The music I’ve written and uploaded, under the name, zero.enmity.

2010 Albums

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Album: ‘Tomfoolery’ on Last FM

(begun 2010: ongoing)

Tracks:
– Hallelujah: Deconstructing the h-theme: A (3:30)
– Hallelujah: Deconstructing the h-theme: B (5:52)
– Hallelujah: Deconstructing the h-theme: C (3:58)
– God Bless the Chile (played straight) (7:23)
– Hallelujah D: Reprise (5:08)
– Improvisation with Atonalism (7:22)

This is an album for ‘off-the-cuff’ or less serious tracks.
The first three and the fifth are abstracted improvisatory variations on ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen.

Videos from this album

God Bless the Chile

Hallelujah A: deconstructing the h-theme

Hallelujah B: deconstructing the h-theme

Hallelujah C: decontructing the h-theme

Hallelujah D: Hallelujah reprise

Improvisation with Atonalism

Vicissitude

Album: ‘Vicissitude’ on Last FM

(begun 2010: unfinished)

Tracks:
– Extemporised melodies based on Itsukushimi Fukaki (9:30)
– Uncomprehended (4:31)
– Vicissitude (11:09)
– Extended Coda (Vicissitude) as Aural Arabesque (minimal, concrete) (12:39)

A stylistically varied collection. The track ‘Extemporised melodies based on Itsukushimi Fukaki’, a solo melodic free improvisation on the ‘head’ of a well-known tune, is recorded well and highly accessible. The other pieces are far more abstract.

Videos from this album

Improvisation on Itsukushimi Fukaki

Uncomprehended

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Album: ‘Penitence’ on Last FM

(2007, 2010: unfinished)

Tracks:
– The ornaments of Love (7:27)
– Nostalgic Monotony with the sound of breathing (14:07)
– Here is Beautiful


The main track in this collection – The Ornaments of Love – is a very accessible work – the most accessible of all my recent work – somewhat neo-classicistic, but quite ‘electro-pop’.

YouTube Videos from this album

The Ornaments of Love

Here is beautiful

Nostalgic Monotony with the sound of breathing (part 1)

Nostalgic Monotony with the sound of breathing (part 2)

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Album: ‘Recurring Thoughts in 17 Sections’ on Last FM

(2010)

Tracks:
(i) – opening sketch (2:14)
(ii) – variation with random placement (2:23)
(iii) – variation in miniature: 1 (0:55)
(iv) – variation in miniature: 2 (0:36)
(v) – melancholy (5:00)
(vi) – variation in miniature: 3 (1:37)
(vii) – variation with cascading delays (2:29)
(viii) – thoughts beyond recall (2:27)
(ix) – variation in miniature: 4 (1:15)
(x) – variation in miniature: 5 (1:29)
(xi) – self recrimination (2:03)
(xii) – resurgence of optimism (1:51)
(xiii) – miniature with the illusion of a beat (1:16)
(xiv) – the things that never were (2:21)
(xv) – closing sketch (2:04)
(xvi) – in the flavour of jazz (4:49)
(xvii) – repose (2:19)

This is a single piece in 17 ‘movements’. It has neoclassicistic pretentions, being constructed in a post-modern ‘theme and variation style’. Improvised, deconstructed, reconstructed and recomposed.

Videos from this album

‘Girl’ (2002), Fassih Keiso.mp4

This video features two tracks from ‘Recurring thoughts in 17 Sections’, and images from a 2002 artwork by contemporary artist Fassih Keiso.

Recurring Thoughts: (vi) variation in miniature

Recurring Thoughts: (xi) Self Recrimination

Recurring Thoughts: (xiii) miniature with the illusion of a beat’

‘Recurring Thoughts’ : (xvi) variation with a jazz feeling

Images of cherry blossoms, accompanying part 16 – the most accessible section – of ‘Recurring thoughts in 17 Sections’.

Recurring thoughts (images of shibamata taishakuten temple)

Photographing Shibamata Taishakuten temple – famous for its beautiful carvings – from the outside, the reflection in the windows on such a sunny day produced some very satisfying natural layering effects.


The Minimal Essence of Minor

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Album: ‘The Minimal Essence of Minor’ on Last FM

(2010)

Tracks:
i) All Summer Long (6:30)
ii) Catalogues of Future Sunsets (8:30)
iii) Lost Infinities (4:36)

A single piece in three movements, in postmodern-improv-electro-neoclassicist style.

Videos from this album

(i) All Summer Long

(ii) Catalogues of Future Sunsets

“Lost Infinities” (early photographs)


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Album: ‘Harmonic Study of the Raag Marva’ on Last FM

(2010)

Tracks:
i. Themes – Harmonic study on raag marva: I (5:54)
ii. ‘Mr Honda’s Waterfall’ – Harmonic study on raag marva: II (6:17)
iii. Freeform – Harmonic study on raag marva: III (8:22)

A single piece in three movements, in postmodern-improv-electro-neoclassicist style. As the name suggests, it began as study of the harmonic possibilities of the North Indian Raag Marva.

YouTube Videos from this album

The Raag Marva: (i) Themes

The Raag Marva: (ii) Mr Honda’s Waterfall

Older Albums

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Album: ‘Spirit Genes’ on Last FM

(begun 2002: unfinished)

Tracks:
– Embryo 2.3 (7:28)
– S312 (4:55)

– Embryo (pre-mix 1.6) (7:28)
– Embryo (pre-mix 1.1) (7:28)

Another as-yet unfinished collection, there are two tracks, plus two alternative mixes. These is a very ambient, abstract musical work. Not very accessible, but very intricate and absorbing for some.

YouTube Videos from this album

Embryo 23

S312

Embryo 16

Embryo 11

Album: ‘The Heretic’ on Last FM

(2002)

Tracks:
– Not of this World (6:02)
– Amongst the Orbs (6:11)
– The Enchantment (8:44)
– Not of this world (strings) (4:44)
– Under the Mountain (5:05)
– As the gentle rain from heaven (8:09)
– Quiet Inner Quiet (7:37)

A complete, though somewhat short, album. Stylistically varied: the track ‘Not of This World’, was quite popular (as much as can be said of music that almost no one listens to), in two different versions – one electro-jazz. The track, ‘The Enchantment’ is highly abstract, a satisfying track for those who like the obscure – two nice alternative mixes of this track are on the album ‘Whispers’.

YouTube Videos from this album

Not of This World (strings mix)

The Enchantment

Amongst The Orbs

Not of This World (guitar mix)

Forgiveness

Album: ‘Forgiveness’ on Last FM

(2001)

Tracks:
– The passing (of Daisy Duck) (2:48)
– Prayer: Love (4:22)
– Forgiveness (4:30)
– Spatial Mantra (mix 5b.5) (10:39)
– Pure land of compassion (8:37)
– The Fullness Of Time (5:06)
– A Lover Lost In Dreams (5:34)
– 100 Million Lifetimes (5:49)
– Bedouin Bus (4:58)
– He drew an ocean (7:55)
– Delicate Trust (1:47)

First and longest album. Most popular track was ‘The Passing of Daisy Duck’, which was also used in a theatre work by Director Samia Mikhael. Includes some accessible ambient jazz pieces (Forgiveness, The Fullness of Time, Prayer Love); abstract, free-tempo pieces (Pure land of compassion, Bedouin Bus, Delicate Trust, A Lover Lost in Dreams) similar to recent works; and a very long slow minimal improvisation over sparse backing (Spatial Mantra).

YouTube Videos from this album

The Fullness of Time


The Passing of Daisy Duck

Prayer Love

Forgiveness

Spatial Mantra

100 Million Lifetimes

Delicate Trust

Bedouin Bus

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Album: ‘Whispers’ on Last FM

(ongoing)

Tracks:
– The Enchantment (Right brain de-mix) (‘The Heretic’ outtakes) (8:26)
– The Enchantment (left brain de-mix) (‘The Heretic’ outtakes) (8:44)
– Not Of This World (Synth String track) (‘The Heretic’ outtakes) (3:58)
– Amongst The Orbs (Synth String track) (‘The Heretic’ outtakes) (5:58)
– Backing from Harmonic Study on Raag Marva III (8:22)
– Backing from ‘Vicissitude’ (from the album Vicissitude) (11:06)

This ongoing collection is for alternative mixes (although sometimes alternative mixes are included in the original collection). The ‘demixes’ (mixes with some parts removed) of ‘The Enchantment’ are both very good. The synth string tracks are – just as they sound – the string tracks from the tracks in question, minus the other instrumentation. The ‘backing’ tracks are – as they sound – the backing instrumentation of the tracks in question, minus the lead instrument.

YouTube Videos from this album

The Enchantment (Right Brain Mix)

The Enchantment (Left Brain mix)


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Album: ‘Sterile Worlds’ on Last FM

(ongoing)

Tracks:
– Old worlds (4:27)
– Collapse of Confidence (6:34)
– Sad Words free download (4:42)

This is an ongoing album for rough or demo tracks. There’s one track, ‘Old Worlds’, that’s actually a very nice composition reasonably played, although only recorded in demo quality. The other tracks are of less interest.

YouTube Videos from this album

Old Worlds

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