Collage

compositions where the source material is not so much melodic in nature (or devised in the traditional instrumental sense), but rather using timbres and sound design to paint a picture. Tracks that won't be considered "music" by most.

monotron

The sources for the sounds used within this composition stem from the battery powered hand-held KORG Monotron synthesizer. While this device is notorious for its hiss and the small, tinny sound emanating from the internal speaker, the recorded line-output is in a whole other ballpark, especially in conjunction with the extreme, wide filter it creat...

The sources for the sounds used within this composition stem from the battery powered hand-held KORG Monotron synthesizer. While this device is notorious for its hiss and the small, tinny sound emanating from the internal speaker, the recorded line-output is in a whole other ballpark, especially in conjunction with the extreme, wide filter it creates useful source material that awaits further manipulation.

Syncopated beats and low bass motifs have been created from recorded filter sweeps and low oscillations. The higher oscillator speeds with low filter resonances helped sculpt the tearing sounds reminiscent of insects communicating (or plastic pipes rubbing their joints uncomfortably).

The only non-Monotron sources are evident in the guitar parts and the non-synthesized percussive parts which hark back to (nowadays) cheap 80's / 90's drummachines.

varken

The result of looking suspicious carrying a stereo mic setup into a petting zoo, with a mind set out to record a sow roughly twice the size of an average human. Apart from piano (sequenced in the MikroWave app for Android) and a single 8-bit synth all sounds stem from the field recordings mentioned above. Drones and beats have been made by creatin...

The result of looking suspicious carrying a stereo mic setup into a petting zoo, with a mind set out to record a sow roughly twice the size of an average human.

Apart from piano (sequenced in the MikroWave app for Android) and a single 8-bit synth all sounds stem from the field recordings mentioned above. Drones and beats have been made by creating layers from all harvested sounds which were, apart from the aforementioned pig, ranging from creaking wood, wind, general conversation, the distant sound of a festival pounding in the backdrop to the horrendous song of children.

Apart from layering, individual grains of the audio recording have been stretched and processed to shape new sounds such as what can only be described as "monkey glossolalia".

urubu

Created after a trip to Brazil, it might come as no surprise that the opening rhythmic element is in fact a berimbau.However, the world music-tag quickly loses its relevance there as the electronic manglings creep in with stuttering glitchy effect to add jagged, distorted edges to the rhythmic elements.Melodic content comes from clean bass guitar a...

Created after a trip to Brazil, it might come as no surprise that the opening rhythmic element is in fact a berimbau.

However, the world music-tag quickly loses its relevance there as the electronic manglings creep in with stuttering glitchy effect to add jagged, distorted edges to the rhythmic elements.

Melodic content comes from clean bass guitar and electric piano motifs. Extreme low bass frequencies emphasize the monstrous scraping drag and tear of the middle part before entering the toned-down epilogue.