"Happy Industrial Hellscape"

Streaming version on Bandcamp: 02:24 min

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.wav files from the St Celfer sample archive added some noise-oomph to this track. Also featured are time-mutated ambient sounds I made with the Qu-Bit Nebulae synth, and some sequences made with other Eurorack modules (I can't remember which now).

The screenshot of the Tracktion Waveform DAW tells you little or nothing -- that is to say, as much as the wave file images that Soundcloud uses. A crude "indexical" record of the music, not a score per se.

"Little Computer Tune 2"

Streaming version on Bandcamp: 01:37 min

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This track started with cut-up pieces from "Little Computer Tune."
A riff from the St Celfer sample archive was added, also one made with the Helm softsynth.

The screenshot of the Tracktion Waveform DAW tells you little or nothing -- that is to say, as much as the wave file images that Soundcloud uses. A crude "indexical" record of the music, not a score per se.

"Crazed Laptop Laugh"

Streaming version on Bandcamp: 03:18 min

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Was visiting fruitfly and peef in Houston and we found various beats and sounds on the internet and "played" them on our respective laptops (notably cowbells and weird laugh). Peef recorded the session and I cut it up into small loops to make this track. At the end I added some piled-up musical motifs, using Socalabs' vintage computer game chip emulations (running as plugins in Tracktion Waveform) and other software instruments.

The screenshot of the Tracktion Waveform DAW tells you little or nothing -- that is to say, as much as the wave file images that Soundcloud uses. A crude "indexical" record of the music, not a score per se.

"Flaming Foibles"

Streaming version on Bandcamp: 02:00 min

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Various FM patches from Native Instruments' FM8 synth, running on Windows 7 and captured in Tracktion's Waveform DAW on a Linux PC (where the sounds were mixed and edited). Tracktion's own FM Synth provided bass parts. The main percussion sounds are from Ableton drum kits, also streaming from W7.

The screenshot of the Tracktion Waveform DAW tells you little or nothing -- that is to say, as much as the wave file images that Soundcloud uses. A crude "indexical" record of the music, not a score per se.

"Schrödinger's Butter Substitute"

Streaming version on Bandcamp: 01:22 min

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The squeaky parts are overlapped performances in the Qu-Bit Nebulae, a granular synthesis module. The loaded wavs consist of percussion hits and sounds from Qu-Bit's "Metal Shop" field recordings [link rescued from Google cache].

The screenshot of the Tracktion Waveform DAW tells you little or nothing -- that is to say, as much as the wave file images that Soundcloud uses. A crude "indexical" record of the music, not a score per se.