Had a break from writing for a little while, so left this to get dusty. One new track:
I like the contrast of melody and harmony with digital distortion and harsh edges to sounds. This is another track a little like ‘A dented toy’ in that sense.
I mentioned some while back my intention is to increase the musicality of my stuff this year (after a year trying to get the basics of sound engineering down). This feels like a bit of progress in that direction.
It is based on some unusual synth choices.. a freeware FM chip emulator (VOPM) and Oki Computer from Reaktor, with many of the sounds ‘distressed’ with a bitcrusher to get some nice artifacts and digital distortion, which I like. Hopefully the music itself prevents this all from getting too harsh.