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Battelle s'​é​veille

by Distant Fires Burning



#monbattelle part 1

That time of Year again. It's my birthday and every year I share a track for free. It will stay free for the entire year. The former birthday track will no longer be free. Again this year the birthday track is the precursor for something new.

The fieldrecording used is a snippet from a saturdaymorningsession in May last year. Just put the mic in the open window of my studio and the streetsounds came tumbling in. It was very early in the morning, so you hear nothing but the birds and the wind. I picked up the bass, plugged it in to Ableton Live and started jamming to that feeling. It was an inspired moment.



released May 17, 2019
Bass, effects and fieldrecording by Gert De Meester
Picture by Gert De Meester




Distant Fires Burning Mechelen, Belgium

In 2007 Gert started to experiment more with ambient and it became clear that Distant Fires Burning was the vehicle for a very personal expression and one in which the bass guitar re-entered as the primary source. Distant Fires Burning is Gert’s expression through bass - enhanced and manipulated to create a very unique and personal sound. ... more

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