Bells beach

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Alternate names are always the hardest. Even if many people know your music, if you use a different name you might as well be anybody, and nobody notices. Labels are reluctant to release music from nameless artists, even if the artists behind it are well-known (in my case this doesn't apply, it's just an example as I've heard this from multiple other artists as well as from my own experience). In the end, it seems like they just want more of the same. There's always the possibility to release it yourself, but selling them are just as difficult, and the threat of vanity weighs in - or maybe the music just sucks? Well, it was fun anyway.

This is an album I made with the Roland MC-202 Microcomposer, partly while I was on tour with Miko in Australia, with field recordings from Australia, and while I was touring in Europe with Christoph Heemann, where I used the MC-202 for duo performances as Hollywood Dream Trip and for one solo show in Frankfurt. While the music is similar to what I have done with Celer, using the sequencer-based instrument was a new way, and I thought the name fit the project better. Besides, when Miko and I were in Australia, driving the Great Ocean Road, there were scores of bikers roaring down the highways. When we stopped in the hills, overlooking the ocean and the forest canopy, the engines still roared in the distance.

- Will Long, July 2015

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released July 19, 2015


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Celer is Will Long, an American artist living in Japan.

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