Word of the day: AMIGAAA!1!!
Yay it’s a bunch of miscellanous tracks I made in 1995. All of them are sequenced on Amiga 500 w/ 1Mb Chip RAM running OctaMED V3.0. These aren’t by far all the songs of the year, but something that got completed and do sound somewhat reasonable enough to be released (oh the shame).
Got a chance to borrow a guitar multi-effects pedal from a friend (can’t remember brand/model of pedal): What a good excuse to filter some synth stabs and run the whole mix through some reverb! Not that it resulted much with original ideas.. Silly trivia bit: I had one version of the tune, that had a speech sample from Ren & Stimpy episode “Out West” (Stimpy goes like “come on everybody, let’s have a hoedown”). I ended dropping the sample, but the name sticked. Fast-forward the video below to around 9min 5sec for the sample :)
Got all excited about recording samples of 50hz AC buzz off the A500 PSU, and what a nice moody bass drone it made. One of my personal favorites among all my releases of the year, and it even still remains somewhat listenable. Distorted drum hits from Boss DR-220e (iirc) and synth strings MIDIed from some Yamaha keyboard. Vocal sample from “A Groove of Love” by C&C Music Factory.
This is what you get when taking a weekend off with your friend who, amidst all partying & boozing, suggests that “that one episode from that well-known cartoon would make funny gabber”. YEAH.
The Boogeyman has a diskwrite bug: the scary string bits should be looped and not cut off like they do. Shame on me for using the Windows version of Octamed for diskwrites.. Who knows, maybe I’ll record it off real hardware at some point.