Enough Units -- LP screenshot

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Screenshot of release page for my 27th Bandcamp release, Enough Units.

Short songs with a few ambient-style pieces interspersed. Continuing the quest for concise combinations of electronic sounds, noise, canned beats intended for electronica producer-wannabes, and "loopable" phrases from old vinyl records. "Tunes" are used in this process of integration and commentary; musical development within a song, in the conservatory sense, occurs but as a means to an end: a theme, a chorus, a bridge, an abrupt segue to a new tune are useful in focusing attention on the timbral and mnemonic connections, in a way (I find) that mere drones, collages, washes of sound, and other ambient music vocabulary elements, are not. The song-smithing is as "discursive" as it needs to be. (As a friend noted, there is also intentional humor.)

"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.