Semi-ambient modern synth pad instrumental with minimalist electronic bass, reversed electric guitar, and some pretty and deliberate vinyl crackle-ish soft static noise and a gentle mix of treated samples. Maybe sort of cinematic? [more inside]
Windows 2000 logoff sound and Phife Dawg
Magical ambient guitar sampling [more inside]
Kᕮᕮᑭ ᖴIT & ᕼᗩᐯᕮ ᖴᑌᑎ
Guitar riff by CarrotAdventure
Sounds a bit like early 00's electronica, e.g., Idioteque + Sigur Ros, with prominent sampling from a traditional Indonesian tune.
Another acoustic guitar, piano and vocal sample-based song.
Little bits of guitar chopped up and stitched together into a bouncy, happy whole. [more inside]
Fennesz, O'Rourke, Rehberg, ODB, Para 1, Nitin Sawhney, and... Dizzee Rascal? [more inside]
A spazzy, ambient Gameboy tribute to Asia [the band?] and Leon Thomas. [more inside]
shits'n'giggles [more inside]
808/qotsa [more inside]
A fast-paced stomper.
Squeezed in on the last day of the challenge, this is a modern snake charming piece. It's ambient/experimental/electronic. Complete with rattlesnake sample.
Acapella sample, killer synth, creepy fembot vocals. A song about hats.
Mix Master Mike frequently samples the intro to Killing In The Name for his sets. I decided to sample the outro, where Zach de la Rocha is yelling "ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS". The bass line is spliced out of Evil by Interpol since Carlos Dengler has got some crazy tone. This is a pretty slow jam, so it borders on the line between hip-hop and dance. Enjoy.
Elfrita used to be my landlord. She would place giant spiders outside my door so they could crawl into my apartment. It was horrifying.
Do you remember Family Matters? This bump is a remix of the theme song! I find it nostalgic. "Daaaaays goooo byyyyy"
As per request, this is the track that immediately follows Au Courant. The speaking is samples from a beat poem by Burroughs and the rhymes are mine. This is one of those songs that you toy with for months before you're happy with it. I am also struggling with the levels so any assistance would be much appreciated! (work-in-progress)
Egret's (of the Reddish variety) are musically inspiring. This track is divided by two tempo changes (see if you can spot them!) and is thus in three parts. I figure a bird as cool as the Reddish Egret deserves a musical trilogy. Also, the high-pitched vocal sample is actually a rendering of the last note Thom Yorke sings on the opening track of The Eraser.
This one is freshly squeezed.
This track is built around a beautiful song from Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' Outtakes bootleg. Enjoy!
This is a little ditty I worked up in Logic, as a sort of self-guided tutorial to building loops, aliases, aligning things to a tempo, and adding & quantizing midi notes. The drums are samples grabbed from an unfinished recording session from the late 80's (played by Dennis Bruhn), and the vocals are snippets from a song by The Whores a long-since broken up post-punk band of mine from the eighties, called Girls on Dope. I have no idea what genre to tag this with.