‘Dogsolitude_uk’ is the digital project name used by Gavin Holmes, a music producer and web developer based in the East of England. He has ten years experience of web development, ad has been composing electronic music on-and-off since the days of OctaMed in the early 1990s. He also has a deep love of nature, art, mathematics, philosophy, the nature of consciousness and technology.
There are many different meditative practices to be found in Buddhism, Yoga, or even in your local Mindfulness classes. The Metta Bhavana is one that is taught at my local Buddhist Centre, and its purpose is the cultivation (‘Bhavana’) of compassion and kindness (‘Metta’).
You’ll find this porcupine-warming tale on many inspirational websites, and it has been widely shared on Twitter. It’s essentially a reformulation of Schopenhauer’s “Hedgehogs’ Dilemma”, which poses the question: how can we manage to live together and function as a family unit, a social unit or society, when we inadvertently hurt each other?
If you’re staying off alcohol for whatever reason, the options in restaurants and pubs are usually quite poor: single note, sugar-packed acidic drinks like Coke or fruit juice. I’ve been investigating alternatives, and Seedlip Garden 108 was one of the most interesting.
AVA EP – Work in Progress
“AVA EP” is the forthcoming EP from Dogsolitude_uk. This project is inspired by the analogue synthesiser works of Vangelis and Jarre, the minimal compositions of Philip Glass and retro-scifi film soundtracks.
Dogsolitude_uk’s “IXION EP” arose during a dark time of year, from experiments with glitches, static, high frequencies and granular synthesis. As production progressed it evolved a more conventional shape, eventually growing into the melancholy chimera of industrial/house/glitch you have before you.
“IXION EP” was released on June 20th, 2016
Verdant Equinox EP
Dogsolitude_uk’s “Verdant Equinox EP” grew from a personal experiment in electronic music composition started in the Summer of 2013 and ending in Summer 2014.
Combining fuzzy, distorted bass lines, mathematically-generated sound-textures, and influences from genres as diverse as chillout, 90’s ambient house, industrial, dubstep and jazz, this collection represents a selection of pieces produced by Dogsolitude_uk that explore the themes of Summer, technology, nature and spirit.
“Verdant Equinox EP” was released on Sunday 21st September: the Autumnal Equinox.