Paying tribute

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Disquiet Junto Project 0066: Communing with Nofi

Quoting Disquiet’s Marc Weidenbaum, “This week’s project is a tribute to the late Jeffrey Melton, the talented musician, best known on SoundCloud and Twitter as @nofi. Melton passed away a few days ago, on March 30, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he lived with his wife and seven-year-old son. He was 42. Melton had been involved with the Disquiet Junto since the very first Junto project, back in January 2012, and he early on volunteered to create a Twitter list of the handles of participating Junto members.

“The theme of this project, the 66th in the weekly Disquiet Junto series, is “posthumous collaboration”: communing through music.”
Instructions:

soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info

Information:

I was shocked to hear of Jeffrey Melton’s (aka NoFi) passing and certainly wanted to contribute somehow to provide my own (albeit small) tribute to a fellow musician.

My music-making ability and process has been fairly fractured over the past couple of days due to time constraints, and I’m still getting to grips with some of Live 9’s quirks so I really didn’t get as much done as I had hoped on my original conceptualising for this.

I arbitrarily picked a 4 minute section that finished soon after the 42 minute mark. It was pretty different remixing material that I would normally not approach (beats make me run a mile), but it felt a little trip-hoppy so I went down this route and slowed it down to 80bpm, albeit keeping in mind the need to record something live over it.

I created a little ambient guitar wash over the initial parts of the track and then brought in another more standard guitar part over a “break” later in the track. All artefacts were included, intentional or not.

Credits:

This track is a posthumous collaboration with Jeffrey Melton, aka Nofi, who passed away on March 30, 2013. It was recorded live in April 2013 atop a June 2012 Melton live recording.

Jeffrey Melton’s obituary: www.legacy.com/obituaries/fortwa…amp;pid=163988588

Photo: @echosonic.

More on this 66th Disquiet Junto project at: 
disquiet.com/2013/04/04/disquiet0066-nonofi/

More of Melton/Nofi’s music at: www.nofi.org/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at: soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info

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