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.

Escape from the campfire.

Sometimes is enjoy making weird music, which (almost) sole purpose is to be weird. THRASHEADS is one of those tunes.

It starts off with some industrial machine sounds that, along with the pretty discreet beat, slowly start to make sense.

That sense is pretty, pretty senseless but hey…

…hey, it’s one of the recurring themes in this site: Keeping balance.

After last weeks nice & neat guitar oriented music, I thought we could use some nasty burping and beeping.

Working title: Strump.

Now we’re actually getting for the summer holiday type of stuff!

OAK SONG is a jolly good strumming (hence the title) kind of folk song, with no lyrics and considerable amount of country & western elements.

On the other hand, there’s very little urban & eastern influences.

Weird.

Suitable for campfires, in case you have a spare saxophone player in the tool shed.

Semi.

Fun little coincidence here:

– 3.33 is the duration ROCK THEY BONES plays when you press the play button with your eyes closed.

– It also happened to be the 333th tune I’ve produced under the very famous kongano brand.

That’s pretty good considering that this site started with 50 individual pieces of music!

– Oh yeah, 333 is also halfway to 666! Let’s see if we can make it that far.

Third the first.

Summer is here!

Sweat, ice cream & things that buzz and scare the bejesus out of me.

Thinking of doing a long walk on the beach but ending up binge-watching Fletnix. Not chilling because you don’t have an air conditioner.

Losing your sunglasses in the commuter train & having a tough time getting to a store to buy new ones. Within a week, lose the new ones as well.

People going bonkers over the heat, which they try to cure by having a beach party with ice tea, volley ball and reggae.

Everyone’s happy and tanned and young and restless and happy and sh…

So, for the sake of keeping things balanced MISSOURI GHOST STORY.

Louisiana was already taken.

Duplicating letters.

I started wondering, on average, how many words these posts of mine have. Not that it matters, I just got curious.

What I could do, is to write an example of a post, count the words and voilĂ , I got my number.

First, let’s just get this out of the way: LONG WAY EVERYWHERE.

A little more, I’d say.

How many words I got so far? 66.

Hmm, do I count the numbers as well? Sure, after all, I’m the one making the rules here.

Now it’s starting to look like a post I’d write. Now, how many words we got. 101.

So, on average my posts contain 101 words.

No, I mean 113.

Shoot!

Black.

Challenge of the week: Name songs that has the word “black” in its title. How many can you get in 30 seconds? Two minutes? 2 years?

I bet a lot.

Kongano on the other hand had none. Fixed that: BLACK LOTUS.

Next weeks challenge: Name all the songs that has the word “love” in its title!

6th senseless week of the shorts.

They’re here, they’re below the average length, but they don’t care! They are SHORTS:

“Appetizer for witty banter” is background music for a Hollywood movie of 1940’s or 50’s. You know the kind that has comedy, thrills and romance, all packed in a good 90 minutes. And yes, tons of clever dialogue, spoken with Transatlantic accent.

“Good news” is a playful, yet classy jingle. This may be the shortest tune I’ve made so far. Simple, compressed, perfect.

“Redend II”…umm, I’m sure every Metallica fan out there immediately sees what’s going on in here. The idea and context is straight from one of their songs, but the rhythm and every note – the music itself – you hear are products of my twisted imagination. !skcor dna srehtils tI

Please Lars, don’t sue my butt!

Simple = complicated.

“For a cop and a musician, the answer to the conundrum is always simple.”

I should’ve just believed that totally not made-up quote.

Instead I produced a dashing B-part, recycled the synthesizer sounds in a clever way, made a tons of variety in the melody parts and – as you can already guess – ended up scraping everything I just mentioned.

ICE TEA wanted to stay simple.

It’s like you’ve prepared a fancy meal with truffles and Jerusalem artichoke in a Champagne gravy, but your guest just asks for a bowl of gruel.

Oh well, more nifty ideas left for upcoming tunes.

Afterwards I had some ice tea, with sugar & lime. Yummy.