This is a track I composed a couple of weeks ago for a friend of mine from my high school and college years. He needed a backing track for a game he’s been working on—something downtempo and cerebral. This was a rare composition in that I worked at 80BPM, which is much slower than I typically work at.
This was a whirlwind project. Start to finish, this took around 2-3 days to complete and run through a mastering phase.
Early 2008. This is later atom(bang) work. Not sure why this was never released before—it’s one of around 15 different tracks that I did from 2007-2009 that never made it past the project stage. Never really polished this one, and it’s never been released before.
This track went from initial melody to finished song really quickly—I remember thinking that it was probably one of the quickest I had finished composing during this era.
I’m curious to hear what you think.
This evening’s tune from way-back-when?
Early 2003. Pharaohs and pyramids. Writing this one was a lot of fun.
Ok, one more before bed—and because I need to catch up with releasing this old material to the free-ether.
This track was an experiment in rhythm and melody with hard-edge stops and unexpected starts. I finished it in the later part of 2003, and it ended up being the next-to-last track on the 18-song album, Chronology.
Again, apologies for bad mixing. I think you’ll get the point, nonetheless :)
Ok, so I fell behind in getting more older tracks posted… but here’s the next one, better late than never:
This track was originally recorded back in the middle half of 2000, and dubbed “Robotik Love Lines”. A couple of years later, the original master sources and stems of the track were lost in a catastrophic failure of a backup hard drive. So, I set forth to completely re-create the track from scratch—and I think it ended up being even better than the original. The name was shortened to simply, “Robotik Love”, and well… the rest is history.
The mix could use work, but hey… all of these tracks from the early years could have used better mix skillz :)
What an incredible day: after many weeks of preparation, diligence and coding, today my team performed one of the trickiest steps in the progressive upgrades to our production database clusters and related systems. Not only did we verify that everything planned worked exactly as expected, but it was a brilliant display of teamwork, positive energy, and great communication all the way around. This is the kind of thing that makes me step back and go, “Wow! I really do work with some truly awesome people.”
I’ve omitted some key data points in the image to protect IP/proprietary information, but this graph would give many an engineer shivers if it wasn’t an intentional thing!