Every now and then you come across music you wouldn’t really directly be linked with, but TanmaDance comes from the spacesynth-scene and we got into talks about this track ‘I Am Nothing’ and if I would be willing to mix and master it for them?
Since I am absolutely not afraid to step out of my comfort-zone I got to mixing and tinkering while thinking about this name TanmaDance, and I just had to know and eventually also had to ask…: So the story goes that the name TanmaDance came to be between producers-duo Tanner and Harman, through their two biggest interests, namely LEGO Bionicle and spacesynth music to (in Jay Tanner’s own words) “create a musical landscape befitting of the beloved, action-filled multimedia franchise”. Spacesynth music like that from i.e. Laserdance, of which these producers bear reminiscence and are akin to. The vocal samples in this track are spoken lines read from the finale of the “Mata Nui Online Game”.
It was fun and interesting to work on this track and I loved to mix and master it. Please enjoy some righteous spacesynth music old-skool style!
Talking about the books we are not really here to do, although the title might steer you otherwise 😉
Grow Along is a project with some local musicians, artists and producers who gather together and just plain and simple create music and art from the heart and from the soul…
Various individuals came and are coming together under the very soulful guidance of Ramona van Batenburg to bundle forces and create not only music, but also organize get-togethers, events and soon upcoming the first festival. A place for aspiring or established musicians, DJ’s, artists, to come and gather, reveal their talent and spar with others to gain ideas, creativity and input, with the philosophy that the sum of all is greater than the individual. We provide a warm bath for people to develop and intertwine with each other. We range from musicians, to DJ’s, to painters, graphical and video-artists, (song)writers, producers, sound engineers, sound designers, etc.
Here’s a song that was conceived in just one evening of joining forces…
A little side-project I’ve been working on together with Rick v.d. Eerden called Event Horizon. Exodus parts 1 and 2. Mellow new age synthe-landscapes.
- Doepfer Dark Energy
- Moog Little Phatty
- Arturia Microbrute
- Waldorf Streichfett
- Roland D50
- Access Virus
- Korg Kaos Pad
- Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
- ReFX Nexus
- Memorymoon ME80
- RMI Harmonic
Recorded and produced with Logic Pro and Ableton Live 9. Mixed and mastered in Ableton Live 9
My remix of Lizardking’s Theme is also available on AmigaRemix and Remix64, two websites dedicated to the lively demoscene of the 80’s and 90’s…
If you are so inclined, please do give me a little vote on there (you need to apply for a free account on their website to do so). I might be in the running for best Amiga remixer of the year 2018, but I do need your support…
It was about time I did another remix for the Amiga/C64 demoscene, which still has a great following.
I’ve always wanted to do a remix of this track, as it is so close to my heart composition-wise. I love how Gustaf Grefberg works with chord-progressions, and especially in this tune let’s the bass run chromatically lower and lower against those chord-progressions. Sorry if that sounds nerdish, but if you had any form of musical education in your life and know a bit about solfege you know what I’m talking about. That being said, I think it is one of the hallmarks of a great composer and I’m proud to have been able to do this remix, keeping as much true to the original as possible. I wanted this remix to come out as an improved version of the original. Admittedly I did this remix totally by ear (I haven’t taken a look at the MOD in Protracker or such to see what chords are played) as I wanted to challenge myself and wanted maybe also to put a little bit of my own vibe to the track, as you mostly can hear in the bassline, which is not done with a step-sequencer or drawn into the ‘piano-roll’ by the way, but played by hand (as all parts in this remix)…
I hope you will enjoy my take on Lizardking’s Theme