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Music

Here's some stuff I've written and recorded.  Much of it is my random thoughts and ideas.  These cross all genres, so be sure to check out the description and stuff.  All songs are in mp3 format.  * denotes improvisation.

 

NEW!!  8-11-2004  Killer Joe

Smooth Jazz

A modern re-work of a classic jazz standard.  Very very laid back.  Just what you need to fall asleep smiling.
 
Acceleration (Sub Endurance Test)

Bass

This track is a tribute to the "Fastest Song In The World" by the Gabberman.  Only mine is a bit different.  It starts off with a standard beat, and increases speed to around 700bpm.  The phasing that begins to occur midway into the song, and then again when the song decreases speed at the end is amazing, and will definitely give your sound system a workout.
 
August 17, 2003*

Journal

Played on the piano, this journal entry is probably my best.
 
The Background

Bass

A bit of acid jazz.  It'd make good background music for something.  Just not sure what yet.
 
Big Potato

Bass

A ridiculous bass line is what this track is about.  If there was a genre called cheese techno, this song takes the prize for the cheesiest of all cheese.  It's hilarious.
 
Brad's Bass

Bass

My first attempt at techno.  Wasn't great, but I'll put it on here anyway.
 
Butterscotch Pudding

Bass

Techno beat with a jazzish walking bass line done on a synth.  Never got finished because I got hungry halfway through, and ate a ton of butterscotch pudding instead.
 
Cubic Bacon*

Funk

A follow-up to cubic eggs.  Note, the bacon was similar to the eggs, except it was a smaller cube, and cut into slices.
 
Cubic Eggs*

Funk

Nice little improv with an organ, bass, and some drums.  Why cubic eggs?  I was on the campus of Eastern Illinois University one day, and I went and got some breakfast from their cafeteria.  Instead of having real eggs, they had this 12" yellow cube that they scooped apart with an ice cream scoop.  It was quite disgusting.
 
Demo1

Techno

Nothing worth listening to.  Just me experimenting with new stuff.
 
Everyday Life

Bass

Awesome bass line with random interjections of random things thrown in here and there.
 
Experiment #11

Techno

Just some more experimentation with arpegiated synths.
 
Improv For Augustana Audition*

Easy Listening

In January of 2003, I got this letter from Augustana College, about an audition for a huge scholarship.  All I had to do was mail in a demo tape.  Well, I got the letter the day before the demo tape was due in.  So while scrambling for stuff to put on the tape, I just recorded some piano improv.  Nothing worth listening to.
 
Insect

Techno

This song is for no other purpose to be annoying.  However, it's got some very cool sounds in there.  The section in the middle has an awesome groove to it.  Definitely a recommended download.
 
Interlude

Techno

The intro track on my demo CD.  I think this is the best work I've ever done.  It's short, but powerful.  It starts off with an arpeggiated synth that builds and builds, bringing in a rhythm that is present, but not overpowering.  Very moving track, with subsonic rumbles that will knock you out of your chair.
 
July 5, 2003*

Journal

I decided to make my own synth patch for this one.  Very relaxing, all synthesizer piece.
 
June 21, 2003*

Journal

Upright bass, drums, and a Rhodes keyboard.  What more do you need?
 
Magnum

Techno

Probably the first somewhat decent electronic track I ever put together.  Starts off a bit slow, but ends up being really nice with a few twists and turns here and there to keep you off balance.
 
Overcome

Electronic

Great song to release tension with.  Starts off with a nice laid back, but definitely moving groove, with an almost hip-hop beat.  Builds and builds until fading out, leaving nothing but an acoustic piano to finish the tune.  Greatly promotes the mood of do-not-worry-about-anything-and-enjoy-life. 
 
Power*

Electronic

Very.... strange recording.  Very good though.  5 minutes of nothing but wild, random, complex, and powerful synth playing.
 
Project Minor

Techno

It's got the workings of a good dance track, with my usual bit of randomness.
 
Rainy 3AM*

Easy Listening

The first improv recording I ever did.  I recorded this back in 1997.  It's not very good at all, but it's on here anyway.
 
September 6, 2003*

Journal

A bit of funk with an awesome beat.
 
SubPhase

Bass

Nothing but crazy, somewhat subsonic bass, that gets even better as it drops down an octave in the middle.  I hope you've got good speakers.
 
Superstition [remix]

Bass

The original song is by Stevie Wonder.  I've redone it a bit.
 
Symphonic Stairway*

Strings

I know you've heard the song Stairway to Heaven.  Well, I was sitting down at the piano one day, just playing some stuff in A minor.  Next thing I knew, I ended up playing a rendition of stairway to heaven.  I decided to fire up my orchestra patch and see what it would sound like.  Very cool stuff.

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