A real bundle of fun this time, this contains rock, dance, chillout,
short "classical" pieces, oriental, covers. Ten quid
the lot, mate! These were all remixed using the Yamaha RM1X, June
aether - started life in 1998. Has since
shrunk in terms of the number of notes used, grown in the variety
of sounds used. I may well be doing a remix or two of this in
the future. Certainly this kind of gently washy background music
is something I would like to develop, possibly some Tangent pieces
could be the basis of this. Aether has become a bit fragmented
over the years, so that now there is a change of overal sound
almost every bar. This kind of endless variety, together with
the overuse of the same material ("if I hear that piano riff
once more I'll emigrate") is something to be worked. Oh,
and all the material is upwards arpeggios. I don't know why I'm
mentioning all this negative stuff, you're supposed to listen
and simply go ooh and aah and ohyouareclever,john...
bob's canon - a rewrite of a Tangent
piece by my fellow composer Bob Van Belle from Belgium, from 1999,
I suspect. This is purely a cyberspace friendship but we get on
well even if we aren't jabbering away endlessly to each other.
We last found ourselves together hitting the same bug with a new
program, and reported it jointly to the author - result, one happy
programmer, one working program, two happy users! I think Bob
is a far more interesting composer than moi, and his Canon (sorry,
I've mislaid the original) was out of the top drawer. I only had
to revoice it and extend it.
cloud 21 - a Koan piece, about the
most interesting I've ever done in that program.
dennex - the rock equivalent of my infamous
dance piece, ZeroStep. Touches of any funk band and then a small
touch of Frank Zappa, whom I always admired even when he sang
songs about penises. We all have bad days. Started 1998.
epode - a short, very romantic string
piece done in Tangent.
if these walls had ears
- sample backing to Michele Welborn's song.
maybe - a midi arrangement of Pete Groves'
song for the Out Of The Wood group.
melanc - a short sad piece done in Tangent.
more than dreams - the best
two tunes I have done in Tangent are "Epode" and More
Than Dreams". MTD is a tricky one, I will need to revoice
ninth master - Oriental exotica.
I have used the GM version here because the mix on the RM1X simply
wasn't as good.
seventh slave - lots of the ethno
bank of voices, belly-dancing and snake-charming scenarios. Travel
small steps - in my Tangent top
ten because I managed to win a Tangent contest with it. The question
was to guess the weight of the tangent and then to name a famous
algorithmic composition program written by Paul Whalley. I got
that one right, I said Paul Tangent wrote Whalley, hic.
These remixes are only what I can achieve at present. The midi
files could be used again in the future to make even more exciting
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