Archive for July, 2005

My so called music

stevecooley | July 30, 2005 in podcasts | Comments (0)

I’ve got my first release on the kboysoundlabs netlabel – “My so called music”.. It’s a bunch of minimal and maybe maximal techno and breaks. I take on influence by the ephemeral sounds that usually go unnoticed or are thought of as “by products”. I like elements of glitch, but not as the primary mode of the audio transport. I prefer solid beats layered up with interesting sounds.

I’m 31 and I live in california. I’m wondering if there’s any real regionalism in music anymore, whereas I suspect you nice folks in Europe might get this better than my own peoples in the US. It seems like the only regions where my preferred types of music exist are on the net… ? US listeners who get it? leave a comment! I’ve been looking for you!

here’s a track listing, linked for your podcasting delight:

Leaky steamotron
gecko
lidflipper
Rubber floor (by transistor reflex)
rethinking it
refunk 2-4
running mix 2-1

here’s the archive.org page for derivatives … updated… I am now a netlabel at archive.org.

some sounds we like

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songcast:invisible solid storm force

stevecooley | July 12, 2005 in podcasts,songs | Comments (0)

invisible solid storm force v4

I bought Renoise to get back to my old 80386 ScreamTracker days. My friend Jim Furey and I used to rock a mean pattern editor and sample list back in the day. Renoise is like those good old days, but about 10 times better with multiple instrument sequencing per-track and VST effect support. It’s pretty sweet for a tracker, and beings as my retention of music notation is basically nil from junior and high school, using a tracker to make my so called music seems to feel more comfortable.

Invisible solid storm force is a piece of music to get my feet wet again with new music tools. I’m using Renoise, Audacity, Apple Soundtrack Loop utility, and Logic Express. I also used Automator to thoroughly yoink all the audio samples I could see from a NASA website. Thanks, NASA! I figure that’s my tax dollars at work… I doubt I’ll ever make money off this album, so … I’m feeling good about my karma using those almost 10 year old research audio clips.

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12hoursofairportsandairplanes

stevecooley | July 8, 2005 in podcasts | Comments (0)

Can you guess where I started this track? :) This is one of the tracks that I wrote in Bhajis Loops.

download 12hoursofairportsandairplanes

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nokamusic.com live!!!!

noka | in news | Comments (0)

Yeah! It’s live! Finally!!! In preparation for the free full album release, ‘forever & extended ep’, the 2005 version of nokamusic.com has launched! Check it out: nokamusic.com

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Podcast rules of engagement

stevecooley | July 7, 2005 in tools | Comments (0)

Before we recorded the first podcast, I wanted to avoid some of the annoyingness that I’ve heard in some other podcasts that are out there. These are the rules I’m going to try to follow… if you’re a podcast author, maybe you should too.

Steve’s Podcast rules of engagement!!!

1. NO Apologizing for “my long absence”, it’s cliche and it wastes bandwidth and time. Record when you can, but seriously, be realistic about the size of your audience… they’re probably not hanging on your every word, waiting for your next podcast.
2. NO long introductions, that’s what your _text_ blog is about. Get on with it.
3. Technical glitches are annoying, but edit all that ish out of your dialog. Get over your problems getting set up. You’re blazing a trail, not filing paperwork. Yes, it’s hard, don’t waste airtime complaining about it.
4. Stay on topic.
5. Have a point.
6. Come prepared.
7. Take the time to prepare a synopsis before you release the show. Post live working links.
8. extra credit: transcript the show in it’s entirety and post it.
9. Be ruthless about editing long pauses and time wasting activities in your recording… you ARE going to edit your audio before you post it, right? Right?
10. learning from others’ mistakes: do we really need to know you’re currently on the way to the gym while you’re recording your podcast? Not really.

Hey, these are just rules for myself. Feel free to raise the quality of your own podcast. :) I think we all need to do that. I’m going to try reeeally hard to follow my own rules.

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DP 4.6

noka | in news | Comments (0)

Man, this is one tasty upgrade to MOTU’s already impressive Mac-only DAW, Digital Performer. Check it out here.

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Dobox: new EP from QORSER

stevecooley | in netlabels | Comments (0)

Speaking of QORSER, our compatriots over at Dobox have released a new EP (10 tracks!) of his newest work. Go check it out!

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Podcast 1: Get out yer 10 foot flags

stevecooley | in podcasts | Comments (0)

Jono Kane and I recorded a podcast on July 4, 2005. Here are the topics we talked about:

click to download the podcast “july 4, 2005 – Get out your ten foot flags!” – 18 megabytes

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Some sounds we like

stevecooley | July 6, 2005 in news | Comments (0)

hey, what’s up! Some Sounds We Like is a blog about music, music tools, techniques, and the creative process of making music.

If you want to subscribe to my podcast feed, this is the URL to use: http://www.somesoundswelike.com/?cat=7&feed=rss2

thanks for visiting!

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