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Weekend bleep-a-thon…

Yes, I’ve been mucking about with Oscilab again, the looping and sequencer app on my trusty smartphone. 
This track was actually created a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve not got around to inflicting it on you showcasing it yet.

It’s an extended mix with a minimal electro vibe, beginning with a rather tasty pokapow-pokapow-pokapow-pokapow-pokapow noise, which took me quite a while to perfect. I’ve compressed the note envelope on most of the loops, to give it a more synthetic, punchy sound but it still manages to achieve a nicely trancelike, rhythmic melody.

See what you think of FRAKTAL. Click on the image below to listen and (should you be so inclined) download for free.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2016 in Arts, Music

 

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The theory of Oscilution (or Survival of the Phattest)…

Last week I spent a day mucking around with my loop and sequencing app, Oscilab; one of the few ways a non-melodic numpty such as myself can achieve anything even approaching a sound that could be loosely described as “music”.

This time, I was attempting to create something a little more soothing than many of my sonic experiments, something more than ambient, but without the clattering, frenetic rhythms which are often the result of me inexpertly twiddling knobs and pressing interesting buttons.

What eventually came out of this particular simultaneous playing and recording session, (after a couple of hours of studious programming and spurious guesswork) was a tune that I christened Sphear and you can experience it, in all its multi-layered loveliness, by clicking the artwork below:

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m just as inordinately proud of this entry in my peculiar oeuvre as any other, but there was something that nagged at me when I heard it back for the first time; namely, the slightly discordant tone of the ring modulator in the background.

This twin synth harmonizing thingy (I know, I know, I’m baffling you with technical terms) seemed to detract from the main theme of the piece, (although it has since grown on me) so I recorded a second version, which I called Inner Sphear and you can hear that by clicking picture number two:

I think you’ll agree that this reimagined aural soundscape is an altogether smoother affair, (it is Rhonda’s favourite version, so that’s one reason to be pleased with it) but to me, it felt as though there was now missing something.

Well I doubt it’ll be much of a surprise to you, but I couldn’t just leave it at that, so I decided to go for one final attempt, this one at the opposite end of the spectrum; a full-on psychedelic wig out, complete with frenzied wah wah guitar solos, (no, honestly) which I naturally chose to entitle Outer Sphear and you can immerse yourself in that one by clicking the final image of glossy artwork, below:

And please feel FREE to download any or all of the above tunes from Bandcamp, gratis, complimentary and totally FREE of charge, should any of them tickle your audio fancy.

Thank you for listening.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2016 in Arts, Music

 

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#atozchallenge: X is for Xylophone…

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For today’s A-Z challenge I could have gone with all sorts of fancy words, like Xenophobia or Xenomorph, but I thought I’d go for the only X word that ever appeared on an A-Z list when I was at school;
Xylophone.

The way I am choosing to fulfill this obligation is to turn back to my Oscilab app and compose a little ditty using, you guessed it, Xylophones…

{An hour and a half later}

And here it is; the world premier of Zxylo which, I admit, doesn’t even start with an X, but I prefer it this way.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO PLAY AND/OR DOWNLOAD FOR FREE!

#atozchallenge

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2016 in A - Z challenge, Arts, Music

 

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The big five oh oh…

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When I published One liner Wednesday today, I was delighted to receive a notification from WordPress, informing me that it was my 500th post on Diary of an Internet Nobody!

In a little under 4 years, the blog has had 62,700 hits, it’s been visited by 34,000 of you lovely people and has gained 558 of you as followers.

 

I’m extremely proud of my little corner of the internet and, despite not having had the slightest idea what I was doing when I started my adventure in the blogosphere, I believe that I’ve just about got the hang of it now and I’m enjoying it more every day.

Looking at those numbers, I’m quite frankly astonished that so many of you think my rants, musings, stories and ramblings are worthy of your time, so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for accompanying me on my journey of exploration, discovery and improvisation.

Not only that, but I’m also rather pleased that I’ve managed to stick to my original mission statement; having no discernible theme, producing everything you see on the blog with nothing but a smartphone (and occasionally a tablet) and including as much original content as possible (including, but not limited to; general nonsense, opinion, fiction, photography, video, animation and music).

But that’s not all. Now I have three blogs to keep me busy; Diary of an Internet Nobody, the sci-fi collaboration, Starship Gypsies and my photographic blog, Photo Sans Frontiers, along with the other regular features I participate in, such as the aforementioned One liner Wednesday and Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

Speaking of which; I am about to embark on a new participation feature, namely The A-Z Blogging Challenge, which starts on Friday and continues throughout April. That should be interesting, given that I have nothing prepared for it whatsoever.

So, to celebrate this, my 501st post, here’s the latest musical creation to make it onto my lovely new Bandcamp page; a serene little number that may well be the most melodious attempt to date, which I have called, for no good reason (other than the fact that it’s quite floaty) “Glydr“.

Click the big red link below to listen to it in all its chilled-out gorgeousness.

                                                Glydr

http://dalecooper57.bandcamp.com/track/glydr

 

Thanks again for all your support, here’s to the next 500 posts.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2016 in Arts, Blogging, Music, Personal anecdote

 

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