Thursday, August 31, 2006

The EMU Train III

Henry Reed was first into the station today, with a musique concrete-esque piece dedicated to his grandfather. He did it in Super Collider, which has been very trendy here inside the bowls of the EMU recently; ever since Klipp Av came for the ACMC actually... Anyway, the piece was an exercise in controlled randomness and featured a sample of a dive bombing plane (Henry’s Grandpa was a pilot in WWII). To achieve the final result he recorded a few versions and picked what he discerned to be his best one.

Mathew Mazzone showed as 3 short pieces. The first was written for a fantasy role player game and I suppose it sounded enough like the genre. The second was a dance track that he produced from scratch. Uninspiringly repetitive is a blunt and inconsiderate way to put it, but then, that is the dance genre. I was impressed by the vocal production though. The last thing he showed us was something he hastily put together in Ableton Live and it showed. Why did he show us? I have no idea.

Daniel Murtugh showed us a hardcore/metal song that he recorded called “If when you say heaven you mean gates of hell”. It was recorded by his band, Enemy Of?, who are reasonably infamous around Adelaide, having gone through at least half a dozen line up changes. Was it them that got banned by St Paul’s back in the days when Test Eagles were on top? I can’t really remember. The song was good though. He used a drum program for the drums which is so realistic that it even emulates the spill you get from other mics!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am wondering, would you still be as "blunt" marco if you didnt plan to fly the coop in the near future?

still, i am up for honesty and there's no point in writing your name where it isn't meant to be.

September 03, 2006 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bugger your 'blog owner approval,' you've got to learn to take what you give boy!

September 03, 2006 4:36 PM  
Blogger Pocket said...

Dear Anonymous, you seem any combination of stung/impatient/resentful.
I'm sorry, but the comment reflects on a genre I don't particularly care for. I liked the production, I didn't like the music.

September 05, 2006 6:08 PM  

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