Jun 28, 2007 Uncategorized
I’m considering buying the Arturia Jupiter 8V. I’ve used the demo and it seems like a solid product that would be useful for me. However, I was poking around their site today anyway, pondering that vs. some other (perhaps more intriguing) options, and I came across a video review, which I thought was funny / cute enough to share. You can check it out here.
Jun 22, 2007 Jamendo
Well, I’ve decided to finally start hitting the virtual pavement a bit. I’ve gone through most of the process tonight of submitting my work to an online, creative-commons-driven music sharing site called Jamendo. If you’re interested in checking out all kinds of neat music, by all means go there, set up an account and download to your heart’s content. The place is a Mecca of free tunes. Also, if you like my stuff, I’d really, really appreciate it if you’d review it and rank it on the Jumendo site once it’s available.
They accept submissions of “albums,” so for the time being Orchard Days will be going up, as that’s the complete release that I feel most confident in. Although I’m still planning to get Peristalsis up for you all to listen to (especially after an existing fan pointed out that one of his favourite songs wasn’t on my music page!) soon, but it needs some polish, track ordering and some consideration to which of the huge mess of songs that fell under its name will actually make the final cut. I’m expecting at least the oldest three tracks to get split out into yet another EP.
However, my first order of business is I think going to be to look forward rather than back and try to get Fountains underway, hopefully not losing all the momentum built up during the writing of Estelle and Paulina. Plus, I suspect that you’d all prefer new material to old standards.
I have a bunch of other sites that I’ll be checking out over the next short while in an effort to get the word out. When it all happens, I’ll be sure to let you folks know so you can head on over and do your thing!
Jun 18, 2007 Uncategorized
The 3.0.2 update of Battery (the software that I use for most of my percussion) was just released and it contains an exclusive percussion kit designed by Einsturzende Neubauten! (It also contains one by the producer of The Gorillaz and one by someone I’ve never heard of called Turntablerocker.) They can’t possibly expect me to work after receiving this news.
I’ve actually been working my way gradually through Headcleaner, which is a compilation of Einsturzende Neubauten lyrics interspersed with interviews with Blixa Bargeld discussing the work. I have to say that most of it is going right over my head. There’s a good reason that I’ve steered clear of lyrics for the most part.
Jun 8, 2007 tracks
Okay, this is actually the track that I was talking about the other day which sounded pretty much the way I wanted it to through my laptop speakers, on my iPod buds and on my Grado SR225 headphones but sounded like a complete mess on the home stereo. I still haven’t found an alternate mix that works for me in that regard, but it also sounds right to my on my cheap computer speakers at work. I’m going to toss this out to you fine folks in the meantime and see what you all think and if it’s listenable on your sound systems. It may get replaced with an alternate mix down the road, but the structure of the song is what I want, in the meantime.
I knew I should have paid more attention to that psychoacoustics book!
Estelle and Paulina: (download)
The astute among you will note that this track also launches a new EP entitled “Fountains”. I’m still curious about the concept of albums and EPs and so on given the mode of delivery, but for the time being, it’s working for me.