RDR Jose Gonzales – Far Away

Jose Gonzalez - Far Away Sound Wave Art
Jose Gonzalez - Far Away Sound Wave Art
Veneer wave Jose Gonzalez – Far Away Sound Wave Art

Red Dead redemption 2 by Rockstar Games is out soon – I am certainly not alone in being crazy excited to pull on my cowboy boots and get back into my stetson hat.

The sound design and soundtrack to Red Dead Redemption were pitch perfect. The drums, trumpets, whistles, grunts, lingering guitars and rattles…. pefectly emulate the ‘spaghetti western’ sound that Ennio Morricone composed in clasics of the 1960’s

One of my all time musical moments in gaming is in Red Dead Redemption, when the main protagonist, John Marston, makes his way into Mexico.

As you set off on your horse, the stunning track by José González, fades in. The song is Far Away. Trecking south, with a bright orange sunset and this song playing just blew me away. It was unexpected and in 35 years of gaming, I don’t think I have ever been caught so much ‘in the moment’.

Jose Gonzales is a fantastic musician… A Swedish/Argentinian folk singer. His songs are usually just him and his guitar, but his sound is like no other. I would definitely reccomend checking him out, if you haven’t already.

The cover art from Jose Gonzales first studio album, Veneer, is my inspiration for this Sound Wave Art. I have searched to no avail, to find the artist who creates his covers, so I have to assume that he sketches them himself.
If someone out there knows for sure, let me know.

 

Personalised Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk
Veneer style will be available to purchase soon.

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Synthwave Art

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Recently re-watched the movie ‘Drive’  I love this movie on so many levels.

The sound track is also one of the best ever in my opinion. One of my favourite scenes is the drive down the aquaduct with Carey Mulligan falling in love with Ryan Gosling. It’s a sweet scene and the music fits perfectly.
The song playing is College & Electric Youth – real Human Being.
The majority of the soundtrack (Mostly by Cliff Martinez) is heavy electric synths and atmospheric beats. His music is always evocative, and perfectly fitted to each scene.

This has however, led me to delve head first into more synthwave music.

The retro-futuristic sound of synthwave has really hit home with me. It takes me back to the 80’s… a time when the future was exciting… something to look forward to… a place with fast cars, neon lights and mirrored shades.

Okay, so the 80’s had a weird view of the future, but through movies, cartoons, music and games it instilled wonder and excitement in me as a child.

Sadly, the real future hasn’t quite lived up to the promise.

In my retro-future inspired state, I have created Synthwave inspired Soundwave art of ‘Real Human Being’. Hope you all like it.

 

Personalised Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk
Synthwave style is an option for any song you like. Just ask for this style when you order

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Mod Sound Wave Art

 

Awesome ‘Mod Art’ style available now at my Sound Wave Art store. Created from any song, I can create and print an awesome and unique piece of art for any room, or any occassion.

All art is created by myself and proofed via email for approval

Easily commission your art from any song at my art site monowaveart.co.uk

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Iggy Pop Sound Wave Art

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A few years ago, I was encouraged to try my hand at a bit of surfing. The idea of getting into the icy waters of the North Sea, made my more than hesitant. Tynemouth was the venue.

After struggling to get into a misfitting borrowed wet-suit, I tentatively entered the water with a battered, old board.

It was a beautiful summer evening but the water was far from warm. After my paddle out, I rapidly warmed up. Surprisingly, wet-suits keep you really warm – Phew!
I spent the next couple of hours surfing in on waves after they had broken… It was awesome…. The surf seed had been sown.

Not long after, I purchased a wet-suit and began scouring the web for my own surf board. I lucked out, and found someone selling an 8ft 6 mini mal, not far from me. I got in touch, negotiated a deal, and was soon the owner of a beautiful red and black custom made board.

As I drove my pride and joy home, I turned on the radio, only to be treated to Iggy Pop singing Passenger. My board was immediately named Iggy as a result… Perfect.
My Iggy Pop Sound Wave Art was inspired by this awesome track, and by his amazing album ‘Skull Ring’. Although Passenger is not on that album, it is still infinitely awesome.

Personalised Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk

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The Stone Roses – Made Of Stone Sound Wave Art

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The Stone Roses Made of Stone Sound Wave Art

The Stone Roses are one of the greatest bands out of Manchester ever. As a teenager I just loved the whole Indie, Madchester sound. My cassette of The Stone Roses was probably the music most played album shoved into my ‘off brand’ (phony) walkman.

Pretty much all of the tracks from their self titled first album,  still stand the test of time. A modern masterpiece (If you can call 1989 modern). The combination of John Squire’s guitars, Mani’s bass, Reni’s drums and of course Ian Brown’s vocals were perfect.

The first time around, I was a little too young and naive to catch them when they played at Whitley Bay Ice Rink. I did however finally get to see them in one of their homecoming shows, at Heaton Park Manchester. 80,000 people in a field (in the rain), to see one of the greatest bands ever assembled was an experience I will never want to forget.

My Sound Wave Art based on Made of Stone, uses the iconic lemon as a main focus, with the waveform hugging the rind. Of course the original lemon is a little more grimey with it’s harsh black overlay. I wanted a more subtle cleaner, up to date look so kept the colour palette a little fresher.

Personalised Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk

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Underworld – Born Slippy Trainspotting Sound Wave Art

I recently went to see the sequel to one of my all time favourite films, Trainspotting. Not as good as the original but it’s still worth a watch.

Trainspotting was based on the novel by the amazing Scottish author, Irvine Welsh. When I read Trainspotting way back in 1995 I was instantly a fan of his style. I honestly thought a movie could not do justice to the book. Fortunately it was directed by arguably the best director of recent years, Danny Boyle. The movie… and it’s sound track are still iconic over 20 years later (Damn, that makes me feel old).

I could have chosen so many amazing songs from the soundtrack as a tribute… but in the end it just had to be Born Slippy by Underworld. One of the greatest, booming dance tracks ever.

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Underworld – Born Slippy

Personalised Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk

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The Beach Boys – God Only Knows Sound Wave Art

Pet Sounds was the eleventh studio album by The Beach Boys. The album is crammed full of classics, even so, one track stands out head and shoulders above the rest… God Only Knows.
For it’s time in 1966, the production of this track is amazing. Some songs age over time, God Only Know’s just keeps getting better.

Please enjoy my Sound Wave Art inspired by the song. Although not a style available on my shop site yet, please get in touch if you’d like a personalised song created in this original style.

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The Beach Boys – God Only Knows Sound Wave Art framed

Personalised Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk

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The Beach Boys – God Only Knows Title
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The Beach Boys – God Only Knows Detail

 

David Bowie Blackstar Sound Wave Art

David Bowie was arguably one of the most influential artists of the last fifty years. As a musician, he never settled on a style and was always willing to experiment. He faced so much criticism for his range of styles, but mostly what he did was way ahead of his time.

When he passed away in 2016 it was one of of the greatest losses of musical talent I have seen in my life time. In an age of instant fame and reality TV stars, we will never likely see his kind again.

My Blackstar art is a tribute to Bowie and his titular track from his final amazing album.

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David Bowie – Blackstar Sound Wave Art
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Bowie Blackstar – Bottom
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Bowie Blackstar Close Up
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Bowie Blackstar Sound Wave Art
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Bowie Blackstar Close Up

 

 

 

 

 

Personalised Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk

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Radial Sound Wave Art – Stairway To Heaven

Some Friday Waveform fun to kick off the weekend. Radial Sound Wave art created from Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven.
Every Sound Wave is Unique, Every song has it’s own individual signature waveform.

Radial wave was created initially in Adobe Photoshop and as I required clean, crisp lines it was finalised in Illustrator.

This style is not available on my shop website ‘yet’ but if you’d like me to create an art print of a particular song just get in touch. It could be the perfect personalised gift for someone special.

Custom Sound Wave art can be commissioned at my art site monowaveart.co.uk
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Led Zeppelin Radial Wave Art Print
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Full Led Zeppelin Print
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Raw Sound Wave – Each Row = 2 minutes
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Radial Wave Detail

 

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