A liberal interpretation of a recent Soundcloud post by St Celfer.
The beats were lifted from an early 2000s tech-house vinyl record and rearranged. Any complaints and this track will be moved from "postmodern research (not for sale)" to "postmodern research (really not for sale)."
The track "WikiVamp" from my recent Bandcamp release Chamber Bits 2 has a "secret source."
Click or tap here and prepare to be entertained.
This started because Simon Reynolds' book Generation E described the rhythmic chord patterns used in many classic house and rave tracks as "vamping."
I looked it up on the world's encyclopedia and found inspiration.
[Note: embedded players -- which I basically hate -- are replaced with links when they move off the blog front page]
Continuing the hard drive spelunking begun on Chamber Bits.
Many traditional (sampled) instruments are used here and there is little concern with hiding the "MIDI vibe." The order of the songs is roughly the order in which they were produced. (I tend not to have multiple songs going and prefer banging my head finishing one completely, then moving to another.) The compositions fluctuate between (i) my "live" keyboard playing, a form of automatic writing tamed by later editing of the recorded MIDI notes, and (ii) Tracktion's "pattern generator" for creating melodies, basslines, arpeggios, and rhythmic chords that all stay in harmony. As I was mentioning to a friend, I have no idea what "normal" use of the pattern generator is -- maybe I'm using it exactly as intended.
Released October 7, 2021
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