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Friday, February 15, 2008
Three Tracks From My Upcoming CD Now Online!
How's that for a sense of achievement? I've now completed three of the tracks for my upcoming album, Black Plaid, which will hit sometime in late summer or fall, and available online for free upon release. Standing at 10:51 worth of releasable music, I'm now hovering somewhere between 20 and 25 percent of a full LP. Stay tuned, and I'll be posting tracks as I finish them. To those of you who didn't know that I'd become pretentious enough to actually consider a record, surprise!
The first two are repeats, but I've updated them slightly. You can download or stream them at the links below. NOTE: Tindeck often has a problem with streaming. Left-click on "Download" to open the track from within your browser and download it from there if you like. Many of the samples used in these songs have been mutilated beyond recognition, but a complete list is posted under each song.
Consider these the v1.1 releases (and they'll certainly see future tinkering before release):
Malfeasance Toned of Argon
This ever pretentiously-titled track is actually the result of my first time ever working with loops and loop-based computer software. It's probably the most accessible track that I've released so far, and if it isn't the best classical/rap/rock/electronic/punk track you'll hear today I'll slam my hand in a drawer.
Samples heard (in order of appearance):
Main Beat : "Like a Pen" by The Knife
Bass Line : "Albatross" by Public Image Limited
Strings : Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, Adagio by J.S. Bach
Very Short Sound Effect : "Atlas" by Battles
Bass Line (2) : "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes
Lead-Up Sound Effects and Vocals: "A Tale of Apes I" by Subtle
Brief Drums : "Voodoo Lady" by Ween
Sound Effect : "We Will Rock You" by the Max Raabe Orchestra
More of a set of three short mashups than a traditional "song" but fun (and time-consuming) to create nonetheless. I tried to show my love of world music in this track.
Drone 1 : "Soldier Side" by System of a Down
Guitar Sound Effects : "Mera Pyar Shalimar" by Secret Chiefs 3
Drone 2 : "Super Are" by Boredoms
Guitar : "The Rose Garden of Mystery" by Secret Chiefs 3
Sound Effects : "Broken Glass Hearse" by Secret Chiefs 3
African Guitar : "Erdi" by Ali Farka Toure
Mashup between "Facing the Plastic" by Serart and "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" by Serj Tankian
Choir from (strangely enough) "Hardware Store" by Weird Al Yankovic
Sound Effects and Choir Aah : A heavily pitch-tweaked "Super Are" by Boredoms
Mashup between "Mera Pyar Shalimar" by Secret Chiefs 3 and "Intro" by Sigur Ros
This is the one I just finished. I'm proud of it because I recorded most of the melody myself. I scrapped the whole thing two or three times, starting anew, and this is the final result.
Beat : "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" by Radiohead
All Guitar Including Reversed Guitar : Me
All Unattributed Sound Effects and Tapping : Me (Guitar)
Flute and Piano : "Easier" by Grizzly Bear
Sound Effect during Interlude : "Secret Place" by Bjork
Guitar Chords and Descending Melody : Me
Drums : Modified from "Black Mirror" by Arcade Fire
Drone : "Going To Your Funeral" by Eels (pitch-tweaked)
Distorted Voices and Static : "Deep Sea Diver" by Grizzly Bear
Thanks to everybody!