Take two of me making synthetic, electronic heavy metal music: HEVY MENTAL.
Man, these tunes are fun to make. The whole premise being silly and somewhat contradictory, constructing this kind of pieces are as stress-free as they come.
All you need is a good soundset and you’re ready to do some desktop headbanging. And yes, it sure helps, if you’ve passed the 101 of how to play metallistic guitar.
I passed mine in 1992!
Years ago, a relative of mine had a picture of himself in his fridge door, making the silliest face he possibly could.
When I asked about it, he said: “The picture reminds me of not to take myself too seriously”.
BALLOON FIGHT is me doing the same thing. Country music meets techno music. Serious face is out the window!
Happy almost may day!
AMMOIN translates as “a very, very, very long time ago”.
I’m certain that this is the first time I’ve ever used it. That’s because it’s a very, very old expression. Albeit not as old as what it’s referring to.
Fine word that ammoin.
Musically speaking “Ammoin” is something I like to call “pop-classical, big-orchestral movie stuff”. You know the drill.
I just put OPEN KARDEMUMMA on, and started to do sit-ups. At the same time I was supposed to think, what to write concerning the tune.
Well, the music made me laugh and that set of sit-ups was ruined.
So, the tune is no good for everyday feats of strength.
Next I’m gonna try the tune with cooking.
Note to self: Make music to accompany sit-ups.
Guess who quite recently listened a lot of James Brown?
That’s right, millions and billions of music enthusiasts all over the known galaxy, including me.
Jamesy sure is one of the fellows who has his place on the mantle piece, next to Plato and Curie, but who doesn’t seem to visit my record player very often.
Hmm, maybe some artists you just take too much for granted, without actually stopping to listen ’em.
Who else am I missing?
What about authors, books, movies?
I wouldn’t worry about TV-shows. My friends seem to always know, which shows I absolutely must watch right now.
Adding stuff for my to do list: Don Quixote, the book (+ the movie when it finally comes out) and Gone with the Wind, the movie. And billions & billions of TV and Netflix shows I should absolutely see. Immediately!
And that – boys and girls – is how assosiating furiously is like.
To get back on the track: SATURATED FUNK.
Oh I like mellotron.
Who doesn’t like mellotron? Point out that kind of person and show me a clear path for him/her and I swear, I’ll think about heading that way, and end up going home while shaking my head in disbelief.
It’s just the combination of class & playfulness… Poison and cure in a same box… Hair Metal & New Wave side by side…
Did you know that professional musicians (especially brass, woodwind & string instrument players) feared for their jobs when these early synthesizers first came out. That’s silly, ‘cos the string bank in mellotron, doesn’t exactly sound like a bunch of guys and gals playing violins and whatnot. It sounds cool, but not “real”.
So, mellotron is also a very polite instrument.
Did I mention, I like mellotron.
HAZY‘s got two of ’em. The second one is on hold if the first one breaks.
“Shorts are best and the old shorts when really short are best of all.”
– Chin-Witch Sunroll
“Tude Taire” is pretty standard solo piano piece. It’s got sorrow, yearning, tears and all the good stuff. It’s also pretty pretty.
I had the idea to tamper with the former tune, and “Taire Tude” is the result. Yeah, a little word play there. This one’s way happier. You gotta have some balance. And it was fairly simple job.
“Lone wolf” is some tough fella. You don’t wanna mess with him. In here, he is represented by delicious chiptune sounds. Bring it on!
And yes, to hear these pieces, all you need to do is to go to SHORTS.
Some dark & twisted dance music to spice up the mondiest of mondays: SINNERS REPRISE.
Now, hey now! This one’s been sitting on my hard drive for several months now. So, can you guess what classic dance music act I listened around last october, with great nostalgia and enthusiasm?
Yeah, that’s right.
Todays compilation of smells & sounds is called OPUS 269. “Opus” refers to the fact that the piece in question is an individual work of art, separate of all the other tunes out there.
“269” tells you the number of these individual works of art I’ve produced with kongano in mind.
I’ll let you know when we hit 513.
Yes, we’re early because why not.
Dang it’s cold outside. And because I’m living in an apartment where the windows have been renovated in the 1930s, it’s pretty chilly indoors as well.
Woolen socks & poncho for the win.
Todays piece of art is called THE SPELL OF ICE. It’s appropriate because of the weather, and because I suppose we all can sometimes channel our positive side in when absolutely necessary.