Archive for March, 2006
"Brakin' (Remix 2--Get Me to Lee Miles Mix)" [mp3 removed]. John Parker remix of my Mac SE tune (and my mix of his mix, etc.--this has been traded back and forth a few times). Still work in process--we're still composing and editing this piece, but I like this stage.
"Godzilla Scales" [mp3 removed]. John Parker remix of my Mac SE tune. The original tune was a four note chord ascending and descending the scales over the Mac's entire octave range (maybe four octaves? I forget). The computer couldn't keep up with all the changing pitch information so interesting percussive artifacts developed. John has employed some kind of time-stretching algorithm so the chord speeds up and slows down as it changes pitch. The result is exhilirating and strange.
This is work in process--collaborative pieces done with John Parker based on the tunes I did with the Macintosh SE:
"Toronto 1 (Brakin)" [mp3 removed]
"Toronto 2 (Sadsong)" [mp3 removed]
"Mutator OD Bass" [1.9 MB .mp3].
"Blues Vector" [3.6 MB .mp3].
The tune formerly called "Two Minute Drum Solo"--I thought it needed a slightly sylvan, deconstructed blues riff wafting in over the top, so I added that. "Vektor" is the preset on the Reaktor instrument Subharmonic used to play it. Finally learned how to make that "drill and bass" drum sound--it's just MIDI notes playing one sample many times in rapid succession--so now I don't need to do it any more.
Update: Reposted with volume maximized, 2009.
"Blues Vector (Drums)" [mp3 removed].
"Prophet and Lossy" [mp3 removed].
A friend has been talking about remixing some of my early tunes done with the Macintosh SE. This gave me a push to re-record some of them from the original cassette tapes. All of the below were posted a couple of years ago, but most of these new (old) recordings sound a bit punchier now. Besides the Mac, which has a very primitive 8-Bit sound, I used a few lock grooves (and um, "found" beats) from vinyl records playing on turntables, saying a short prayer that everything would stay in sync.
1. Scratch Ambulance [3.7 MB]
2. Phil's Revenge (TM vs Ectomorph) [2.1 MB] / hi-fi [2.6 MB]
3. Brakin' 1 [1.8 MB]
4. Brakin' 2 [2 MB]
5. Calypsum (TM vs M. Mayer) [3.3 MB]
6. Migrant Song [2.3 MB]
7. Streetsong (TM vs 8BCS) [2.84MB]
8. Eins Zwei Drei (Melody) [1 MB]
9. Monster Scales [1 MB]
11. Robot Landscape [3.6 MB]
1. Arpeggiasm [2.6 MB]
2. Dance of the Nematodes [3.3 MB]
3. Lament for a Treefrog [1.8 MB]
4. Life in the Mortuary [1.1 MB]
5. Pass the Amphetamines [1.5 MB]
6. Spring Has Sprang [1.2 MB]
7. The Organist Died [.9 MB]