After about seven relatively quiet years, I've set myself up with a small digital studio. The first step was getting back into composition and this audio represents a piano medley of some of the better compositions for 2007.
Steel Traffic [8Mb MP3]
This was the first digital recording track I ever made. Back in the late 1990s when I was living in the Shed, I would tinker on the piano for hours on end. This is a short recording of some of this tinkering. Not professionally rounded, but some authentic sounds from the shed.
Transistor Radio [4.9Mb MP3]
Isle of the Apes featured a track by Canberra musician, Bo Daley. When Bo was pressing a CD he asked for a track from me to return the favour. The remit for the album was humourous disco. I passed on Transitor Radio, Bo liked it. But for some reason when the album came out, the track had been dropped.
Shoot on Crowds [8.1Mb MP3]
This track was recorded in 2000 when I was in California. It features a telephone call with Alex 'Gurap' Brooks back in Australia. Political and somewhat indicative of my musical style at the time. It is intended as a satire of the Bay Area dance music. The track is finished with an old track of Helen Thomson recorded in 1999. This version is partially censored - an expletive slipped through - please do not download this, if you are easily offended.
Water in Creation [3.2Mb MP3]
The version here is the 1999 remix on Mind Monkeys and Purfect Beats dubbed The Shed Eviction Mix. It was the introductory track and a return to my preferred musical style. The track is introduced by Alex 'Gurap' Brooks.
the Noble Ape March [3.9Mb MP3]
The Noble Ape March was based on a childhood lullaby. It features former-Canberra vocalist, Helen Thomson, and the ubiquitous backwards piano. 'Ask yourself are you a monkey in a simulation?'
Genetics [5Mb MP3]
Genetics was a series of polymorphic sound experiments with my voice over the top. It maintains quite a unique sound experiment sound to this day.
the Originator [4Mb MP3]
This was a remix of the end of the CD, earlier in the CD. A combination of Canberra producer, MC Turing's ''In the Contrary Room'' (used with permission), some of my polymorphic piano freestylings, a little Barbalet comical choral work and some scratching.
What I Did Over My Holidays [1.8Mb MP3]
The final track on the CD - this was a combination of piano out-takes and me rambling about the production of the album.