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Ragnaglock (2008)

By Nickmaynard on February 17, 2018 4:12 pm

My new year's resolution for 2018 was "NO NEW PROJECTS". I have a difficult time finishing things I've started and because of this my hard drives are littered with unfinished songs and videos. Over the past two weeks, I've begun systematically sorting through this material, organizing it, deleting things, and finishing projects. This may not be exactly within the rules of Weekly Beats but I'd like to use it as a place to post this material. These songs may have been started years ago but were never finished, never mixed, and never shared before now.
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This song was created during a brief period where I was very interested in sampling and mash ups. I believe I asked a friend to challenge me to create a song out of elements that they would choose. Those tracks included -

Soldier - Erykah Badu
Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
A Thousand Kisses Deep - Leonard Cohen

The choice to use C64 drums was mine but I believe this was honestly before I was aware of chiptune music (or it was possibly right as I was learning about it). I chose a name that was a mash up as well - Ragnaglock. I was (and am) a fan of Thor comics but I had no idea that it would later become a huge Disney movie. I used to name a lot of things after obscure Marvel comics from the 70's and 80's but now those things are all toys in Wal Marts. I was specifically thinking of the great Thor Disassembled arc by Mike Oeming.

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February 19, 2018 1:02 am

Great track! Love the spoken word. Some Twilight Zone qualities to it. Especially the ending.

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