Behold! My mini electro-album has arrived. This little bundle of synthesized joy emerged from the remnants of our Amazon Fire project. Sixteen quirky snippets of fun join forces to create syDthetic, a pocket record designed to augment smile radii. Enjoy!
Here's a calming change of pace. This ambient, suspended synth-based track features airy digital pads, peaceful glassy effects, and a gentle-yet-mysterious major-minor chord progression. This is actually a synth version of a different orchestral track I wrote, but this one is little milder. Could pair well with strange visuals or an introspective animation sequence, perhaps?
Here's some fun news -- my latest commission is showcased is this spiffy new Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Keyboard video. This extra fun project was the result of yet another collaboration with Brother Eric(a.k.a. Mix Master Munch!) and RUN Studios. Have a look and a listen!
I wrote this moody, minor-key funk hybrid in late 2004 after I first heard Sly Stone's broodingly awesome Fresh and Riot albums. This loose, laid-back, creepy 6/8 groove is dark but colorful with a synthed-up, oddball 5/4 chorus. Slow-moving neon jellyfish would like this!
This Indian-esque experiment features acoustic bass runs and bongo over a creepy-sounding drone. It's a little eerie, even reminiscent of Metroid, but it has a nice undercurrent and groove to it. This is a very simple and almost raw-sounding track, but it does have a little mystery and charm. This could work well as a soundtrack to an Indian-themed video or as an accompaniment to some sort of unsettling animation.
Here's a dreamy, airy, relaxing orchestral number I did for a past client. A mysterious guitar drone (courtesy of Eric @ Heartwise Records) is followed by floating strings, celeste, and lots of reverberant percussion. Great pick to establish an ambient, lighter-than-air atmosphere. This one came out oddly reminiscent of Bittersweet Symphony.
I put this together after watching a very unsettling documentary called The Bridge. This is pure ambient piano fare with subtle, moody keyboard plinks and string drone. Although my inspiration was a sad one, this track could be looped for a number of calm, reflective, even positive situations.
Here's a somber little A-minor string duet. I came up with this melancholy piece on a whim after hearing the Philip Glass score for Fog of War. A lonely grandfather clock ticks away while a cello and violin exchange tuneful laments.