(I did) stupid things

October 22, 2013 11:19 PM

Detuned, broken, serialist hip-hop. (4:05)

posted by jchgf (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

What do you mean by serialist?

I'm getting a bit of a Boards of Canada thing. I like it it. Fits my mood right now. I like the different bass drum sounds you use.
posted by dobie at 5:49 AM on October 24, 2013

Thanks, dobie.

Well, that probably wasn't a very good description, sorry. That's definitely a case of overthinking the plate of beans. My intention was to warn potential listeners that some bits in this track might be musically "wrong" to the ears, in a sense.

To be more precise, I wanted to convey by serialistic that most of the notes and the composition come from a preexisting, fairly simplistic "system", in this case an old mindless keyboard jam of a few bars using only a limited pool of black keys on my keyboard, resulting in a cyclic, limited and repetitive musical pattern.

But at the final stages though, I did play with the structure and changed/fixed individual notes regardless of whatever rule or pre-existing pattern I came up before, using my ears as the only guide, so describing this as serialist is misleading. Sorry again. I probably don't even have a good academic understanding of what serialism is.

My first idea was to present this in the description field as a rip-off of Roygbiv, Aquarius and/or Robert Miles' Children, but I wanted to be more neutral and less defensive. Just plain old overthinking again. :-)
posted by jchgf at 5:35 PM on October 24, 2013

Cool. I was enjoying all the warm sounds and beats on their own merits whilst resisting my counter-productive urge to just compare things to other things when the spoken word sample came in right at the end and made me think of DJ Shadow's Endtroducing..... album. Not terrible company to be in, I'm thinking.
posted by comealongpole at 3:26 PM on October 25, 2013

That's good to hear! Thank you.
posted by jchgf at 6:37 AM on October 26, 2013

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