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States.

Heck yeah.

INSANITEETTITILAT is the most fun I’ve had for a while. In the field of producing a tune, that is.

Sometimes it’s fun to go all in, defy the laws of nature and good taste and make something like this.

The tune features my super secret technique of “synthesized random cloning”. Succees number 3, if I’m not mistaken.

Me lucky bugger.

Late & early.

YOU KNOW IM HERE is autumn pop. It’s more melancholic than oh-so-happy. I think the time of the season is suitable for the tune, because this year the winter really hasn’t come at all. At this very moment I’m hearing the rain hitting the window ledge.

The tune is presented in a classical fashion, with mostly organic instruments. Ok, there’s the moog bass, but in the golden age of pop it used to be a regular guest.

Like, in the golden age of TV Talk Shows, Harvey Pekar used to be a regular guest.

“Bob and Harv’s Comics”. I must have that.

No explanation needed.

So, I was producing this tune… Minding my own business… Building a horizontal weave… And some pulsing, you gotta have that…

Adding drums… Making ’em sound really airy… Digging it…

Taking my time to listen the whole thing again and again…

“This is starting to sound like Ligeti in space”, I thought.

Therefore: LIGETI IN SPACE.

The best I can.

“Study more about latin rhythms” has been on my ToDoList for a quite some time. For like several years, to be honest…

So much to do… So much interesting stuff to dive into… And so little time… Or rather, so much of that precious time must be sacrificed for doing laundry, walking & breathing at the same time and video games…

So let this be a reminder, me. Study that stuff! Mambo, rumba, salsa, samba, tango, merengue, mariachi and cha-cha-cha. And when you’re done, study charanga, ranchera, vals criollo, twoubadou, bachata and Stan Getz.

Oliver doesn’t.

In the meantime, here’s some poppy, kinda latinic/caribbean stuff: EVENING AT LUPES.

I hope they serve mojitos there, ‘cos they are delicious!

Toughstone.

The soundtrack of my childhood, in order of appearance:

– Random folk & childrens songs
– Chopin & Louis Armstrong
– Euro Disco, especially british & italian
– Music of Commodore 64 games
– Hard rock, played by dudes in leather pants
– Mike Jackson & The Beatles

OUTLAWLESS is category five kind of fun.

It’s more tough than slick. Perhaps played by fellas in black leather pants, instead of pink ones.

Some make-up yes, but only black eyeliner. And a big hair. Not huge, only big.

Oh snap already.

THE NIGHT OF THE ANALOG ASSASSIN is chiptune horror music.

Or “horror music”, I should say. It’s not really very terrifying. It’s like a modern horror movie that’s pretty fun, with a few jump scares. Something that doesn’t actually get under your skin.

It’s just as far away from truly horrifying movies as those movies are from real life horrors.

You know, real life horrors like running out of toilet paper or embarrasing yourself publicly. Or train ride without internet or not optimally chilled white wine.

Or dentists appointment, lengthy struggle to get your wisdom tooth removed & the following discomfort for daze.

There’s your true horror. Third world style.

First of the decade.

Yep, you read it. TAKING IT EASY was the first tune I made in 2020, right after my holiday break.

As the title suggests, what it came to producing a piece of music, I decided to take it very easy. No need to construct an immortal musical masterpiece right away.

So, what you’ve got here is some harmless “Good Old Entertainment Music”, played by an eclectic combo of instruments.

And brushes.

Coming up at kongano.com, some time in this century: An Immortal Musical Masterpiece!

Last of the decade.

Yep, you read it. JENGA was the last tune I made last year, before the holiday break. That’s the time of the year when yours truly is usually running on fumes, but despite that, I think the tune came out very nicely.

It has an interesting dance-reggae hybrid vibe, which just sort of happened while making it. Little bit of luck, a hefty dose of tenacity, bananas & water. That’s all it takes.

Two negatives make a positive, if you catch my drift.

Nature documentary music.

And now for my next number, I’d like to play you something, I tend call “Herzogian music”.

HERTTONIEMESTÄ AMAZONIIN

It features an echo. A huge, gargantuan echo. Less notes – more sound.

Lots of movie talk going on these days, huh? Maybe it is so, because really I should be on vacation, and not write these posts.

So, you go and have your vacation, mister. And perhaps watch a movie.