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
a somewhat dark, ambient space. deliberately abstract. you tell ME what it means. [for the music geeks: this started as a single wav file (sampled off of a DVD), with multiple loop points (and loop repeat settings), passed through six serial VST/DX effects. All work done in Wavelab 3.0]
Nice to interpret Godspeed You Black Emperor! electronically - exciting! Thought it'd be fun to close my first gig with a climactic cover version, so I prepared this. Though I don't think anyone spotted it was a cover, it went down a treat. By Lestrade.
A bubbling, stewing morass of evil electric noises
Colonel Sanders may be having a bad day, but that doesn't mean we can't have a good time, or a good ragtime. From Hence the Name.
Something sweet and mellow to watch the rain by. Hot off the press.
Quiet beats, with details hidden underneath blankets of filters
An improvised minimal techno song I made last night using a Gameboy and delay pedal, it has been cut down from the original 30 minutes to a slender 7 minutes. Enjoi!
I've produced a few versions of this track, but this one, the eldest, is still my favourite for the skyward tangent just after the three minute mark. A Lestrade recording.
This is the first song of at least 6 that I will release on my first, self-released EP in the near future. I'm currently figuring out how to arrange a live set with my music as everything was played and/or arranged by myself. I now release my music under the moniker mixedtape. The Freudian Slipper was my old name :)
Whirly, hurly and rub-a-dub-dub.
Another symphonic-electronica piece I made when I was sixteen. Terrifically upbeat compared to almost everything I write these days. Reaches critical mass with the help of the trusty ol' 303.
Something mellow and electronic. Soft synths. Sleep music.
This is just a random electronic noodling. It was recorded/performed "live" or mostly realtime - all filter sweeps are live, as are on the fly rhythm and melody edits. The style is inspired by Coil's The Snow EP - very early techno/acid. The melody and synth lines were inspired by the HAARP signal as re-encoded for audible spectrum. This sample also plays in the background for much of the song in various permutations, The rhythm signature was inspired by an old crufty-noisy oscillating desk fan. The timebase for the song was an odd and atypical signature to replicate the random rhythmicness of the noisy desk fan. Warning: For some reason a small subset of people have independently complained of having heart palpitations while listening to this song. Something about the rhythm signature, or perhaps the HAARP sample. *shrug*
Volts, volts, volts!
JunkWise is dubbed-out electronic Go-Go, "live".
Protein deformation and signal transduction in exponential cascades.
And Now For Something Completely Different: This is a piece of concert music, played by a large ensemble of instrumentalists. I'm a conductor, and I often collaborate with young, up-and-coming (and often quite brilliant) composers, by commissioning new works and premiering them. This is one such piece, played by one of my university ensembles. joe's last mix, by Tanner Menard (who mainly composes computer/electronic works), uses as a point of departure the ways the DJs construct mixes--this generates the large-scale form as well as some of the ways he manipulates the musical motives. (My favorite moment is either the Latin-esque groove about 3:30 in, or the amazing transformation of texture about about 4:30.) It's an unusual piece, that I think rocks, and I'm very interested in your feedback--what do you think of these sounds? (Also, I recommend headphones--there's a lot of ear candy going on in there!)
Back in High School, I used to play around using Buzz Machines and FruityLoops and make some electronic music. I haven't been at it in a while, but I'm considering getting back into it. (This time, though, I plan to get a keyboard and not just program it in with mouse clicks.) I'd like to get some opinions on what I have so far, though. Of the few songs from high school I didn't delete, I think this is the strongest. It's... evocative, at least, though I don't really like the percussion.
Itchy, skitchy and glitchy
Remember MODs? Trackers? I still like to compose in them sometimes - it can be fun to work within the constraints of the format, and see how much music you can fit in a tiny file. The source file for this glitchy track comes in at 58k.
Oozing, wistful, nostalgic - a forgotten memory impossible to let go, impossible to hold
Join Sir David Attenborough and I as we imagine spying on a simulated digital troop of capuchin monkeys in South America, whispering in hushed, yet excited British tones about their adventures in the tropical simulacra...
I assembled this track for the Sonny Bono is Dead compilation, which looks like it's never going to see the light of day. The title and subtitle are anagrams of the original piece of music which would have fallen into public domain had the Mickey Mouse Protection Act not passed.
I made this track when I was sixteen and just getting into music production. I can't bear to listen to very much I produced in those days, but I do still enjoy the cinematic quality of this one. A nice little modulation at 2:15 or so.
Another new one from the new Ice Cream Creatures EP. Vocals with a strong beat. Love gone bad. But Love is good.
Take 1 part Philip Glass, 2 parts Orbital, add a touch of Hans Zimmer and stir.
From the same record as "First Steps into Metropolis". More downtempo than pure cinema this time, but I seem unable to shake the latter.
Some boppy electronic pop. Inspired by chip tunes.
A number of mic in tracks are people testing their microphones, and since many of those people use "testing 1-2-3" for their mic checks, I decided to make a waltz out of them. By the way, the guy singing "testing 1-2-3" is not pitch-shifted. He sang the phrase a few different times in his mic in track, and I cut-and-pasted his 1's, 2's and 3's to make a semi-melody.
A song I did while learning the ins and outs of Fruity Loops. Would appreciate input/feedback.
Oh, you have so many secrets! for more see http://www.albertoforero.com
Everybody seems to think it's so important that you have to grab for money all the time. Seems to be the main goal in everybody's life.
Downtempo track played live with improvised noise bits and fx. For more, see http://www.albertoforero.com
A new track from my band, Ice Cream Creatures. sliced and diced female vocals, acoustic guitar, glitchy beats. Good for the soul.
This is a mid-tempo groovy electronic tune of mine. For fans of Air, Boards of Canada, and any other psychedelic-tinged chill music. Quite good with headphones! [commonly under pseudonym "Stereopattern"]