Sooo, yeah. I make music and I release it for free, but sometimes getting paid feels good. I’m broke and I don’t have anyone to market me, so I just ask people to please, please buy my stuff. You can listen to it all for free and pay whatever you want (including nothing).
In this moment, a company I love (Native Instruments) is having an awesome sale (cheap, cheap expansions for Maschine), and if you buy my music I can buy stuff and create even more music. Please buy my stuff, pretty pretty please.
kr(Æ)ft: Weird electronic stuff. Ambient, experimental, glitch, jazz, electronics, small touches of noise.
The Ocean and the Machine: My attempt at minimalism that ended in electronic noise, glitch, industrial, soundscape with small touches of house, electro-funk and other things that doesn’t fit.
Beax: My new pride and joy. The influence of Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and Xploding Plastix shouldn’t be lost on anyone.
Vivivivi: Chiptunes made for games that never existed. Just without the elements of dancing.
This is partially the inspiration for the title to the track “I, We, The Lovers”. (Another part was that it sounded beautiful, and reminds me of The Muppets - The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me).
The track is the sixth track on the first disc of my recent album. The tarot-card The Lovers is numbered as card VI (six). There are other “hidden” titles as well from the same book (found here), if anyone should want to find other clues.
I’m trying to figure out which one of these will be used as the cover for my upcoming album (We can’t always fight nature, John), and I want you to help me. Perhaps the easiest way to do so would be to like your favorite(s) here on the facebook-page.
It would be very nice if you participated (/indulged me) and shared this along as well. I can’t afford any paid promotion, and I share my music for free, here (among other places).
I will decide, and announce, which coverart will be used on the 15th of May, and the album will be released (for free) on the 18th of May. If you’re curious about the music, here’s a couple of teasers: Teaser 1 Teaser 2 Teaser 3
We can’t always fight nature, John. We can’t fight change. We can’t fight gravity. We can’t fight nothing. My whole life, all I ever did was fight. But I can’t give up neither. I can’t fight my own nature. That’s the paradox, John. You see?
This is what happens when I mess around with the famous Amen Break. I think there’s a law somewhere that requires me, as an electronic musician, to (ab)use that six-second sample. It turns out that I’m actually having quite fun with it, so I think I’ll actually work some more on this.
The other samples are from the Vintage Heat-expansion to my lovely Maschine. It just makes the whole thing a tad more enjoyable, although it’s still something of a mess.