I haven't posted here in a while, but I have created a new song. It's bright, optimistic and atmospheric.
Listening to too much Steve Reich? I don't know.
I'm thinking this will be the outro to my first album, or possibly come right before the final song.
I wrote this song in one night for a school assignment that was due the next day. The music was really just flowing out of me. I don't even remember writing most of this because I was so tired. It was created to be a score for a 9-minute short film that I made, but it's grown on me so much that I've decided to include it on my first album. It does need some work, though: the mixing is way off in some areas (and even distorted) and it's way too long to include on an album.
SAW II-ish experiment.
I made this song last summer (2006). It has the usual synth and drum machine, as well as the addition of a little guitar. Very fast-paced, yet relaxed. Oh, and, of course, it'll someday (maybe) have lyrics.
Very atmospheric. This song will always remind me Christmas, as I wrote most of it during the month of December. Just like my previous track, this will also have vocals someday.
One of the better songs I have lined up for my first album (which is still in its early stages). Heavy drums, synth, happiness. Also, this is my first post to MeFi Music.
in where I try and fail to make something along the lines of boards-of-canada or aphex twin's SAW2... but it's still the only tune I've ever completed that I actually like.
an overwhelmingly ambient texture, pierced with many elements of various density - scraped percussion, Latin and bluegrass gestures, strings, somber guitar notes and swirling electronics. Very soundtrack, very visual, particuarly for fans of Gustavo Santaolalla.
Out of sheer curiousity I set a sound activated recorder on the flank of a road-killed deer on the Monida pass - directly in between Idaho and Montana on I-15. I was fully engaged in my summer work of road construction, the year was 1999. I saw a murder of crows assembled, making plans to have this poor deceased deer for dinner. I was curious to hear if crows spoke differently between themselves from the regular crowspeak between us and them. Though this may not be 'music', I found it to be one of the most surreal and interesting things I'd put to tape. The sounds of slow-motion bullets you hear are heavy trucks passing. The crows speak for themselves.
An ambient electronic piece I put together a long while back. This is a tonal explication of a Frost poem I love. I felt that his words were perfectly descriptive of my own dissociated days spent in a haze of necessarily indulgent coma, when I should have been out doing other things. I built it on a framework of 32 bar phrases. There was something significant about the numerology of it, but I have since forgotten why. Maybe because it was 2002 and I was born in 1970, or something like that.
Here's a "golden oldie" way back from 2005, it's trancey but breaks convention in an ambient/acid sort of way. Intentionally chillin' groovetrak.
Acid-ambient space dub loops. This is a live jam I did with a friend while visiting him in Seattle. The rig was comprised of me playing small and very slow beat loops in Traktor at BPMs relationally fractional to a master tempo of 110 BPM, while my friend looped samples in Live, both from prerecorded and live samples from mixboard outputs and sends. There is a Macbook microphone involved in the sampling of the room and as a feedback and reverb source. There is no shared MIDI clock in use - all tempo/pitch control is manual, and listen for long beat-count tempo-drifts of loop components, which are manipulated and intentional. The majority of this dub takes place as variations of two beats in one "measure", sometimes four but never more. This cut of the track is the last ten minutes of approximately one hour of play and loop building. It is pre-release version intended for derivitive works, remixes and redubs. (If you wish to remix, sample, splice, loop, fuck, deconstruct or otherwise destroy this track, I would vastly prefer that you please contact me via the email in my profile for the uncompressed and unprocessed file and the full Creative Commons license. Please do not use this low-bitrate file.)
Another imaginary industrial space. I picture this place as vary large, probably planet sized. Apologies for the abrupt ending.
This song was an experiment for me. I usually do more straight forward dance music, but I decided to go with something faster and more melodic. Plus, chopping up beats is fun.
Experimenting with imaginary industrial spaces.
Excerpt from a live performance at AS220 in Providence, RI, by Flavour, which is Billy Gomberg and casconed (me). the sounds are entirely from circuit-bent children's toys.
Emperor ZiLOG said, "Cough up another quarter, kid." Who was I to refuse the galactic imperative?
Brittle, flittering, skittering, algorithmic monochromatica — with a bit more color towards the end.
A gentle lullaby for kids and adults alike.
a gentle, short collaborative experiment in lullaby-like clockwork
melty mono synth on the 1:43 / crunchy manganese beats on the rusty flip
Ambient music, soundscape, something or other for the headphones. (more here)
The second in a series of songs i've remastered for a short [50 copy] run of my favorite tracks from 2002-2006. This one is a little more experimental and insomnia-fueled than the last one i posted, but not completely abandoning the previous emphasis on melody and atmosphere. See inside for more.
It's 7am, I've been up all night, I'm tearing my hair out, I don't have any cigarettes left, and I can't get this particular piece of code working. What is there to do but write a song (and pray for cigarettes)?
Plinky plunky pianoky. Lestrade.
This is the last part of my project Music for uncomfortable films.
Alright. I used to think using GarageBand (and its loops) to make songs was "cheating". Then I started to use it. It's amazing how fun and easy it is, and you can really create some great sounding music. Here is my first downtempo song, entitled "Down with the Tempo". Enjoy!
Whirring, humming, clicking, wheezing dark ambient/glitch, from my new album, Unseen.
Strong on feedback and complex drum patterns in quite the krauty way. Dissolves in a beautiful crystalline feedback ending.
Ambient haunting seascape type piece. It's nice in an "I'm going to throw myself off the top of this cliff" type of way.
A chunkier, clunkier version of Ohming with a coolcat intro thrown in, just for laughs. Hey, why not?
Some deep, plodding minimalist electronica. Another tracking effort. Even so, I don't think I constrained myself enough - I could probably leave some more beats out...
A gentle work of cascading, synthetic glitch
I've been awake for days and the only option was to write some music. Some ambient electronica to help you (and me) sleep. (The title refers to this story.)
A visit to a place with many layers, shades of light, colors. Whose woods these are, I do not know.
So, this is another old tracker piece. A little bit ambient, a little bit kick-ass beat. I don't recall the circumstances under which I composed this song beyond that it was a remix of a song I made whilst on meth. For the one and only time. At any rate, it makes for nice background music. And it features my first ukulele, which was eventually lost to an apartment fire.
The bees argue, in their black ball, A flying hedgehog, all prickles. The man with grey hands stands under the honeycomb Of their dreams, the hived station Where trains, faithful to their steel arcs, Leave and arrive, and there is no end to the country.
This is an "ambient" song with lots of abuse of delay and reverb, but I made an effort to give it more structure than your typical formless synth-gasm.
In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?
Reprising the first version of this track, with a bit more zip at the end...
Dark ambience with strange, swelling synths. Okay, I admit it, I can't even remember recording this track.
A bubbling, stewing morass of evil electric noises
Quiet beats, with details hidden underneath blankets of filters
An improvised minimal techno song I made last night using a Gameboy and delay pedal, it has been cut down from the original 30 minutes to a slender 7 minutes. Enjoi!
It is told that Buddha, going out to look on life, was greatly daunted by death. "They all eat one another!" he cried, and called it evil. This process I examined, changed the verb, said, "They all feed one another," and called it good.
Protein deformation and signal transduction in exponential cascades.