Part one, the quiet part, of my latest magnum opus is now ready for your consumption!
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 session about aleatoric and atonal music, was inspired to buy a cello, the cheapest one possible. That’s what I got – the endpin is busted and two of the four fine tuners had funky plastic parts that snapped right off when putting the thing together. I have been having fun with my sweet two-stringed cello. Not sure if the neighbors agree. The “songs” are quick and dirty and might cause you pain if you like your purity. Easy listening fans … might want to check out my other offerings.
In this piece we’ll find tunnels inside an old abandoned drilling site, tunnels that lead to a vast and strangely formed serpentine cavern that seems to stretch out forever. In the bottom, an ancient vessel, the likes of which our eyes have never graced. The vessel, with very little persuation, takes us far away; horror and adventure ensues. The usual fare.
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 page , I’ve been writing shitty non-poetry! You can experience it here. It’s quite public so feel free to, you know, fax it around.
Love, Tuukka / Ghost Monkey / Various aliases
All of them for Future Cities. Let’s see if I can get it done this year, I have a hunch I don’t have a loth of money for the mastering…
t.. / polyfonken / ghost monkey
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.
I really like Logic 9, made some takeaway. Might be a bit harsh on old ears, I’ve done my worst to make fast food joint music. Still to come some day: Iskender Donor, Kbab Donor and Meatigan Menu.
EDIT: MONDAY ADDITION : LOGIC DISTORTIONS AND AMP DESIGNER
I also spent some of my last holiday moments testing the distortions on Logic 9, here’s a silly multitrack rave organ bit
… first clean
… and then through the amps and “pedals”.
They’re rather useful, in my opinion, not as revolutionary as the flex time but a handy way of dirtying up your tracks. As with most things, these would be better used in moderation but as Pitafel also demostrated with the flexible timing, sometimes you need to use the obvious things with your new toys first, to get them out of the way. Right?