Cover of a Postal Service song. I'm pretty sure the song is ~actually~ about nuclear war, but the lyrics are weirdly appropriate for the pandemic. [more inside]
My kids have been playing A LOT of OG Zelda. Got rid of this earworm the only way I know how, by leaning in.
Midtempo bleeps and squarewave ditty
Loud, obnoxious, a bit chiptune-y. A fun palate cleanser in preparation for the upcoming challenge.
A bit of a departure. This is a bit of living noodling with a drum machine and a couple of tracks laid down with an OP-1. There's no real tune here, just an atmosphere. Something that's probably impossible to recreate, so enjoy.
Slowly mutating melody with some clicks, bass, and wobbly lead.
Chiptune fun, dressed up with a vocal sample
Heavy and overdriven
I think I'm getting the hang of this thing. I got most of the way through comping this out and writing a melody when I realized I liked this better. There's singing eventually. [more inside]
A quick sketch 2-bar sample + noodling + multitracking [more inside]
I've had this descending chord progression stuck in my head for a few weeks so I decided to record it and cut it up. Another OP-1 jam. [more inside]
A chill beat made with the op-1. [more inside]
A thanksgiving experiment, which turned out quite nicely, I think. [more inside]
Fun with drones and LFOs. Could probably pass as an Enigma tribute, thus the name.
I figured out how to use the arpeggiator on my op1 (actually the 'endless' sequencer). Brings to mind seeing out from the home village on an epic quest.
My train rides lately have been spent either a) playing with my synthesizer, or b) playing through Super Metroid on my phone. This captures pretty nicely the feeling of wandering a submerged subterranean maze, looking for secret side tunnels while kinda low on life (though with a couple energy tanks in reserve).
I work at BigCorp, which is having an internal contest to build songs for its hold music. This has finally given me the impetus to figure out how to actually make songs (rather than random sketches) with my newish OP-1. This one was built with an OP-1, along with a couple Pocket Operators (Arcade and Rhythm).