Orlando, Florida, USA
I started writing music in mid to late 2002. My style has grown and changed a lot since then and i've dabbled in everything from IDM to Industrial to Ambient. I have two main projects at the moment - Mr. Panda, to house my general works. Music under this name tends to be more melodic, structured, and upbeat and pulls ideas from many different genres. Subbasement, to house my Dark-Ambient/Ambient-Noise style pieces which I didn't feel fit appropriately under my original project. I made the decision to split them so each style could be more focused as well as to make submitting demos, and that sort of thing, easier.
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* Alesis Micron
* Various cassette players/recorders
* Sample cassettes and tape loops
* Toy instruments
* Found and homemade percussion
* Windows 98
* Slackware Linux
* Fruity Loops
* Scream Tracker 3
* Schism Tracker
Electronic Music other: Broken PC leads to interesting things
Written January 14 2008 , Tags: experimentation, lofi, organic
So it happens about once a month or so on this site - someones drive fails, or their house floods, or their studio is hit by a meteor, or something to that extent. With me, it so happens that my windows drive has had a corrupted system file for the past 3 months or so and I haven't been motivated to try and rescue it yet.
In the meantime though, perhaps out of habit or maybe just boredom, I started playing around with more lo-fi recording methods, something i've been intending to do for a while now. My PC crapping out just forced me reluctantly into it, looking back, it's been pretty beneficial if only to get me started thinking in that mindset.
After tinkering around with some cassettes, an acoustic guitar, and a microphone, I managed to crank out a song which is quite pleasantly different from anything else I've ever done before and it's caused me to kind of rethink my approach to how I write music. I'm considering taking my music in this direction somewhat, or perhaps forking into a new project, just to explore this creative avenue.
While it's not directly electronic, I thought you might be interested in hearing the fruits of my labor. It just kind of goes to show that limitation really can breed creativity. Not that I plan on ditching my equipment anytime soon, but maybe leaving it off for a bit.
Any feedback, critical or otherwise, is appreciated. Thanks again in advance.
Lovely, nice to know that your drive's corruption. didn't kill your creativity.
Thanks for sharing the song and story.
i always heard that the opposite sex's corruption.
great blog this one.
And love the song, definitely try more like this!
this is a great song. Its like "Q and not U" mixed with the microphones.
I loved your last release too.
Your voice is amazing too!
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