from a book of Uyghur melodies
Till The Bells Bring Us Home
High-energy synths and percussion with intertwining, anthemic melodies. (My love of Rush probably shows but it's a pretty straightforward tune.)
This was a fun one to make. Basically one improvised take on a MIDI keyboard which is hooked up to 3 synths and drum machine, with a pad from a 4rd synth going on in the background. Piano and noise-wave crashes were added afterwards. Using the JX-8P as a bass synth for the first time and gotta say....not too shabby!!!!!! [more inside]
Electronics with some guitars that really need to be re-recorded but this had already taken too much time. [more inside]
Just mucking about with Audacity, playing with sliders and buttons and numbers. This is a 3-minute slow-motion loop of the Gap Band, Dif Juz, and PJ Harvey, all noodled up and sludged out and ready for your next terrifying bout of sleep paralysis.
Some chiptune dnb* played on an sms** and an snes***, both midi controlled. [more inside]
Analog synth rap beat!!
Slowly mutating chords and voice [more inside]
All-analog synthpop song with live bass/drums/vox [more inside]
08 - crickets tell the temperature - vampire deer
"but they didn't do their repetoire for long" - that's the last song for now - thanks for listening
If I Can (You Can Too)
A pretty simple dance tune. I borrowed (well, adapted) a melody, I admit - but it was a 4/4 melody crying out to be in 3/4, and I wanted to set it right. This is track 2/5 on the Hellish EP.
Got an Arturia Keystep which means I can now program sequences on the JX-8P and baby it is a game changer!!!!!! Marimba sounds are from the Roland SC-88 which is MIDI'd up to the JX-8P as well.
2 analogs synth looping together. Experimenting with CV connectivity to create syncopation.
07 - sunflower year - vampire deer
last year was strange and disturbing and this year's no better
06 happy ever after - vampire deer
stuck ranting in a post-modern fairy tale
05 through my window - vampire deer
a hymn of burned out apathy
A granular synth piece fed by a crunchy field recording. [more inside]
04 golden hole - vampire deer
the golden hole is in the median of hall rd, between utica and sterling heights, which is a horrendously busy section of northern detroit suburbia - locals are more specific about what kind of hole it is but i will refrain from crudeness - i would really hate to deliver stuff around there, which i think this song is about
03 everything's under control - vampire deer
either than or we're totally incompetent and nobody wants to believe that
Spanish guitar plus electronics
02 lost and dazed - vampire deer
history is so interesting unless you're living it
Found sound from Weegee with gentle synth accompaniment [more inside]
01 can't get away from the smog - vampire deer
i wrote this when i was 16 or 17 - funny how things haven't changed - it's the 1st of 8 songs - the album's name is crickets tell the temperature
Entrance Music for the Billionaire Techbro's Throneroom
(for an Imaginary, Low-Budget Cyberpunk Movie)
Upbeat melodic Euro-trance style tune with big hooks - should get you to put your hands up and/or your foot down. Check out the video here. [more inside]
Jharkhand Assembly - The Descent Part II
Excerpt from the extended Drone Poem, Heavy Storyteller Suite. [more inside]
In a Bomb
A noisy piece derived from a vibraphone sample. [more inside]
Refuge in the boughs of the ancient oaks
way more fantasy/forest synth than dungeon synth this time for sure, but the story continues. might have hit the idea of a lullaby too hard on the nose. [more inside]
A Broken Clock on a Starlit Beach
Mostly electronic. An increasingly oppressive cloud of ambience over a basic beat.
The Sound of Carrying On No Matter How Terrible It Gets
The latest Junto prompt asks you to do something out of tune, so I put my phone next to my amp and started recording myself playing these two riffs and detuning the A string every so often.
Solo Spanish guitar
This is a piece for (synth) strings, trumpet, and drums. [more inside]
Kind of an LCD Soundsystem vibe
Trying out a new piece of gear, the Roland AD-10 which I used on the acoustic guitar and double bass [more inside]
Arps: Roland SC-88 Chords: Roland JX-8P Drums: Korg S3 Bass: Korg Monologue
been listening to lots of Sun-El Musician and wanted to do some marimba loops
Downtempo electronic patterns [more inside]
130 stories high (remix)
another from the breakbeat archives [more inside]
On a Night Like This
Got inspired by hearing the Los Lobos cover of the song on KUVO and liked it so much I cut a demo. [more inside]
What is the Precise Nature of the Catastrophe?
No guitars. Clumsy and doomy EDM. [more inside]