A short journey between the stars
I love evolving a feeling or a story out of feedback. This uses the free DFX Transverb plug with Ableton Live, where I set up various send channels to feed on and eventually destroy each other.
Breaks + strings + wurlitzer + Rumsfeld = Sleep City Metalworkers
Pawn shop accordion 303 twiddlin' attention-deficit toytown junglism. Yes, it uses the amen break unapologetically, but it was '98 and I was too young to realize how played it was. Hope you enjoy it.
A sketch of a sunny, bouncy ambient-ish track I Fruitylooped a month or so ago. I may actually completely rewrite it, or something similar, now I have access to a Jupiter 8, and can take my Boards Of Canada / Kraftwerk thieveries to more convincing levels....
Just one of many abandoned jam / wank sessions. This particular one with a Drum and Bass flare. Mostly an exercise in intro wankery. Good chunk of a body that was intended to be built upon/deconstructed...maybe one day.
It's not strictly a 3/4 waltz, but its steel drums help it sweep gracefully across the floor...
Recorded on my Kawai K-4 synthesizer when I was about 22 and deep in my "new age" phase. I still have about 100 copies of this tape, shrinkwrapped, packed away somewhere...
Jamming on a keyboard, with a few patterns running around in the back
Another mic in track track, built around an audio love letter sent to some girl named Holly. You can hear the original letter (done in two takes) at the above link. Look for "I Love You Holly"; it's about two-thirds the way down the list.
A sleepy ride on a tram in pre-reunification Dresden, waking with sudden clarity
This is the opening song from my Comfort Stand EP, "mic in track," consisting of songs created from anonymous personal recordings that were (unwittingly) shared on p2p networks. You can hear many more examples on my homepage. I used FruityLoops (FL Studio) to make the music, GoldWave to make the samples, and AudioGnome (primarily) to find the original mic in tracks.
Shakuhachi player meets Roberta Flack, Redd Foxx and John Wilbye in a bar. "for if one flaming dart come from her eye, was never dart so sharp, ah, then you die, you die."
this is a track from my old band noumena... instrumental and moody. give it a listen and if you like you can download a lot more (for free) here: ohler homepage. Note: a lot of people say that they like to make out to this song.
A trip into the mind of Francis E. Dec, Esq.
This is an experiment in audio loss. The idea: If you destroy audio with low-bitrate encoding, how far do you have to go before it no longer sounds like a badly encoded song, but something intriguing again? [more info]
harsh noise directly inspired by an ISO of Microsoft Office (salaryman track #21)
Spooky beats, sharpened knives, with a madman on that ol' church organ.
Meener meener meener ambient earthlings!
From my for-fun band, The Loqol Boiz. When people talk about "experimental music", this is a good example of what they are referring to. The song tells a story -- can you divine it?
Members of the public were invited to bring a non-musical object to a drop-in recording session. We recorded them making a noise with their thing ('things' included carrots, an umbrella, false teeth, keys, photoflash, adding machine, pints of beer), and then the next day I did an improvised gig using only the collected sounds as source material. This is an excerpt from the gig.
Oozing, loving, beatless
A big machine is rolling up behind you in the dark. Creepy ambience.