Thanks for your comments…
Griff_the_Bear: I respect your decision… if you want me
to remove any references as such (including this sentence) say the word
and it’s done.
You write well and I don’t mean any harm in your general direction.
Londo: What did you expect me to look like? My glasses are
much smaller now… in fact, as soon as I’ve scraped for contacts
they’ll be absent (again.) I hope you didn’t think I’d look like
that 8-bit thing.
compassion: I know exactly what you’re talking about, though not
from personal experience… When I went to visit my folks the
last couple times, they were very obviously worried that I’ve seemed to
lower the importance of music in my life, almost like there’s something
wrong just because I don’t want to put my life at risk over it anymore.
vertigo_josh: Dollarwead play a kind of rock music inspired by
the early-90’s California thing (that’s Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, Chili
Peppers, and friends) the Grunge thing, and the recent Brit Pop thing,
leaning towards Oasis and Blur, though there are other groups that fall
under that umbrella. Visit the site for examples of what we did
in the photographs there… I believe ‘Pretend’, ‘Bonanza
Jellybean’, and ‘Sun’ were in the set that day (and I’m pretty sure
snips of all three are available there…)
I was moved out of Georgia and eventually to where I am now by an
Ambient producer (who still records and occasionally performs) so that
we could start work on a synth-pop kind of project, even finding me a
singer (who I believe is also still performing.) Because these
songs do not 100% belong to me, I cannot make them available.
Somewhere in there, my grandmother died and I developed a
viscious writer’s block, and among other setbacks, I’ve spent most of
that time getting on my feet (if you can call this that) so that I
slowly developed towards the way I live today.
Occasionally, I find time to make up beats and such, and sometimes I
flesh them out into pieces, and sometimes I don’t… This piece
is approximately 3 years old.
Quick disclaimer first:
The audio work posted here is licensed under a Creative Commons License, and are copyrighted ©2004 Christopher Hunter.
MORNING AFTER MIDNIGHT
Sorry, I haven’t got my hands on an mp3 encoder but mp2’s usually play
in the same players (despite their larger size.) I recommend the
OGG Vorbis versions since they are both smaller than mp3 and are of
higher sound quality.
I want to do more to this piece, psychologically, but every time I’ve
listened to it for the past year or so I’ve decided I can’t really do
anything else to it without ruining it, so it must be finished for
better or for worse…
Here’s a new piece, and I’ve put a snip of a dial-up version for
anybody that’s curious and confined to a phone line. I programmed
it this morning, though I’ve wanted to make something that sounds like
it for some time… what I don’t like about it is that it sounds
too much like the other piece and that it has that kind of airy feel
that suggests the sale of luxury cars. I’m most proud of the bass
note that hangs on somewhere after the four minute mark, roughly where
I started the short-version edit.
For those unaccustomed to this sort of music, keep in mind that the
tension and release is created by the presence and abscence of the
phrases, the rhythmic interaction between them, and the subtle changes
in them over time. If it still sounds repetitive, try to focus on
These pieces are why I had to tell my dad that I think I know what I
want to do with my music, but I don’t know how to make money off of
See you next time.