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Honey Powered Satellite
by gurdonark
Recommends (8)
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 @ 5:29 PM
permalink   Sat, Aug 23, 2008 @ 6:30 PM
Hey there’s nothing wrong with “fun” and “love” :-). Heck, sometimes they can even go together ;-).

What’s interesting about this mix is that more than others of yours with which I am familiar, there is an element of classical minimalism (Glass, Reich, perhaps Riley as well) which is not a bad thing in my book. I think it is the tempo of the phrase that is repeated that pushes my imagination in that direction.

The found sounds you mix in are like those treats that you can get blended into ice cream at places like Coldstone Creamery where I live, and that began with Steve’s Ice Cream out of Boston back in the eighties. Things like broken up candy bars, cookies, even cake…

Another thought that came to mind was did PDQ Bach ever record an homage to the minimalists because if he did it might have sounded a little like this, but with a few familiar melodic phrases blended in as well.

Your notes took longer to read than listening to the piece I think, and I haven’t followed your links yet, and honestly, that’s not a bad thing either. Thanks for your incredibly thoughtful and thought provoking stuff, hope the weekend gives you a chance to wind down.
permalink   gurdonark Wed, Aug 27, 2008 @ 7:25 AM
I love the minimalists, of course, and there’s actually a netlabel artist named Petr Drakula who works a lot in minimal electronic beats done in that style whose work I was listening to a year or so back, and who may be an indirect influence.

But I think that the computer music and early MIDI is probably a more direct source, as the guitar sample I got when I chopped that lovely acoustic sounded so computer-game-ish.

Thanks for the kind words on the mix. It was a silly bit of fun, and I’m glad you gave it a review.

Geert Veneklaas
permalink   Tue, Aug 26, 2008 @ 2:48 AM
Haha, this one’s so cool ! As if I’m back in my childhood, accidentally being locked up in a toystore, spending the whole night there, switching on all switches and feeling as happy as a child can feel…
permalink   gurdonark Wed, Aug 27, 2008 @ 7:26 AM
Thanks, Geert! That toystore is where this song lives!
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Tue, Aug 26, 2008 @ 11:01 PM
wow, the first thing i thought when i heard this was NES, so huge props for that! what a fun and pleasant ride that was. very cool stuff!
permalink   gurdonark Wed, Aug 27, 2008 @ 7:27 AM
I never own a full-scale system, though I played Game Boy many a time. The music on those game boys always appealed to me. I love it when people like 8bit people do really great things with that sound, which is beyond me. But it was fun to do what little I can with it.