Songs From a Wandering Star is done, ended up being 8 tracks and about 20 minutes long. Way shorter than I wanted, but I felt that this was a good place to end it, and the two tracks I didn't get around to making, I don't currently have the software for (they both require me to learn how to use UHAU, which is a freeware Vocaloid alternative, in other words, LOL). I also cut "The Parable of the Seal" because for one thing, it doesn't fit with the theme, for another, the vocals (from "1,000 O Clock" by Aesop Rock) did not line up with the instrumental very well.
I will upload it when I feel like doing so. Should also probably make a cover first....
next album's going to be just a collection of songs rather than something with a sonic theme, I've already done many sea and space albums.
1. The Melody X From a Wandering Star (Remix of "Forgotten Eastern Spirit") [4:50]2. Space Cowboy [1:51]3. The Monolith (Ubiclex Calculus Mix) [2:47]4. ൠൠൠ Concealed Alien From a Quasar ൠൠൠ [2:24]5. Intermission [0:41]6. Behold, the Devastation Beam! [2:27]7. They Did Not Know [1:33]8. Return to Cyberia (The Night Tape Revisited) [4:02]
Life on the Salt Flats: Collection of songs, really. I might turn it into a psychadelic thing since I'm liking how the title track turned out.
I dunno, lol. I'm sure something will come up soon enough.
Well this is just disheartening. Only one download in the past week and it was for The Beet Tape.
Honestly, I may just stop uploading my music. I will of course, keep making it. But it's pretty clear that nobody but myself, maybe Tre, and whoever keeps linking to "Space Colony Noir Film" (seriously, every few days the plays for that song will spike and I have no idea why) actually listens to the stuff.
No, because that will just further motivate them to track me down.
I just deleted the entirety of Elsewhere (and Limestone Wall, but for different reasons) from my Bandcamp. If this continues I'm just going to axe the Bandcamp altogether, no one uses the thing anyway and I certainly don't need it for anything.
The album still exists, it is just not in publicly accessible form any longer.
That's what I mean by not needing my Bandcamp. I have all of my music on my laptop. I only made the bandcamp in the first place because I was under the silly delusion that other people actually enjoyed the songs I made.
I suppose I should know by now that 99% of the time people tell you they like what you do they're just trying to be polite.
Frosty said:Also don't let creepy bullies dictate what you do. Think about it: if someone devotes any amount of their time, regularly, to following the activities of an ex-troper who they have never spoken to so they can continue to mock him, over an extended period of years, but you are continuing to do your thing and be productive, who is really losing out in this situation? It isn't you.
Also don't let creepy bullies dictate what you do. Think about it: if someone devotes any amount of their time, regularly, to following the activities of an ex-troper who they have never spoken to so they can continue to mock him, over an extended period of years, but you are continuing to do your thing and be productive, who is really losing out in this situation? It isn't you.
I never said they were right.
Frankly, I don't even know what they're saying. I never follow the links and see no reason to do so.
Frosty said:Actually you have made a few tracks that I enjoyed when I heard them.
Actually you have made a few tracks that I enjoyed when I heard them.
Well, I suppose that's good.
I put that out in 2009, man. It fucking sucked, too.
See this is what I mean. If people like any of my music it's a handful of tracks I don't even like anymore. In the case of Desert Burner...I don't even know if I have it any more. I've gotten a new computer since then.
And frankly, that entire mixtape was me slowing obscure Santa Fe band New Mexicoe way, way down and that was about it. I don't even like Desert Burner anymore. I like Kassettenacht way more, and no one has ever even heard that, I re-used the samples from it on this last album for a reason.
(this is at lazuli)
the problem i have with a lot of your music is it just sounds like you've taken something and put a beat over it, it just lacks a lot of cohesion. and i often feel the beats are lacking something too. they just sound kinda flat. it's like you're trying to get the sound of acoustic drums out of electronic stuff and it's just not working for me (whether you're trying to do that or not - it sounds that way). sometimes there are timing issues with the beats too, or between the beats and the samples + stuff over it. i mean i'm listening to the new album now and the only bits that have really held me are a little bit that lasted about three seconds right towards the end of 'The Monolith' and the first few seconds of 'Lightwave' where it looked like the beats would be a bit better
my favourite song so far has been the intermission and i dunno what that says about the album at all
i also feel like you were going for a spacey atmosphere but for the most part i havent really felt that, all i can tell is that you've used synths and samples from spacey sources but it doesnt go together into a whole
Mr. Truant said:I have this sweet dark ambient-drone thing I'm working on, very soundscape-y.
I have this sweet dark ambient-drone thing I'm working on, very soundscape-y.
Well regarding the drums, I'm not sure what exactly you mean, nor what I could do about that. The majority of my percussion is sampled from songs where actual drums are used. Though some of it is clipped from a sample folder I have.
And it is less that I was going for a spacey atmosphere and more that I felt it was spacey. I suppose I have rather vague ideas of what constitutes spaciness, but I tend to mentally file my music into one of a few categories and that is one of them.
Not sure what to do about timing issues either, but I suppose I've never been good with that.
As for liking The Intermission, that is probably the piece that I spent the least amount of time on. See, that's something that's always bothered me. There is a massive disconnect between the time I spend on something and how good it turns out (or is percieved as turning out, anyway).
Anyway. I also just finished this, which I was talking about in the heap earlier. Nominally, the second part of the song is for me. But frankly I don't think I'll be giving Minerva any vocal contributions.
SunshineWerewolf said:with all that said, i still did like desert burner
with all that said, i still did like desert burner
I know you did. Point is, I don't.
If you like DB, go give New Mexicoe's Flood Music and Parahelion's albums a listen. The vast majority of that tape is just those two things slowed down.
yeah, they sound like samples of real drums. that's what i mean, they sound like samples trying to masquerade as someone playing actual drums. perhaps you just need better drum samples because i didnt like most of the ones on that album at all
like, the samples you used on that Lightskull Army track are way way better. i like this a lot more than anything off the spacey album. it all goes together way better
I do admittedly tend to get lazy with the sampling, at least lately I do. Simply because sampling things "by hand" (for lack of a better term) just takes forever.
I also did a sort-of remix of that same track I just posted. I should upload that for comparison purposes. It's mostly just slowing down and screwing with a few things, but yeah.
also LOL, I forgot to credit the Stevie Wonder samples on that track.
For the record they are the only reason the entire first half isn't just drums.
Here's the re-work. Only a few small changes were made, tbh.
edit: That's in a technical sense. It sounds pretty different, though it's not too difficult to pick out the original in it, I don't think.
Mind if I try something and send it to you?
You can certainly do that.
Also, I really wouldn't listen to anything older than How've You Been? it's not really indicative of the direction I'm going in/trying to go in.
Well, I would certainly like to do that (indeed, before I switched to FL Studio, I was, which is why I think a lot of people like Beet Tape better than the more recent stuff) but ah, there is a technical problem in that my copy of FL has not yet had a key purchased, which limits my ability to go back and edit tracks. If you aren't familiar with FL Studio, it doesn't let you re-open old tracks unless you've bought the full version.
Honestly I should probably do that sometime soon now that I actually have the money to do so. Thank you for reminding me.
Truth be told I've had much the same thoughts about How've You Been? myself.
Sredni Vashtar said:Can you import .mp3 or .wav files into a new project?
Can you import .mp3 or .wav files into a new project?
Even if I could (and yes, I can) it wouldn't really help.
I know what you're trying to get at, I think. But I also don't think it'd work.
Sredni Vashtar said:^^^^ Alas. No sonic self-mutilation?
^^^^ Alas. No sonic self-mutilation?
Man, I forgot how....weird this album is.
Ah, that is a good idea, actually.
Huh...perhaps I could do that with the entirety of TTIAM. It's long been my favorite of my early albums, it's a collection of sometimes rather creepy nonsense ("What about Pip? Did you forget her? What did you see? What was it that made you lose your mind?" etc. and that's just the first track) that I mostly just hacked together from stuff I found on Youtube, a good deal of that, I never even actually watched. It's the same process that made Desert Burner, but with enough sources that it's not a total rip of anything like DB was.
1. Intro (feat. The Reddy Record for Boys)2. Super Eight Soul3. Fonekahl4. Desert Radio No. 15. Night Radio No. 66. Pursued/Kassettenacht II7. Mountain High8. Super Eight Soul, Part II9. Spires10. Night Radio No. 9 (Dialed-out Mix)11. A Jazzy Mess (Origin Mix)12. Interlude13. Interlude No. 214. Drugstore Cowboy (Feel the R.A.I.N.)15. Broadcast '7116. Filled-in Circles17. Desert Radio No. 12 / Night Radio No. 1618. Intelligent Dementia Music19. Runs Like Clockwork20. Neolithic Man21. Sound Collage #2 (Said)22. Sound Collage #3 (Manifestations)23. Sound Collage #1
some memories right har.
I was even worse at naming things then than I am now.
IT'S A QUALITY, NONSTICK PAN
if I can say anything positive about 15 year old music-making me, it's that I just did not give a fuck about anything.
Also I forgot about the JAMS sample on the interlude tracks. "There ya go man, just keep as cool as you can. Face piles of trials with smiles. It riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave. So keep on thinkin' free."
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