Tuesday, May 17, 2005

So, ate pizza with my friend Allen tonight, and my wonderful wife. A good time was had by all. Except the pizzas. They went into our bellys. (Allen likes the remix I did for his track, depths of the ocean. It's called Involution Ocean, and hopefully it'll be out on his online label soon, along with the other remixes. {Incidentally, and I didn't tell Allen this, but there are a few points in my remix where I actually took his entire track and compressed it down in time until it was a two or three second blip, and then applied various effects to the blip, thus sampling his entire track at one fell swoop. This amuses me immensely, for some reason.}) Afterwards, back to our place where Allen showed me stuff about Ableton Live, and I showed him some stuff about Orion Platinum and the Crystal software synthesizer.

Also, if you go here, you will find a track called Ice Nine, done by yours truly, under the name emergent. More than likely, most of the stuff I release as emergent will be of a similar ambient mood or tone, some with more processed and dubby types of beats, and some, like Ice Nine, complete beatless ambience.

It's probably not everyone's cup of tea. Some of you may even find it a little dissonant. But if you play it in the background, kind of low, while you're doing something else, and try not to listen to it, I think you may find that you actually enjoy it. Music as atmosphere.

My empage is not pretty, but it's functional. That's really all I can ask for at this time.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

If you're looking for some really good, chill electronic music to listen to online, check out OEM Radio, Original Electronic Music. To quote the site:
" The music content is wide ranging in terms of genre: you will hear ambient, IDM, downtempo, breakbeat, dub, psychedelic chill, and many other not-so-easily categorized sounds. OEM Radio plays listening music and not dance music. OEM Radio seeks to bring original electronic music and recording artists that are underexposed to a wider audience."