I decided to see what was around for tracking/chip-tuning these days. This is the result of a few hours of messing around with SunVox. [more inside]
128bpm, dancey instrumental, mostly made with NI Massive. [more inside]
Based on The World Famous' challenge idea in this thread, to make a song using only one note. [more inside]
A simple and relaxed electro / ambient / drum and bass jam (3:06).
Pretty self explanatory. Drug teens doing teen drugs. [more inside]
You are feeling very sleepy.
Ambient instrumental piece. It's a rather ambient dialog between the guitar and a bell-like sine synth. Long pauses. Slow paced. Throughout my life, one of my constant joys was always watching the sun go down. I've seen so many variations of this event that I wanted to express a condensation of the variety and bittersweetness of all those sunsets. [more inside]
A dilettante's first blush at Ableton Live and a MicrKORG [more inside]
I had a bit of fun with this: it's about a relationship gone wrong. I believe that the dual bass part is rhythmically interesting. Double bass and synth bass rhythmically intertwine and are coupled with a synth trumpet. There may be some Brian Eno influences a la The Drop. My album is available for $5 download at CD Baby: The Dividing Range. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theseedsofautumn
On electro-acoustic drum kit, with pitch-a-ma-skronked vocal. Video here.
By Robotic Storm Cloud. Composed in 2000 or so (!) using wave editors and Sonic Foundry Acid. Crazy samples, drum loops, the works. [more inside]
Kiev-based electronic instrumentalist Dunaewsky69 (a.k.a. Oleksandr Gladun) is one of Eastern Europe's most productive DJs. Otherwise dubbed as the "electronic pilot", his most recent EP "Termination Voice" was nominated for the Qwartz Electronic Music Award. This is his latest remix for Ummagma "Lama". This remix is a departure from the original Ummagma version of "Lama", but hopefully you can also appreciate this remix. [more inside]
Indietronic ethno-ethereal fusion is how I would describe this Ummagma track, which is the first Ummagma song you've heard here with male vocals. I feel like this tune has a strong gypsy fusion lifeline running to it from some mysteriously brilliant source, call it what you will. :) Once again, any feedback is appreciated. We've also ventured into indietronic a little here.
Circa 06: sped up samples, off-kilter rhythms, synth bass, all washed in reverb
Pasar Gede (Pasar Klewer) [more inside]
Surf-electro? Cover of the Jan and Dean song.
Nobody be messin with Colonel Gumps [more inside]
A shapeshifting instrumental.
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]