitt Gamon is a renowned musician who has been involved with Ruts DC, Sam Brown, The Blockheads, Godley & Creme, Boy George, & Smudge All Stars, as well as playing sessions on countless albums.

Martin Walker is a musician, writer, sound designer, & steampunk maker, who for the last 20 years has also contributed heavily to music technology magazines including Sound On Sound and Audio Technology.
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