What do you sound like on Nu-ILX?

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Some new weird stuff from me:


EZ Snappin, Friday, 5 July 2019 20:13 (one year ago) link

Cool stuff, guys! I've been working on a bunch of electronic tracks, just need to master a bunch of stuff before putting it out as Balboa Park.

esby - I made a trip-hop version of your track that I'm pretty into, but I'm waiting on my cousin to finish some rapping for it, for which I have high hopes.

I've been having a blast with Max4Live MIDI LFOs in Live, attaching them to all sorts of stuff. My latest fave is attaching a random LFO to an arpeggiator Type parameter, so that the arp type changes every couple of bars. This makes for some neat, ever-changing apreggiations.

DJI, Monday, 8 July 2019 18:28 (one year ago) link

New recording of a classical guitar duo I wrote last year. The two guitars are in different tunings and mostly play harmonics, with some investigation of the acoustic effects you can get from slightly detuned pitches:


All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 19 July 2019 16:47 (one year ago) link

I like that one, I love harmonics and muted string scratches. Also, you probably don't want to hear that it would make good horror soundtrack music (to the laymen's ears).

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 19 July 2019 20:12 (one year ago) link

I take that as a compliment, actually. I like a lot of horror film scores.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 19 July 2019 21:42 (one year ago) link

So thanks!

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 19 July 2019 21:42 (one year ago) link

Horror soundtracks are the greatest!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 19 July 2019 21:54 (one year ago) link

Ok cool, I just assumed that anyone ensconced in the world of 12 tone/new music/etc would be sick of people hearing their compositions as dissonant horror movie music :)

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:12 (one year ago) link

good enough for colin stetson!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:12 (one year ago) link

i think horror music is the best. i even started a thread about it! horror soundtracks

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:14 (one year ago) link

Ha, there was a new person at orchestral rehearsal tonight who I'm suspecting is not that used to playing new music. At the end, she commented that "it sounded a bit like a horror movie soundtrack". I asked "the last piece?" She replied "all of them".

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 21 July 2019 02:43 (one year ago) link

Sund4r, I love that stuff. It reminds me of some of that really odd "American primitive" stuff from the late 70s. There was an album by Peter Finger that I recall having a lot of that really sparse harmonic exploration in it. I have no idea about the logistics of that stuff, but I absolutely love the tonality of it. I don't think of it as "horror film" music (probably because I don't watch many films and never have); more like "overcast sky" music — which is a mood I like very much.

As for me, everything else is gone, but don't worry.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:40 (one year ago) link

wow Peter Finger has got to be one of the grossest names I've heard in a while

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:47 (one year ago) link

Oh wow, thanks. Glad people are enjoying it. I love a lot of American Primitive guitar so that connection is cool. Don't know Peter Finger, though, so thanks for the link.

Although I can be very affected by instrumental music, what I get from it often has to do with abstract sensations and images, not necessarily something that I can associate directly with specific and concrete irl experiences, unless, of course, I have been listening to something for a long time, when I do connect the music to memories. I'm happy to see listeners make connections to moods or scenarios that mean something to them.

I just listened to "don't worry" and enjoyed it. Pleasant mood and grooves, nice guitar tones.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 17:06 (one year ago) link

I just listened to "don't worry" and enjoyed it.

You are an absolute model human being and I owe you something significant.🤟

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 20:18 (one year ago) link

doing the soundtrack for another exhibition tonight, this one is titled "The Aesthetics Of Decay." I don't know if I'm going to do another collaboration like this again - they're a wonderful bunch but their vision is a lot darker and bleaker than the music I want to be making. But I'm really happy with how this has turned out - it would have been really easy and obvious to make a Ben Frost/Tim Hecker rip-off, but instead I've made 24 minutes of spacious ambient music that sounds like this.

boxedjoy, Friday, 26 July 2019 12:17 (one year ago) link

That sounds cool, love all the bell tones and delays, and that it's not all drones and pads.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 26 July 2019 15:39 (one year ago) link

Catching up: I enjoyed that, boxedjoy! I expect I will listen again.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Monday, 12 August 2019 00:53 (eleven months ago) link

thank you very much for your kind words!

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 09:37 (eleven months ago) link

This is really good boxedjoy

paolo, Friday, 23 August 2019 09:50 (eleven months ago) link

The album that I wrapped back in January is finally out today :)


change display name (Jordan), Friday, 23 August 2019 16:17 (eleven months ago) link


brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 23 August 2019 16:18 (eleven months ago) link

Jordan made it, of course it does!! No spoilers there :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 23 August 2019 16:21 (eleven months ago) link


brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 23 August 2019 16:26 (eleven months ago) link

enjoying it at my desk right now! the chair of another department asked me if i was having a party :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 23 August 2019 16:32 (eleven months ago) link


change display name (Jordan), Friday, 23 August 2019 17:19 (eleven months ago) link

Finally done with this monster:


goofy folk/garage/jangle pop with some noisy rock n' roll bangers thrown in

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Sunday, 25 August 2019 03:35 (eleven months ago) link

a little bit of me jamming out here (insta page also has me doing some acoustic stuff)

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 29 August 2019 14:20 (eleven months ago) link


All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Thursday, 29 August 2019 14:56 (eleven months ago) link

i recorded a little melodic doodle of me singing + playing drums because i wanted to hear what i sounded like singing and playing at the same time. definitely borrowed melodies from alex chilton & neil young so i named it accordingly https://soundcloud.com/marshmallowy/outofthepool

idk i am posting because i was afraid to, which was a sign to me that i should do it?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:41 (eleven months ago) link

i listened and i think it sounds great!

Vape Store (crüt), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:45 (eleven months ago) link

thank you crüt! <3

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:49 (eleven months ago) link

Honestly idk what I sound like — I’ve been playing for 6 years. I think I can do a few things maybe surprisingly well and other things not at all. My general musical experience has not prepared me to self-assess; based on my life experience, its sort of like language development when it’s at the intermediate stage. I need to practice with other people to stretch and build vocabulary and fluency. That I’m aware of. Beyond that, I’m unable to assess.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 2 September 2019 21:49 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I’ve uploaded audio and video recordings of a guitar festival performance from August. This is pretty close to the version of the piece I’m completing a studio recording of for an album I hope to release next year.

Audio: https://soundcloud.com/sund4r-subramanian/shimmer-live

Video: https://youtu.be/W3q549A2dYE


All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 27 September 2019 18:57 (ten months ago) link

working on the next long player. have a few songs so far, but this is my favorite so far.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 27 September 2019 20:38 (ten months ago) link

Here's a little synths & samples groove I put together over the past few days:


icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 11:45 (ten months ago) link

One of the game soundtracks I sang on (as an ensemble member) has appeared in the wild:


brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:04 (ten months ago) link

This one has been around for a while but I only just noticed it now:


brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:07 (ten months ago) link

Nice Dan! Boss fight music.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:16 (ten months ago) link

i've often thought that the only actual application of my music would be as video game music. but even that makes me really uncomfortable nd seems quite a stretch anyway.

sund4r: i like this. maybe this is because it's what i've been into lately, but it reminds me vaguely of glenn branca.

finished the album over the weekend, by the way. i'm really happy with how it turned out: https://austinato.bandcamp.com/album/lasso-lp6

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 7 October 2019 21:47 (ten months ago) link

There's a new HEP LAD live album. Weirdo synth jams abound.


EZ Snappin, Monday, 7 October 2019 22:34 (ten months ago) link

Thanks, Austin. That's definitely not a comparison I would complain about. I will check your release out.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:33 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

New single out today! You can hear me playing the Wurli if you listen close.


DJI, Friday, 22 November 2019 16:54 (eight months ago) link

Nice tune and arrangement

No language just sound (Sund4r), Sunday, 24 November 2019 03:23 (eight months ago) link

Thanks! That's pretty much all Οὖτις.

DJI, Monday, 25 November 2019 20:12 (eight months ago) link

the band i play with is releasing an album soon and i am on one song!

however i am still determined to improve my ability to play/record solo so here is a doodle containing the unlikely plural marriage of a maraca, a recorder, a drumset, and me :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 16:34 (eight months ago) link

In other news, I've been working on a dance music project (house, breaks, other) with a couple of other guys and we finally have a bunch of stuff to release. This is the b-side of our first EP, which will come out right before New Year's. I was playing around with randomizing the arpeggiator type every couple of bars which results in a never-ending cycle of patterns. It's a bunch of Ableton instruments, and then some Behringer Model D on pads and a different arpeggiator.


DJI, Saturday, 30 November 2019 05:43 (eight months ago) link

hey, 'the world is wrong' is really good! sounds like uncle tupelo!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 22:47 (eight months ago) link

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