As a whole, the album is more melodic than I originally set out to make, but as it all came together, I've grown quite fond of a couple of the songs. The style is "techno" I guess, though you're urged to DL the album sampler to see what the music really is like. It has a lot of piano/strings/breakbeats.
If you DL the music, please at least leave a comment or a thank you. I'd love to hear feedback from people on what they're favorite, or least favorite tracks are, but any feedback is good.
If you go to DL, and it doesn't work, that means the server throttle came on... just wait like 20 minutes, and try again.
(For those of you who DL'ed the single "Descending The Candy Cane Umbrella" from my journal earlier, You'll probably want to pick up this version with the CD, as it had a couple minor tweaks to it since, and the tags and all the info on it are right this time.)
The third installment of the Console Collective series. This time with 14 tracks, across varying games and platforms. This CD is a collection of melodic videogame music mixes, transformed from whatever they started out as, into more "my style" with simple breaks, chord progressions and pianos. The ID3's have the info for which song came from what game, if you're curious. Please check those before asking questions, the answers are already in there.
IMPORTANT: Help support the effort of writing all the music, and more importantly, the FREE DISTRIBUTION of all the music by at least leaving a comment or a thank you, or something if you download the tunes. There's no point in continuing the effort if people just leech and leave.
For those of you who listen to the music, if you could leave your favs/least favs, that'd be great.
I decided that instead of releasing a CD with originals, and remixes, that I'd just do a CD of all remixes, and wait until I have enough originals to release an all original material CD. This CD is a collection of melodic videogame music mixes, transformed from whatever they started out as, into more "my style" with simple breaks, chord progressions and pianos. The ID3's have the info for which song came from what game, if you're curious.
There's a proper album sampler this time, so please check that out first to see if you want to DL any/all the tracks. The sample has a 10sec. snippet that's representative of each track in it, it's only 2.07Mb. Just listen to the sampler while looking over the track names, to see which tracks you want.
If the links don't work, the throttle may have come on. Just wait briefly, and try again. If the links are up, the music is up. Once the links are down, the music is down.
And I'm aware not every track is from a "Console" (ex. The Half-Life remixes), and I'm also aware that the album art reflects mario, even though there are no mario tracks on this cd. I just figured that for most people, Mario = Video Games, even if you don't game. I attached the "Vol. 1" on the end, because I figure I'll probably make some more, later.
Full title: "Scottish Watercolor For The Hybrid Mind"
This is 2 disc downtempo blend CD, very similar to "People Turning Inward." It's meant for relaxation / meditation background music, tailor-made by me to help soothe my brain of racing thoughts. So if this kind of music "helps" you too, then all the better. As the title of the CD implies, this is a more celtic influenced work, based of old celtic songs, and broad celtic themes. There is still occasional chanting, like in People Turning Inward, but this work has substantially more direction.
Disc 1 is called "The Colossal Orange Micro," and disc 2 is "The Miniature Lime Macro."
For those of you going "Why the hell are the CD's orange and lime, and the cd case and music is more scotland/celtic themed..." In case you haven't noticed, randomness if kind of my forte. And I like oranges and limes.
Any and all feedback is appreciated, I always love hearing what people's favorite or least favorite tracks are. My personal favorites are bolded. And as a general note, disc 2 is a tad more "active" than disc 1, if you find disc 1 to be too slow. Again, this is a 2-part submission, for both the design, and the music.
This is another "dual submission" -- both the artwork for the cd, and the music on the cd. This music is older, and if you must give it a genre, it'd be "techno." Though most of the songs are heavy on piano melodies and string build-ups, so you're urged to check the sample out, that's what it's made for, to see if it's something you like. It's by no means "thump thump thump" style trance-y techno. It was made by my friend John & I, while the art & design to the cd I made myself. We renamed and changed tracks so often a lot of music got lost in the shuffle, but I still have 2 full cd's worth, this being 1 of them.
The cd artwork is supposed to reflect kind of a carnival-ride style totem pole of speakers, with other speakers all over the place. The "under the cd" tray make look a tad sparse, but it's a combined effect with the cd laying over it. You lift the speakers off the mounting, kind of, when you remove the cd.
this project started by me staring at the bands actual artwork for their cd. the images are nice but the layout & typography are awful. it's really a shame, but that's what happens when people who aren't real designers do work for you, cause they don't even know the specifications and rules you should follow when laying something out.
basically their art was done by someone who has photoshop and calls themself a designer.
anyway i wanted to use the feather package from resurgere badly. the pictures are just amazing and need little to no manipulation or editing to make an incredible image. so i opened them up and started work on this piece.
i changed the name of the cd as well as few other little things no one will really notice unless they are in the band or did the original artwork.
let me know what ya think abou this bitch. ohh and this is definitely going in my portfolio.