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Jerome Giraffe did not laugh (nor smile)

By Ryan on March 1, 2020 11:09 am


Yes... well I didn't get a surf tune done.


Between playing a festival gig, being ill and being a sole parent for part of the week, writing surf tunes just wasn't a priority. I managed to find time to play with the Octatrack a little and this is the results of that one jam. Going forward I should have a bit more time to commit to some solid weeklybeating.

Also looking forward tocatching up on some listening this week.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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March 2, 2020 1:23 am

I like the way this track slow builds with different elements until it feels like you're being carried along by them all coming together.

March 2, 2020 7:56 pm

I'd say save the surf songs for when the surf gods fill you with their divine inspiration.  In the meantime these more ambient explorations are welcome.  The overall mood here is really nice and I like the hushed/whispered vocals that crop up.

March 3, 2020 3:36 pm

Feels like navigating a starlit ocean on a remote planet; Jerome might not smile, but I did smile

March 5, 2020 3:04 pm

The drums give it a good pace with those cool sounding ep-like sounds.  Excellent ambient atmosphere too

March 6, 2020 9:44 pm

March 8, 2020 3:31 pm

Really unique vibe on this. I love what you did with the Rhodes.

March 8, 2020 9:26 pm

The title alone is cool.
First i thought it's a bit funny but with the music it seems there is not room for a smile... Really enjoyed this one. The scattered drums are cool. And the voices gave me a slight shiver.

March 9, 2020 2:27 am

Love the opening movement and the skittery beats are cool too.  Where are the beat sounds from? Tasteful reverb use too. smile

March 9, 2020 11:51 am
hent03 wrote:

I like the way this track slow builds with different elements until it feels like you're being carried along by them all coming together.

Thanks for tuning in!

CosmicCairns wrote:

I'd say save the surf songs for when the surf gods fill you with their divine inspiration.  In the meantime these more ambient explorations are welcome.  The overall mood here is really nice and I like the hushed/whispered vocals that crop up.

Yeah my passion for surf has left me a little bit at the moment, I think i am going to hold off for a while as i have limited music-making time.

Gab Manette wrote:

Feels like navigating a starlit ocean on a remote planet; Jerome might not smile, but I did smile

Tone Matrix wrote:

The drums give it a good pace with those cool sounding ep-like sounds.  Excellent ambient atmosphere too

kaedo sevaada wrote:

license wrote:

Really unique vibe on this. I love what you did with the Rhodes.

theGuen wrote:

The title alone is cool.
First i thought it's a bit funny but with the music it seems there is not room for a smile... Really enjoyed this one. The scattered drums are cool. And the voices gave me a slight shiver.

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

rdomain wrote:

Love the opening movement and the skittery beats are cool too.  Where are the beat sounds from? Tasteful reverb use too. smile

Cheers man, the beats are just assembled from a samples taken from some free kontakt instrument I got ages ago. They are all muffled, soft mallet/stick-type drum sounds.

April 5, 2020 11:23 pm

Great Boards of Canada vibe to this.

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