Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Independence Day (Realism is What?)

In the spirit of Independence, I am formally exposing this set of recordings into the sultry air of early July. I did these recordings a few years ago, and did not release them because I always thought I would do more tunes to accompany them, but I didn't...and I have come to think of them as their own "set" now.

The "album" is called "Realism is What?", and 90+% of the sonic material was created with my Realistic (yes, Radio Shack) Concertmate MG-1 Synth, which is always "a lovely X-factor" for me, especially when run through 21st Century effects.

I'll do a quick write-up on each of the tunes in the coming days, but I'll tell you that there are some "factory samples" used, and one other (mangled) sample which I nabbed off a CD. The first person who can correctly ID the sample, will win some sort of prize. It's not that difficult really.

And for today, I leave you with this quote:
"The way to write American music is simple.
All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish."
- Virgil Thomson

Enjoy, Happy Downloading! Let Freedom Ring!!