Turn & Return to Retro Electro

The beginnings of a turn, a return to previous playgrounds, the sonic swings and slides that used to take up a bit of time when I was younger.

Played around for a little bit today with Ableton Live, sequencing etc. It took a little while to learn the ropes and start to get the electric feel, even though I was already somewhat familiar with the program. In the end managed to string together a quick demo. Oh, and yes if it sounds quite heavily MGMT influenced, that’s because it is. I just wanted to get a feel for the software to create this kind of music.

History Heads it’s called anyway, obviously very roughly constructed, so don’t judge this one too harshly. Yep, probably went to overboard on the vocal effects too.

Still on the lookout for some kind of collaborator to create this kind of stuff for recording and performance.

Download the mp3.

More to come.

Update: for some reason, only the end part of the song was uploaded before. The full song should be there now.

Here’s the Lyrics too in case you were wondering:

History Heads

Seem like the stars are faded dreams
Maybe rock n roll ain’t all it seems

Now we live and dream in the past
You thought everything was going to last

Wake me when the sun
Wake me when the sun comes out again

Night has cast its shadow on this land
The turning of the world is close at hand

Wake me when the sun
Wake me when the sun comes out again
Again, again, again, again, again

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