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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.
joe's last mix
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!)
One Last Glimpse At That Bright Light (As A Bug Hits The Zapper)
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
Take it Down
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...
Absurd Phony Lie (A Boyish Plunder)
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.
Sleep City Limits
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.
Lovely & Charming (Live in SF, 2002) - Audiosports
Oh, you have so many secrets! for more see http://www.albertoforero.com
Beat 2 (Live in SF, 2002) Audiosports
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.
No Question (Live in SF, 2002) - Audiosports
Downtempo track played live with improvised noise bits and fx. For more, see http://www.albertoforero.com
Black and White Explosion
A new track from my band, Ice Cream Creatures. sliced and diced female vocals, acoustic guitar, glitchy beats. Good for the soul.
Like There's No Tomorrow
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"]
An ambient-ish piece composed entirely of processed flute samples. I go by the name Tx-Rx for the electronica type stuff I do occasionally 'cos, you know, it's fun to have multiple musical personae.
Champagne Jam (Part 2) - Audiosports
This track is part 2 of a 23 minute mega mash up with a steady beat and some obscure samples. When I played this set live, I was happy to see people breakin' to it. Cool! http://www.albertoforero.com
Champange Jam (Part 1) - Audiosports
This track is part 1 of a 23 minute mega mash up with a steady beat and some obscure samples. When I played this set live, I was happy to see people breakin' to it. Cool! http://www.albertoforero.com
First Steps into Metropolis
The opening song on a soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist. I've only had the balls to show my friends so far, so I figured I'd let you guys listen. Please don't be too brutal. (Unlike my first HiFi post, this isn't a sampling experiment.)
Woman Reads A Beauty Magazine
Live improvisation on a Korg MS2000 with no editing, outboard effects, mixing, etc. Be warned: it's more than a little frightening.
Music for your next heist.
A short journey between the stars
I love evolving a feeling or a story out of feedback. This uses the free DFX Transverb plug with Ableton Live, where I set up various send channels to feed on and eventually destroy each other.
Breaks + strings + wurlitzer + Rumsfeld = Sleep City Metalworkers
Pawn shop accordion 303 twiddlin' attention-deficit toytown junglism. Yes, it uses the amen break unapologetically, but it was '98 and I was too young to realize how played it was. Hope you enjoy it.
A sketch of a sunny, bouncy ambient-ish track I Fruitylooped a month or so ago. I may actually completely rewrite it, or something similar, now I have access to a Jupiter 8, and can take my Boards Of Canada / Kraftwerk thieveries to more convincing levels....
Tear Dat Shite
Just one of many abandoned jam / wank sessions. This particular one with a Drum and Bass flare. Mostly an exercise in intro wankery. Good chunk of a body that was intended to be built upon/deconstructed...maybe one day.
Waltzing with a Jamaican Hypnotist
It's not strictly a 3/4 waltz, but its steel drums help it sweep gracefully across the floor...
Recorded on my Kawai K-4 synthesizer when I was about 22 and deep in my "new age" phase. I still have about 100 copies of this tape, shrinkwrapped, packed away somewhere...
Jamming on a keyboard, with a few patterns running around in the back
I Miss You
Another mic in track track, built around an audio love letter sent to some girl named Holly. You can hear the original letter (done in two takes) at the above link. Look for "I Love You Holly"; it's about two-thirds the way down the list.
A sleepy ride on a tram in pre-reunification Dresden, waking with sudden clarity
Think of Me
This is the opening song from my Comfort Stand EP, "mic in track," consisting of songs created from anonymous personal recordings that were (unwittingly) shared on p2p networks. You can hear many more examples on my homepage. I used FruityLoops (FL Studio) to make the music, GoldWave to make the samples, and AudioGnome (primarily) to find the original mic in tracks.
Sweet Honey Sucking Bees
Shakuhachi player meets Roberta Flack, Redd Foxx and John Wilbye in a bar. "for if one flaming dart come from her eye, was never dart so sharp, ah, then you die, you die."
this is a track from my old band noumena... instrumental and moody. give it a listen and if you like you can download a lot more (for free) here: ohler homepage. Note: a lot of people say that they like to make out to this song.
Man Made Inside Out Planets
A trip into the mind of Francis E. Dec, Esq.
This is an experiment in audio loss. The idea: If you destroy audio with low-bitrate encoding, how far do you have to go before it no longer sounds like a badly encoded song, but something intriguing again? [more info]
harsh noise directly inspired by an ISO of Microsoft Office (salaryman track #21)
Spooky beats, sharpened knives, with a madman on that ol' church organ.
Alien Staring Contest
Meener meener meener ambient earthlings!