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SofaNova

By Ipaghost on August 28, 2016 11:48 pm


Was asked to make a track in this style, so I did. I liked how it turned out, but I found I hate working with record samples.

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August 29, 2016 12:39 am

So charming! I feel like I should be in a tiki bar in The Jetsons or something, hah.

August 29, 2016 1:56 am
royb0t wrote:

So charming! I feel like I should be in a tiki bar in The Jetsons or something, hah.


A space tiki bar would be pretty sweet...

August 29, 2016 2:13 am

Ah, now we have a new music genre: SofaNova. Clever use of the source material(s). Cover Art is perfect.

August 29, 2016 2:22 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Ah, now we have a new music genre: SofaNova. Clever use of the source material(s). Cover Art is perfect.



I don't think I invented it, but thanks! Not so much clever use of samples as just grueling trial and error brute force until something worked.

August 29, 2016 2:25 am
Ipaghost wrote:

Not so much clever use of samples as just grueling trial and error brute force until something worked.

Oh, like Leonard Nimoy's singing?

August 29, 2016 3:40 am
Jim Wood wrote:
Ipaghost wrote:

Not so much clever use of samples as just grueling trial and error brute force until something worked.

Oh, like Leonard Nimoy's singing?


Burn!

August 29, 2016 6:01 am

spaaaaace................... also. wtf does IPA stand for anyways?

August 29, 2016 7:35 am
Phil Harmonic wrote:

spaaaaace................... also. wtf does IPA stand for anyways?



A long time ago I was making a lot of chilled out music about ghostly space turtles. So the name was originally Intergalapaghost. One of my friends at Kracfive Records got tired of typing it out, so he shortened it to IpaGhost and it just kinda stuck. Over time most people just call me ipa (eye-pa). So it really doesn't mean anything, although there are plenty of great I.P.A.s out there, so pick your favorite. Now I wish I put Intergalapaghost on the album art because it would have been very fitting for the era.

August 29, 2016 6:29 pm

this is great!! yeah record samples are a huge chore to deal with sometimes sad definitely worth it in the end though

August 29, 2016 7:17 pm

Nice and easy. Brilliant sampling. My favorite is Donald Duck in here. Makes me cry.

August 29, 2016 8:31 pm
ice smashing wrote:

this is great!! yeah record samples are a huge chore to deal with sometimes sad definitely worth it in the end though



Yeah no kidding, went through over 60 alubms, 1k tracks, cut 200 samples, and most of those samples didn't even get used. I have a real respect for serious crate diggers.

Q-Rosh wrote:

Nice and easy. Brilliant sampling. My favorite is Donald Duck in here. Makes me cry.


Haha, that sample makes me laugh every time! But, it's actually not Donald Duck! Just a bad attempt at recreating the sounds of wildlife found on a Martin Denny album from 1959 Quiet Village - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny.


August 29, 2016 8:39 pm
Ipaghost wrote:
ice smashing wrote:

this is great!! yeah record samples are a huge chore to deal with sometimes sad definitely worth it in the end though



Yeah no kidding, went through over 60 alubms, 1k tracks, cut 200 samples, and most of those samples didn't even get used. I have a real respect for serious crate diggers.

Q-Rosh wrote:

Nice and easy. Brilliant sampling. My favorite is Donald Duck in here. Makes me cry.


Haha, that sample makes me laugh every time! But, it's actually not Donald Duck! Just a bad attempt at recreating the sounds of wildlife found on a Martin Denny album from 1959 Quiet Village - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny.

Ipaghost wrote:
ice smashing wrote:

this is great!! yeah record samples are a huge chore to deal with sometimes sad definitely worth it in the end though



Yeah no kidding, went through over 60 alubms, 1k tracks, cut 200 samples, and most of those samples didn't even get used. I have a real respect for serious crate diggers.

Q-Rosh wrote:

Nice and easy. Brilliant sampling. My favorite is Donald Duck in here. Makes me cry.


Haha, that sample makes me laugh every time! But, it's actually not Donald Duck! Just a bad attempt at recreating the sounds of wildlife found on a Martin Denny album from 1959 Quiet Village - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny.


Oh sorry for that mistake. Good to know.

August 29, 2016 8:47 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:


Oh sorry for that mistake. Good to know.


I think it's safe to assume that they were doing their best Donald impersonation since he was around for quite a while by that time!

August 30, 2016 3:19 am

Very groovy in sort of a retro futuristic way. 

August 30, 2016 5:59 am
Q-Rosh wrote:
Ipaghost wrote:
ice smashing wrote:

this is great!! yeah record samples are a huge chore to deal with sometimes sad definitely worth it in the end though



Yeah no kidding, went through over 60 alubms, 1k tracks, cut 200 samples, and most of those samples didn't even get used. I have a real respect for serious crate diggers.

Q-Rosh wrote:

Nice and easy. Brilliant sampling. My favorite is Donald Duck in here. Makes me cry.


Haha, that sample makes me laugh every time! But, it's actually not Donald Duck! Just a bad attempt at recreating the sounds of wildlife found on a Martin Denny album from 1959 Quiet Village - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny.

Ipaghost wrote:
ice smashing wrote:

this is great!! yeah record samples are a huge chore to deal with sometimes sad definitely worth it in the end though



Yeah no kidding, went through over 60 alubms, 1k tracks, cut 200 samples, and most of those samples didn't even get used. I have a real respect for serious crate diggers.

Q-Rosh wrote:

Nice and easy. Brilliant sampling. My favorite is Donald Duck in here. Makes me cry.


Haha, that sample makes me laugh every time! But, it's actually not Donald Duck! Just a bad attempt at recreating the sounds of wildlife found on a Martin Denny album from 1959 Quiet Village - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny.


Oh sorry for that mistake. Good to know.


Thank you very much for that link!
Very exotic music.

August 30, 2016 4:11 pm

Awesome track as always - if only i could get the 'Munsters' theme tune out of my head!!!!  Excellent.

August 30, 2016 6:21 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Very groovy in sort of a retro futuristic way. 



GrainBastard wrote:

Awesome track as always - if only i could get the 'Munsters' theme tune out of my head!!!!  Excellent.



It was a very catch surf theme! Until Fall Out Boy sampled it...

August 31, 2016 3:26 pm

This is great!

August 31, 2016 6:46 pm
m2K7 wrote:

This is great!


September 2, 2016 2:29 pm

Love the percussion and how awesome everything sounds mixed together smile
I also appreciate the informative Behind The Ipa segment and your crate diggin skillz!

September 2, 2016 10:28 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

Love the percussion and how awesome everything sounds mixed together smile
I also appreciate the informative Behind The Ipa segment and your crate diggin skillz!


October 6, 2016 1:43 am

woh, diggin this! kinda reminds me a little of tipsy if you've heard of them, but way more electronic.

October 6, 2016 4:22 pm
george bowles wrote:

woh, diggin this! kinda reminds me a little of tipsy if you've heard of them, but way more electronic.


Didn't think I did, but after looking them up, turns out I used to listen to them quite a bit in college! lol

October 8, 2016 4:37 am
Ipaghost wrote:
george bowles wrote:

woh, diggin this! kinda reminds me a little of tipsy if you've heard of them, but way more electronic.


Didn't think I did, but after looking them up, turns out I used to listen to them quite a bit in college! lol


no way, haha! that album Uh-oh is a classic. i have the one after it on vinyl and that one on cd. I also have another vinyl of their's called nude on the moon. some of my favorite collage based music.

October 25, 2016 10:51 am

Was waiting for the drum'n'bass drop.  Given the brief... I reakon it's spot on mate.  Dig it.

October 25, 2016 5:59 pm
cTrix wrote:

Was waiting for the drum'n'bass drop.  Given the brief... I reakon it's spot on mate.  Dig it.


Lol, i would like to hear that too! Nothing stopping you from making a dnb remix!

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