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Tentacle 5 (Trecena)

Basillica

The tentacle octology slithers on as Part 5 rears its ugly head.  Partly dedicated to the potential end-of-the-world “predicted” by the Mayan calendar the track is my audio depiction of before, during and after.

Tentacle 5 (Trecena) 

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Original drums recorded on vdrums, but I really didn’t like the way they sounded (i’ve been having problems getting a good recording from them and trying not to blame my playing), so I used a loop from the kaossilator and hacked it up to be in 5/4 time.  All remaining recording from the Korg Microstation excluding the final piano section.

Perseus

Medusa

Perseus

Unbelievably its now been a year since I started playing piano so whilst I should be trying to demonstrate my new found skills, instead I recorded this track.  A few simple chords, but I like the vibe to it.  It’s a “Korg-fest” as everything here is done on the Kaossilator and Microstation.  It actually started of from a bit of a mess around on the Kaossilater, so as usual, there was no plan and the track just sort of evolved.  I really should try and write before starting to record!

Here is another very short 1 bar loop done on the Kaossilator.  Its so quick and easy to create short parts on it in an almost random fashion, and i quite like the intensity of this one.

The Toxic-Trio

A toxic-trio of short electronic pieces:

Unnilquadium

Unillpentium

Unnilseptium

A first for the bucket, nothing played on piano here – all recorded using the magnificently titled “Kaossilator” by Korg.  This is a handheld unit which has two “banks” to allow you to record two eight bar loops, loads of cool features, defintely geared towards the dance market.  I’ve only had it a week or so, so i’ve been messing around and these are the first few loops i came up with.

Have a few piano ideas developing, and a new piece of gear on the way (!!!), so hope to get some new pieces up soon!