Built in the excellent 1BitDragon sequencer, with a few extra bits added in a DAW. Part of my JPL side project.
Just some four-on-the-floor.
Building a beat around an organ loop [more inside]
Some Easter Monday techno [more inside]
En roulant ma boule roulant / En roulant ma boule
An electronica track (possibly describable as “techno”) I created in one day for the 20th Project. It starts with a kick/hi-hat (and later a snare) as well as synth bass and lead lines; the track itself is in 7/4 time. [more inside]
A dilettante's first blush at Ableton Live and a MicrKORG [more inside]
2003, swingy melodic techno [more inside]
Big, melodic techno-soul. 2011. [more inside]
Upbeat electronic dancy beat, with a bit of a minor(?) key influence. [more inside]
Dub synth techno. [more inside]
Cake. Delicious cake. [more inside]
A 2011 track from The Sweetheart Contract's new album, Murderize. [more inside]
heavy distorted electronic - 4/4 beat, EBM-ish... [more inside]
More noisy electro/break bitmuxing. (beta mix)
A nearly-finished track. Looking for suggestions. I feel like I should add a field recording of some kind, but I'm not sure what kind. I'm feeling a little bit of speech. [more inside]
an infectious, pounding cover of the Paul Simon classic.
An electronic dance song I made the other day, but now with more of the flavor of today. [more inside]
6 categories of word smithing, one book = bible, and a thesaurus is the brief version! Enjoy... [more inside]
A Boards of Canada-esque song that I made the day that Michael died. [more inside]
Something a bit shorter and more polished with the Korg DS-10 Nintendo DS synth.
polyrhythmic minimal techno, with restrained use of vocoders. [more inside]
A slightly improved version of an arrythmic techno piece I posted in a badly mastered form the other day.
Arrhythmic techno with some thumb piano.
A claustrophobic, fast bus ride through the hills of San Francisco. Please hold on. [more inside]
I've just discovered Buzz. I had heard of it before, but never tried it; I moved straight from traditional trackers to Fruity Loops / Audiomulch. But now I think I'm hooked, and this is my first effort in it, a bleepy little beat.
Rob da Bank played this on his Radio 1 show in 2005, so it's my most successful track by a factor of about 1,000,000. I hope you like it.
A Gameboy tribute to Charlottesville. [more inside]
A Gameboy tribute to London [more inside]
What do you get when cross Notorious B.I.G, Geeshie Wiley, and a subsonic dnb bass? You get The Biggie Blues my friends.
Going back to my roots: Here's a techno-diddley straight outta Air Deutschland.
Another laptop song. I'm not sure I like the vocal melody enough that it will will stick. I didn't really "write" it so much as I made it up on the spot several weeks ago at an open mic just after I'd finished the words (which I do like) and the backing track (which I also quite like). I get the feeling I'll get annoyed with it in six months and go back and make up another melody (which has happened several times before). It's the only song I know of about a thief who steals weather.
This one is freshly squeezed.
This track is built around a beautiful song from Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' Outtakes bootleg. Enjoy!
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.
1. Do you find that at home, work, or school, your mind wanders from tasks that are uninteresting or difficult? 2. Are you always on the go? 3. Do you find it difficult to read written material unless it is interesting or easy to read? 4.Is it hard for you to wait your turn? 5.Is your mind just in a big ol' clutter? Then you obviously need Concerta. It helps you concentrate! This pharmaceutically-inspired technojazz romp reflects my Concerta experiences. (by the way, they are prescribing you SPEED.)
Can techno music be sad and banging at the same time? I've been listening to a lot of Jurgen Paape and wanted to try my hand at the sad vocal sample techno song.
Inspired by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", I constructed a beginning synth composition and then borrowed the climatic final progression for the conclusion of my piece.
I made this in 2003 or 2004, when minimal house music was getting big. It's not minimal house music, per se, since the beat is too twerky. However, it does steal from the genre.
I created this the first time I really fired-up Garageband, sometime in May of 2005. It's a cliche of itself, provoking nostalgia, and makes me laugh out-loud. Hope you enjoy it and please let me know what you think!
Schitzy, glitzy music from the centre of your CPU.
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...
Halo inspired trance for your Saturday night dance party. I started this one three years ago and finally finished it this afternoon. I don't write for this genre very often, so let me know what you think!
This is less of a song and more of a sketch, but I found it on my drive and I'm going to post it. Much less developed than my other submission. It's more of a half-assed experiment with drum signatures and reverb with some granulation synth stuff tied into the reverb and echoes. Expect little, but it's pretty hypnotic.
This is just a random electronic noodling. It was recorded/performed "live" or mostly realtime - all filter sweeps are live, as are on the fly rhythm and melody edits. The style is inspired by Coil's The Snow EP - very early techno/acid. The melody and synth lines were inspired by the HAARP signal as re-encoded for audible spectrum. This sample also plays in the background for much of the song in various permutations, The rhythm signature was inspired by an old crufty-noisy oscillating desk fan. The timebase for the song was an odd and atypical signature to replicate the random rhythmicness of the noisy desk fan. Warning: For some reason a small subset of people have independently complained of having heart palpitations while listening to this song. Something about the rhythm signature, or perhaps the HAARP sample. *shrug*
Remember MODs? Trackers? I still like to compose in them sometimes - it can be fun to work within the constraints of the format, and see how much music you can fit in a tiny file. The source file for this glitchy track comes in at 58k.
Spooky beats, sharpened knives, with a madman on that ol' church organ.