What better way could you spend a couple of hours than on the latest Man Of Arun releases? Well there’s too many to list here but should you fancy a break from them…
The history of everything noise related but mainly The Gits (in excruciating depth)
Combining Music Weeklies & Monthly prompts for ‘mother earth’ and ‘an idea for an original game, movie or any kind of media product that you’d love to compose music for’ we get…
Possibly a suitable soundtrack for a long, slow, dialogue heavy, action light, 70s style post nuclear apocalypse movie that the critics rave over but is frankly a bit dull.
A track started in 2017 I’ve no memory of. Found in a folder named ‘Guitar Noises’ I’ve little idea of how I made them as I’d bounced the tracks down, probably to free up resources for more effects, and deleted the originals. I’d hazard a guess the filter parts are Adrenalinn.
It takes a long time to do very little but I like is so have finished it off.
‘I should be so Loki, Loki Loki Loki’.
In which our hero strikes out against the tyranny of received musical form / wasn’t going to go up against Wagner thank you very much.
A return to the Music Weeklies challenge which on this occasion asked for a tune based on Norse Mythology. I may have failed on the tune aspect.
00:00 Part 1 – The Hunt & Slaughter Of Sæhrímnir
00:49 Part 2 – The Cooking Of Sæhrímnir At Gas Mark 4
01:07 Part 3 – The Hurried Preparation Of The Meal As Andhrímnir Has Been At The Cooking Sherry Again And Nodded Off
01:29 Part 4 – The Awkward Start To The Banquet As Frigg Caught Odin With The Valkyries When He Should Have Been Painting The Downstairs Toilet
02:09 Part 5 – The Revelries
02:31 Part 6 – The Ritual Procession To The Recycling Bins Of Asgard
Another projectM visualizer video: https://github.com/projectM-visualizer/projectm
Are the bagpipes too much?
If you’re feeling generous this Music Weeklies challenge entry on the theme Hope & Despair might be described as organised sound. It is perhaps unlikely to be a crossover hit.
Featuring a number of recordings I’ve had lying around for some years including: violinist warming up in corridor, men shouting in field, Cancer Research Race For Life crowd on route, whine of wind through window, bagpiper at wedding, stuttering media player stream, and many more.
The video is an M-Project visualisation which is based on the old WinAmp add on. I would credit which one but foolishly didn’t write it down at the time and now can’t find it again amongst the thousands of presets.
Abandon all hope ye who enter here…
Apologies for repeating myself as I did throw bagpipes on a track in ’88. That led to Test Department’s Alistair Adams joining us on stage for rendition of said tune. Not as unlikely as it may seem – he was going out with our bass player’s neighbour.
Music Weeklies / Monthly have something of a monopoly on the Because It Was There series currently and continuing that trend is this ditty in answer to their prompt to write something your teenage self would like. As luck would have it at that age I liked simple tracks that were little more than a riff and some noodlin’.
Continuing the relentless pace of releases here’s one for the Cosmic Bos Monthly Music Challenge on the theme of Winning – though I have of course reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.
I dragged some chords down from the ideas mountain for the main part of the track whilst the initial ‘Winning is Everything’ section came about by chance from coming across the brass sound whilst mucking around on guitar synth.
The melody for this largely made up playing guitar with a violin bow but it would have taken practising ’til a week next Tuesday to get it to sound how I wanted so I went with the inductive string driver feedback circuit instead, aka. Ebow..
Late again and unfinished Music Weeklies challenge had the theme of ‘My Culture’.
I of course went for a laboratory virus culture but also incorporated elements from the folk music of the area my family originated and ultimately ended up – Salford and Northern Sussex.
Down to the wire in the nick of time by the skin of my teeth here’s my go at this week’s Music Weeklies Challenge ‘Body Work’.
It had to be based on sounds produced or emanating from the human body. I blew. And then used the resulting recordings as samples to replace waveforms in presets from the Arturia synth Pigments.
All the melodic parts were played on a guitar fitted with a Fishman TriplePlay to convert the signals from each string to MIDI.