I sat down thinking I was going to write something dark and moody with lots of electro industrial grit. What I got was a pretty standard dance track. *sigh* Still needs some mastering work to get the sounds 100%, but it's very close to finished. Let me know what you think.
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.
Another DJ Dial-tone joint.
A brief experiment in trying to fake synchronized prime-ordinal rhythms.
Electronic, moody little piece, not really house, not really downbeat, but with a little of both.
This is a slower song from my personal electronic music project DJ Dialtone. It's free of copyright, so feel free to remix it or do what you will with it.
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.
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.
A little adventure into some left-field drum'n'bass. Strangely enough, when this song started out, I intended it to be a little ambient-melodic piece for my four-month old. Pretty early, though, it just screamed out for a beat...
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.
A track built upon Oswaldian traditions, cutting up German minimalist electronic samples with a bit of piano from the Romantic era.
CN is a happy experiment. Nothing more.
Electronic Instrumental. Unfinished.
Another imaginary industrial space. I picture this place as vary large, probably planet sized. Apologies for the abrupt ending.
Experimenting with imaginary industrial spaces.
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.