Video Game Music

Last week, I noticed I haven’t really made that many game music tracks to use for the games I’ve been learning to make on Udemy, so I registered an account on OpenGameArt.org and started contributing.

The idea is to not be too precious about the quality and just try and stay productive for as long as possible. In time I might delete the worse tracks and leave the good ones.

My profile can be found here:

opengameart.org/users/tcarisland

Back

Back in Norway again, going through some of the music I made just laying around on my hard drive – found this little piece I made a few months ago:

Of sound mind …

Yes yes, not much happening as usual. It’s Sunday in August and just browsing my hard drive for old music projects and noticed I haven’t shared much in a while, so why not upload a short little theme I wrote for the piano a while ago.

Scenic Route

Finally got around to shoot large format with an old Voigtländer I found on “ebay”, thinking about scanning it sometime soon. In the mean time…

Starting to get a little more fascinated by DirectWave and the possibilities of writing orchestral pieces with sampled instruments, so I thought I’d make an attempt at something not so strictly electronic as I’ve been working on earlier, still, couldn’t stay away from the Synths for the whole piece though:

Music and Lyrics

As I am now, thanks to the genious of speech synthesis, able to write actual songs and not just instrumental tracks (even though I do like making instrumental tracks), I have had the priveledge as well as much fun in writing lyrics for my music, which is also why I will have to add another page to put these lyrics.

That is why I will from now on post all lyrical compositions, fantasies and impromptus (did you get the Chopin reference? eh? eh?) In a seperate page entitled “Song Lyrics”.

At the moment I only have the two “Electric Sheep” and “Motor Oil”, but hopefully I’ll be able to fill this page up in not too long a time – all though I just noticed I should spend a bit more time on my drawing and illustration portfolio as well, oh well… That’s it for now, good bye…

Page can be found here (click on the part where it says “here“), as well as in the menu to the right, you know, over there –>

Electric Sheep

Finally put a few finishing touches on my song – Electric Sheep, and the second chorus goes like this:

Two four six eight
I audibly communicate
by modulating frequencies
and filtering sound with greatest ease

Three five seven nine
I’m crunching numbers all the time
all because inside of me
there’s integrated circuitry

And so here goes:

Android’s Dream

It’s thirty years since the movie was made, and over fourty since the book (Do Androids Dream of Elecric Sheep?), and all of this really has nothing to do with my choice to write another song about this particular theme.

 

All I really wanted was just something in that same theme of “What would a robot sing about” etc… And here’s the result, all though I have to admit, it’s kind of a lazy production and I should do some mixing and mastering, maybe even elaborate on the composition a bit, but I wanted to share it anyway because I’ve already spent a bit of time on it now:

 

And the lyrics go like this:

 

Not too long ago

I met a sheep

fleece white as snow

and electric

 

And he said to me

you are asleep

catching your z’s

so don’t be sceptic

 

That’s when I ‘d recall

how after all

my mind’s is still

so synthetic

 

How could I have a dream

when it would seem

thoughts in my head are only

arithmetic

 

 

Two four six eight

that’s how humans iterate

octal, hex or binary

translates automatically

 

Three five seven nine

I come from an assembly line

made from chips and nuts and bolts

running on a hundred volts

 

One day in Japan

when I was made

I met a man

and he told me

 

Some day you’ll become

just like the rest

thinking like some-

one almost human

 

How could I have foreseen

what it would mean

for a machine

to uninstructed

 

Know that I’m something new

and someone who

has a new point of view

self-constructed
Etc…