Posts Tagged ‘music’

New Music, “Snow Day”

November 23, 2010

Enjoy this new electronic music composition.   I recommend listening with good bass headphones.
snow texture
“Snow Day” (3:39, MP3, 8.4 MB)


new music, distortion test

July 13, 2010

Here is a new electronic music sketch:

Improvisation on July 12, 2010 (3:56, MP3, 9.0 MB)

This sketch is an experiment with distorted amplifier feedback.  I like how it adds an aggressive edge to soundwaves, reminiscent of industrial textures from 1990’s groups like KMFDM and Rammstein.

Symphonia Robotica, Part 5

June 9, 2010

Here is the fifth movement.

“Symphonia Robotica, Part 5: Allegro” (7:34, MP3, 17MB)

By the way, you might also be interested in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Robot Heart Lullaby

April 30, 2010

Here is a new song I recorded in Garage Band, in literally less than one hour.  It’s an experiment with GarageBand’s auto-tune feature.

Robot Heart Lullaby (5:43, MP3, 13MB )

Symphonia Robotica, Part 4

March 29, 2010

Here is the fourth movement. This composition began as my cover of Miles Davis’ “Great Expectations,” but it quickly developed into something entirely different.

“Symphonia Robotica, Part 4” (3:43, MP3, 8.5 MB)

Symphonia Robotica, Part 3

March 27, 2010

More beats, beeps, and broken fuzz. . .

“Symphonia Robotica, Part 3” (4:00, MP3, 9.2 MB)

Symphonia Robotica, Part 2

March 26, 2010

Ahoy. Here is another experiment with multitrack recording.

“Symphonia Robotica, Part 2” (8:37, MP3, 20MB)

(FYI, Part 1 is here)

Symphonia Robotica, Part 1

January 29, 2010

Here’s my first major attempt at massive multi-track composing in Garage Band. (…and by massive, I mean 78 tracks and 500+ effects). All the samples and beats are my own creation, using the synthesizer library within the Korg X50. I’ve mentioned the Korg X50 several times before (e.g., here and here), and I really am loving it.

here: Symphonia Robotica, Part 1  [8:37, MP3, 19.8 MB]

further bass explorations

January 22, 2010

One of my favorite features on the Korg X50 is the ability of control the full range of low-pitch frequency and high-pitch frequency cutoff thresholds for all synthesized leads.  Here is an improvised bass track that heavily demonstrates this feature.  I’m using synth bass #A021 and pad #A016, plus some post-editing in GarageBand.

Bass Improvisation on January 22, 2010 (MP3, 11MB, 4:52)

Spotlight on Fever Ray

January 17, 2010

I recently stumbled across the Swedish pop music of Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson, whose projects include Fever Ray and the The Knife.  Her melodies are haunting, her lyrics are smart, and the studio production is subtle and precise.  Pitchfork Media gushed about her last album, naming it one of the best of 2006.  Now it’s my turn to gush about her latest album, “Fever Ray.”  In particular, I love the music videos; each of them is a little mystery to unravel.  Here are three of my favorites:

“When I Grow Up” directed by Martin de Thurah

“If I Had a Heart” directed by Adreas Nilssons

“Seven” directed by Johan Renck