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Let me show you some things from my collection.
- The Fuckin Sick Power Plant (with Lollipop): Every track on Assortment is something that didn’t have anywhere to go, a bit like a B-sides album. This is actually a remix of a track that Lollipop made for a project called “Temporal Troubles”. There’s not too much to say here, just that making stuttery rhythms out of these stems was a lot of fun. The chopped-up synth pad samples ended up informing the chord progressions, which gets interesting in the last part when I start repitching them. (Pro tip: if you introduce the new piano part BEFORE the sampled chords, it makes it sound like the progression was carefully planned instead of just random bullshit.)
- Flop: A cute little tune made partially out of samples of floppy drive noises. I vaguely wanted to make some janky-sounding album to include this on, but that never materialized so it wound up here.
- Hi!: Even cuter, littler tune. I think I made this as a demo of how to make a simple waveform sound lofi.
- The Glalace Pass: This was made for a VVVVVV project that will hopefully still happen, but if it does it probably won’t have this song. I still really like this track though, especially the chord progression and the distorted saw pad!
- Poisonous Day: This was made for Inktober But Music, where you follow Inktober themes but make music instead of visual art. I made it exactly one day in before immediately giving up. This one track I made was for the theme “Poison” and is appropriately gross-sounding. I guess the first half is struggling and panicking realizing you’ve been poisoned, and then the second half is succumbing? Wow this track is dark
- Missing: I tried to make a post-industrial album but most of what I made wasn’t good. But this track (although repetitive) is pretty cool-sounding! I was thinking about putting it on big storefronts and worried about uncleared samples so I found a really old public domain blues sample for the last minute or so. This is a cowardly move, but I have to admit the sample fits the track well.
- Be Sensible: This was made for the same project as The Glalace Pass, if you can believe it. I was trying to follow up on the sound introduced in Detox; this is basically I Can See You Perfectly 2. It’s a weird, grand, sprawling thing. In general the lyrics (taken with the spoken word sample) are about recognizing that something’s wrong with the world but feeling alienated and unsure how to take action.
- Delicious Sausages (with Torby Brand): A cover of the title screen theme from the video game “Stephen’s Sausage Roll”. Torby (who you may know for composing a couple pieces for AM2R, the fan-made Metroid 2 remake) provided a lovely piano performance of the piece, which I layered with synth pads. I also did vocoded singing of the wonderful lyrics, which were merely implied in the original game (with animated text, not heard); wanting to hear the vocals was basically why I made the cover in the first place.