Here’s a Free Music Friday double whammy!
Synthesist and modular synth developer Suit And Tie Guy has shared a couple of covers of the Tangerine Dream classic, Love On A Real Train.
“Both tracks were recorded as one contiguous take in the studio direct to 2 track and no editing was engaged,” he notes. “No processing other than compression was employed in the computer.”
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Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via reader Geert Bevin, captures his looping arrangement of the Game Of Thrones theme on Eigenharp Alpha.
Here’s what he’s got to say about the performance:
Here’s a cover of the theme from ‘Game of Thrones’ that I’ve been working on and even though it’s not perfect yet, I thought it’s good enough to show some of natively modeled sounds of the Eigenharp.
The cello and the violin you’re hearing are the built into EigenD and tweaked a bit in terms of frequency and convolution to my liking. The rest are samples, ‘Epic Toms’ and ‘Requiem Pro’ from 8DIO, I’m also using Mobius for audio looping and triggering it both from a MIDI foot pedal and the Eigenharp.
All sounds were played live and recorded independently on separate tracks, then mixed afterwards.
Reader Zac Bentz let us know about a couple of new albums released by his project The Electric Witch.
- Assassin is an album of dark synthpop originals with vocalist Marcus Matthews; and
- NEScapism is a collection of Nintendo covers. Bentz notes, “These are the songs that I would let play over and over, ignoring whatever might have been happening on-screen.”
On both albums, Bentz makes extensive use of iPad synths, including Animoog, DM1 and Sunrizer, along with some microKorg vocoding.
The albums are available now for $1 or more. You can stream them for free via the links above, and Bentz has released a free track for each album.
You can download a free track from Assassin, the title track, above.
Laibach covers The Normal’s Warm Leatherette.
“A Laibachised song is sometimes more kitsch, sometimes more serious and sometimes more emotional than the “old original” it is based on,” says author Alexei Monroe. “Laibachisation re- and de-animates a song, reviving it for long enough to dispatch it again.”
Sex in car wrecks sounds as malevolent as ever in this cover of The Normal’s Warm Leatherette, via m-z3r0.
Created on a Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer.
Pretty Eight Machine is NIN’s Pretty Hate Machine, re-imagined in its entirety by Inverse Phase on eight different 8-bit systems.
Sound configurations include: SID/6581 (Commodore 64), POKEY (Atari 800), straight 2A03 (NES), AY/SCC+ (MSX+Metal Gear 2 or Snatcher cartridge), SN76489 (Sega Master System), 2A03+VRC6 (Famicom+Castlevania 3 cartridge), LR35902 (Game Boy), and OPLL (MSX-MUSIC or Japanese Sega Master System).
Pretty Eight Machine is available at the Inverse Phase Bandcamp page.