Ian Naismith

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Ian Naismith (born in 1963) is a prolific composer, musician and surreal guitarist based in Texas and Florida. His music is deeply rooted in the style of ethno ambient which combines various influences of ethnic music and ambient music. He is also a follower of the "Fourth World" musical style which blends ancient/acoustic with the modern/technological. Other influences of progressive rock, jazz fusion, field recordings, and Musique concrète are prominent. He uses an unusual style of production by recording each take only once, thus giving each release a live improvisational setting. He also employs many different instruments around the world and recording settings to color the music. There is also a broad experimentation of polyrhythms and scales including tunings of equal temperament, just intonation, and brain neural oscillation tonalities. Technologically, there is extensive manipulating of impulse response, signal processing, granular synthesis, fractal sound, and data bending.

Discography[edit]

  • 2014 Datasapiens
  • 2014 Nyingmapa ( Ambient India & Tibet 2 )
  • 2013 Deepest Blue
  • 2012 Jupiteroctopi
  • 2012 Hypnoforce
  • 2012 Last Light
  • 2012 Amphibialien
  • 2011 Medicating The Shaman
  • 2011 Blue Fusion
  • 2011 Zxotica
  • 2011 Otherworldly Natural
  • 2010 Under Canopy
  • 2009 Isbre: Fragments For Possible Orchestra
  • 2009 Mankiala Stupa Aura (Ambient India & Tibet 1)
  • 2009 Curved Infinity
  • 2007 X
  • 2005 Sea Sure (Aquatic III)
  • 2004 Spirit Amalgam
  • 2003 Subterranean Flame
  • 2003 Webcloning (Aquatic II)
  • 2002 Voyage Exotique
  • 2002 Galaxy Collisions
  • 2001 Requiem For A Spy (Aquatic I)
  • 2001 Forgotten & Imminent
  • 2001 Earthwaves

Featured guest[edit]

  • 2006 Out: 17 Modern Guitarists Salute Derek Bailey Compilation of the avant guitar collective Kronosonic
  • 2004 Sixteen Days In The Gulf Of Silence Compilation of the avant guitar collective Kronosonic
  • 2002 The PRC Sampler Compilation of the Progressive Rock Collectors group

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