I’m a great believer in trying something new at least once, especially if it is something that will provide some new insight or approach to life or what we do in it. In a recent search for interesting sounds to use I came across sampleswap.org which is one of a number of websites dedicated to sharing samples – in this case everything from retro synths and orchestral instruments to foreign language dialog and farmyard sounds.
They have been running a competition for new electronic compositions, which is not something I’ve done for many years, preferring to work with at least some acoustic, hands-on (or off in the case of theremin) instruments. Listening to some of the tracks on the site only confirmed that this was pretty hard-core electronica – mostly not the sort of music I would listen to, let alone attempt (or wish) to play.
Sounds like a challenge.
So here you’ll find the latest creation from The Lunacy Board. No lyrics. Lots of effects and electronic twiddles. Buckets of theremin. Not our usual fare, but what is usual for us?