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Who'd've Thought? (2010)

live-looping with guitar and effects, plus post-production edits and re-configuration. Jazz, blues, folk, ambient.

one thing leading to another (2011)

One ex-dream to the next (2012)

A collection of diverse and curious variety - momentary improvisations on resonator and mando-guitars; live looping constructs, and compositions montaged from fragments of melody which gradually coalesced whilst watching TV. In some ways, it's all blues...

"...under construction..." (2013)

Ambient jazz blues guitar and effects loop-based miasma, I expect. Or not...

Tappas Tree (2014)

10 Tracks in 35 Minutes - brief fully met. A sampling, a Smörgåsbord, yes: a tappas tree, whose branches are laden with a variety of helpings - weaving-together acoustic and electric folk, minimalism, jazz, ambient - all the world can provide, or the bits of it I do, at least...lovingly hand-stitched in south Wales

Abridged Version (2015)

Centred around "From start to stop", a 23 minute minimalist voyage from there to there, and pieces with similar or dissimilar moods on either side for contrast and companionship

From these echoes, names arose (2016)

guitar and digital sound processing, with some ebow and jellyfish for good measure and just a touch of capo. And a massive bonus track - Summon the ebow

Evenings And Weekends (2017)

A mix of improvised pieces on a baritone ukulele; and minimalist pieces composed and restructured from improvised live-looping sessions.

Other RPM Partcipants

WATERMELON ZOO

The Chalk

Mike Faires

Tim Theriault

New Last Week

Schizophrenic Bi-Polar Bear

Independent Music Makers Association

MPeace3

Ojos de Bruo

Andrea Szirbik

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David Cooper Orton

BIOGRAPHY

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BAND MEMBERS
DCO - acoustic resonator, electric and mando guitars, ebow, violin bow, electronics, effects, looping, post-production and after-the-fact composition

YEARS COMPLETED
2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

GENRES
Electronic - Ambient,Ambient,Minimalism

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.davidcooperorton.co.uk
http://davidcooperorton.bandcamp.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/davidcooperorton


Completed Albums

Who'd've Thought?(2010)

live-looping with guitar and effects, plus post-production edits and re-configuration. Jazz, blues, folk, ambient.


This Way There   (preferred)
Halfway to the back of beyound
Almost azure
Harmonic clusters
"I said", she said
Incremental
Step by Step
Slow 'Bow
String Theory

one thing leading to another(2011)


Awaking   Download
Tradition   (preferred)   Download
Indigo   Download
One thing leading to another   Download
Tremulant   Download
eboWode   Download
Melancholy   Download
Step by steP   Download
Filtration   Download
Almost up-beat   Download

One ex-dream to the next(2012)

A collection of diverse and curious variety - momentary improvisations on resonator and mando-guitars; live looping constructs, and compositions montaged from fragments of melody which gradually coalesced whilst watching TV. In some ways, it's all blues...


Bright spark   Download
Together(E)Bowed   Download
Stow-Lent moments   Download
What country - friend - is this   Download
Dont I know you   Download
Alay my fears   Download
"See" I sigh   Download
Brief case   Download
Violins begets violins   Download
That must be what I meant   Download
Morning must wait a moment more   (preferred)   Download

"...under construction..."(2013)

Ambient jazz blues guitar and effects loop-based miasma, I expect. Or not...


round and round   Download
Breathing   Download
circulation   Download
prognosis   Download
Four then three   Download
triplication   Download
Up hill   (preferred)   Download
first shall be last   Download

Tappas Tree(2014)

10 Tracks in 35 Minutes - brief fully met. A sampling, a Smörgåsbord, yes: a tappas tree, whose branches are laden with a variety of helpings - weaving-together acoustic and electric folk, minimalism, jazz, ambient - all the world can provide, or the bits of it I do, at least...lovingly hand-stitched in south Wales


Prelude   Download
Do not the messenger hang   Download
Interlude   Download
Uke-a-lay-lea   Download
Chimes and strings   Download
intermission   Download
SimpleSample   Download
Grin and sing   Download
Garden Extension   Download
Confrontation   Download

Abridged Version(2015)

Centred around "From start to stop", a 23 minute minimalist voyage from there to there, and pieces with similar or dissimilar moods on either side for contrast and companionship


With Capo   Download
Pier Pressure   Download
Knit some one Drop   Download
From start to stop   Download
Chimes and Bows   Download
Barry Tones   Download

From these echoes, names arose(2016)

guitar and digital sound processing, with some ebow and jellyfish for good measure and just a touch of capo. And a massive bonus track - Summon the ebow


Opening-up   Download
JaKob Mali   (preferred)   Download
hopperation marginalia   Download
another stream   Download
stutter steps   Download
Decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse   Download
detectorists   Download
capoCHEEnoh   Download
aChord reCovered   Download
m'FeeKnee   Download
Summon the ebow   Download

Evenings And Weekends(2017)

A mix of improvised pieces on a baritone ukulele; and minimalist pieces composed and restructured from improvised live-looping sessions.


First things first   Download
A Theme for February - Initial iteration   Download
A minor interlude   Download
A Theme for February - All you can eat & a kitchen sink   (preferred)   Download
A Theme for February - Bryonic Ebow rendering   Download
A Theme for February - tail of the tale   Download
A Theme for February - a bridge to the next part   Download
A Theme for February - major interpolation   Download
Skittering Ukulele   Download
Slide uke   Download
ukulele kitchen improvisation   Download
Ukulele kitchen improvisation, too   Download
Rush to Ware   Download