Episodic is complete! Or as complete as anything you compose on your computer can be…you know the old saying, “Writing is never finished, it is only abandoned…” I could probably tweak and modify and re-level these songs forever, if I wanted to improve them. But I’m determined not to turn a fun hobby into hard work, so the hell with that — they’re done!
Below is a downloadable sample tune, based around a particularly infectious GB3 bass loop and layered with groovy beats and effects:
I am having so much fun with this program, and with the whole song-building process. Both my music theory and my keyboarding skills are pretty basic, so I let the pre-programmed loops do a lot of the work. But I feel like I’m getting more adventurous with the melody lines and loops I’m playing myself, and then layering on copious amounts of percussion and texture to give it some personality. I also think some of these tunes have a pretty good sense of humor.
Episodic is a twenty-song collection of theme songs from TV shows that never existed. Here’s the tracklist:
- Murdocke & Scorch
- Miami Splice
- El Fido vs. the Chimp
- Inside Con
- Emperor Ming Shakes His Thing
- Soul Patch
- Junkyard Cats
- Side Streets
- System Ops
- (Gettin’) Down in the Crypt
- King Friday’s Reign of Terror
- Bloodsky Clan
- Shirley Holmes, P.I.
- Whirley Byrd
- Robot Makes Five
- Area 54
- Pawn Shop
- The Fixer
- Learning is Fun at the David Lynch Preschool
Maybe I’ll post more songs later if people are interested. Hope you like “Soul Patch!”