Three Square Meals of Stale Regrets

Do you remember the film The Italian Job? I’m talking about the 2003 remake, not the 1969 original. More specifically, do you remember the style of music it had?

Well, this is kind of like that. It’s orchestral film score style stuff with Middle East, Spanish and Jazz influences. There’s also a touch of electronic music in there too.

A strings ensemble, upright bass, horn and acoustic guitar alongside synths and clicky electronic drums.

Check it out:


Download MP3: THA – Three Square Meals of Stale Regrets 

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Defense Mechanisms

Hey, got some new epic-sounding stuff here. :) This track is a continuation of the ideas I expressed in the tracks, “Chaos out of Nothingness” and “Ablation Cascade”.

There’s a moody cinematic quality to it all with influences being pulled from industrial and film score. The track is mostly comprised of synth drones, dissonant noise and drums. There’s also a piano, some strings and brass to balance it all out.

Check it out: 

   
Download MP3: THA – Defense Mechanisms
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Psychedelic Mind Surfing Love Parade (err...new music)


I has two new music tracks for yous.
 

Influence Of Mind

  
Influence Of Mind takes a little trip into Psychedelic Rock territory. Basically, I've taken some ideas from Pink Floyd and regurgitated them into my own thing. There are some other influences in there too, but whatever, you'll notice the Floyd. :P
 
Download mp3: THA - Influence Of Mind.mp3
  
 

Astral Projection

 
Astral Projection is an upbeat and carefree sounding electronic track. 808 drums, crusty synth sounds and some strings. There's also a bit of guitar towards the end. I wrote this one during a justin.tv video broadcast.
 
 

Download mp3: THA - Astral Projection.mp3

Enjoy! :)
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New Music: Chaos Out Of Nothingness (Progressive Rock/Post-Rock)

 I have a huge appreciation for Post Rock and Progressive Rock music. I borrow from their ideas quite often. I haven’t really done a full on track in either genre though. Making Contact is the closest I’ve come to making a Progressive Rock or Post-Rock track.

Chaos Out Of Nothingness comes much closer. Layers of guitars, bass, drums, piano and ambience that build-up slowly to the big finale. Not too slow of a build-up though, cause I get bored when the build-up is several minutes long. :P 

Check it out:
 

 

MP3 download: THA - Chaos Out Of Nothingness

Enjoy!
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A bit of music inspired by District 9

 

I saw the film District 9 last night. I suggest you go do the same, it’s very good! It’s also what inspired this piece of music.

Climate Change revolves around a piano melody that is supported by some light percussion, a few synthesizers and some soaring strings. It has a moody tone overall, but there’s a sense of hope in there too. :)

Check it out:

 

    

MP3 download: THA – Climate Change

Enjoy!

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Pixel art wallpaper - a cityscape!

 

I have an idea for an animation that revolves around a piece of music I wrote titled, “Mode 7”. The title is a reference to a technology developed by Nintendo for the original NES that would allow for 3D-like environments. It was used in games like F-Zero and Mario Kart.

Anyways, this cityscape is a backdrop for the animation:

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The music is here:

  

Download MP3: THA – Mode 7 (right click, save as)

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Do any of you do pixel art stuff?
 
 
Aside from this, I love Bookworm Adventures 2.
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New music: Drum and Bass in your face!

Check out my latest music track:

Download MP3: THA - Solarphage.mp3

  

It's Drum and Bass of the loud and heavy variety. 181 bpm. The beat drops around 40 seconds in. My favorite part is the section from 1:25 to 1:56. :D

  

The sidewinder mode in AudioSurf makes my brain hurt, it's so hard to focus on the blocks when the track keeps shifting left and right. x___x

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The sound of four Game Boys clapping...

...err, that's not quite right...well, whatever.

I finished up a new track tonight. It was made using 4 Game Boy emulators playing in unison.

I’m a fan of single oscillator saw synths being used to emulate lead guitar sounds and other such nonsense, so there’s some of that sort of thing going on in this track.

Stylistically, I wasn’t attempting to mimic the music from any particular video game, though classics like Mega Man, F-Zero, Castlevania and others will always be in the back of my mind when I’m making stuff like this, so you might hear a bit of those in there.

Check it out:

  

Download MP3: THA – Mode 7 (right click, save as)

Enjoy!

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Dog Face Wallpaper

This is Face. Face is a good dog.
    
Face lives in a tree and barks at anyone that passes by. Face likes to chase birds and dig holes in the ground.
    
Face is also very strong and can pull the weight of a tractor with little effort. He has six tractors buried around the tree that he lives in.



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Face here goes along with the Depressed Orange Robot wallpaper I posted in my last blog. :)

No new music this week, but I am working on some stuff that sounds like it's straight out of Star Fox.

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My game collection

Short blog today: I spent some time early this morning and put together a gallery of my game collection, to go along with the completed games lists I've been making every year for the past few years.

Entire Game Collection

There are around 260 games listed there. If I had taken better care of my stuff during my youth, the list would probably be twice as long and contain a lot of console games, but alas I gave away my consoles and lost, lent or broke the majority of my PC game discs. If only Steam had existed back then. :P

At least now that the list is done it'll be easy to update with new stuff.

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