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Ambient 2: I Can Sing A Rainbow

by Andrew Howie

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This 60-minute ambient piece was originally released as a free gift for anyone who bought 'The Quiet In The Land', a noisy electronic record I released under the name Calamateur in 2011.

This new version has been tweaked and re-mixed at home, then lovingly re-mastered by Steve Lawson.

The piece is comprised of seven musical phrases (one for each colour of the rainbow) which repeat at mathematically pre-determined points throughout the song's one-hour duration, often overlapping in unforeseen and fortuitous ways. These seven phrases play out over a background of ever-evolving noises that represent the earth's elements.

Inspirations for this album include Brian Eno's 'Thursday Afternoon' and 'Neroli' (both themselves 1-hour-long pieces), Moby's 33-minute 'Hymn.Alt.Quiet.Version', The KLF's 'Chill Out', and the works of Steve Lawson and Susumu Yokota.

I wrote a blog post about how I made the album here:

And here's a one-hour-long video I made for the piece:


released January 6, 2017

Written, played, recorded and produced at home by Andrew Howie.

Mastered by Steve Lawson:

Cover photo by Stephen McLeod @
Cover design by Alister MacInnes.

Released on Autoclave Records. CLAVE019.


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Andrew Howie Scotland, UK

Andrew Howie is a Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & community music tutor who has been writing, recording and releasing his own music for over two decades.

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