So this is what I’ve been working on in the past year. It’s very close to being ready, and I can’t wait to release it for you guys around November.
So I’ve decided to release a selection of my favorite old tracks on Bandcamp, just because I think it’s good to get all my best music into neat little packages and have it all up in one place. The “A Collection of Great Prance Songs” is free to download, as usual, and I might decide to throw a couple of bonus tracks in there later on, but still, get it while it’s hot!
Here it is, in all its glory!
(I hate Bandcamp embeds)
In other news, I’m working on an album, under the working title “Just One Point”. The initial idea was for the music to be of the Ambient Electronic genre, but my inspiration’s kinda been all over the place lately, and I’ve come up with a bunch of good ideas in a number of pretty varied electronic genres, so I’ll see how it goes as I progress. What I do know is that it won’t be a club banger album, which is not my style, I’ve discovered (although this experiment turned out pretty fun ). It’ll be music meant for listening, and I’ve started drawing inspiration from a bunch of chord progressions and melodies I wrote when I was a wee band member a decent number of years ago. If you want to check out how it’s gone so far, here’s a SoundCloud set:
New Track here:
Just a couple of quick updates:
Firstly, my MIDI Fighter 3D mix video has reached 50k views! That means that I contacted DJ TechTools yesterday and that I’ll be getting a custom white MIDI Fighter 3D as soon as they can send it over. In case you missed the video (if that’s even possible, with the amount of time I’ve spent spamming the heck out of it), then here it is again:
The second piece of news is that I’ve been promoted to Author on Controllerism.com, which means that I now have the freedom of publishing my own posts and writing updates about any bit of important controllerism news as soon as I notice it on the interwebs.
Also, I’m currently working on something that seems to be evolving into a house track, with lyrics about porn. Stay tuned!
In case you didn’t know, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Filmology and Screenwriting, which I got from the Bucharest “I.L. Caragiale” National University of Cinema and Theatre Arts (sounds really pompous, I know). It was in the middle of the process of acquiring it that I realized that writing film isn’t the thing for me, especially in the context of a budding Romanian film industry.
However, one of the many good things that came of this was the meeting of incredible (then-student) Malay director Ismail Jamaludin, who became a close friend of mine during the struggle to finish school. We even had a few tries at writing some short films together, but the results always ended up getting censored and shelved by our supervising tutors.
It was also during this time that I started experimenting with scoring films, and my experience with this grew slowly over the years. I ended up moving to the UK for an MA in Music Production and Ismail went to Kuala Lumpur to wreak havoc among Malay production companies and television execs, something he’s still in the process of doing.
When he contacted me in August about the possibility that he might ask me to score a Playground Productions film for Malaysian TV9, I din’t think twice about accepting. The movie’s a romantic comedy and it’s called “Aku, Dia & Tong Sampah” (“Me, Him & a Trash Bin” in Malay).
I finally got the specs for the tracks somewhere in September, and I scored the whole film over two weekends, one for the draft tracks, and the other for their final versions. Continue reading