Well, I'm on a small tour/art expedition, playing shows with my "main project" (Bubblegum Octopus) and doing some cool photo and video art things with someone very close to me, so things have been a bit frantic. Had a 17 hour drive from Salem, MA to Ann Arbor, MI, ordinarily a 12 hour drive, but interrupted by immense snow. We got in at 8:30AM, nice! And then last night, the night I said I'd do my Weekly Beats, I played a show and got back to where we're staying at 5:30AM.
All of that is a context providing way to say: I only had an hour to work on this one this week.
I actually wrote something before I left that is honestly the thing I've written that I'm the most proud of, not only for WB, but perhaps in the past three years of my life, but since I'm now 700 something miles away from my equipment and since it wasn't 100% done when I bounced it, I took it as a sign to give it more time!
In any case, here's some music that is peripherally inspired by Christian hymns and more directly inspired by the music that plays in Japanese stores right before closing time, and the precious and meaningless sadness that always hits me when I'm in that situation. Why am I sad that I can't keep spending my money on things I don't need?
No drums, Quicktime General MIDI and SNES soundfonts, and one track of sine wave. That processed GM sound that ended up resembling an Earthbound horn has some obnoxious zero crossover clicking in it, but I'm not able to alter the ADSR to try to fix that and don't have time to resample it or make an alternative, ayyyeeee! I was originally just going to have it as Bandpass filtered GM vibes with reverb, but decided to put in at least a BIT more time than that.
Happy Valentine's Day!
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