Friday, August 24, 2018

Metamorphosis

It's been three years (the longest I've taken between albums), but Metamorphosis is finished! It is a mix of electronic soundtrack style songs and orchestral music inspired by our family's D&D campaign. Nearly all the insturments are from Komplete 11 Ultimate from Native Instruments. Others used are listed in the notes for each song.

All tracks are listed below and ready for download. Just click the titles to stream, or "save as" to download. I hope you enjoy them.

Fast-paced and upbeat, with a ringing synth that has a random phase effect that I enjoy working with.

2) Into the Forge
The first song inspired by our D&D campaign, and my favorite of them. So far, The Forge isn't a location in our gaming world. It could be, though. Voice instruments are from Olympus Choir and Mercury Choir by Soundiron.

3) Surge
The most driving song on the album, and one I'm not ashamed to admit I composed! Far different from the orchestral tracks.

4) Empire of the Bow
This one is a little bit of a cheat. It wasn't originally inspired by our D&D campaign, but it does fit with them nicely. My true inspiration was envisioning ancient warriors riding on the Mongol Steppe. Because I do that sort of thing.

5) New Hearts New Minds
My instrumental take on Hearts and Minds by Nitzer Ebb, but with a far-to-obvious title. It's very different than the original, of course, but the similarities should be obvious to the ten people who remember Nitzer Ebb.

6) Partings (Separate Paths)
At one point in our campaign, one of our party members left to adventure elsewhere. At the time, I joked that I should write a song about it. This isn't exactly what I had in mind at the time, but it will do.

7) Transform
Built around a preset patch on the Form instrument. Form allows voice samples to be tweaked, looped and filtered enough to have each one become several completely different sounding instruments. I like to make noise.

8) Pixelated
I don't create enough blippy songs like this one. The main instrument here is Rounds, which sequences through several filters as you play it. A simple, upbeat tune.

9) CAVEbabbling
The name comes from the Cavebabble movie podcast our family has been producing since September of 2008. I composed it to have new intro music for the show, but I'll be honest. It's not my favorite on the album. Hopefully your opinion varies.

10) Overland
The first version of this song had solo vocal instruments that our DM (also our oldest daughter) didn't care for. She was right. It was composed as music that might play while looking at the world map.

11) Carbon2
Far more interesting than Carbon1 (which doesn't exist). I've created so many instrumentals over the years that it's tough to come up with names for them all. Sometimes I just don't try, and name the track after the main instrument in the mix.

12) The Mine
Originally, this was called Newfield, which is a gnome town in our campaign. We spent time clearing kobolds from the tunnels they dug under the town. It wasn't actually a mine, though, and this certainly is mine music. Feel free to dig your own mine while listening.

13) The House
Not to be confused with The Mine. This is the result of a music challenge from my friend, Russell. He asked me to compose an old-school industrial track in the vein of Skinny Puppy or Frontline Assembly. The tweaked voice clips are from the classic 1959 Vincent Price version of House on Haunted Hill. Not everyone's taste, but fun to create.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Four More from Spark

I've uploaded four more tracks from Spark, and added the links to the sidebar: Humanchine, Stormrider, Midnight Drive, and Sunset. Nearly the entire album is now available here, and I hope you enjoy them. For my next album, I've finished an old-school industrial track, and part of an orchestrated song. Looks like another odd mix of styles on the next CD.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spark

Finally, after the longest stretch between CDs [and posts, for that matter], I've finished Spark. Eleven tracks, with more orchestration than I've ever attempted. Five tracks are dominated by piano and strings, with A Wife, Our Child being the most complex music I've composed. Our oldest got married in April, and this song encapsulates how I feel when I think of her.

Four songs from Spark are available for download on the sidebar, including A Wife, Our Child. Give 'em a listen, and I hope you enjoy what you hear.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Three More from Mechanidance

I've uploaded three more tracks from Mechanidance, and made them available for download via the links in the left sidebar. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mechanidance

I haven't been updating this EyeOh blog for what seems like ages, but finally, I have added links to music from my last CD, Mechanidance. Enjoy three tracks from this album by clicking the links under A Taste of My Music on the left sidebar. Each month (if I have extra Libsyn space), I will add new tracks to this list. Hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The State of EyeOh

I can't believe how long it's been since I updated this blog. I've made so much music since that last post! Two more CDs have been filled, and a third about half-way done. I've also picked up Komplete Ultimate from Native Instruments, and am in sonic heaven.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Time for some dusting...

I've allowed too much dust to collect on this blog. Most everything is covered over on Cavebabble, yet I have been writing music since last December, and not updating anything here. I'll find some time this next week to upload a couple new tunes, and try to shine the place up a bit.