Audio, Music

First Album: Episodic

December 12, 2009

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:

Soul Patch

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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:

  1. Murdocke & Scorch
  2. Miami Splice
  3. El Fido vs. the Chimp
  4. Inside Con
  5. Emperor Ming Shakes His Thing
  6. Soul Patch
  7. Junkyard Cats
  8. Side Streets
  9. System Ops
  10. (Gettin’) Down in the Crypt
  11. King Friday’s Reign of Terror
  12. Bloodsky Clan
  13. Shirley Holmes, P.I.
  14. Whirley Byrd
  15. Robot Makes Five
  16. Area 54
  17. Pawn Shop
  18. The Fixer
  19. Learning is Fun at the David Lynch Preschool
  20. Ghostwalk

Maybe I’ll post more songs later if people are interested.  Hope you like “Soul Patch!”

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  • Bill December 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    It sure sounds like you had a lot of fun doing this! Congrats! I liked it. As long as it stays fun, keep doing it 🙂

  • Lisa Moore December 12, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Fantastic, Chris!!

  • Chris December 12, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks, guys! It’s nice having a creative outlet that isn’t incredibly frustrating for a change. 🙂

  • Steph Burgis December 13, 2009 at 4:04 am

    “Soul Patch” is so much fun. I’d love to hear the rest of Episodic if you ever feel comfortable posting more tracks! (And the titles are awesome. 🙂 )

  • Chris December 14, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks, Steph! Hoping to post more songs later this month.