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.
This is an instrumental song with an early 80's feel that I wrote on piano about ten years ago and arranged on my desktop computer in 2004. This is one of those songs I gave up trying to improve.
Song based on a disturbing mic in track recording I found. Here's the original (warning: I mean it when I say it's disturbing).
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.
round and round it goes. started out sorta orbitally, then diverged
a gentle, short collaborative experiment in lullaby-like clockwork
All of the fascinating, clever, brave and beautiful people you almost met, but didn't.
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)
spit, n. 1. a. The fluid secreted by the glands of the mouth, esp. when ejected; saliva, spittle; a clot of this.
I like them so much. However, when I eat hot cheetos I get crazy.
I put this together days after being given a banjo as a gift. It is made up of the one roll and four chords I knew at the time (about a year ago). It doesn't really kick in for like :40 so give it a bit. (horn stabs at the end are sampled.)
Fun with sinebeats. I like this kind of stuff while coding.
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.
Written during a Squarepusher phase I'm guessing. It's at least 5 years old. I like how it develops.
A study on electronic vs. acoustic elements, with a slant towards elementary canon-type stylings. Written and recorded on one rainy night. Recently remastered for a 'best of 2002-2006' compilation.
This is the last part of my project Music for uncomfortable films.
A friend told me all I ever write is ambient stuff (ie) and since she's right but I don't want to admit it, I wrote this. The title comes from a PBF comic I glanced at while trying to think of what to call it. What do you think? Should I stick to my day job?
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.
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...
Sometimes breaks, samples and dirty synths are reason enough. Lestrade.
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.)
I went looking for some Creative Commons acapellas to muck around with, and this is the result - something a bit trip-hop and soulful, based on this vocal performance from Diane Jessurun. I'm not too unhappy with the result. CC2006.
FERB - 'Funky Electronic Rhythm n' Blues' is a little blues track I wrote and performed for a small class gig we did last year for the sake of putting on a show and having some random musical collaborations. I'd classify this as the first gig I ever did but fortunately I had some incredibly talented guys in the band to make me sound good!
The last song on my first solo record. Very sad melody and lyrics, keyboard and guitar. Get the rest of the record at the MySpace.
Chilled beats, just a little bit prickly around the edges. An old song, but I'm thinking of making an album of tracks with botanical names.
A visit to a place with many layers, shades of light, colors. Whose woods these are, I do not know.
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!
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.
Just for fun, here's a track recorded for an electro-acoustic composition assignment entitled 'A Question of Taste.' Not sure there's much else that can be said about it.
Einmal nahm ich zwischen meine Hände dein Gesicht. Der Mond fiel darauf ein. Unbegreiflichster der Gegenstände unter überfließendem Gewein.
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?
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.
A few years back, I experimented with putting together some electronic dub. I wasn't very good at it - I could never get it quite as mindblowing and deep and luscious as I wanted it to be, probably because I was relying on my own original source material rather than messing with samples. But here's a track anyway. I probably wouldn't call the end result "dub", but it's not bad.
A simple message, left too late.
Brief, speedy bleepiness.
Something a bit different. Vocal samples (mine) cut up and arranged in a sort of chorale form against a bluesy backdrop.
Reprising the first version of this track, with a bit more zip at the end...
Dark, absurd, neo-cabaret electronica. I played all the parts and sang on it. From DavidTarleton.com