Midnight Run

Fish Notes

 

Got a neat little inverse-colored super-portable miniature MIDI keyboard to use with my laptop on a Labor Day sale, so I of course had to throw something together with it

 

 

Another go at an ’80s-noir synth vibe (but with a koto for some reason).  Had a heck of a time getting it to sound O.K. streaming – pure sine waves amid a lot of ambiance is really hard to compress, apparently.   Ended up uploading FLAC instead of MP3 this time, which helped a bit, but this piece seems a lot more dependent on physical speaker properties than most.

 

Bene scribete.

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Ion Tower

Fish Notes

 

Playing around with MixCraft Pro 7 – wanted to do something synthy, so I thought I’d throw together a video game-y stage loop with a “final dungeon” sort of feel, as I tend to enjoy such pieces (any well-composed game from the ’80s and ’90s had to have a good last level theme, right?).

 

 

I feel like something’s not quite right, or missing, from it, but a plethora of tweaks and additions I tried only made it sound worse.  I probably just need more practice with modern synth and techno.  As much as I enjoy it, my mindset’s still too ingrained with orchestral tendencies (or simple waveform generation, on the other end of things).

 

Bene scribete.

A Long Way From Home

Fish Notes

 

Whew. This piece wasn’t easy to get right. Glad I stuck with it, though, since I like how it turned out.

Not sure what it’s for – just a synth and orchestral blend that wormed its way into my head and rattled around until I could put it together.

 

 

As is typical for wide-range pieces, SoundCloud’s compression crushed the audio, but feel free to download for higher quality.

 

Bene scribete.

By Grabthar’s Hammer, Your Eyes Can Be So Cruel

Two amazing voices

 

Planet Earth is blue, indeed, to have lost both the King of Space and the Voice of God in the same manner, at the same age, in the same awful, awful week.

Farewell to the Pharaoh of Freaks, the Sultan of Strange, the Wizard of Weird. Goodbye to the Sheriff of Nottingham, the Raider of Nakatomi, the Master of Potions. May your contributions to the world continue to entertain and inspire.

Under the serious moonlight.

Always.

 

 

Bene vīvite.