The Dangers of Buying an Older House

October 31, 2008 12:49 PM

A moody composition on behalf of the things in our new house that very much want us to know we were there first. Happy Halloween!

I've never really done something quite like this before, and it was a lot of fun putting it together. Viva the music challenges, which I've been failing to live up to for too long now.

We haven't actually noticed any ghosts or geists or misc. paranormal citizenry in the house since we moved in, but I did my best to make up for it by getting as much ambient house audio on this as possible. Also: pots-and-wooden-spoons percussion.

posted by cortex (7 comments total)

That went in a surprising direction there in the middle! Well done on finding a medium between uplifting/creepy/pace. And then it all tumbles inwards at the end as you realize you're trapped in the house. The wooden spoons are fuller than I would expect.

I'm listening again.
posted by Corduroy at 1:03 PM on October 31, 2008

Ha! That's neat. Good job.
posted by uncleozzy at 3:57 PM on October 31, 2008


Can't really say much else about it. Excellent theme.
posted by dagosto at 4:44 PM on October 31, 2008

*hands The Cortices a small plant*
Felicitations on the new house!

And this is a great song. Its artsy ... but it is not nearly pretentious enough for that label. Its kitschy, but the quality of the music is too good for that word. I just don't have an adequate artistic vocabulary to describe how your music is always surprising and always pleasing.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 2:38 PM on November 1, 2008

This is great, cortex. Sorry that I'm just now listening to it and all.
posted by sleepy pete at 3:41 PM on November 6, 2008

Nice! Assuming that you tracked this all yourself, you did a good job of letting it breathe, and not fall into an airless multitrack straightjacket.
posted by umbĂș at 6:04 PM on November 6, 2008

YoBananaBoy: I believe the word you were looking for was "Floyd-esque".
posted by dblslash at 5:22 PM on January 5, 2009

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