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@candle
Joined NW Ontario CA

Candle

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Personal Pronoun: He/Him

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Candle is something that needs to be experiænced.

The music of Candle has been described as Progressive, Psychadelic, Space Rock, and even Experimental. But what Darby, the artist behind the sounds, is really trying to achieve is a connection with every listener. To make those who choose to listen to his music feel something deep within themselves. Something they might not have ever felt before. Or maybe some memory they cherish deeply. The frequencies and moods created with a single guitar are layered in order to paint vistas which hopefully will let the sensations & imaginations of the listeners rejoice in the experiænce and become an interactive part of the music itself.

So close your eyes, take a deep breath & relax. Let the music touch your soul.

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2022:

We'll just have to wait & see what the Muse decides she wants to do this year. Certainly some new #slothcore at the very least ;)

See You In The Shadows…

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Gear List MMXXII
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2000 Fender Deluxe Stratocaster
1967 no-name F-Hole Guitar (my father's guitar)
2016 Ephiphone SG (my son's guitar that I borrow from time-to-time)
1984 Citation Accoustic Guitar
Hammond "the piper" Organ (currently not working & serving as a keyboard stand)
Magnus Melodica
Kawai MS-710 MIDI Keyboard
Realistic Concertmate-500 Sampling Keyboard (the infamous Casio SK-1 clone)
Behringer FCB-1010 MIDI Footcontroller
Behringer UMC404HD Audio Interface
DigiTech JamMan
DigiTech Grunge Pedal
Boss CE-3 Stereo Chorus Pedal
DOD-680 Analogue Delay Pedal
DOD FX-75b Stereo Flanger Pedal
Jeskola Buzz 32bit build 1503 (DAW)
Various native Buzz Machines
HG Fortune VSTi's
Mobius Looper VST
Elottronix XL VST
Kazoo
Various other wind & peercussion instruments
Spoons, Forks, Pla

Songs (50):

[avatar] Another Ending (F³) by @candle #alternative #improvisation #improv #improvisedlyrics 1
[avatar] September Hope (F³) by @candle #instrumental #postrock #improvisation #improv 1
[avatar] For The Fuzz Of It (F³) by @candle #instrumental #postrock #improvisation #improv 1
[avatar] The Portal (F³) by @candle #alternative #improvisation #improv #improvisedlyrics 1
[avatar] Knickers (F³ - NSFW) by @candle #nsfw #alternative #improvisation #improv 1
[avatar] Never Let Me Go (F³) by @candle #alternative #improvisation #improv #improvisedlyrics 1
[avatar] Intricate Webs (F³) by @candle #instrumental #improvisation #improv #live-to-tape 1
[avatar] ❤️ Granite (F³) by @candle #improvisation #improv #favourite #improvisedlyrics 1
[avatar] We Must Survive (F³) by @candle #alternative #improvisation #improv #improvisedlyrics 1
[avatar] The Summer Of The Winter (F³) by @candle #alternative #improvisation #improv #improvisedlyrics 1
[avatar] In The House Of My Muse (F³) by @candle #musings #finalfurlongfeast #generative #muse 1
[avatar] Spare Me The Hassel (Forthcoming) by @candle ZONG
[avatar] Venusian Journeys by @candle #generative #space #jeskolabuzz #space_rock 3
[avatar] Independant Thoughts Nestled In Nightmarish Catacombs Of Potentcy by @candle #shoretersonglongertittle #mysticrock #instrumental #improvisation 4
[avatar] Ineffective Juxtapositions by @candle #instrumental #improvisation #improv #plankspank 3
[avatar] J&M After Dark by @candle #post-rock #instrumental #experimental #improvisation 4
[avatar] Meek by @candle #alternative #improvisation #improv #improvisedlyrics 2
[avatar] Breaker 10 by @candle #instrumental #jekolabuzz #communications #live-to-tape 3
[avatar] My Sins by @candle #improvisedlyrics #alternative #improvisation #improv 4
[avatar] ❤️ Ukognas Krad by @candle #favourite #loopcloud #epic #jeskolabuzz 3
[avatar] Ambient Atrocity [SLOTHCORE] by @candle #23bpm #oldmovievox #slothcore #ambient 3
[avatar] Slipstream [TRACKER MUSIC] by @candle #ambient #piano #jeskolabuzz #trackermusic 4
[avatar] [avatar] Me & Ering by @gardeningangel1 + @candle 3
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Fate Is Fluid by @mikehex + 2 others #slothcore #instrumental #ambient 5
[avatar] [avatar] Numinous Beings Of Pure Light by @fuzzy + @candle #ambient #piano #meditative #headphones 8
[avatar] ❤️ Piano Interlude # 9 by @candle #pianos #soundfonts #instrumental #piano 7
[avatar] Thoughts Of My Shadows by @candle #experimental #loops #live-to-tape #jeskolabuzz 4
[avatar] [avatar] Everything Is Brian Eno by @fuzzy + @candle #brian-eno 10
[avatar] ❤️ Ne'er The Twix Shall Twine by @candle #instrumental #improvisation #improv #live-to-tape 5
[avatar] [avatar] Bread Tag Mafia Part I by @candle + @fuzzy #experimental #collab #soundexchange 7
[avatar] Slow Dance [SKIRMISH] by @candle #slowdance #76bpm #skirmish #s080722a 9
[avatar] My Tracker Never Got A Flat by @candle #favourite #loopcloud #chill #jeskolabuzz 6
[avatar] Altairian Waterfall by @candle #playingwithroutings #ixpatchbay #threenotes #ambient 6
[avatar] [avatar] Keeping Alive (with Looprication) by @candle + @looprication #angst #collab #spokenword #loss 5
[avatar] Heartfelt Misconception [SKIRMISH] by @candle #skirmish #improvisation #songskirmish #imrpov 12
[avatar] The Motions Of Dreams by @candle #dreams #dreamscape #imrpov #improvisation 4
[avatar] [avatar] Endangered Species (+Music) by @candle + @sunfire #altrock #gaiatheory #collab #jeskolabuzz 3
[avatar] Wildheart Decadence by @candle #nsfw #experimental #delays #cutlery 5
[avatar] The Marcellian Agenda by @candle #loopcloud #vocalsamples #60bpm #buzzmachines 6
[avatar] Slothy Thoughts [SLOTHCORE] by @candle #srf #freesounddotorgsample #16bpm #slothcore 12
[avatar] How To Get Killed (A Friendly PSA From The Shadows) by @candle #experimental #soldiers #armytraining #oldfilm 6
[avatar] Nostalgic Halcyon Nights by @candle #instrumental #ambient #jeskolabuzz #hgfortune 4
[avatar] [avatar] Out Of Water (+Music) by @candle + @sunfire #environment #loops #alternative #jeskolabuzz 4
[avatar] [avatar] I'm Not Like You by @candle + @dzdandcunfsd #collab #weirdo #jeskolabuzz 16
[avatar] Shadows Encase My Body (Or, I'm Rambling Again, Sorry…) by @candle #experimental #improvisation #improv #live-to-tape 3
[avatar] [avatar] Mass Murder by @candle + @sunfire #social #collab #jeskolabuzz #alt_rock 8
[avatar] ❤️ Agent Provocateur by @candle #nsfw #live-to-tape #jeskolabuzz #alt_rock 6
[avatar] Lost Cowboy's Lament by @candle #improvisation #improv #live-to-tape #jeskolabuzz 4
[avatar] Hold Me Tight by @candle #alternative #improvisation #improv #delay 5
[avatar] & An As by @candle #rock #experimental #improvisation #improv 9

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@fuzzy

Wow, you won!!
Excellent!!! 😀

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Considering my bed track for Lookout, They've Started a Drum Circle is just a portion of the drums I used for the Shambles saga, which I think you already know uses you and @dzdandcunfsd 's Shambles In the Brambles as a click track, I think it would be fantastic to bring it around full circle and have you add some guitar to it! FAWM might be a great time to do a little Shambles flashback.

I imagine after your mad dash for the finish line you need some recovery time! Rest well on your laurels, I look forward to listening to all your new songs 😀

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@fuzzy

Ah, thank you!
Yes, you're short of your usual mega-output, but you've produced some stellar trax this summer!
See you in February!!

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Hey, thanks Candle for your thoughts and insight on Bomb Em. It took a while for it to get comments, but I knew there would be one or two members who would recognize the importance of it. Yes, very topical. Thanks again!

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@fuzzy

Of course I'm interested!
I'll check it out tomorrow morning!

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@fuzzy

Just sent you an email! 😀

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Got it! Oh this is going to be fun 😀

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@fuzzy

I knew you wouldn't mind, thank you! Glad you liked it!

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@fuzzy

Hey man, I hope you don't mind my hijacking of the Bread Tag Mafia music.... 😀

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@fuzzy

Hey, glad you're back and I am looking forward to what you come up with next.
Still mulling over BTM part 2....

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Welcome back from the wilderness, glad it went well! And thanks for the great comments. I have a couple songs on the burner right now so take your time getting back to it, but I am looking forward to our collab and just hearing more songs from you.
Yeah, still no word from @dzdandcunfsd on my end, it's been a month now. Hoping he reappears soon with a zany story about where he's been. He is certainly missed.

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@fuzzy

And well, since you didn't ask, we were discussing what might burn in his airtight wood stove. You'd have to remove the fur so it wouldn't smell as bad.
As I'm writing this I'm thinking that maybe I should not tell people about some of the conversations I have. 😀

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@fuzzy

I dunno, I think I would find VSTs somewhat unsatisfying.
I try to stay as low tech and as analog as possible!

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Wow, high praise indeed for the anthem from the Grand Panjorum of Slothia. I am honored. As for how this whole slothcore thing -- this whole, slow, grubby, somnolent slothcore thing -- got started, no one knows. Eminent scholars have not been able to stay awake long enough to conduct the research.

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Sure, that works for me. I'll be looking forward to it. Have a good trip!

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@fuzzy

Yeah, nice work, as always! 😀

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Thanks for the note about dzd. At least we can all worry about him together. That's something. I don't think I have the heart to organize a multi-person song but would you fancy a collab while we wait? I'm in the mood for angsty instrumentals. We could certainly tag more people in as well (because we can do that now!)

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Thanks for all the listens!

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@aeye

Thank youuuu!!! Hope you enjoy them <3

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Oh, and that Cardinal link: OOOOOOH!!!!!
Paid features of VCV Rack (the plugin version) for free - I love it!

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Saturday's show is up. The link is cued up at the beginning of Maurice's tutorial on VCV rack. https://youtu.be/i7JLHO5nGbc?t=8235

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Ta for the comment on Modules. Glad you liked it! The tutorial I watched was live on Twitch but the channel involved doesn't have archived videos. I suspect that it will eventually end up on the Morphic Resonance Music YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7StrC1hH7p7ceaNV1HsivA/videos

You might want to follow @safred here, as he organizes the events!

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@sunfire

You did a fantastic job with Endangered Species. Really good. Thank you so much for being such a great person to collaborate with.
Cheers

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@sunfire

Hi, Candle - I'm glad you liked Endangered Species. Would love to hear what you do with E S, but only if you're into it . Thanks, for commenting!

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@nadine

No worries ^^

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@sunfire

Hey, Candle - Now that's a thought. Let me mess around and see where a possible extension takes me. The love lines I left out that were part of the original certainly set up for more.

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Hey but of course! Do whatever you want with it, I'm beyond honored 😀

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@sunfire

Thanks so much for your comments on Vigilante. You're right. I kind of envisioned a post-apocolyptic world set in the not too distant future. Crime, corruption and disorder are even more rampant and in your face than they are beginning to expose themselves to be today. The police presence is even more reduced and gang warfare has spread not only in the cities but in the burbs too. The woman I imagine singing starts off reflecting on the loss of her son to sadistic gangs. I didn't have her son in mind with anything specific that caused him to be killed on purpose but rather it was random and just happened. She like many others stays inside because these types of killings now happen all the time. The cops don't respond when summoned and people are numb to what's happening pretty much. But, oneday a stranger shows up and starts going after the bad guys on the neighborhood streets, kind of like Bronson or someone like this. The singer celebrates the fact that someone is taking these shits out after a time period (the one we're in now) where these monsters are protected, ignored and allowed to do what they do, pretty much. Only thing I removed were a couple of lines additionally in the bridge where the singer whispers, That's why I need your love, That's why I need it now. Still toying with the idea to add it back in as it gives the character and story more depth. Anyway, Very happy you like it! Thanks again!

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@fuzzy

I just added "Slothcore" to my laptop's "dictionary" so now it knows it's a real word and won't give me that angry red underline anymore! 😀

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@sunfire

Thanks for commenting on False Prophets. I really appreciate your remarks.

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@fuzzy

I like the challenge of using small samples.
It's interesting and fun to place absolute limits on the process and source material and then see what can be accomplished within those strict parameters.

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments, especially on my weird long neuroqueer rant. It's a lot to get through, I appreciate you not only listening but really *hearing*. Means a lot to me 😀

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Hey! Thank you loads for your listening time and the kind comments! 😄
And I see you've been really busy here too!

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Well, I fell way behind... I've been super slacking this week. Hopefully I will be feeling more up to it in the next few days.

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@sunfire

I changed it back to the original. lol
Cheers

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@sunfire

Decided to go with "toast", but nothing is set in stone. Thanks again.

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@sunfire

Hey, thanks for commenting on Marshmallows. I was thinking to change burn to melt. Would that work better?

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@candle

Seems the character limit in the bios is getting shorter. "& an as" is now gone & has been replaced with: "Spoons, Forks, Pla" Mayhaps I need to write another song…

See You In The Shadows…

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@sunfire

Sounds good! Thanks again.

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@sunfire

Thanks for taking me up on the invite. I knew you were the right man for the job!
Sounds great. Thanks for being such a good collaborator.
Cheers

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@sunfire

Looking forward to it.

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@fuzzy

It has a siren setting too.
I have yet to use that in a song.

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@fuzzy

Thank you.
That's actually a real megaphone; I specifically asked for it for Xmas this past year.

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@sunfire

Gonna post a new lyric in an hour or two, maybe a little longer. I'm not one to approaching folks to see if they'll musicate what's written but I could seriously picture you bringing this one to life. No worries if it doesn't move you, but that passion and vocal energy as well as rock vibe could certainly do what I have in mind, justice! Stay tuned. : )

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I very much did enjoy! Yah for being able to post pictures now!

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@candle

*********ANOUNCEMENT*************

My above posted songs now have pictures to go with their posts. Please check 'em out if you haven't already.

See You In The Shadows…

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Ah there y'ar! Thanks for the welcome, right back atcha! And would love to collab of course! We do have almost 3 months left...

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No rush, but looking forward to it!

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I just went ahead and sent you a mix of it and the drums and guitar stems alone so you can remix it if you feel like it as well... or not 😀

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I've got a track of some weird "guitar" you may want to play with if you're game. I'll go ahead and put it in that dropbox folder, or I can email it to you, or you don't have to if you don't wanna, either way LOL. I might go ahead and add some drums to it as well, but I don't know what else I'm going to do with it other than make it really noisy (which is fine with me of course) but I also quite like it as a piece on the prettier side of things.

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Hah! Goodluck... For me those two chords are like PB&J for a reason.

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@toms

The music absolutely fits the lyrics.

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@fuzzy

You obviously have not seen my local library. 😄
The area where I live is literally called "Dummer Township", and not without good reason.
I'll definitely keep my eyes open, though.

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Thanks for your comment on my Oomph song!

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@fuzzy

Sounds like a series I'd like to read. Ancient alien machines?
Yes please!

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@sunfire

Thank you again. I love what you did with Mass Murder. Hope we can collab again in the future.

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@sunfire

I'm be honored if you put music to Mass Murder. : )

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@fuzzy

I also really liked your "ancient machine" analogy. So great!

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@fuzzy

Thanx for the Comment.
It's amazing what you can do with just three bass lines.
Still exploring the bass guitar, so you can expect similar weirdness in the future.

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Hi Darby - always a pleasure to hear from you. HAve a great and productive summer!

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Yeah, I wasn't really feeling up to it at all as July came creeping up as I haven't really taken a break from pumping out new nonsense since 2019 until I got sick a few months back. Feeling better now and just being around here has got me starting to feel inspired again.

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Glad you made it here!

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@fuzzy

Thanx for the great Comment!
Those not-so-hard-working technicians have already been sent to kill the giant rats in the caverns beneath sub-level twenty, sorry.

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Hi, glad you're here! The new character limit has ominously cut short your bio so I'm looking forward to hearing what "& an as" sounds like 🤔

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@fuzzy

😄 😄 😄 😄 😄

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I was about to send you an email and see if you were going to come out and play this summer :)

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@beacon

Great to see you back. Mornington Crescent needed the Candle treatment.....

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@elesimo

👯

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@candle

Well, got that fixed. Thanks @elesimo for doing your techno-wizadry!

See You In The Shadows…

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@candle42

Sorry for this, but just to let everyone know, I'm having issues logging into the new 50/90 site with my old credentials (have posted in the forum regarding this so hopefully a fix is forthcoming). I am around, but until I get the login glitch sorted, I shan't be posting any songs. Until then, you can always check out my old recordings on my bandcamp page: https://candle.bandcamp.com

Sorry for the inconvenience…

See You In The Shadows…

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Hey Candle, hope to hear more from you this 50/90!