Nathan Bibb

October 7, 2021

After much hemming and hawing, I’ve decided to throw an old recording I did 20+ years ago on Bandcamp. The link should be on the front page of this site. The name of the recording is Softshoeballet.

I’ll probably link to it on Facebook, Instagram, etc. If you find your way to this page and want a free promo code to download it for free, shoot me an email.

A little about the piece:

I started on what would become Softshoeballet in the summer of 1999 when I moved from Atlanta to Brooklyn. The name derives from a piece of art by Stacy Hand. The piece consists of field recordings taken in New York and Chuluota, FL, as well as guitar and keyboard (Korg DSS-1). Field recordings were done on a Sharp Minidisc recorder, and the overall piece was put together on a Yamaha MT120 4-track cassette recorder. Recording was completed in April 2000. Remixing and Mastering was done 2020-2021 in Ardour.

Interestingly, most of the keyboard parts were made from glitches in the sampling process (it was Korg’s first, and for a long time only, sampling keyboard, using an old fashioned floppy disk drive), so they will never again be duplicated in all likelyhood.

There are a few other recordings from the past 20+ years I need to clean up, so hopefully I’ll continue posting new things as I get around to them.