1 Year in solitary retreat (A variation on Desert Island Discs)

You’re given the opportunity to spend 1 year living in a cabin on a mountainside, alone.

Assuming your basic needs are provided for,
you can also choose a total of 5 items from among the following categories:
Books, Records, Musical Instruments (there is power and a turntable :slight_smile: )

What would you take?

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5 from each or 5 total?

Good question.

5 total
(not 15) :wink:

Take Octatrack and be done with it. :smiley:

Given the luxury of five choices, and taking at least one from each category:
Record - Tilt by Scott Walker
Book - The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (always kept starting to read it)
Instruments - Octatrack, Matriarch, Prophet 6

Might replace one of the synths with a laptop or piano but somehow those feel like pushing it.

So when are we leaving? :wink:

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Is there a sound system in this cabin? Cuz, if so- 2 OT’s, MnM, AH and Computer running Bitwig.

OT
Upright piano (if transport allows, otherwise nylon string acoustic guitar)
A good mic
Metallica - S&M (for the drunken nights)
David Byrne - How Music Works (I’ve had this for years but still haven’t read it)

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Record: the wiggles
Book: green eggs and ham
Instrument: kalimba, conga, kazoo

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It took me the best part of 3 years to read the 3 volumes of ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ , well worth it though, both gruelling and life-affirming at the same time.

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ah yes, the record player comes with an amplifier with a line-in :wink:

I’ve had enough wiggles for 4 years to allow for the ear-worms to take care of this one, only this morning whilst grating some apple for the kids I found myself singing “Fruit salad, yummy yummy” :smiley:

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OT + field recorder + DN + guitar + my Adam A8X
Harari’s Sapiens or a book on medicinal herbs and mushrooms.
AFX’s Syro

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Guitar
Camera
Audio Recorder (Mixpre Zoom ie)
Effects board
Journal / Laptop

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my basic need is to leave my life with others. we are not made to be alone!

Books:
Necronomicon - The Best Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft.
Jerusalem - Alan Moore

Instruments:
Octatrack
Lyra 8

Record:
NTS sessions - Autechre

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indeed!

You mean the opposite, right? :wink:

Oh yes, indeed : I’d rather get blank paper and pens!!

Music gear:

Contact mic
DOD death metal pedal
Octatrack
Good headphones

Book: gravity’s rainbow by thomas pynchon

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So, joining in then…

Book:
The Lord of The Rings Trilogy (never read it, but I appreciate having the archetypes awakened)

Music: ‘And their refinement of the Decline’ by Stars of The Lid

Instruments:
Octatrack
Field Recorder
Kalimba

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Fun…

Book… that’s tough, but if just choosing one i think Lord of the Rings, a combination of something comforting and familiar, but deep enough to re-read 2 or 3 times in the year.

Record, Sylva by Snarky Puppy/Metropole Orkeste… some fantastic solos, some lovely moog playing, and a piano solo i could listen to forever.

Instruments - Ensoniq EPS and Zoom H5. That plus sampling the album above/whatevers laying around, along with the EPS sequencer and its expressive polyphonic aftertouch keybed is probably enough to occupy me musically for a whole year.

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MacBook Pro
iPhone
Donald Knuth: The Art of Computer Programming
Octatrack
Manuel Göttsching E2E4

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