I take a real pleasure in sweeping around the house: the kitchen, living room, the front porch. Maybe it’s the repetitive process that leads to the satisfying outcome/objective of accumulated things (dust, grit, leaves, etc.) Incidentally, I utterly LOATHE leafblowers - they’re lazy and a sonic horror. Typically, I’ll only sweep in short bursts, so this is why the track is about a minute and a half in duration.
If I’m listening to music in the background, it could be anything, but my preference would be something quite discrete (with little repetitions or motifs) that sits in the background, like Eno’s ambient work or the small music of Miki Yui or Rolf Julius.
My composition is derived from the single 1/8 note pulse of Ableton ‘African Bars’, with the note subsequently processed through filters, a glitch plugin, and a couple of busses with delay and grainy modulation applied.