Storytime – good time.

A while ago, I was reading a book about evolution. Human evolution, to be exact.

At some point, my mind started wandering even further back in time, into the time when life on earth was mostly found in ocean(s).

I pictured this funny looking but pretty clever little fish-guy, thinking vigorously what’s beyond the watery plane he’s currently living in.

I smiled when I thought about the fish-guy taking a peek from the water, and gasping a bubbly gasp in amazement. There’s something out there!

Then millions and millions of years went on before my eyes, when the clever little fish-guy jumped on the shore, and grew a pair of legs.

And then I had to re-read the last few pages of my book.

The next day I made OUT OF THE WATER. Ode to my silly little day fairytale about a clever little fish-guy.

Monomannotnomad.

Monophonic synthesizer is a synthesizer that plays only one note at the time. (As opposed to polyphonic synth that can play several note simultaneously)

That pretty much sums up, where I was going with MONOMAN here – have fun with a mono synth, and make it sound interesting.

To sum things up, what you hear here & there, bass, high notes and everything between, are products of a single synth. (Yeah there are some other sounds too, but it’s the idea that counts)

Now that I think of the tune, “Monomad” would’ve a better title. But it’s too late to change it.

Or it’s not, I’m just too lazy to do it.

Zumm.

Gone south again.

“They often come in pairs.”

– Me, like a bunch of times

A while ago, I flirted with some country & western (yeah, both of them) influnces in a context of a very basic kind of a folk song. Today we’re crossing the line into the world of truck stops, rodeos, stetson & boots.

Here you go: HONEY GET BACK HOME.

And hey, there was the wild west tune earlier this year… And the “Mississippi”-metal piece…

So, this has turned out to be konganos American flavoured year…

Maybe I should cut down a little then.

Do I wanna?

Drght.

TEOPAI is highly based on a single drone synthesizer sound, that’s both disturbing and yet pretty calm.

And yeah…

BTW, it’s not an anagram.

Or it is now, I guess.

Not need to fill in.

Why should I?

No need.

Nope.

Tension.

Hear ye, hear ye! The day of reckoning is at hand. The calendar told me that schools open their wretched doors once more.

How dare they hold young folks as captives and give them information & feed them for free!

I myself never disliked schools (or work) opening up again. For me, autumn has always been the beginning of a new year, time to shed your skin, rise from the ashes and so on.

Autumn is the new spring!

Spring. SHIVERS.

That’s a pretty big if.

If “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) would’ve been a musical, Gandalf’s (Sean Connery) line in the Moria crossroads might’ve been:

– I have no memory of this song.

Then the young hobbitses (Danny DeVito and Joe Pesci) would’ve performed a song to express their happineses for the upcoming elevenses.

During the musical scene, at first Gandalf would be grumpy, but in the end of the merry song, he’d join the rest of the gang, dancing like a drunken gold prospector & laughing & casting magic missiles for fun.

Like Gandie there, I have no memory of ENDLING, but I have the proof that it exists.

Abbr. part IY.

For years I’ve been wondering, what’s this term EDM?

Yes, I’ve always known that it stands for “electronic dance music”, but where did it come from? It felt like suddenly the term was everywhere, and all the music out there was now called EDM.

Apparently the term “was being pushed by the American music industry and music press in an effort to rebrand American rave culture.”

A-ha, that explains it.

“Rebranding”. What an awful word. Even more disgusting than “constipation” or “pop quiz”.

Or “branding”. Shivers.

Ok, that FYI. Now EDM: TT.

Hands of lightning required.

I don’t know what the heck was I thinking with this one. Or wait, I do know.

I wondered, how would a normal acoustic piano sound like played through a nasty distortion box?

I did get my answer. It sounds pretty neat!

So, there’s some solo piano heavy metal for you! Or extremely archaic 20th century electronic music. Or nightmarish modern classical music by an european composer, who suffers from a migraine and has a dog.

Or you choice, where you get to choose 3 toppings freely. 4th one costs extra. Five? No.

As my dear friend Roger said on 29 August 1970: WODER.

You’re libra, right?

TOO TIC is thin.

Is tick too thin?

(Ticks are scary buggers. 40 times scarier than a pack of manticores. Do not google!)

Thin ones flex good.

Flexing makes you be able to bend 2.

(Too thin = Do not = 40 time scarier than google.)

Tic manticores. Good-bend.

Flex too able.

Listening with ears & mind.

Ok so, I just listened ON THE TRACES OF RAPTURE and had this funny feeling… Which is really hard to explain, but I shall try.

I somehow heard very clearly all the influences that I’ve had when composing and producing the tune. Some of those I already knew, they were essentially the idea behind the track, before I started to assemble it.

Some associations really took me by surprise. And for some… Like I know this part or thingy or whatever reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my finger on what.

Anyway, by clicking the song title, you shall hear some moviesque epic orchestral stuff, that has influences from:

– That short passage from Knightmare II: The Maze of Galious.
– Fair amount of Morricone.
– Counterpoint in some Queen song, can’t remember which one.
– Synthesizer that sounds like breathing, it’s from… I don’t know, man.
– More quiet passage near the end from… I can’t tell… Or is it from everything ever made…

Shout-out to introspection.