Life goes on. As I retool the Oblong Blog to be more about music and music technology, I need to revamp this page, which frankly hadn’t been touched in about ten years. My music blog, at synthage.wordpress.com, is probably going to go away soon, but not until I’ve culled the useful or provocative stuff from its moldering archive.
The first place to go to hear my misguided attempts at composition would be my bandcamp page. There you’ll find five CDs (well, at least the covers for five “CDs”) that you can stream for free or buy as digital downloads. The oldest collection, Light’s Broken Speech Revived, dates back about 30 years, but Open House and Reimagine are recent.
But wait — there’s more! Below is a big bunch of streaming music links you can tiptoe through or wallow in without leaving this very page. It’s all synthesizers, as usual, and most of it was done strictly with Reason.
First up, how about “Frandango”:
Next, “Storefront Maharishi”:
And then, “‘Tis an Irish Conga Line”:
In a more mellow mood, “Gently”:
And here’s “The Dove.” The main melodic motif was inspired by the call of an actual dove who was outside my bedroom window one morning….
Next up, “Skippin'”:
Because what goes around comes around, here’s “What Goes Around”:
Another laid-back (not to say “new age,” which we NEVER say) tune, “November Fireside”:
Here’s “Ominous Quadruped”:
And “Absence of Intent”:
And when we tip the basket over and shake it, out fall “Conspicuous Developments”:
And the mellifluous strains of “Nightingale”:
The ’80s easy-listening fusion vibe kind of snuck up on me while I was working on “Floogle”:
Here’s “Autumn Mist”:
“Camel Ride to the Tomb” is an older track that I resurrected:
And how about some “Square-Dancing Puppies”?