Description : Quite a simple melody with an old school Electronic drum pattern, with layered synth parts which I played myself (for this is used; Mini Mogue, NI Kore player, Super Spook Keys and a couple of others). Also added some Cakewalk SI Strings towards the end. It has a bit of a Kraftwerk feel to it. Any comments/feedback would be much appreciated, thanks.
Description : I used a variety of D&B drum loops on this track, along with an Acid Jazz trumpet which I edited slightly. Also includes a Mini Moog and a fair bit of extra percussion. Don't know if Cinematic is where it belongs, but as I was recording it I had a mental imagine of a car chase or someone been chased. So I guess Cinematics cool. I used Music Maker to sequence it all together, which for all it's sins isn't a bad entry level Daw really.
Description : This started off with a very simple synth bass lead I came up with and I just started building the track up from there. Particularly like the percussion at the start of the song (it stays with the song throughout but gets a bit lost in the mix towards the end). Some loops, some manually played stuff. Used Steinberg Sequel for this, normally use this for mapping out ideas quickly.
Description : This track was recorded using Music Creator 5. I've filed this under Cinematic as I do with most of my stuff, though it's probably more akin to electronica mixed with a dash of DnB and Krautrock. The bass track was edited and manipulated by me, some of the keyboard parts I played myself. Alot longer than my usual stuff too.
Description : Has a 60's spy film feel to it, reverbed guitars and dulcimer, sequenced using Steinberg Sequel, guitar and dulcimer played by me via a Line 6 Toneport UX2, as well as some of the keyboard parts, the rest are loops/samples.
Description : The idea behind this track is about the layering of the instruments as opposed the the actual melody, which some people may find a tad repetative, all parts played by me except for the drum loops which is from a Zoom drum machine (I just added some overdrive to it). The harpsichord riff isn't a loop, I had to play it manually for the whole of the song. Recorded using a Fostex FD8. Any comments/feedback would be much appreciated, thanks.
Description : This is a brand new song, built around the dulcimer loop, I've tried to combine a rock beat with an ethnic melody, upbeat drums and heavy guitars mixed with tablas, bongo's and a sitar sample along with the dulcimer loop. I used Magix Music Maker to record everything, I played the guitar parts, the rest was created using various loops and samples. Any comments/feedback would be much appreciated, thanks.
Description : I'm not sure if Ethnic's the right genre for this or not ? It does have a Far East feel to it but I also added a kinda drum n bass beat as well. This was a bit of an experiment for me as I like some World Music and always wanted to write something that incorporated this style/influence, as with alot of my stuff I've tried to give it a cinematic feel. For this track I used Magix Music Maker 12 deluxe. Some of the loops have been edited and/or had fx added and I programmed the drum pattern myself. Like I say, it's a bit of an experiment, so any feedback would be much appreciated, thanks.
Description : This tracks owes alot to the music of both Sonic Youth and Girls Against Boys, two bands that I hold in high regard. Overall the song has a Noise-Rock meets Garage-Rock feel to it. At least 3 guitar tracks on this, possibly 4, and a heavy bass track, all parts played by me except for the drums which come courtesy of an SR-16. All tracks were recorded direct to an FD8.
Description : Heavily influenced by Portishead's early material, fx'd drum pattern , keys and DJ scratching, gives it a Trip Hop vibe. All instruments played by me except for the drum patterns. All tracks recorded direct to an FD8 via an FX rack. The song title is taken from the club where Isabella Rossellini's character sings in the David Lynch film "Blue Velvet".
Description : The whole song was created on an old Yamaha DJX keyboard (remember them ?!) running through an FX rack and recorded direct to my FD8 multitrack, kinda difficult to record as I had to play the bass parts with one hand and change the drum loops with the other (only way I could get the 2 parts to play in time). The intro's maybe a little long for some peoples tastes, but I kinda like the build up. I believe this track was used in a film by an LA film student, which is cool.
Description : This has a very simple drum pattern, one staright beat with no fills, all other instruments were played manually by me. Musically I don't know how you'd describe it ? Krautrock/Tangerine Dream meets Trans Am ? All parts were recorded using an FD8.
Description : Mid tempo song backed by a solid guitar riff. Added ingrediants, simple lead riff and keyboards, which give it a slight space rock feel ? The whole thing was recorded direct to a Fostex FD8.
Description : Quite a big arrangement, lots of drums/percussion, string and brass parts along with bass and guitar. I'm a big fan of soundtrack music, especially 60's and 70's stuff. This song was influenced by the work of composer John Barry. Obviously it's not up to his standard of work, just my own take on the genre. This was recorded using a Fostex FD8 multitracker.
Description : I used various loops in this song (drums, bass, percussion) the rest of the instruments I played manually. This song wasn't created on a computer (I used my trusty FD8). My girlfriend reckons the song is best listened to on a car stereo whilst driving at night. Someone might agree ?
Description : This track is built around a very simple bass riff I programmed and is one of the newer tracks I've written recently, and one of the first to be recorded using software, ah, the wonders of technology.