Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

I think he’s got a point to be honest

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

At least, it’s obvious there are massive gaps in the education system as it stands.

Moog Modular 2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

So it turns out that Moog are building a limited edition monosynth which is a replica (in pretty much every way) of the original Moog Modular’s from the 1970s. I would LOVE one of these, but at a price of $35,000 I think I’ll have to pass. But what a synth – incredible engineering!

Prophet-6

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Oh, I am so planning to put some pennies aside and get one of these this Summer. This thing is truly exquisite.

“Science vs Music”

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Well, it’s not really Science versus Music but a very cool project involving the visualisation of music using physical phenomena.

From “Space Debris” to Poets Of The Fall

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Many years ago, I used to repeatedly play a tracker song called Space Debris, purely because it was brilliant. It was a piece of music created on a 16-bit computer by a young man who went by the moniker ‘Captain’. His real name was (and is) Markus Kaarlonen. Here is the original composition in all its 16-bit glory:

It’s hard, if not impossible to describe to anybody “who wasn’t there” what an accomplishment it was to create such tunes on the old micros. The software was powerful, for its time, but not user-friendly and required a LOT of effort to produce anything half decent. I was suitably impressed.

Anyway, a couple of years back I had cause, for whatever reason, to remember this great piece of music and I found the youtube videos linked to here. In addition I was curious as to what Markus had been up to since (given that Space Debris was created about 23 years ago at the time of writing.) It turned out he was still doing music and is in a Finnish band, Poets Of The Fall, who are now right up there in my favourite bands of all time. Here’s one of their little ditties:

and also the ‘official’ video for what is probably their most well known song, Carnival Of Rust:

I can’t convey how much I was delighted to find out that a) he was still doing music, and b) how he’d continued his cool streak and was now involved in producing such great material. Incidentally, the piece was re-imagined on ‘proper’ synthesizers by an ardent fan who did a pretty fine job of it. Here is that cover version:

Great stuff 🙂

Pocket Apocalypse

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

I came across this unsigned (at the time of writing) band recently while browsing the ThisIsOurMusic subreddit. I really like the two tracks they released on bandcamp so far – and hopefully we’ll be hearing more from them. Good stuff! They also have a soundcloud page here.

Korg Kronos update

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Ooh, nice early Christmas present it seems. Korg have released an update to the Kronos operating system which adds a bunch of new cool features. Downloading as I type. I had already planned to spend some time on it this weekend with a view to adding a brand new bit of audio to this site so this will make the experience all the more fun. I’ve been feeling the urge to get stuck into a bit of audio engineering for a while, and over the next couple of days I’ll finally get some time to do so. Wahey!

Take It Or Leave It [Audio]

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Back in 2003 I created an album called ‘Take It Or Leave It’. The entire tracklist is available on its own page here and can be found at http://eddydeegan.com/wp/?page_id=111 🙂

Spacegirl [Audio]

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

This is a demo of something I have a soft spot for. I have a feeling a number of folks I know will not resonate with it, but it’s a powerful one for me. It was written at a very strange time in my life and I’m planning to re-visit it at some point and polish it up like I feel it deserves. This is an exclusive preview of the work for this site – at the time of writing I’ve not shared it anywhere else publicly. This may change in due course 🙂

This is an original track and is copyright (c) 2008 Eddy Deegan

Chasing Rainbows [Audio]

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Another track written in Peacehaven

This is an original track and is copyright (c) 2008 Eddy Deegan