"Kicking Boy"

"Kicking Boy" [mp3 removed -- updated version is on Bandcamp]

8-bit flavored electro house, approx. two minutes. Pocket Protector House? Most of the sounds are analog synths, multitracked. Normally these are written in the MIDI piano roll but the main tune here was pecked out on the computer keyboard:

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D5D3
D5D3
DQQQ2

D5D3
D5D33
D5D3
DQQQ2

You can hum it in the shower. (Or not.)

"Blood Music (After Speedy J)"

"Blood Music (After Speedy J)" [8.8 MB .mp3]

Ambient-style work. The main sounds (e.g., the weird persistent sonar ping and later jackhammer pulse) come from a Reaktor abstract sound generator called Metaphysical Function--two patches designed by techno musician Speedy J. That very harsh digital audio is then made analog by running it through four of the Vermona Perfourmer's lowpass filters simultaneously--all with slow-ish LFO sweeps, two centered and two "hard panned" left and right so there is an autopanner effect. Lastly, that sound is further softened and smeared in a convolution reverb--a sound imprint of skyscraper stairwell echoes morphed onto the audio. Will probably not make anything this Eno-esque again, but it has an eerie mood.