Friday, July 11, 2014

Just a little something for the Naviar Haiku Project.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chippy chip!

Just a fun little 8Bit Drum'n'bass tune using a Refill from Moon Echo Audio.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Victoria, What Are We Really Burning?





A non-profit in Australia used one of my tracks for this video about deliberate burns of the countryside to prevent wildfires.



Caution, some of these images are disturbing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Orchestral

A piece for the Naviar Haiku project.

Flirting with war gods
Dancing underneath red moons
Hiroshima cries



Friday, June 13, 2014

Take the time

Been trying to participate in the Naviar Haiku project whenever possible.  This is the first entry in awhile.  I kind of like it.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

What are we doing?

Tried for an Autechre type of piece.  I think it came off alright.

Lots of non-typical routing to get these sounds.  Well, non-typical for me.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day 499: 500!


It's been a long and productive trip.  I doubt that I will ever again produce so much music in so short a time.  I will be surprised if anyone I know (or don't know) has actually listened to everything I put out.  It's all been heard, even if only by a few.  Just under 18,000 plays as of today on Soundcloud, so I think I can safely say some people out there were listening.

I want to thank a few people for their encouragement and collaboration during this grand experiment.

Colin Fox (partner in crime in The 117th Parallel)
Frank Georg Lucas (excellent sound designer and composer)
Carl Holmes (awesome supporter)
Inphasouk Inthasomsack (awesome supporter)
Aaron Ciesliga (awesome supporter)
Laura Elvenly (awesome vocal collaborator)

There are a few more I'm probably forgetting, so I'm sorry if I missed you.

The album 500 Days album will be up on Bandcamp in another day or two.  To celebrate I'm making all 5 albums PWYW (Pay What You Want) for a brief period.

Thanks for listening.

Chad J. Taylor



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day 498: Kind of Blue

Lyrics:
You lied through your teeth, you knew what the fuck you were doing.
You lied through your teeth, you knew just what to say.
You goddamn bitch, you told me everything would be ok.
You lied to my face, I had no idea.
You lied to my face, but you looked just the same,
You goddamn bitch I don't think I can trust you, not even your name.
You goddamn bitch I don't think I can trust you, nothing is the same.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 497: Not Blues

Not often that I have tomorrow's piece written in advance, but I do today.  Today it's electro.  Tomorrow it's blues.

Two Days Left!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Day 495: Vishnu

Here's one more taste of glitch music plus indian vocals.  With strings this time.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Day 493: outlast

less than a week to go!

Patches by FGL (except the bass and some effects).


Friday, April 25, 2014

Day 492: LIstening

It's just a simple electronic groove today.  Nothing too fancy.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Day 491: Mars Haiku

Flawless face of rouge,
Serene, silent elegance
Gracing her, named War

Today's work is for the Naviar Haiku project.

I wanted to make music that was alien and human at the same time.  It came somewhere near that.  Also, every patch used has "Mars" or "Martian" in it's title, so it's got that going for it.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Day 490: Drifting Along

So I can adequately inform the next iteration of Drift from New Atlantis Audio I used patches that were only in that refill today.  Came out very, very ambient.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day 489: Ten Days Left

I'm pretty tired right now, so I don't have much time for commentary.

I will say that this was done mostly using sounds from New Atlantis Audio.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Day 488: Live it love it

An electro track for Monday.

No time to talk, got shit to do.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 487: Romance

Per one of my previous posts I wanted to take a stab at something that sounded "Romantic".  I don't know if this is that exactly, but it's a start.  Especially considering I've never tried something of this style before.

Enjoy.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Day 486: All along the pacemaker

For the Disquiet Junto:

My process in creating the "baseline" rhythm was to study the picture, in particular the top row, and look at the subdivisions therein. From the subdivisions I decided upon what would represent a "beat" for me and made those attacks a kick drum with additional noise and tonal elements built on top of it. I tried to vary the attack velocity based on the EEG readout to create some variety. It ended up being a bit more random than expected, but still musical in its own, more organic way. After this I added some "melodic" elements that are maybe less than melodic, but simultaneously created texture and melodic components. Finally, I automated the additional tonal and textural elements that were part of the kick drum and tried to shape the overall piece into something listenable and pleasant.
More on this 120th Disquiet Junto project — “Write a song based on the heartbeat of Marcel Duchamp” — at:
More on the Disquiet Junto at:
Join the Disquiet Junto at:
Photo associated with this Junto project sourced from the following URL, which notes “Image – margins cropped for clarity – is courtesy the artist, P! and Simone Subal Gallery”:


Day 485: Piano Haiku

Today's work is part of the Naviar Haiku project.

Here's the haiku:

A piano is a conversation

best answered

by a violin



Here's the music:


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 484: Space Jammies

Only a moment to upload this and get on with the day.  It's short, but I'm really happy with it.  I think it's because of the horn.  See what you think.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 483: In your movie

Here is a short piece that is basically a music cue.  I feel like I've gotten pretty good at this brooding,
intense, ominous, type sound and now need to expand my chops into some other orchestral areas.  I'm thinking that I need to work on Romantic, Adventurous, and Comedic things as well.  Better go watch some movies.

This was all done with Miroslav Strings and samples from Nine Volt Audio Action Drums, Cinematic Edition.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 482: Thinking about thinking up

While deleting emails from LinkedIn I stopped and read one of them (I know, crazy).  It was about the "90 Day Music Licensing Challenge".  I investigated it a little more and after very little thought I bought the materials for the program.  For whatever reason I haven't pursued licensing in the way I should have, but after just dipping my toes into the material I am very excited/scared/happy to feel like I can do exactly what's being mentioned.   After having the success I had with writing music for some youtube commercials I feel/know I need to go after this.

I'm thinking about genres/styles to pursue and music that I should be making (that's "hot" right now) and I have some work to do.  I have 17 days left of the 500 Days project and then it will be on to new and different things.  There will be a bit less music for awhile, but hopefully, there will be more money once the new music arrives.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 480: Nigh

This is a pretty weird little glitch piece.  There are some strange things going on with compression that weren't intentional, but I decided to just keep them because they were so unique.

In these last 20 days I'm trying to "finish strong" as a friend of mine would say.  I want the material at the end to be as interesting as the beginning.  Truth be told, it should be better since I know a LOT more tricks now.

I'll let you be the judge.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 479: More Metal

For fans of Isis, Neurosis, Mogwai, or post-metal.

Done on the iPhone in Garageband.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Day 478: Lay Back

A chill, laid back beat for Friday.  Even though the weekend will be lots of work, this beat is still cool.

Audio field recordings are from the Lost and Found Refill from New Atlantis Audio.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 477: Leave this Better than you Found it

I was randomly perusing profiles on Soundcloud yesterday and I came across this guy's.  He's got some neat stuff on his profile and he had the beat to this track posted there as something he couldn't do anything with.  I did something with it.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day 476: Haiku

Third entry into the Naviar Haiku project.

I imagined the sun rising on an alien world and the day beginning.  Initially there are only a few things moving around, but with a few minutes life awakens and goes about its day, exploring, eating, hunting, hiding, doing what ever it does.

There are some scary things here, there are some cute things here, there are some things here.  Welcome to Tropical Hoth.


At the first sunlight

Seven happy roosters yell

A new day is here



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 475: Listening like a boss

A glitch hop piece.  Laid-back and groovy.

Am going to start on seriously licensing some music after I get done with this project.  24 more days left.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Day 474: Last on the Phone

This is the last track from my lost "phone" songs.

Here's a blurb about it:


I love the book, 1984, written by George Orwell. If you haven't read it you should probably go buy it right now. It's the internet, so you can literally be reading it within 5 minutes. I think it's one of the most important books of the 20th century. As such, this song is a little bit of an homage to it. I won't spoil the ending if you haven't read it, but these lyrics refer to the last page of the book.
Again, this was all recorded in Garageband on an iPhone (yes, even the slide guitar 
- there's an app and attachment for that). I mastered it in Reason.

lyrics:
This is our way to control,
another method to control.
This is our way to control,
Another way to control you.
Look behind you what you'll see is love.
This is our way to control,
another method to control.
This is our way to control,
Another way to control you.
One more way, One more day.


Day 473: Another from the phone

So here's the second one that I left on the phone when putting together i, Album.  It's post rock.  As with the others it was created in Garageband on the iPhone, then mastered in Reason.

Lyrics:
Bring me the fire.



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day 472: Forgot a Couple

Was going thru Garageband on my phone, trying to clear up space, and realized there were a few tracks that were supposed to be included on i, Album last November.  Totally missed them, so I'll be putting them up here the next few days.

The track was done on my phone, 100%.  I mastered it in Reason to give it more "oomph".


Friday, April 4, 2014

Day 471: I just did this

So I posted today's track just a few hours ago and now I'm about to post tomorrow's track.

It's my second stab at the Naviar Haiku Project.  A collaborative group, like Disquiet Junto, but focused on a simpler idea.  Each week is inspired by a haiku.

This is the haiku for this week:

Sunday afternoon
The phone ringing
In a vague way



Day 470: Minimal

Playing with Crapre some more.  I hope that it doesn't go away after it's no longer offered in the Propellerheads Shop.  It makes a boring instrument instantly interesting.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Day 469: Round and Round

Thirty days left now.

Today we go on a reverb-soaked, ambient world music trip across the seas to distant lands where robots try to find their chakras and humans try to become robots.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Day 468: Not Really Crap At All

So, for April Fool's Day Peff released the Crapre.... except it's awesome.  It simulates really crappy tape recording and does a great job.  I mean, instant lo-fi experience.  I used it with different settings on guitar, drums, and vox here.  Hope you enjoy.

Lyrics:
Someone stole my front tire.  
Some stole my innertube. 
I'm gonna hunt them down.  
Make them a fool.

Someone broke into my bike lock.  
Stole the code and the key.  
I wish I knew what their name was.
I'd steal their identity.

I want my bike back.

You are so full shit, 
you are so full of it.  

You are so full of rage.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Day 467: Depths of Despair, Cave of Wonders

Piano improv recorded in the depths of despair.  Altered in the Light of Day.  Using Sugarbytes Slice Arranger, piano patch from Reason Pianos, and good ol' Scream4 for distortion.

Personal drama really sucks sometimes.




Monday, March 31, 2014

Day 466: Quiet Struggle

Today is a quiet meditation on dreams.  I wanted to do this project and had very specific goals in mind (not world domination, but close - that's a joke.)

I have grown immensely as an artist and producer (I feel) during this Opus.  I also feel it is very much something to be proud of.  I've created a lot of music that will hopefully get placement somewhere, someday.  I've learned SO MUCH about using Reason software, which will continue to reward everything I do musically for some time to come.  I wish I could keep it going.  Part of me wanted to go for about 3 years, but I truly would like to spend some quality time on a few projects and it's just not possible when I'm doing this every day.

Here's Day 467.  Thanks for listening.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Day 465: Haiku Junto

Today's piece is the first work I've done for the Junto in awhile.   It's also a collaboration with the Naviar Haiku Project.  It's based on this Haiku:


“They encounter
A cathedral of ice
At the end of the world”




My process is a little boring (to me).  I imagine a group of people searching for the end of the world, then fill in the scene of them discovering an ice cathedral with post-rock music.  It could have just as easily gone in a different direction (ambient, more experimental, etc), but this time it was post-rock.

More on this 117th Disquiet Junto project — “Compose an original piece of music in response to a haiku” — at:
More on the Disquiet Junto at:
Join the Disquiet Junto at:
Join the Naviar Haiku Project at:
More on Naviar at:
Haiku by Nite Rote, more from whom at:
Image associated with this Junto project is by William Warby, via a Creative Commons license:

Day 464: Throwback

No time for a new creation.  There are some things in the works, but they aren't ready yet.  Here's a piece that you probably haven't heard.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Day 463: More Peace, Less Understanding

Due to unruly children yesterday was a struggle just to get a piece up on the web before the day got
away from me.  Today everyone is being more cooperative, but I'm less sure about the piece.  Mixing issues and confusion about spectrums, but I suppose it gets the point across.

In another 36 days I guess I'll be done with this and I won't have to struggle like this for a little while.

Lyrics:
There is no tomorrow,
Only today.
You have to wish for what you want.
Why don't we play?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Day 461: Don't Act Confused

A dark, lo-fi glitch piece on the day when I saw one of my best friends for the first time in six years.
 Too long to not see a friend.

Lyrics:
As you march to your death, 
we all turn and face the ground.
The paradox of your life leads to the truth that is your end.

The leaves shade your face,
the breeze is cool, 
it's almost perfect here.

Bones in the grave, 
dirt showers over you.  
A pine box, 
two coins, 
and a suit will take you home.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Day 460: Converge

A short instrumental intermission to nod your head to.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Day 459: On the Dark Side of Mars

Another "4x4" track with some dark elements.  I'm apparently on a tear with these things lately.

I've pretty much made up my mind now that 500 days will the end of this project.  500 Days is an Opus, no matter how you slice it.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Day 458: Like Plastik

An unintentionally influenced track that reminds me a lot of Plastikman.

Had a good day at the Nashville Zoo today.  The dinosaurs are back.  The kids loved it.  Only one meltdown, and that was when we were leaving (to be expected).

Just trying to to keep it together for another 41 days.

Cheers.



Saturday, March 22, 2014

Day 457: Keep It Simple Stupid

A simple, minimal techno track today.  Maybe it's electro... I can never guess with genre's.  Whatever you call it, it's a track.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Day 456: Electro Experiment

Getting over illness, may be able to focus a little more intently on what I was doing before I got sick.  Have felt spread too thin lately.

Even without the illness I'm coming to the realization that I just need to call it on the One-a-day project for now.  It feels like I could put out some top-notch quality stuff now and need the time to focus on it.  The OAD project prevents that from happening.  As much fun as it is and has been, I've got to come to terms with ending it in another 43 days.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Day 455: 5 minutes

Was trying to create and record the creation of a 5 minute song for Propellerheads competition, but I could NOT get the audio portion to record.  I made the song though, so here it is.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Day 454: Had to take it easy

Am still sick and I just don't have the energy to focus on something as hard as I did with yesterday's project.  I did something fun, less musical, but still exciting for me.  I hope you like it also.  If not, tomorrow is a new day.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Day 453: Collaboration - Beyond the Sea

Today's music is a collaboration with a random person I met via Soundcloud.  She's in France, north of Paris.  The internet is a wonderful thing.

She felt like my instrumental track "Stuck in Three Boroughs" could use some vocals, so she recorded these and sent them my way.  I took those and worked them over quite a bit, played with the order and extended the track.  Below is the final version.

I know it's done, because I'm starting to get silly with the things that I'm tweaking every time I listen.  It's about to get to the point that I'll be doing more harm than good.

Here are her lyrics:
Drowning in this crowd wave
They're assaulting me
They're threatening me
How could I breathe?
There is no air
My lungs are squeezing
My ears are buzzing
Please someone please someone
Please someone
Help
I'm floating in this clouds of words
Bubble brain
The story gets louder
rolling of rails
Blinding lights of trains
And now these doors are open
And the river flows
There're all together
Like a gigantic snake
Eating me alive
(Noises around
Going back and forth
They're twisting and melting my brain
Like a bee sting
with Vicodin
Blurry eyes and cotton legs
All I can do is sit and wait
these bars like trees
Are overgrowing
these hands trying to reach them
But they're escaping their grab
Rooted to the ground
like the last tight rope to prevent their fall
And they fall they fall
like feathers in autumn)


Monday, March 17, 2014

Day 452: ER

Had to put other pieces on hold due to an emergency room visit today with one of my children.  It wasn't very serious, but it was the first one ever for us as parents, so it was a little scary.

Speaking of scary, here's some scary noise landscape stuff.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Day 451: Such Doge Much Power

So, I've decided the name of the band will be SUCH DOGE MUCH POWER, and yes, the music will be on iTunes.  I'm already paying for the ability to upload as much as I want to iTunes thru Distrokid so I figure I should take advantage of it.  Won't be any worse than that Paris Hilton album.

LYRICS:
We stand on a pedestal, 
10 feet above all, 
The children try to touch our feet, 
the children can't touch our feet.  
We allow the people to come and view our form, 
the people try to touch our feet.
The people can't touch our feet.  

WE ARE ALL GODS IN OUR OWN EYES, 
NOTHING HERE THAT SHOULD BE A SURPRISE, 
ONLY EXPECTATION AND INVOCATION.

We dream small, we dream big.  
It doesn't matter our dreams are reality.  
The slaves, they try to make it real.

THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTER IN YOUR STORY IS YOUR OWN, 
EVEN THOUGH YOU STILL DIE ALONE.

We are generous gods, 
you may please us as you wish. 
yes, you please us as we wish.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Day 450: Lifted

Day 2 of my "fake band".  Here they get a little disco.  Don't know where it came from.

Lyrics:
the end isn't quite as close as you think,
the door is within reach,
the air is thick with doubt,
don't doubt at all.
We have the power,
we have the height,
we have the drive,
we have the might.
We can reach our dreams tonight.
You shared your thoughts,
you shared your gifts,
you wished upon star that we would be lifted.
and we were.
Now we can sing to the gods,
sing to the beats,
sing to the wants and desires we've lost.
You shared your thoughts,
you shared your gifts,
you wished upon star that we would be lifted and we were.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Day 449: One More Project

I'm going to take a stab at creating an album within an album.  For the next 12 - 20 days the tracks will feature (mostly) the same instrumentation and the songs will be a concept album, or something like that.  Today's track is the first track, hence the title: Introduction.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Day 448: Soaking in Ambience

This track kind of suffers from too much everything, but they aren't all gonna be grammy winners.  Hope you like ambience, reverb, and long decays.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Day 447: Sickly

So I'm looking after two sickly little boys today.  I believe they also may have infected me with
whatever virus they have.  Stomach is torn up, am not hungry, felt feverish earlier.  Being sick is shit.


In other news, I'm trying to continue and make patches for the New Atlantis Audio User Library.  This track features a glitchy drum kick from the Glas refill.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Day 446: Light, end, tunnel

I came to the realization today that 500 days may be the end of this particular Opus.  I'm feeling that there are other  things I need to put some time into and this is preventing me from getting to them.  I still have some ideas to explore for the last 50 days, but that may just be it for awhile.  I think I'd much rather end this at a point of my choosing, rather than a day when I just "couldn't make it".

Now here's new music.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Day 445: Hothouse

A nice, warm day today.  A good day for Indian Electro Weirdness.




Sunday, March 9, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Day 443: In the outback

Another Junto project.  Here are the details:

My initial feelings on production were that this was going to be a boring project, but after listening to the variations that other Junto members were able to coax out of the source material I got more excited.  Getting different tones could have been very easily done, but I wanted to finesse it a little more and try to create something more nuanced.  I opted for a foldback distortion that ended up sounding (to me) a bit like a didgeradoo.  Once I had a point of focus the piece sort of fell together on its own.  A moving filter/gate applied to one piece created an intermittent pulse, another couple of pieces ended up being pads (with subtle background additional harmonics added, just for flavor; but not another instrument - done solely with effects), a last piece was additional percussion with the slightest bit of pitch bend after applying a phaser to it.    All summed it -- we're in the dreamtime.

More on this 114th Disquiet Junto project — “Combine elements of Dave Seidel’s album ~60 Hz (Irritable Hedgehog)” — at:



http://disquiet.com/2014/03/06/disquiet0114-60hz/



More on the Disquiet Junto at:



http://disquiet.com/?p=16588



Join the Disquiet Junto at:



http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/



The source audio is from Dave Seidel’s ~60 Hz album, released on the Irritable Hedgehog record label. More on the album at:



http://recordings.irritablehedgehog.com/album/dave-seidel-60-hz



Day 442: Sleep for none

Went back to working with NAA patches.  Created one more and sent another batch to the User Library site.  This piece also relies heavily on pieces from the Miroslav Strings and Nine Volt Audio patches.

I will continue to operate based on the faith that this project will lead to something.  Truthfully, it has.  I've had a few projects that wouldn't have happened if I had not been doing this, or at least, would have been less likely to have happened.  That itself is justification for me to keep going.  If I don't do it this way I'll still be creating something every day.  At least this way I have a rudder.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Day 441: Let's Start again

Lyrics:
Do you wanna go for a ride?
Come on now, hope inside.
Do you wanna make new friends?
Let's start again.
This is the end.
Let's start again.

Taking a break from my experiments with NAA to try something a little different.  OR back to my old tricks.  Take your pick.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day 440: Glitch Electro Ambient Noise Recording

Still working with NAA stuff and creating patches.  Here I wanted to try and create a patch that had a lot of the same effects that are created using Buffre, by Peff, but without actually using any rack extensions.  With a little bit of thinking around the problem I managed to come up with a close approximation.  A fun little experiment.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Day 439: 440

New Atlantis Audio is now sharing user-created patches via the site.  I'm kind of making them like crazy.  This work and tomorrow's will feature almost solely these new patches.   I'm trying to be ultra-creative, but still keep it musical.  So far, so good, I think.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Day 438: Mixing it Up (with mixed Precipitation)

As snow and ice fall outside my window I contemplate the deepest questions in life...

Who am I?

What are we here for?

Where is my burrito?

42?

This piece is another go at working with Drift by New Atlantis Audio.  It's kind of awash in ambient-ness, but you know, you get the idea.



Saturday, March 1, 2014

Day 436: For Commercials

Listened to some heavily downloaded tracks on Pond5 and quickly realized that I can easily do much of what I heard.  For pieces in the Pop Rock genre they're mostly instrumental imitations of popular bands/songs, or original compositions influenced by such.  In the area of film scoring that was a little more complicated, although I don't think that stuff gets sold as much, so I should probably focus on the areas where I can make some kind of money.

This piece isn't quite as "commercial" as it could be.  I had already started it before listening to the above mentioned works, but it could still be in something.


Friday, February 28, 2014

Day 435: Source it Out

Playing with rock and electronics and strings and more.



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Day 434: elec

Tribal styled percussion mixed with electronic mixed with modern instruments.

I thought it came out pretty neat.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day 433: Getting Better

This lyrics should be self explanatory (though not wholly true).

Lyrics:
close your eyes, 
close your mouth, 
listen to me.  

close your ears, 
open your hands, 
listen to me.

I got my voice back today.

hold your breath, 
there are moments left, 
listen to me.  

hold your words, 
hold what's said, 
listen to me.

I got my voice back today.

Pay attention, 
to what's said, 
listen to me.  

This could impact you, 
Everything you do, 
listen to me.

I got my voice back today.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Day 432: Don't Dance

Still sick, but getting better.  Finally going back to work today.  Was playing with Malstrom a bit on this one, along with some other sounds I haven't used in awhile.  Felt like it came off all right.  I probably could've added a good 30 second intro and easily had something that was pop song length.  Oh well, this is what we got.




Monday, February 24, 2014

Day 431: Great Sounds

I have several very high quality instruments now.  Sampled at unbelievably high levels, they sound better than the real thing in many cases.  I frequently find myself leaving in mistakes to make sure they sound more "human".  Funny how far we've come.

Today's track features Harmonium from the Abbey Roads Refill, drums from the RDK 2.0 Refill, Bass from the Electric Bass Refill (all by Propellerheads so far), acoustic guitar from the iStrum Refill (which is just awesome), and Dombra from Impact Soundworks.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Day 430: A Little Bit of Noise Goes a Long Way

I promise, when I started this I really meant to make something very minimal.  In my head I was thinking of a Pan Sonic vibe with very little going on, the synth being the center of attention.  Somehow, somewhere it went off the rails and I ended up filling up the entire spectrum with sound.

Don't get me wrong, I like it, it's just hard to focus sometimes.  I guess it's worth mentioning that I did this at about 2 a.m.  I woke up as my meds wore off (I have the flu) and I started coughing uncontrollably.  I went and took my meds, then sat down and started creating this, waiting for them to take effect.  45 minutes later this was almost done.  Finished it this morning.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Day 429: In the Jungle again... the wood jungle... I mean, the real jungle... aww hell

Still exploring those oh so awesome Refills from New Atlantis Audio.

This track started as a goof around, but turned into something that I quite like.



Friday, February 21, 2014

Day 428: NYC

Using several kong's from the Krush Refill from New Atlantis Audio.  They are each named after a NYC borough and they all have a very unique character.  Subtle, but unique.  It made me instantly feel like I was in New York.

The piano is from the Abbey Road Refill.  It's the "Mrs. Mills" piano from Abbey Road studios.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Day 427: Welcome to Atlantis

Playing with new toys here, with a little assistance from Henry.  He was kind of randomly hitting keys while I was trying to record.  It added a nice texture and a bit of unexpected beauty, so I kept it.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Day 426: A minute

So, it's been a minute since I've been able to actually type anything here.  Mostly it's been because I've been quite busy with the children and family/home life and making music daily, let alone blogging about it, has just been impossible.  There have been many days where I was holding a baby with one hand and typing with the other.  Even a few sentences in those cases was difficult, let alone a full paragraph or six.

Right now, I've gotten a cold and lost my voice, so that video I was going to do on a day when I was at home alone (like right now) isn't going to happen because I can't talk.... sigh....

One thing that is happening is more music on iTunes!  An artist by the name of Abe Wantland painted a few water colors for me that will be the album covers for six albums that I have ready to upload to iTunes.  The albums are compilations of the first 400 days of music.  I tried to limit each album to 25 songs and got pretty close.  I originally wanted to only do four, but all the genres weren't really covered by only 4, so it got bumped to six.

The first album, Ambient, Like You, is already up there.  Here's the link.

There's more, but I need to go do house work and I'm getting dizzy again.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Day 425: sick saick sick

I'm sick today, but I still made the musics!

All malstroms here.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Day 424: For the fame

I'm a big fan of New Atlantis Audio's Refills, so when they came out with the MD16 Refill I bought it immediately.

Here's something I did to try and land on their home page.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Day 423: In the blood

Maybe something original.  We  don't know what our story is.

Lyrics:
You've got drive, but you spend it all the time.  
Why don't you just give up?
You've got love in your heart, 
but there's a chance you're just full of shit.
Wipe the blood off your mouth.
Clean your teeth. 
We're going out now.
And you're not who you think you are.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Day 422: sdkfjghsldkjfghsdrrdd

Celluloid Beats, Chronologists, FGL's patches, noise.  Fuck it.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day 420: Not about weed

A delightful little piece that needs to be in a cartoon or something like that.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 419: One Minus One

Playing with the subtractor.  I have a lot of patches now.  I should probably organize then and put them out in the world.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 418: Dream is a lie, just like the cake

As promised, today is a return to weird shit.

Lyrics:
Our dream is to be one of you.  
Our dream is to be a lie.  
Our wish is to be on the inside.
Where you won't let us see.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Day 417: Shhhhh....

A simple, quiet piece.  A brief moment of clarity without interruption, yelling, diapers, juice, fevers, tickling, tears, or television.  Nothing real complex going on here, just nice.

Tomorrow I'll return to noise and glitchy confusion.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day 416: Back and forth

Struggled with this one.

Not sure why. Feels like I painted myself into a corner.

Tomorrow is another day, and another piece.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Day 415: Stay stay stay

I don't know why I'm doing this sometimes.

Just stay the course, stay the course, stay the course.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Day 414: Sick Boy

I have a sick little boy to take care of, so no time for explanations.

Lyrics:
This is my wish,
This is my dream,
This is who I want to be.

Don't tread on my dreams,
Don't tread on who I want to be, 
Don't tread on my dreams,
I don't think you even know who I am,


Thursday, February 6, 2014