This is the album I had been working on over winter break, and even though it has been several months since I arranged it, I’ve occasionally tinkered with it. I think my recent production is better, certainly more technically competent, but these works are heartfelt, and important considering the transitions that were taking place. And so I have decided to upload it and finally, finally share it. You can download the complete album here. Enjoy.
Rindigo - Sheetspace
I have completed a new track! Slightly slower, more textural techno. Oh, and a free download.
After an interesting weekend, and really appreciating some tracks I had not given the close listens they deserved, I sort of undertook a personal challenge to create something sounding like Burial. The vocal samples are taken from Kerosene, by Crystal Castles - another great tune I was enamored with this weekend. This took about a day to assemble, so it’s not the most polished it could be, but I suppose it started out as an experiment and quickly gained too much momentum to be a silly Ableton project that gets abandoned or cannibalized later.
Oh, and January is almost over. Remember how I promised to reveal tracks form the new album? Take a free download of this track instead for now. I currently have 9 tracks arranged, but they need to be mastered, and some feedback has convinced me that fine tuning will be necessary.
Can’t wait until the semester is over and I am back at home in my own cozy, quiet room so that I can just focus on completing this album. I just have so many pieces right now, so many devices, instrument racks, textures and sounds and samples across so many ableton sets, like a toolkit. I have developed my “go-to” devices and constructions, developed ways to put the textures and progression in my head into the DAW. I just can’t wait until I can focus on synthing, arranging, and mastering deep into cold, christmas-light illuminated nights.
but for now, I need to stop shirking on completing these papers, and deal with finals. Then the music will flow. but before I go off to do that, consider this as being a declaration of a tentative deadline: if this album isn’t completed by the end of January, you will most certainly hear at least a few completed tracks. consider it a promise.
How wonderful it is to finally have this beautiful, beautiful interface! I have been in need of a functional interface with actually usable outputs for a while now, an I finally feel like I am actually performance-worthy with an interface that allows monitoring. And it arrived today, the day I went to ship off the derpy Lexicon Lambda I have sold after having for such a while now. Goddamn the Audio Komplete 6 is so beautiful.
Rindigo - Soulstain
Here is a track I have been tinkering with this week. Some things have brought me down significantly this week, and they tend to linger, and I suppose this track captures such wistful bleakness, the kind where something suddenly seizes a bright mood and infects thought and heart. However, these things are for the listener to experience and discover, and it is not for the creator to tell the listener what to feel.
It’s not my usual sound though, as the percussion in this dubstep track is really crunchy and heavy. I’ve experimented with some new techniques and effects processing, like using Maschine as an effect plugin to treat the drums. Draft34 also helped me out with some mastering racks, but I think some things are just weird here. The voices distort despite my best attempts to control them and I am leaving it the way it is because it adds something frighteningly natural in the track. some weird grittiness that seems to come from some living things in the track, some rust that is eating away at the structure of the track as the sounds pass through the speakers.
Mad Zach - Lazer Bay (Rindigo remix)
DJ Tech Tools is hosting a remix competition of Mad Zach’s track Lazer Bay. Check out my deep, grooving techno remix of the original. Definitely heavily inspired by Paul Kalkbrenner
Deadmau5 - Strobe (Rindigo’s drone remix)
HA! I went back through my soundcloud and re-discovered this unauthorized remix I almost forgot I had made ~7 months ago. This zany genre-bending resulted in something that, to me at least, is surprisingly beautiful. What a silly thing… I became that asshole who made a drone remix of Deadmau5’s track, Strobe.
performing live in KSPC
the performance will air on wednesday 2-4pm (PST).
listen live here
I recorded Draft34’s performance at in the KSPC studio on Friday, so tune in tomorrow, Wednesday Aug. 15th from 2 to 4 PST to hear Draft34’s live set. Nick provided the streaming link up there, but if you’re in the Inland Empire area, tune in to 88.7 fm.
I’m making such an awfully dorky face in the PCR ugh..
Draft34 & Rindigo - Night Stumblers
Something brought me back to this track recently. Nick and I worked on this in March, if I am not mistaken, and it was a really exciting and invigorating project for me. We had to coordinate and collaborate by sending things back and forth with mediafire between different timezones because Nick was studying abroad in London, and I was doing my intern-y duties during my semester away from school.
It’s a really lighthearted tune that reminds me of late-night bikerides and taking steps forward. . I do sincerely hope you enjoy this fat bass!