I’ve started making triangles, see. Four months into unemployment I got slightly jittery from not doing any graphics at all for the whole period, and into various geometric shapes. I thought “there must be a tool for this by now”. Found two, IsoSketch, which is a nice isometric sketchpad for iPad, and Hexels, an excellent (if layerless :D) variable grid painting system. It outputs nice .svg:s which can then be used in Adobe’s offerings.
http://polyfonken.tumblr.com/ is my polygonal tumblr.
That got me into sketching again, which got me into thinking about a first person geometry trip adventure game. Which can be seen as a dangerous thing. Since this is one of those ideas that wouldn’t be worth stealing, I’ll lay it out for you:
Our protagonist is a rather square fellow, living large at his apartment. He has clicked one of those “earn money by surfing the web” -banners and is now making his living surfing the polygon waves of dönerweb. Then an envelope appears on his doorstep, containing experimental pentagonal and hexagonal drugs to supplement his doctor’s triangle medication order. In a moment’s lapse of thinking our low-poly protagonist takes a pill and is transported into a penta(hexa)gonal mirror world.
The controls, which are a bit QWOP to begin with, turn into jelly. Rising from a chair demands a quick time event. He must find his way back home, fix his thumb that got cut off by a stray triangle and … well, take the rest of those experimental polygons. Oh yeah, the dialogue (and mostly monologue) is all sung by a Vocaloid and there’s a karaoke-style subtitiling. Sometimes in geometric language. Yeah.
Yeah. Some things you can’t steal. I should probably get a job. :D
t.. // poly
So we’re out of work. And for my part, it doesn’t feel at all bad.
No idea how I want to roll: unemployed & making records, freelancing (ughh, seems like a hassle for someone with my spending talent and lack of financial one) or some form of day job. Though that would have to be [...]
AND THERE! (spotifafa)
See?! I can make do stuffs. Now you make buy, yes???
I write horrible things for you. Enjoy.
So, as an anti-christmas present I bought myself a bow and some mallets. Started bowing stuff, cymbals, glass objects, zithers, mbira… it was good fun. I decided it’d be nice and stress-free to do a little soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist.
Anyhow, I was at GDC this year and, thanks to a brilliant [...]
I get bored easily. There might be a medical term for that. Nevertheless, I did a few short melodies while being bored and might do a few more. The resultant thing:
The sad bit is, I really enjoy doing these vignettes instead of “real” songs. Let’s see if the set expands.
Also, besides the Ghost Monkey facebook [...]
Future Cities was getting unwieldy and I was having a real hard time balancing the two types of songs (okay, tracks) on it. Almost as if it was two separate albums!
So we have…
Future Cities Previews by Ghost Monkey
and her even more quiet and introverted sister
Future Ruins Previews by [...]
Lake Elorza Morning Cycle by Ghost Monkey
The Progression of Price by Ghost Monkey
Vessel buried in an oil deposit by Ghost Monkey
New Black Rainbow Gradient by Ghost Monkey
Vivero Leaving by Ghost Monkey
All of them for Future [...]
Most of what I do in my spare time is pointless.
I get no money off it, definitely no fame.
I aim at neither, and actually shy away from those two
as if they might somehow taint my art.
Most of the time I don’t do my music for you, I do it to keep sane.
there must be better [...]
Future Cities Previews by Ghost Monkey
Yeah. I’m about to do a record about, well, everything, but the theme here is the somewhat naive cleanliness and technological optimism about future that vintage science magazines and sci-fi often embodies, how it clashes with modern cities and it’s irrelevance to actual human life. About [...]
Ok. Here’s a bunch of tracks off my Soundcloud. Most of these are not on the albums found here, they’ll get their turn. Maybe.
The Quiet Ghost Monkey by Ghost Monkey
The Slow Stuff!
The Restless Ghost Monkey by Ghost Monkey
Fast Stuff! (Also compressed to hell, for the digital and temp stuff I decided to win the loudness war.)
The Slow Ghost Monkey by Ghost Monkey
Zen Bound 2 Universal is out now for all the iDevices, get it while it’s stinking hot! To commemorate this momentous release, we also released my soundtracks for both the ZB games.
So: to download Bound & Rebound, go to the Zen Bound website and enter your email on our non-spammy spam list. You get [...]
Your basic iPhone apps only need two icon sizes, a nice change from all the handsets around.
For our uses I’ve found it’s best to do the 512 icon first, while constantly keeping a small, roughly 57 sized zoomed version of the same document on the side to see that there’s enough interesting stuff happening on [...]
Secret Exitの話題作「Zen Bound」の続編が近日公開、iPadにも対応
As told by ipodtouchlab. I’m certain. Yay! :)
Also, still loving this Minusbaby track to bits: .. .. .. And, I must admit, DO LIKE!
t.. / polyfonken / etc.
Every morning my eyes hurt a bit more. Of course coffee, the universal remedy, will stabilize me some but it’s getting slightly annoying anyhow. I can usually go with very little sleep or rest, now I kind of miss free time and my six hours of sleep. Next month, I suppose.
We’re finishing Zen Bound 2 [...]
♠ Ok, I’m not stupid, it’s kinda music but what IS this Ghost Monkey anyhow?
Ghost Monkey is me, sometimes with friends. It’s not exactly outside genres but I do like to try out sounds I don’t get to hear elsewhere. You get a mixed bag of slow stuff and rough stuff. Serves you right.
Our office has a fax machine. We’re at 358-9-3866038, how about yours?
With the internet and all, faxes should be in the bin now, all of them, but since a faxed contract is a different thing from an electronic, unprinted one (how exactly?), faxes are still needed in some offices.
Since faxing doesn’t cost much at all [...]
ok, boring audio talk with a bunch of odd sci-fi names coming up.
as far as synths and drum machines are concerned, here’s my current kit list:
akai mpc 1000
and i think i’m ready to let even some of those go. the later ones on the list, that is :D