The hibernation period is now finally over with the late onset of spring here in Berlin. The same goes for my musical endeavours. The beginning is made by a free download of ‘Afterglow’, the last song on my Patchwork EP. It is included on the latest issue of Ramen Music, an online zine with new DIY compilations every two months or so.
Mingle, the Minutia Remix Project, has been going on for a long time now. Now finally all remixes are in, all whopping 17 (!) of them, ranging from ethereal to Britpop to Drum’n’Bass. You can listen and download them below. Every remix also comes with artwork squares that partly were sent in as well. Thanks to everyone who contributed! You’ve made it a fantastic experience and great remix album.
A while ago ‘Zero Tolerance’ was open for reinterpretations at FiXT Remix. Today the compilation of the best remixes is out at FiXT. The resulting mixes jump from electro/acoustic pop to electronic rock to drum and bass. Quite the eclectic mix!
Head over to FiXT to check them out, watch and grab a free download of the Zero Tolerance music video I made!
I started the Minutia Remix Project already in October, that’s over half a year ago (where did the time go?) So I decided it might be time to set a deadline for it. Don’t fret… it’s not tomorrow.
Deadline: July 31, 2010.
That’s 12 weeks from now. It should give you plenty of time to work on the remixes and/or the artwork, methinks. Of course the project is still open until then. So if you’d like to contribute to it with a remix or artwork, you can read up on it and get in touch with me.
I want to give a big shoutout to all the contributors. You’ve done an amazing job. Thank you so so much! You have no idea how often you’ve saved my day when I was feeling down.
Wanna have a listen first?
Have a look at the artwork contributions:x,
I haven’t been feeling much like blogging for some time, because tweeting seemed the perfect form for what I wanted to express. Lately I’ve gotten a lot of very positive and uplifting tweets, emails and facebook posts. They’ve given me so much to think about as well as new ideas I feel the need to share in a longer format again. Thanks to all you guys (you know who you are I hope!) for that! You’re the fuel that keeps me going.
It seems most of the people that have discovered my music are very creative in various ways and art forms.
I’ve recently received the first remix of one of my songs. Bobby Starrr made his little dub version of ‘A Little’. I’ll let you hear it in a little while (Puns intended). There’s a couple of people working on remixes and more and more seem to get interested. So why not start a proper remix project?
Care for a sample of some originals?
Minutia by Madeleine Bloom
Mingle – Minutia Remixes & Reinterpretations
Anyone can participate and I’m gonna choose my favourites (6-20?) and offer them as a free download on bandcamp. I’m gonna design a nice PDF booklet to go with it. Maybe with artwork contributions from as many (hobby)designers/artists as remixers. How about that?
So if you would like to join in… drop me an email… to be found on my website. You can listen to 6 of the 12 songs that will be on my debut album ‘Minutia. on myspace or my website.Choose a song and tell me if you only want vocal tracks or also bits from the instruments, beats, sounds. If you can’t wait till November 27 to hear the rest and don’t mind spoiling the surprise… then go ahead and listen to it on last.fm (spoiler alert).
Or if you would like to contribute something visual for the artwork, drop me a line, too. I’ve opened a group on flickr where you can post your stuff after joining it. If it’s photos, sketches, drawings, paintings, graphic design… just get inspired!
*Update March 8, 2010*
By now I’ve received 5 finished remixes and roughly about as many are in the making. So I thought it was time to give the baby a proper name. I’ve decided to call – what’s now shaping up to be an album – Mingle. Mingle because my musical ideas are getting remixed or mixed up with those of other people’s and I also closeness to Minutia letterwise. Today another remix will come out and so forth each Monday when I’ve got a new one waiting to be released.
Mingle by Madeleine Bloom
I’ve also made a cover design because sadly no one seems to be interested in providing visuals of any kind for the project. In case you are interested it’s not too late. The same goes for remixes. Visual entries are open indefintely for now. The files should preferably be best quality JPEGs of at least 12 x 12cm at 300 dpi… that’s 1417 x 1417 pixels.
Songs not yet remixed:
Scaredy Cat’s Lullaby