Episode 62 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Jay Cliffen. Jay Cliffen is a Canadian instrumental music producer. He specializes in textural cassette-based ambient music. Inspired by minimalist art and design, with influences from jazz, classical, and pop styles, Jay began producing instrumental and increasingly experimental compositions. He developed a sound that blends the harmonic richness of analog synthesizers with acoustic instruments, fused together by magnetic tape, with all of its imperfections. From tape warble, pitch motion, hissing and crackling, emerges mood and emotions that are best described as modern nostalgia.
Jay's Ambient Vault session features a collection of unreleased music, designed for meditative moments of quiet reflection. The EP uses sounds from the Lyra-8 synthesizer, Elektron Digitakt for sequencing and re-sampling, as well as micro loop, and tape looping techniques. Mastered at 12K Mastering by Taylor Deupree.
Many thanks to Jay for being on the podcast and as always thanks for listening! You can find links below to all of Jay’s goings on.
Jay Cliffen on Bandcamp
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Jay - Spotify
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