In the mood to meditate?

The debut album from OPERATION42, Mood 1: Music For Yoga and Meditation, is out now and available through bandcamp and all your favorite streaming services.

All the tracks on Mood 1 follow a theme of being very ambient and chill and would all be quite good for yoga, meditation or deep thought. The tracks are all mostly improvised and were recorded back in June this year (with the exception of movement 6, recorded on 28th October).

OPERATION42 will be working on putting together a second Mood album from other semi-improvised works and hopes to put that out next year sometime.


On a side note there is now a Marionette’s Manifesto Instagram setup that can be visited here.

Marionette’s Manifesto Summer Deal

BOGOF Sale for Digital downloads.

With summer weather now here, it’s time for some savings!

Buy One Get One Digital Download Free!!!

From now until 6th July 2021, When you purchase a copy of any of these albums/EPs through Bandcamp:

You Will also get an MP3 copy of one of these for FREE!!!

How to Redeem:

  1. Send an email to contact.marionettesmanifesto@gmail.com with the subject heading “BOGODDF Redeem”.
  2. In this email please include a proof of purchase. This can be your bandcamp fan account Username + a screen shot of your fan account collection with the purchased item in OR an email via the same address used for your PayPal transaction + the transaction ID.
  3. We will then email you back to confirm which digital download you would like and send it across to you as a download link.

Happy savings!

Terms and Conditions

  1. ONE (1) Free Digital copy of HAMG001, HAMG004, HAMG005, HAMG007, HAMG008, HAMG009, HAMG010, HAMG011, MM003 or MM005 will be granted to the purchaser per every ONE (1) digital or physical copy purchased of HAMG002, HAMG003, HAMG006, MM001, MM004, MM008 or MM009.
  2. This deal will begin from SUNDAY 6th JUNE 2021 and expire at MIDNIGHT (GMT+1) on TUESDAY 6th JULY 2021
  3. Purchase of MM009 on Cassette will still include the 2 Free CDs and 2 digital copies on top of ONE (1) free digital copy of ONE (1) of the EPs
  4. If a purchaser fails to provide one of the proofs of purchase as listed above then no free digital download will be given. Proof Of Purchase options are A: Your bandcamp fan account username + a screenshot of the purchased item in your fan collection on your bandcamp fan profile OR B: an email from the same address used for your PayPal transaction + the transaction ID.

Full list of albums/EPs available as free extras:

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The above albums/EPs are only available with ONE purchase of a digital or physical copy of these albums:

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Nebulae Music

2nd February 2021: “Carbon”, New Cover Song.

New release from Nebulae Music

Joseph Bagwell has re-released an old “lost” album from 2014 titled “Carbon”. The album sees it’s re-release through the Nebulae Music catalog. It was recorded between April and June 2014 and released circa July 2014, later on in the year Joseph had felt he disliked the work and removed it from stores. After a recent re listen he realized he had been too harsh on the work and felt it was a decent set of music, hence the re-release. You can purchase “Carbon” by Nebulae Music (cat. MM008) from bandcamp here.


New cover by Joseph Bagwell – “Nutshell” by Alice In Chains

Joseph Bagwell has also released a new solo acoustic cover on YouTube, as seen below.

You can also download the mixed audio as WAV or MP3 from the Free Downloads page.


That is all from us for now, make sure to stay tuned to the website and our Facebook page for upcoming news!

Welcome to the Second Station

The Second Station EP” is now live across multiple platforms!

The EP is the second in a trilogy that began with the “Back to School” EP and will conclude with a third ep later on this year , so stay tuned!

Second Station

Composed*, Produced and Performed by Joseph Bagwell with

James Bracey – Drums (2,6)
Gus Best – Hand Claps (6)
Callum Connah – Hand Claps, “Arriba” and Additional Percussion (6)

* Except “Jerome” composed by Jim Sullivan, arr. Joseph Bagwell

Other links:

New Year Nigh! (Wine and Winter)

As 2017 draws to a close i finish an EP of ambient music i have been working on last half of December.

Winter Also EP

Winter Also is a return to my early ambient improvisation style but includes some more abstract sound sources as appose to just vst instruments with lots of reverb on. The EP is my 6th in the Nebulae Music/HAMG Electronic series of releases, back tracking to my first album “Summit” as being the “First” HAMGEL release (obviously i made it before HAMGEL, but it fits with the catalogue).

a notable sound source used on the EP is on “December Sleet” where i decided to use wineglasses to get sustained drones, more on that in a later post.

I got the idea for the EP last day of semester when i recorded some improvised synth pad at the college. I began with the Nord Lead then added some Juno 106 along with a VST organ. Afterwards extra vst layers, guitar and the wine glasses were recorded at home.

Hope to work on another EP and album over next year, more of the rock stuff to come along with hopefully some gigs aswell 😉

See you all in the new year!

Recluse’s Handbook out Now !!!

My new album “Recluse’s Handbook” is now available for free on Soundcloud and Youtube, and is purchasable for £1 on my Bandcamp.

It’s taken a while to actually get this project finished and i am hoping that you all enjoy the music. Subsequently the album will be available on Spotify, Apple Music and various other online stores from 7th November, and CD copies of the album will eventually be available soon aswell from upcoming gigs.




My debut venture into the world of Rock music. This album is a good introduction to my musical style, drawn from influences including Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues and Jethro Tull to name a few.

So start the record, sit back and enjoy the ride that is “Recluses Handbook”

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released October 31, 2017

Composed, Performed and Produced by Joseph Bagwell with

James Bracey – Drums (2,3,5,8-10), co-Production
Charlie Moss – Bass Guitar (2,3,5,8), Backing Vocals (2,10)
Christelle Lamb – Backing Vocals (2,10)
Molly Bernardin – Backing Vocals (2)
Callum Connah – Keyboards (8), co-Production (8)

With Thanks to Seth Markes, Grant Laurenson and Adam Midderigh

Back Photo by Leanne Cushnie
Artwork by Phoebe Ann Lewis

Recorded and Produced at Northbrook MET and my house.

Writing 20 Minutes of Audio | Weekly Log 2 |25th SEPT 17 – 1st OCT 17

This second week i’d like to introduce you to the music i will be making over this project.

The Influence

For my 20 minute ep i am making exactly that, a 20 minute (approx.) medley of electronic music. The suite will consist of 6 parts each flowing from one to the other until the end.  Ladies and Gentlemen… here is an introduction to “For the Sake of Patience”

 

I got inspiration for this piece from three sources here. The first being Force Majeure by Tangerine Dream.

This piece combines elements of rock music and electronic music. With flowing rhythms and great musician ship, you are drawn into the action. Tangerine Dream are certainly an influence on me and have been for a while. There was a long 30 minute ambient piece i recorded inspired by their album “Zeit” from 1972.

The second artist who has been a big influence on this work is Jean Michel Jarre. His most recent album “Oxygene 3” and some tracks from his album “Electronica 2”.

Part 5 of the suite is highly inspired by Mike Oldfield and is even based around a sample from his “Incantations Part 2” from 10:40. I used a loop of the African percussion as a backing then build the part around that. The sampled loop will be replaced with my own drum loop which i will write based on the pattern shown here:

I did also drawn influences from Kraftwerk, Robert Miles, Pink Floyd and the Orb for this one aswell. Check out this playlist of all the inspiration tracks.

 

The Details

For the Sake of Patience (medley) (22:47)

  1. The Marsh
  2. For the Sake of Patience
  3. The Crane
  4. Tsunami
  5. Fire Dance
  6. Only as Patient as i Like to Be

Band: Klvoool                                                                                                                                  Band breakdown: Caleb Morganfield (Drums, Backing Vocal), Joseph Bagwell (Guitar, Keyboard, Bass, Vocal)

Produced by Joseph Bagwell with help from Caleb Morganfield and Callum Connah             Genre: Techno, Trance, Progressive Rock, Electronic, Ambient, Experimental, New Age.

Now For some Progress…

Over last week i managed to track vocals and re amp one of the lead guitars.

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setting up

I achieved this by setting up an amp and mikes in the voice over booth and over the dante rednet systems i recorded the re amping from Prog A. Microphones that were used were the AKG C414 condenser and Sennheiser MD441-U dynamic. Both possessing a 20hz-20khz pick up range i knew there would be no problem in getting a nice sound.

The microphones were placed together in front of the speaker cone on the guitar amp i was using, with the MD441 placed above the C414.

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Ready to record !

Sing it Loud!

Next thing i have completed is the vocals for Part 3. These were co-engineered by Callum Connah. We used the MD441 again but this time paired up with the Neumann TLM103 condenser, i chose this microphone because i knew it was very good for getting crisp clear vocal recordings.

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TLM103 and MD441 paired together in the same setup as was used for the amp microphones.

The MD441 i ran through my Presonus TubePre pre amp unit and gave a slight amount of drive and plenty of Gain. I did this to give the dynamic microphone a slight warm distortion to it.

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Presonus TubePRE pre-amp

After setting this up i decided to run the TLM103 through the Neve 8801 pre-amp / strip in the TLA control room. This was done to create a unique contrasting audio file that will be compatible with the 441 recording.

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Neve 8801

After nice vocal takes were done we decided to send the vocal tracks to a reverb to allow the vocals to have a trail rather than dead air in between lines.

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Lexicon effects unit used on vocals. 

The reverb effect will be added subtlety to the final mix.

Where from here?

Next week i hope to mix in the new vocals and guitar re amping. I also want to start just getting a basic mix overall for the piece and look into any guitar parts that may need redoing.

But Maybe i’m Ready for a new Single?

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Second single from my upcoming album is here along with it’s B-Side “Lapse”, another piece from my Nebulae Music project.

The album will hopefully be up in a few months on Spotify, iTunes and all the rest…

FIRST SINGLE IS HERE!!!

As I am not far from finishing my first album “Recluses Handbook” I decided to release a single from the album. “Weightless” is a sad song and a happy song at the same time. The Band and I all enjoy playing this one live and hope you enjoy listening to it.

The B-Side “Recluses Lament” is an ambient piece recorded under Nebulae Music. I decided to release this with “Weightless” as i felt it had a similar contrasting mix of feelings.

Hope you enjoy both the single and b-side, links down below and more to come in the future…

Download/Purchase Links

Volume III is here!!!

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Nebulae Music Volume iii is finally here folks!!!

It’s Taken me a while to complete this album, had tracks added, tracks removed and ultimately i am happy with what i have produced. Artwork this time around has been designed by Leanne Cushnie Photography.

The album will see it’s Zenapolae release by early May.

Booklet

Links