“The main herbs represented in the Memotone formula are Ginkgo, Gotu Kola and Periwinkle. Historically, all of these have been used in mental functioning. The herbs used in Memotone may help support the brain and memory. It may be popular during stressful times such as exam time and busy work seasons.”
Religion makes me question the boundaries of mental health. How can someone been deemed mentally unwell for seeing or hearing things that are not really there, when there are thousands of people who actually believe an awesomely powerful man in the sky created the world in seven days?
Here is a link to my new piece ‘What Is Your Number’ www.myspace.com/williamyatesmusic I do hope you enjoy it. The piece is a mix of Jazz, Electronica and drum and bass. All pushed into one piece that will hopefully make your ears tingle. I can proudly say all instrumentation and drum programming (and live drumming) was by myself. And all samples (except the woman repeating numbers) were recorded by me. It has been raining all day here. I think that may have left a slight impression on the music. All the best, memotone/Will
The road and my fathers’ wheels have brought me back to my little house in the woods once again. The holiday was a lovely, care free week that all humans should take part in at least once a year. A place where mostly all you can do is talk, walk and think. It’s a bit like Cuba I think. Everyone out there is very into ‘family and friends’ and that is mainly because they don’t have enough money to be into much else, but everyone is happy. That is what our holiday was like. Except we were not lacking in money, there just wasn’t anything our money could buy. I did take a few samples from the place but mostly of conversation or excited voices during made up games involving mustard lids being flicked into cups strategically placed around a table. But I did get a few interesting recordings of the waves and voices in the wind. I can only imagine what they will influence me to create. On another note, A Future Without’s second Samurai.FM mix has come out and a piece of mine features (Mr Tickle). The track list is as follows.
1. ANIMALS ON WHEELS – CLIMBING BLINDFOLD (AFW) 2. DANIEL DIXON – WAKING UP (AFW) 3. ADRIN SJOTIU – OG ATTA (AFW) 4. EMU – THE WISH ME WELL (AFW) 5. FLOW – NEW WORLD ORDER (AFW) 6. BROKEN CHIP – SUMMER STARS (AFW) 7. VOODOOENTNIES – THE WINTER (AFW) 8. NIQO – KILLIN TRUT (AFW) 9. MEMOTONE – MR TICKLE (AFW) 10. MOABI – GOING WEST (AFW) 11. HSAW – REKNOW MUDD (AFW) 12. CHEWY BENSON – CASE CLOSED (AFW/REJECTONE) 13. ISAAC HIMSELF – RUNNING STAG (AFW) 14. TO TIRED – KIWI (ON SONG) 15. HEAD AND NECK SESSIONS – 1212 (AFW)
I will be off for a week. So do not expect anything new from my brain untill I return. I am going to stay in a tiny cottage with no television, telephone, washing machine or surrounding people or buildings. Its just off of Golden Cap on the Dorset Coast line. Its part of the jurassic coast, so I will be keeping my eyes open for fossils and the sort. Me and my family have been going there for the last 22 years (obviously me only 19 years) but still. Its an annual thing and something I hope never to miss out on. The atmosphere is great there. So calm and detached. I am sure there will be a spot of fishing to be done aswell. But do not worry. Its not all play, I will be also taking my Zoom H4 Portable 4 track and stereo recorder to sample some of the great sounds the place has to offer. And I am sure they will be formed into a new piece shortly after my return. Going to the place is always a boost for my creativity. So keep an ear out! All the best for the week to follow, memotone
The Saturday evening party with part live memotone soundtrack. Hahah. Its not much but an enjoyable watch all the same. You pick up on the relaxed feeling of the whole event almost straight away. Please enjoy.
It all went very well on Saturday. The atmosphere was very relaxed and a good environment for my down beat electronica. There were only a few technical hitches that I am only too relaxed about. Other than that it was swell. And perfect weather down here in Dorset for a garden stage. I also got asked to play with ‘Achilles’ (www.myspace.com/achillessound please check them out) who played there aswell. Just to improvise along side there music using my effects, samples and keyboards. So that was a fun experiance. There is nothing quite like playing music with other people. It forces you to go in directions you may not usually travel. Which is a very good thing. Refreshing your palate as it were. On another note, I am just uploading a new video to youtube. So a link will be posted once its ready. There may also be some clips of Saturday to come. But I will have to speek to the man behind the camera. All the best, memotone