When It Falls by Zero 7 - Record Review Corner #2


Warm Sound

So deliberately disorienting only to give you a gentle landing zone
I can see recording this and listening back and changing the name to its essence
Warm Sound

The sun is a bright circle
I am so happy that KBTB introduced me to a couple of songs on this record
Because the album is pretty satisfying

Warm sound
Falling slowly
Take the time away from me
Warm sound
Feeling no pain
Taking the time away from me

Warm Sound indeed
This is like audio heroin

Keyboard journey
Not a typing keyboard
The musical instrument
Sound machine with piano keys

The black & white ones



Lost in cheap delirium

So well constructed
Builds like a beautiful city
Again deliberate
I don’t even know who is making this record
I should probably check that out



Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker
Now it all makes sense
“They began as studio engineers”
Knew they could do it better
Bravo Zero 7
Hire the sounds you need <–––––– !
You don’t need to limit yourself by your maximum abilities

“…they were asked by Radiohead to remix the song "Climbing Up the Walls””
Engineers who know how to vibe

No hurry at all but sensible to not outstay the welcome


Passing By

Ohhhhh shiiiiiit
So this is European downtempo
The thickness
The thoughtfulness

Who am I to make a judgement of your life?
I'm only passing by, passing by

All our music is phrasing and tempo
All are everything is headphones & cocoa

Just a wow track: Wow


Over Our Heads

I’m finally getting it
I’m so slow
Third inning stretch
Sucker for sleigh bells forever
Nicely produced

I mean, I *get* it, man

Gorgeous sound forest
Slow fade
Dave Gary would approve


When It Falls

Logically speaking this is “the space between”
Clearly the sonic/tonal/experiential midpoint
A reset for those in need
A restore for those in need
Head food for the brain chemicals


The Space Between

This mix now

Now that you're wiser
Surely you've learned to read it

Ride cymbal tutorial

How many times can I mention, “deliberate”
Producing + engineering + performance 


Speed Dial NO.2

I wish I weren’t so lyric blind
But I process most lyrics as sounds fitting into the mix

The music theory

This one is heavy lyrically

Your shoulders in my pocket
My shoulders in your pocket

Not fooling around

Minor chords of torture


Look Up

Much needed instrumental

1970’s movie harmonica
Of journeys and immersion
Out west or urban


In Time


From the before times of 2004 - Ugh, before times - Remember those?


Morning Song

So glad I own this on vinyl

Let it play

“When in doubt, ride it out.”

–RP Dub
s <–––––– ! Welcome to the best decade of your life

This is a really enjoyable album

Play it enough to know it

Play it when you make the things

Play it when you have the moods

Play it over and over

The end





✝he $in 'Zin€ @ 10 meMento sTyle

I stumbled across my very own ✝he $in 'Zin€ by chance the other day

[Zine is short for magazine]

The focus is on each of the seven deadly sins, sin zine, The Sin Zine

✝he $in 'Zin€


It was a collaborative piece that reads as an homage to zines

I guess I wanted to make something referencing work that influenced me

I mentioned that I had found this project and now I'm asked questions about it

It's an inexplicable project even for me and that's a weird thing to say

The stylized script, "✝he $in 'Zin€," renders it unsearchable 

[Of course]

It does not appear on this blog and relevant searches turn up little

I first searched "sin zine" and got nothing at all


I also got nothing for "zine" or "✝he $in 'Zin€" and far too much for "sin"

But this product would have paired "sin" and "zine"

The stylized script, "✝he $in 'Zin€," renders it unsearchable

This was a dead end

So I went to the email archives

I actually thought I would find something

I  got nothing for "the sin zine" or "✝he $in 'Zin€" and far too much for "sin"

But I found a little breadcrumb treat when I searched "zine"


"Zine" returned five results: two ads, two others, and a emailing from me to me

[Of course]

So I opened the mail from me to me and found t ahis grenade:

🚨Future Gift alert🚨   🚨Future Gift alert🚨   🚨Future Gift alert🚨  

I sent myself a comic

[Of course]

Achewood of course and this comic of course:

This one: [clicky]

This one:


We thought 2007 was strange but we knew absolutely nothing 

That is pretty funny

[Reagan and both Bushes wore tan suits]

Nothing is really that funny anymore

Funny, strange? Sure

Funny, funny? Not really


A classic diversion by a classic diversionist

But we were trying to find out about ✝he $in 'Zin€


There was a reason I was searching archives for ✝he $in 'Zin€

Because I remember very little about why or how ✝he $in 'Zin€ happened

I see it was quite intentional

[Of course]

And it was self-limiting which is pretty smart regardless of why

Pdfs so they can be downloaded and printed

[Download and print it is how it works]

It was wildly collaborative almost impressively so 

I guess I talked to people

I guess I convinced people

So how did that happen?

I don't remember

Why did it happen?

"I don't recall"

- Ronald Reagan

Clearly by hosting it on Tumblr I was segregating it or burying it

Or stashing it for safe keeping

This is like a treat in a paper bag: a Food Enrichment Exercise

I found no reference to this zine other than a tiny link on the blog

[Exhibit at right -------------------------------------------------- >]

In a stylized script--"✝he $in 'Zin€--that renders it unsearchable 

I found nothing in the email archives that go back that far

But that's the whole thing

Aside from the deliberate rabbit holing future gift special

Getting the art away from context

Stripping it away from context

Removing art from context

Maybe only when I cannot remember how or why something was made

Does it become a finished piece

"I'm a real boy!"


 This piece is a 10 years old

✝he $in 'Zin€


Ask Ty...February 15 [Mixys]

 It must be Tuesday, because I'm answering your question.

Q: Dear Ty,

Over the years–in addition to all the other art you've made–with sound you have moved from songs to improvisations to collages to these things called "mixys." I asked the lord god world wide web and they couldn't tell me. Ty, what is a mixy?
Lapsed Fan Club Dues

Ty: Good question and an even better observation, LFCD.

I have been putting sound to recording device for as long as I can remember. And I can remember back to the mid-1970s AD, bless. So, not literally for as long as I can remember but pretty close to it. I remember watching TeeVee productions like Sanford and Son, Welcome Back Kotter, and Barney Miller and recording them on a portable cassette recorder and listening back over and over. I guess those TeeVee productions all intersected around 1975. My smart phone calculator indicates that I've been recording sounds for 47 years. So I was like nine or ten years-old. Gracious, was I ahead of time.

Even though I had watched those TeeVee productions, I would listen back and study the patterns. Once they were broadcast in those days, that was it. Gone. The VCR was still years off. I would study the studio audiences. The direction. The interactions. How lines were delivered. The production beats. I was a student. Artist and psychologist.

these were the best 
I learned there are no rules to sound. The math doesn't always have to add up. And people can have differences. People can even love really bad stuff. As Bart Cooper said to Pete Campbell, "Who cares?"
I've made a lot of music. I've recorded a lot of sounds. As you said, LFCD, I've made songs, improvisations, and collages of original or originally sourced sounds. I enjoyed that. I also found that I really like using other people's sounds to run together with other-other people's sounds to make something new. Or, just different.
That's a mixy; just using other people's stuff to conduct producing exercises. Maybe these producing exercises are heard by no one, I don't know but I've still put in the work. I'm learning so much. Maybe someone hears something I made and decides to let me produce their jawn. I don't know. That's also a mixy: not knowing. Exploring. Producing. Existing.
Over the past few years, I have made about four mixy mixes each year then linked them up as one production piece. Sum of the parts. I guess the year-end product can be called a record and maybe that's the product. A literal record of a year in my life. The sounds that go with the sights. I don't really know. It's just where I am right now, LCFD.
Mixys are like the Unitarian Universalist's; they are everything and they are nothing at all. Bless. Well, actually the Unitarian Universalist's believe in "one god" so don't buy all the they-believe-in-everything/theyb-believe-in-nothing nonsense. Religion is religion, all that stuff is fake. 
That's a mixy!
Just a guess.




An open letter
to those who aspire in life
to amass what they believe is power

We see you plainly
feigned emperors of imagination
naked on parade

And we are neither fooled
convinced or persuaded
based on data and outcomes

I am the mirrors
from which there is no escape
I am your power lord




15:01 para auriculares y cacao

 tyhardaway dot com 



wind steals your soul

wind steals your soul

i am now the best me
there was or
ever will there be

but enough about me
what about you
and all your business

and pleasures
and treasures
and measures

independently dependent
on trust and freedoms
of the highest realms of society

or civilization
or culture
or humanity

maxed among the mopes
on different planes and frequencies
all stories told through our codes

because ever will there be
or ever there was
the greatest me of me

that is how much I love the universe