Diary of a Madman

Originally a serious track called “medieval,” I was trying to record some ahhs and not having much luck. Suddenly I was inspired to go into a sort of nonsense voiceover (with a nod to the Beatles and Lewis Carroll).

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Plastic Bags – Fix Mix

Duh… I mixed the first one with my computer EQ boosted around the voice level (to hear an old movie). This morning I realized the error, which made “plastic bags” a bit quieter than intended. Here’s a quick fix. I’ll leave the first one because sometimes my fixes turn out not as good as the […]

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She’s Got Dragons

Who me? Game of Thrones freak? Naah. That’s only part of the story. I did like Khaleesi and thought that Jason Momoa nailed the ancient conqueror role. But they are only depicting things that, more or less, really happened. Alexander the Great. Cyrus the Great. Cleopatra. Dragons may be fiction but we have a pretty […]

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Beyond the Night

Here’s a cinematic, atmospheric one that I worked pretty hard on. It began as a slightly chaotic assemblage which slowly came together. My main learning point was how to use a sequencer for drum samples, making it sound less robotic than sequencers can sound. The sequencer I used (Megababy) allows for manual timing changes (called […]

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Beatniks

The original title for this was “Echoes from the Cave.” That’s an idea – I guess a bit of a cliché – that I’ve wanted to use for a short story, novel, or maybe a song. Well, time has passed and that seems a bit passé.. at least for me. So I decided to call […]

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Sheer Distraction

The story behind this tune is that I was desperately ill through the winter months. It took a long time to recover. When I finally felt things were turning around, I sat by my computer and came up with a basic bassline. I sent that to Lee Neale who sent back this amazing melody with […]

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