Journey of the Earth Probe/Thanks for the Introduction

July 2, 2022 6:54 PM

In an attempt to introduce themselves to their interstellar neighbors, the denizens of the human planet launch a series of long-ranged probes broadcasting information about their cultures, histories, technologies, and sciences.

I wrote and recorded most of the music for Thanks for the Introduction about eight years ago. Feeling it needed something more, I stuck a short song I had made about four years prior to the beginning of it. I wasn't sure how I felt about this combination for several hours. Later that evening, while washing dishes, I shook my head and said to myself, "Wow, that's pretty ridiculous. Thanks for that introduction." The lyrics followed shortly thereafter. The introduction stayed.

Since then, the song has been sitting around waiting for some drum tracks. The Dirtywave M8 I'd ordered at the beginning of the year arrived about a month ago, and I thought adding drums to this song might be a good project for getting used to its workflows. And so I could be done with the song. For now. I do still hope to record live drums for it someday.

posted by The Great Big Mulp (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Aaaah, when those 8-bit noise drums come in!

These riffs are all so good. The optimism in Journey of the Earth Probe is classic space song stuff. It all feels a bit to me like Overture/The Temples of Syrinx, except smaller and more intimate.
posted by ignignokt at 4:38 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]


This is awesome! Chock full of great sounds and catchy moments. I really love it.
posted by umbĂș at 4:49 PM on July 8


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