C/2012 S1 (ISON) is a comet headed into the inner solar system for the first time. Coming from trillions of miles away to make a parabolic orbit around the Sun, accelerating to ~500,000mph, it could be the most spectacular in modern history. This song tributes it. It starts off with its dark, lonely, dusty origins, to the chaos of the Sun pulling it in and it raging into the inner solar system (represented by some chaotic American dubstep-styling), to the majestic beauty of the sight of it on Earth (with soaring strings and piano underpinned by the bassline from before but now moving in chords).
New and much improved mix of a song from a few years ago. Kinda rock-metal-electronic fun with a pretty good helping of vocal harmonies. Critique away!
I have no idea how to describe this track but someone on the internet said it was a "nice intergalactic battle shifting to a chase". [more inside]
This has techno stuff arguing back and forth with pianos, a theme that's conflicted about what meter it's in, a cadence that keeps trying to change the key down a whole step, and ponies. Plenty of ponies. But I think this is my last Luna project for a while now!
An extremely challenging experimental noise-scape with massively overdriven synth loops. [more inside]
Something about bridges or something [more inside]
A minor-key, rondo-like composition for piano, bass, percussion, and various squelchy electronic bits. Hail the coming of Princess Luna! [more inside]
work-in-progress track for a concept band/album. [more inside]
An as-of-yet instrumental, franctically-paced (187), electronic post-hardcore-influenced song. Without doubt the most balls-to-the-wall, overblown, overpowered, overdriven, bombastic production I've created. But it's still in that poppishly glossy, tightly-produced package anyone who has heard me knows. Any suggestions welcome as to how vocals should flow in it, and collaboration also welcome.
Upbeat dancey-trancey music for driving fast and far away (from wherever you want to be far away from). Never mind the meter, you can dance to it!
Deconstruction and rebuild of office house dub 3.3.3 aiming for an inspiration somewhere between Boards of Canada, Nurse with Wound, Aphex Twin and proto-punk Nico/Velvet Underground. This is intentionally very experimental, abstract, noisy, tweaky, melodic and glitchy. [more inside]
Chill experimental NASA and vintage 70s porn dub. (Safe for work.) [more inside]
Short, fun and bouncy, melodic, dancelike-although-odd-metered, all electronic instrumental. Sort of like a lobotomized Dream Theatre interpreted via Kitsune2 would be one way of putting it. [more inside]
(During Mobility Testing)
The lovely closing track of OK Computer, re-imagined as some sort of throwback synthpop thing. [more inside]
This is what happens when a wimpy acoustic guitar player writes a song entirely with a vintage synthesizer. [more inside]
As I've been advised to stay home in the evening (, I redownloaded FL Studio after a long hiatus and spent last night fiddling around with it again. I'm a bit rusty and I found the new interface (10.x) overly complicated and counter-intuitive from what FL used to be in older versions, but at least it's something to do -- it's also just a demo version of FL and prevents saving progress, so this came out in one go, unedited, as you'll hear.
A piano motif and followed by a remix of itself at 1:20.
This started as a little tune I made up a couple years when I was trying to register for classes at my community college using their online system which wasn't working. All the parts on this track were recorded by me using my friend Ian's microKORG XL.
Doesn't everyone love to cover this song?
Instrumental tinkly cut and paste tune.
2003, swingy melodic techno [more inside]
In which I go wubwub with the braaaaaaaaamp and the skreeeeeee. (Mind your speakers.)
A blurry offbeat ADD mix with piano and vocal samples.
Intricate filtered organ and cello sounds. [more inside]
A wonky, drifting experimental collage of recordings and processed loops. [more inside]
More experimentation with "ambient electronic" music. Now with mellotron flutes! [more inside]
Big, melodic techno-soul. 2011. [more inside]
Marching percussion + dueling synthesizers.
Second part of my set inspired by Gustav Holst (the first was Venus), an electronic Planets suite inspired by astronomy rather than mythology. Here's Mercury. A spastic and rapid synth represents the planet's rapid orbit. A out-of-control mood represents the seeming descent into the Sun on approach. Erratic drum fills and interruptions represent the bizarre climate of the planet, being one of the hottest and coldest in the Solar System, and due to its rapid orbit sometimes having the Sun rise twice without setting.
Music for a game prototype that involves you going around in a flying saucer abducting people. Hence the theremin. Aimed for a sneaky feel. [more inside]
Epic dance. Start in a dark place and then hit them with the I-V-vi-IV. Enjoy. [more inside]
For Aphex heads: a trancy edit/mash-up of Xtal with z-twig and the Quoth beat for some reason, done 12 years ago with Goldwave and Rebirth.
wintery loop onion
mmHg says chill.
shoegazy chill electro (2:38).
The title track from an EP I released today on Bandcamp, subtitled "a mini cyberspace adventure". Electronic bass music with a moderate tempo.
Upbeat electronic dancy beat, with a bit of a minor(?) key influence. [more inside]
A short ambient walk on the ocean
Live tweaking glitchy percussion loops, with warm synths to sweeten the deal.
I made this a few years ago, a remix of Hark, the Angels Sing. It's completely cheeseball — but some of my friends actually LIKE it, so I guess maybe it's good?
A grooving house remix I did of my own track from the ultra-upbeat original soundtrack of my latest game project, Mighty Switch Force (3DS eShop). [more inside]
Impromptu version of the holiday classic. This closed out the night for the Smoke Benders' last gig of 2011. Video here.
I thought I'd share this with the mefi music makers and listeners. It's a sparkly-ish, delay-ish, electronic-piano-ish, one-take-ish, THC-ish improv/rhapsody. [more inside]
Electronic beat with lush pads.
Dub synth techno. [more inside]
Different patterns repeating in 5's.