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Back to the 4-track cassette box. This was a breakthrough song for me. [more inside]
Down In The Forest
The original broken Christmas carol. [more inside]
electronic dance pop thing - another one recorded in same 6 mo period as "when your lover has gone" (prev post), this one was sorta more where I was at stylistically at the time. Utilizes killer slowed-down Prince sample from 'my name is prince' to chug throughout, periodically sprinkled with horn samples from Bernstein's "Prelude, Fugue and Riffs" as well as some other stuff (kronos quartet?). Not entirely sure about the recording process here, but it also went to ADAT, and I think I used a boss dr rhythm for the main hat. The string sound was from my poor old ensoniq VFX... it freaked out all the time for no apparent reason, but man that poly-key pressure is STILL the best system to date for emotive midi controllering. I don't know why nobody else seems to have it in their boards.
Finally, not sure what I was thinking with the wacky instructional tape sample at the very beginning, nor the instrumental breakdown at the end, but here ya go.
the ballad of sorry casino
Another mean spirit'd robots song; this one was never released. It was written on a bus from nyc to philadelphia, on the ticket jacket. Probably the longest MSR song ever, with the possible exception of "the distribution of wealth in this country really sux"