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5 Minute Beats 22, 23, 24

May 6th, 2011 by

More beats.

5 minute beat 22

5 minute beat 23

5 minute beat 24


March 18th, 2011 by

Here’s a track I did that I might use in a new game idea. It’s a bit rough. I want it to sound a bit hard and crunchy, also scifi and spacey, but also medieval. The Ocarina samples I have are great for the medieval sound. There are also some straight scifi sounding synth parts. This 100% FL Studio.


Cantspeak (Dropout)

March 15th, 2011 by

Yesterday, I dug through a few hard drives looking for some digital photos. I found (most of) the photos, but I ended up finding something more interesting… pretty much every song I’ve recorded on my computer since 2001. Multitracks and all. My packrat tendencies have paid off, I suppose.

Since this is a gem site, perhaps I shall unearth a few of these with a mind on getting some original stuff up once the smoke of school clears (eight weeks until graduation, yes).

This song is a piano cover of Danzig’s “Cantspeak”. One project I never completed was an album of only Danzig covers called Dancezig, and in perusing various lyrics for that album I found the lyrics to ‘Cantspeak’ to be particularly moribund, even for Danzig. It certainly didn’t fit the pounding beat of the song (though I certainly enjoy the original). Thus, I drew out every ounce of pathos and took Danzig to Emo Piano town.

In my Freezing of the track, some of the instruments dropped out. When I originally posted this song to my blog in 2007, a fellow Atlanta musician (Tricil) told me he enjoyed the dropouts. Plus, I don’t have the original instrument pack installed anyway, so enjoy the random missing sections. It sort of works with the song.


Kelly’s 5-minute beat 1

March 7th, 2011 by

Goin’ to try doing my own 5-minute beat.


5 Minute Beat #18

March 3rd, 2011 by

5 minute beat on the new MacBook Air


5 Minute Beats: 18, 19, 20, and 21

February 21st, 2011 by

I apologize for my tardiness. I forgot to schedule these:

5 minute beat 18

5 minute beat 19

5 minute beat 20

5 minute beat 21

Underground Conceited Freestyle

5 Minute Beat #17

February 17th, 2011 by

A build up to some arena rock with no payoff.

5 minute beat 17

5 Minute Beat #16

February 16th, 2011 by

Space Waltz in space.

5 minute beat 16

5 minute beat #8

February 15th, 2011 by

Mother T-Rex is pregnant!!


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