Mar 27, 2013 tracks
So, I bet the last thing you expected today was a new Ramp track! For the past while I’ve been trying my hand at a lot of different things, doing less music. However, there have been a couple of things simmering, and one of them finally settled out, so here it is! I hope you enjoy.
A Matter of Time: (download)
As always, comments and feedback are both wonderful.
Aug 11, 2012 tracks
Yup, I’m still here. I’ve been working on a few things, but none of them have a lot of forward motion at the moment. This started out as a break from those tracks, and I wound up liking how it turned out.
As always, comments and feedback are both wonderful.
Apr 20, 2012 tracks
I debated a lot about holding back tracks until I had an EP or album and then putting them out in that format, but then decided, given the intermittent nature of this all, to just go ahead and keep releasing these as I finish them up.
This one took a while — just shy of a year, off and on. In part it’s because there’s a lot of fine editing, but mostly it’s because I kept getting stuck and back-burnering it, then pulling it up later and working through it. It definitely was a “butt in chair” project, rather than a “whirlwind of inspiration” project. However, I think that, after poking at it again and again, it’s finally hit a point where I’m happy with it and ready to toss it out there. (As it’s been in development for so long, I suspect that some of you may have heard earlier versions.)
I *think* that the Flattr thing should be set up now, so if you use Flattr and like the track, feel free to click it!
Jan 30, 2012 tracks
So, I’ve gathered all the stray tracks from 2009 to present into an album and titled it, “Everything Comes Along.” For the most part, there’s no need to download it again if you’ve been downloading the individual tracks, but if you want the correct album artwork, track numbering, title, ID3 info., etc., then it might be simpler to just grab the zip file than to edit everything by hand.
Of course, I wouldn’t do this as a strictly administrative task. There’s another new track, the last of the album (both in the sense that I won’t be putting anything further on this album and literally track 12 of 12 on the album). It’s called Pixel Part 2. For those wondering what the relation is with Pixel Part 1 (from Orchard Days), given that they’re aesthetically somewhat dissimilar, Pixel Part 2 is comprised entirely of sampled material from Pixel Part 1.
Anyway, if you’re just here for the listen, here’s the new track. I hope you enjoy!
Pixel Part 2: (download)
Nov 13, 2011 tracks
Hey, folks! So I’m done with the much-talked-about new track. I hope that you enjoy it. As usual, feedback is quite welcome. Also, if you like it, please feel free to share it and/or this post far and wide — RTs / reblogs / reposts / Likes mean a lot to me.
Jun 12, 2011 tracks
It’s been a while, I know. While there’s not that much to report, it’s not because I haven’t been working on things. I’ve got a track underway which has proven quite challenging. I’m not sure if it’ll be one of those things where I work on it and eventually wind up with something that I’m really proud of, or if it’ll be one of those things where it eventually hits a complete dead end, but I’m still chiseling away. In the meantime, I’ve got another track ready for you. I hope you like it! It’s not really a chair-dancer, but I’m pleased with the textures.
Dec 30, 2010 tracks
This was supposed to be a quick test mix in order to check with the people sampled that they were okay with it, but consensus seems to be both that it sounded like a good mix and that the song felt “done” to people, so I’ve decided to toss it out for all of you to hopefully enjoy!
Loose Junction: (download)
This track features treated vocal samples of Lesley Kinzel and Marianne Kirby from their Two Whole Cakes Fatcast (a podcast about body politics which I’ve been known to quite enjoy) as well as one other spoken-word source that I pulled from the Creative Commons search engine many months ago and which appears to have disappeared from the web in the interim. I’ll try to amend this post when I re-find it.
In addition, I believe it’s the first thing that I’ve written where all the instruments other than the percussion (and the samples noted above) were made on the modular synthesizer. That was a bit of a trial, but something I really wanted to try to do. I’m still not sure that it’s an efficient way to work in terms of workflow, but it does lead to some interesting textures that I don’t normally get out of my software-based tools.
This brings our track count for 2010 up to three, which makes this, well, not the best year ever for providing you all with new music to listen to, but hopefully you enjoyed what did come out and next year will be richer in music for all of us.
In the meantime, have a wonderful new year and as always, let me know what you think!
Aug 9, 2010 tracks
I don’t think this is the first time I’ve used more than one “master” sequencer in tandem, but I think it’s the first time I used three. Parts of this were done in Logic Pro 8, parts in Nodal, and parts on the modular system driven by the STG SoundLabs time modules. A lot of the later steps were purely working with audio, as well, rather than keeping things as MIDI until the last possible moments. A lot of the tracks changed radically after initially being rendered as audio. Usually once I’ve “printed” a track as audio, I meddle with it only very little.
Rising, Falling: (download)
As always, I hope that you enjoy it.