SEEKINGBand to Join, Electronic Music.
After a very long hiatus I am returning to the world of electronic music - primarily synthesizer based, ranging from ambient and Berlin School through to electropop. At the moment I am completely studio based and looking for collaborations but am open to the prospect of gigging. Warning - I am a 60-year old! Lots of examples of my stuff on Bandcamp (under the name Renmei) and some older tracks on SoundCloud.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 31 2017
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
Berlin School, Trance (particularly Goan), Ambient, Dub Reggae, ElectroPop, Kraftwerk, Balkan folk music.
- Bass Guitar:
- Electronic Music:
Korg Volcas (FM, Keys, Sample, Bass), Waldorf Blofeld.
HalflifeA quick study based around a guitar line from a much earlier piece. Rough & ready but I like the interplay between filters & tones. All done on a Waldorf Blofeld.
Exercise FourSeveral ideas thrown together that didn't really jell but once started I felt compelled to complete it. Nice chords in the middle eight though.
AvoncallA new version of the track, with more organ and a couple of tweaks to the mix. An unusual (for me) key & mode but it all came out a bit bland and easy listening. Waldorf Blofeld, Volca Sample, Bass, FM & Keys.
PacemakerAnother exercise in combining a driving arpeggiator sequence with soft textures and washes. All done on a Waldorf Blofeld.
SlipshodMore arrangement than melody (again) but some nice combinations & transitions. I liked the way the sequencer pattern both ties the piece together and yet feels disconnected from the rest. Hard work at the end so it's not really completed, just tidied together somehow. Interesting to work without drums for a change. Volca Keys, FM & Bass.
OnslaughtA technical exercise in 'barber pole' progressions, (mostly) rising in chromatic minor thirds. I let my mistakes guide me and break up the symetry which was challenging at times but gives it a bit more life. A very dodgy mix but there you go. Volca FM, Keys, Bass & Sample.
EnrouteMore textural than melodic, a couple of odd decisions early on led this in an usual direction for me - not least being in a major key! Another of my 13-bar pieces. The drum pattern ended up quirky but I rather liked it, although it's a bit buried under everything. Volca FM, Keys, Bass & Sample.
EmbiricAn exercise in blurring the lines where patterns start & end or rise & fall. An uneven sequence plays all the way through while the accompaniment pulls at it in different directions. Very obviously an intellectual exercise but it has its moments. Volca FM.
TransherenceAn odd one this - I was rearranging the elements of an unsatisfactory piece and it went off in a very strange direction. It's a bit leaden & mechanical but has an interesting & unusual (for me) feel. Volca FM, Bass & Sample.
PeristalsisA dreamy, drifty little piece based around a very simple repeating pattern. It was nice to keep it sparse and wallow in the tones. Volca FM & Keys.
FuzzchopsMy first new track after a long, long absence. Started off as more (heavy) metal sounding but went in an odd direction while putting it together - chords ended up more noise than fuzz. Some nice changes but the playing is very wobbly and the mix is all over the place. Volca FM, Keys, Bass & Sample.
HeadlongAfter a barren period I forced myself to sit down and come up with something - and this was the result. The 10/8 rhythm and three-bar phrase was an attempt to kick myself out of easy habits. Composed & recorded very much 'on the fly' it's quite lumpy & uneven but there's a good, driving feel.
RatchenikA driving râčenitsa rhythm with bombastic power chords - this was lots of fun to create! The structure was influenced by having four synched instruments playing together with fiddly Volca controls but it was interesting to work around this.
SeptopoidStill early days with FM synthesis and I'm really just tweaking the presets and enjoying the tones. Volca FM, Bass & Keys.
MayflyA song out of nothing - after finding the main sequence I just let it play all the way through, added a very basic bassline, metronome kick drum, some layering and a couple of simple lines on top, and it was done. A fun little exercise, although the playing is very wobbly at times. Volca Keys, Bass & Sample.
DropletsA nice little bleepy sequence and an exercise in layering. All done on a Volca Keys.