Friends and longtime followers will remember that I like to feature strange, unique and experimental sounds on the weekend (among the usual fare, no compromises) to showcase musicians that are breaking the mold while remaining approachable (read: no noise for the sake of noise).
Ranvir Bassi (UK) has undertaken quite an ambitious project, one that sets to challenge even the most workhorse of producers: compose a 100% original song for each and every day of 2012, no excuses, backsies, wavering or faltering. No loops or samples, either.
Well, it's only been a couple of weeks, but he has stayed true to his goal thus far, updating his bandcamp album daily with a unique track. It's been an interesting journey to observe, to say the least. The tracks are explorative and fairly hit-or-miss, but watching this unfold really does underline the fact that Mr. Bassi really, truly has a love affair with sound.
All of the tracks that he's creating/created are available for free download, if any of them end up tickling your fancy.
Hopefully the player will update itself automatically, but either way we'll revisit this at a later date to see how he has progressed and if he can keep the heat up all the way through 2012.
I did some searching and this was the only interesting "song a day" albums that I came across (that hadn't already given up or faded out). Did I miss one that you're following / enjoying? Email me!
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