Yes, I have to confess: I’m a texture lover. I love visual textures meant for graphic design as well as audio texture sounds. I love their abstract nature, I love the space they’re providing, the promise of creating, the potential to use them for something great or let them stand alone like a zen garden. They provide great wallpapers and backgrounds for pictures and sounds alike. They let you focus.
While looking at them / hearing them I love especially to change the point of view from “far away” (homogenous, uniform, consistent, maybe a bit boring) to “really close” (recognizing the subtle changes, the small differences, the variations, the unique spikes standing out, the surprise). Awesome!
Drawback is that you have to take the time to recognize the small things in the big picture, making room for them. I don’t have the nerve for this all the time (another confession). I know that a lot of viewer/listeners don’t have it either or don’t want to, looking for more BANG!NOW!NEXT!-material and not for stuff eating up their precious time/attention. Right time, right place.
So, for your inspiration and information some links to textures and wallpapers I like and love:
- Distorted Reality (Part 1 & Part 2): Too cool to be true. Sampling CDs from Spectrasonics. If you watched MTV trailers in the 80ies/90ies you heard these sounds. Great stuff even after all this time.
- Absynth virtual Synth: If you’re into abstract sound you have to check this. Done by Native Instruments. Check out the videos and the demo track and you’ll know what I mean.
- Clicks’n’Cuts: Check out Jan Jelinek‘s albums, like Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records or La Nouvelle Pauvreté. Or try a sampler like this one. They may sound strange on your first try, but hold on. I think it’s worth it.
Graphic Textures / Wallpapers
- love textures
Does this confession let me go to hell? Comments, please.