1. Exquisite Tweets from @calamateur

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    Commencing 1st listen through of @solobasssteve 's new album. Had it on in the background this week but listening properly now #longtimefan

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    Andrew Howie

    1st track, 'One Year Afloat'- lovely melodic hook. Sounds like an instrumental version of a singer-songwriter track #nobadthing

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    Solo bass music can bring to mind thoughts of self indulgent wankery, but Steve's music is nothing like that. Think ambient & beautiful.

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    Track 2: 'Travelling North' - brooding, thoughtful, great distortion.

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    Track 3 of @solobasssteve 's new album 'Small Marvels' - beautifully layered loops with some lovely delays going on.

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    Track 4: This Merican Life - proper screwed up ambient & noisy soundtrack-ish soundscape stuff.... if music can be both ambient & noisy :-)

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    Currently tweeting my way through @solobasssteve 's new album '11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything', out May 18th. Amazing stuff.

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    Track 6, the wonderfully titled 'I Will Fix it Tonight by Dining on Artichokes' - glitchy, stop-start electronica. Except on the bass :-)

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    Track 7, 'I Could Get Used to This' - fantastic lazy distorted tremolo. Would love to see him play this one live. #needtohostahouseconcert

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    Usually I can guess as to how @solobasssteve is making strange noises on his bass, but on 'Moon Landing on What' I'm pretty baffled...

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    ...which makes sense seeing as how it was inspired by Duncan Jones' amazing film 'Moon'.

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    Track 9, 'The Time it Takes' - an improvisation recorded live which gets *VERY DARK* towards the end. Love that menacing ambient growl :-)

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    Track 10, 'Minor Miracles - this one jumped out at me while on in the background this week. Probably my favourite track, for the moment...

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    ... hints of U2, a great chord progression... more reminiscent of 'Passengers' (U2 & Eno) actually. Again... #nobadthing

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    I should probably used a hashtag for all these tweets. Oh well... with the last track about to start there's not really a lot of point :-)

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    Last track 'Nothing Can Prepare' - Beautiful ambient piece with some gorgeously filtered distortion halfway through. Classic @solobasssteve

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    '11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything' by @solobasssteve out May 18th. I'll be buying it, even though I got a free copy. #tehawesome

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