Tag Archives: Acoustic Music

‘Awakening’ Out May 20th!

Artwork - Awakening

Delighted to share that the 3rd Single from my new forthcoming studio album will be out on May 20th. ‘Awakening’ is a live-looped instrumental guitar track built up of layers of sound… With the theme of the track based in mirroring the journey of the awakening of human consciousness…

It is a total joy to play live! Check out a live studio version of the track below:

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New Album: ‘Here Now’ Celebrating Ten Years – Out Sun Oct 14th

Wilson Noble - Here Now

Hi folks, I’m excited to announce that my new album ‘Here Now’ will be out everywhere this Sunday 14th October. ‘Here Now’ is a 14 track compilation album that celebrates and spans the first ten years of my busy recording career!

From intro track ‘Pray’ recorded in a home-studio 2004 in Aberdeen to final track ‘Warmheart’ recorded at Temple Records Studios in Midlothian and released in 2014, the album celebrates and showcases the depth and variety of my first ten years in the studio and I’m very excited to share it with you!

I’ve done my best to create it as an introduction to who I am as an Artist – I know that knowing where someone comes from and where they have been gives you the best idea, sense, and sight towards where they might be going…

It’s taken a good few years to bring this one together, as I’ve been preparing my ten year catalogue for independent release, as well as studying two full-time music degree’s, and working as a freelance guitar tutor. For all of my music fans over the past ten (and more) years, thank you for all of your support, it means the world to me, and I hope you enjoy this new compilation album celebrating my first ten years.. And to any new Wilson Noble music fans I hope this album offers a great insight and introduction to who I am as an Artist, letting you see where I have been, and giving you a good idea towards where I am going..

“Here Now encompasses and brings together five separate recording sessions, captured within three regions of Scotland, and encapsulates Wilson’s conscious blend of folk-inspired acoustic singer-songwriting material. A must-have and listen for any new or existing Wilson Noble fan!”

‘Here Now’ is out everywhere October 14th!

Pre-Save the album on spotify before it drops. >>> Click Here <<<

*This album is completely independently produced*

Morning Sunrise – Art Music (New Video & Loop Soundscape)

Morning Sunrise

I’m delighted to share a new video and piece of art music. I have been working on creating soundscapes of music that capture different qualities of existence and experience, this piece titled ‘Morning Sunrise’ has been composed with the intention of capturing and emulating a natural world experience of the sun coming up in the morning. Composed during Springtime at home in the Highlands of Scotland, where after a particularly cold Winter (at least for me!), the Springtime arrived with much relief…

The piece is performed as a live-loop arrangement of solo acoustic guitar, were layers of sound are first built up to form the soundscape foundation, before an improvised melody takes the listener and performer on a journey through a Morning Sunrise…

Filmed and recorded in Perth, Scotland at Ice Breaker Studios (previously Clearwater Studios) by David MacAart and Sean Mulholland of Stone Cold Media and Vindicam Sound, during August 2018. I would like to thank David and Sean for their professionalism, hard work, and commitment to music, it was a pleasure working with them.

Stay tuned, I am looking forward to recording a new E.P. in the near future which will host ‘Morning Sunrise’ in the tracklisting.

I hope you like this new music. Thank you for all your support folks, it means the world to me!

Wilson 😉

Double – Single – Release

I experienced a prolific period of work early on in my music career and it has taken me many years to catch up with my own creative outputs, as well as to embody and come to peace with my own creative work. These two songs ‘I Will Not Accept These Beliefs’ and ‘Where in the World’ are part of a larger body of work that I am currently in process of releasing. I hope you enjoy them!

Both songs were written between 2007-2008 in Edinburgh/Scotland when I lived in a cottage on a rural estate and had began my journey as a full-time musician. I had no idea at the time where this journey was going to lead me, or know just how much would be involved… It’s been nothing short of a total rollercoaster and transformational life journey so far, I am continually amazed and overwhelmed by the past ten years of my life, and here is just a wee taste of the journey.


IWNATBI Will Not Accept These Beliefs

A mellow song of acoustic guitar and voice about questioning and rejecting mass media along with deeply embedded cultural and religious beliefs, and ultimately finding peace of mind and balance in todays world through personal empowerment.

‘I Will Not Accept These Beliefs’ was composed in Edinburgh/Scotland 2007. Recorded in a home studio Perth/Scotland 2015. Released in Inverness/Scotland 2018.

 


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‘Where in the World’ was recorded in a home studio in Edinburgh, 2009 to be part of a charity compilation album titled ‘The Sounds of Green Tara’ for the Tibetan ‘Green Tara’ charity. The song is about spiritual questioning and searching for a sense of place both culturally and in human incarnated form.

The song was recorded by Neil Craig in Edinburgh/Scotland 2009 at his then mobile recording studio, along with friend and musician Scott Young providing claves as percussion.


Lyrics

I will Not Accept These Beliefs

I wake up to see this world
This beautiful place
I’m here in my body my soul and I can feel the sun on my face

But I cant believe the news today I cant believe these lies
Keep spreading like widfire in people lives
I cant believe this is happening I wont accept deceit
These lies these wars this hypocrisy

I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs

But I can see them for what they are just tools so you can see the light
Just relative energy formations these crimes you see without the dark there is no light
Without up where’s down there is no love without fear in fact they are one in the same
We can transcend this we will ascend this time our freedom our birthright it waits
Unlock the door see visions so clear follow your sacred path away from these lies
From these lies

I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs
I will not accept these beliefs


Where in the World

I woke up in this world oh this world this world today
I’ve been trying to understand it well I guess I will be here
For a while for a while
But that’s ok thats ok that’s ok with me that’s ok with me

But there’s still one question burns in my mind
Where on earth where else could I have woken up if not here
Is there more much more more than this I am sure that there is

But then why waste time wondering if there is more when all around is enough
Well I guess my appetite is just a little strong today
I feel this deep longing inside to go home
To go home

Where in the world where in the world would you go
Where in the world where in the world would you go if you
If you were me


Purchase/Stream (Click on links)

I Will Not Accept These Beliefs       Where in the World


 

Track Info

I Will Not Accept These Beliefs

Music and Lyrics composed and arranged by Wilson Noble PRS
Wilson Noble: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Recorded by Wilson Noble 2015.
Mixed by Wilson Noble 2015.
Mastered by Landr 2016.

Artwork: Wilson Noble 2018.

Copyright 2015-2018 Twin Soul Music / Wilson Noble

Where in the World

Music and Lyrics composed and arranged by Wilson Noble PRS
Wilson Noble: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Scott Young: Percussion

Recorded by Neil Craig 2009.
Mixed by Neil Craig 2009.
Mastered by Landr 2016.

Artwork: Wilson Noble 2018.

Copyright 2009-2018 Twin Soul Music / Wilson Noble

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2006 What is & where is album released

Final Cover - Bandcamp Size‘What is & Where is’ is a collection of songs recorded in Aberdeen/Scotland 2006 after a nine month travel experience in Australia and South East Asia.

The songs are a mixture of mellow folk inspired tracks, upbeat acoustic blues rock tracks, acoustic guitar instrumentals, spoken word and songs with world music influences.

“At the age of 25 I went travelling throughout Eastern Australia and South East Asia. The songs, music and poetry you hear on this album are a direct result from that journey and what was such a life-changing time for me and so full of inspiration.

When I returned to my then hometown in Aberdeen/Scotland, with the help of musician friends, we set about recording this album”

Listen to the album in its entirety here.

‘What is & Where is’ was a group effort of friends and family in Aberdeenshire/Scotland, each contributing skills, musicianship and support.

From the recording of the album we went on to create a six-piece folk rock band that performed many of the songs from this album, including performances at ‘Breemie Midsummer Festival, June 2006 – Aberdeenshire/Scotland’ ‘The Blue Lamp, Sep & Nov 2006 – Aberdeen/Scotland’ and an album launch at ‘The Lemon Tree, January 2007 – Aberdeen/Scotland’. The album went on to become a firm favourite with Wilson’s father & mother who at the time became his biggest fans!

*Below is a collection of photograph’s of ‘Who are the Band’ from some of the different performances aforementioned.

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‘What is & Where is’ was recorded and mixed in a home studio over a six month period in 2006, and then finally mastered in 2016.

Purchase/Listen to the album in its entirety here

Video Interview – Jan 2018

Had a really nice time at North Highland College in Alness/Scotland (Highlands) last month being interviewed and recorded by two music students for a Monthly Podcast.

One of the music students ‘Ryan Raymond’ captured our interview on camera and has created the the video interview below.

In it we talk about my musical influences, background, guitar playing, song meanings, use of equipment and all round musical happenings in the land of Mr Noble (that’s me!).

As well as this we capture two separate live performances of two of my newest songs, both of which use live looping arrangements throughout the compositions. The first one is my song ‘Home‘, which is a devotional song about partnership and finding, building and nurturing a sense of Home with your significant other. The second song ‘Awakening‘ is a guitar instrumental that utilises the building of live arrangements and improvisation.

I really enjoyed my time at the College and had a lot of fun recording and being interviewed by the students. They held such an open friendly and professional space (Cheers guys!).

Hit play and check out the Video Above ^

January Podcast with North Highland College UHI (Recording + Interview)

Happy to share I visited North Highland College in Alness/Scotland earlier this month to record a couple of songs and take part in an interview for a January podcast that some of the music students were creating for their coursework.

I had one tutor and two students working with me for the podcast. It was a really nice experience, very relaxed and professional. We all worked hard and managed to record two songs in the studio and carry out an interview all in the space of 4 hours. I was very happy with the working environment and made to feel really at ease.

Above are pictures from my time in the studio.

I brought in my loop pedal (Boss RC-1) and recorded one song ‘Home’ and one instrumental ‘Awakening’. We captured both of these as live recordings and overdubbed just one part, a shaker as extra percussion on my song ‘Home’. It was really interesting to hear how a live-set using my live-looping arrangements was going to turn out in the studio as I’d never done this before and alongside this I’ve never recorded ‘Home’ before so all in all some new experiences for me.

Alongside this we recorded an interview for the podcast, audio student ‘Ryan Raymond’ interviewed me asking questions about my songs, equipment, influences, and all round questions on what I’m up to as a musician/singer-songwriter. It was a great experience and I enjoyed sharing it all, this was Ryan’s first ever interview and I reckon he did really well!

You can listen to the final podcast here:

Alignment – New Video for a New Year!

Happy New Year folks!  –  here we go into 2018…

For the new year yesterday I published a new video for my recent release ‘Alignment’. Alignment is a very mellow and meditative song of acoustic guitar + vocal.

I recorded this song in my home studio in Perth/Scotland 2015 (between my kitchen and hallway) after having it on the back burner for a number of years. Performed only a handful of times over the years, I composed Alignment back in 2007 whilst I was living in Edinburgh/Scotland – it was part of a new wave of inspiration, and songs I was composing from that time. Finally Alignment was mastered in 2016 whilst I was living in Elgin/Scotland – this song has had a tour in itself!

Alignment – Video

The video – you can watch below – was filmed whilst visiting family for Christmas on Dec 25th 2015 at Fraserburgh Beach in the North-East of Scotland.

On a calm winters day whilst out walking on the beach I was pleasantly surprised just how calm it was for a winters day and also how quiet it was, given it was Christmas day. Feeling inspired, I sat and filmed this footage on an ipad propped up on my rucksack to try and get a good angle. I had a feeling I would synchronise the footage with one of my songs but didn’t know which one it would be at the time. Just over a year and half later in 2017 I decided to synchronise my track alignment with the video footage, and here it is below!

I am really happy with how it turned out, I enjoy its simplicity…. and the independent music endevour it took for me to put it together. This is the first track where I have done every single element of its creation and release barring just one, the only aspect I never personally completed was mastering the recording.


Alignment is track four of Wilson Noble’s album ‘Here Now’
‘Here Now’ is out everywhere – Purchase/Stream >>> Click Here <<<

John Smith support slot @TheDrouthyCobbler 5th Oct 2017

IMG_3705Had an excellent time supporting John Smith on his European/UK tour last night in Morayshire’s city of Elgin at the nice wee homely venue of The Drouthy Cobbler

I knew it would be a sensitive, listening environment so I opted for a mellow stripped back set of acoustic guitar and voice. I selected to play five original songs with guitar and voice, and one guitar instrumental using loops to end – no poetry or Celtic Fingerstyle guitar from me last night!

It was a total pleasure of a venue to perform at, all staff were very professional, welcoming, and warm. The sound was excellent and sound-team likewise – I would highly recommend it. It’s not always you receive such quality professionalism in this industry!

My good lady managed to capture a wee bit of the soundcheck on Facebook Live. Check out the video below – this is 40 mins before performance time, soundchecking for my last song (the one looped instrumental). Cheers to Phil the sound engineer for providing a quality sound!

– Soundcheck –


The audience was lovely and very receptive in a 60 capacity tables and chairs seated venue, the lights were down and the place was silent – a joy to perform. For my set I performed songs: Mother – Old Man – Pilgrim – Home – Heartspace – Awakening. We managed to capture the last four songs live-streamed on Facebook Live. Check them out below!

– Performance (last four songs)

It was very interesting to perform as I’d rehearsed and performed some my songs in different keys for the first time. I’ve been finding since recording some of these songs 10 years ago! that my voice has changed. I took ‘Old Man’ up a tone, ‘Pilgrim’ up two tones, and ‘Home’ down a tone and a half. It was great to hear these adapations in a live setting and experience the audience reaction (which thankfully was positive!).

John Smith’s concert which followed was truly excellent. A full house of beautiful songs, varied in set, and use of instrument(s). John was as warm and welcoming as his audience, his music and performance reminded me why I love music the way I do… Thank you John!

Overall a great experience at The Drouthy Cobbler in Elgin. Thank you John Smith, The Drouthy Cobbler, and Beyond Presents for having us.

We’re looking forward to the return visit!

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Wilson Noble – Suzanne Eggins