bryface - HOW TO DODGE LASERS: full length DS-10 album

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Post by bryface » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:27 pm

It's finally here!!!!! After many moons i've been able to amass enough material to compile into a full-length album release! I've spent a ton of effort getting everything right - please listen to it and let me know what you think.

there are around 9 new tracks here, plus some older favourites of mine that i wanted to bring along for the ride as well.

bryface - HOW TO DODGE LASERS
An album made entirely with the KORG DS-10
Download: HTTP://WWW.WAVEFORMTOWN.COM (114MB)


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here's the tracklist:

1. warmth of the sun
2. thought process
3. evolving
4. subterranean
5. ice colony
6. her head is in the clouds
7. at the speed of neurons
8. hope and despair
9. fight town
10. a new girl appears!
11. the final boss is tom selleck
12. a matter of honour
13. the future is bright
14. second reality (future crew cover) (bonus track lol lol)

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Post by AnOwl » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:35 am

Just grabbed this and will give it a good listen over the coming days.

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Post by ChrisLody » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:37 pm

I'm downloading this right now. Its going on my mp3 player to listen to at work. Got a feeling i'll like it.

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Post by ChrisLody » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:46 pm

It official, this is staying on my mp3 player. I listened to the whole thing today at work and i loved it. Great stuff!

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Post by AnOwl » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:09 am

Have had a few listens over the whole album now, and gotta say overall I really dig your stuff. I keep going back to the following tracks:

her head is in the clouds... awesome shuffled feel
fight town... crazy! Love the drums, bass, melody... one of my favourite DS10 tracks to date
the future is bright... epic, and another all time DS10 favourite.

Keep up the good work!

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Post by ChrisLody » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:50 am

Forgot to mention, do you have an influence of music from the Megadrive/Genesis era of games? Most of the tracks sound like they could be alternative soundtracks to Streets Of Rage or something.

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Post by HarleyLikesMusic » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:19 am

Going to download this now matey ! ill have a listen and probably take it with me to peru :)
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Post by HarleyLikesMusic » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:36 am

i LOVE the final boss is tome selleck and matter of honor is HUGE !
Great album man !
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Post by bryface » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:22 am

AnOwl wrote:Have had a few listens over the whole album now, and gotta say overall I really dig your stuff. I keep going back to the following tracks:

her head is in the clouds... awesome shuffled feel
fight town... crazy! Love the drums, bass, melody... one of my favourite DS10 tracks to date
the future is bright... epic, and another all time DS10 favourite.

Keep up the good work!
thanks for listening to the album guys! one of my goals with this album is to help cement the DS-10 as a legitimate compositional tool that could be capable of more sophisiticated high-concept work.

it's easy for people to dismiss most DS-10 music because they claim that it's usually just a bunch of patterns and flimsy noises strung together -- a claim that is actually correct in a lot of cases, unfortunately. i wanted to show that it doesn't have to be the case; but it does require creative ways of making the most out of the limited pattern data, and a solid understanding of the musical concepts needed to enable the tracks to convey the intended idea.

if there are any other forums/communities that i should share this album on, i'd be interested to know.

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Post by bryface » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:00 am

ChrisLody wrote:Forgot to mention, do you have an influence of music from the Megadrive/Genesis era of games? Most of the tracks sound like they could be alternative soundtracks to Streets Of Rage or something.
i never owned a megadrive/genesis so it was never really a blanket influence on me.

"fight town" contains probably the best example of two of the strongest influences on the album: the demoscene, and japanese games. the demoscene influences and their aesthetic (melodies demonstrating a strong musical literacy) are most prominent in the c64-style bass and percussion, whereas the japanese beat-em-up genre of games (as well as the aesthetic of the various locales therein) contribute to the frenetic pace of the song overall.

but really, it's fair to say that there a ton more influences on the album's songs - i purposely went through a wide range of styles mainly to see if they were possible. i don't like being tied down to a particular "style".

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Post by Decktonic » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:51 pm

bryface wrote: if there are any other forums/communities that i should share this album on, i'd be interested to know.
I might be able to help with this... I'll get back to you.
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Post by ChrisLody » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:51 pm

bryface wrote: i never owned a megadrive/genesis so it was never really a blanket influence on me.

"fight town" contains probably the best example of two of the strongest influences on the album: the demoscene, and japanese games....
That's suprising, i would have swarn there was a megadrive influence. Guess i must have heard the general japanese games soundtracks in general. They sure know how to make game music! :D

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Post by DS-10 Dominator » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:29 pm

Japanese http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discograph ... age_series :)

I'll listen to this album very soon!
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Post by ChrisLody » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:12 pm

Wtf, streets of rage soundtrack CD's? :o Shames they're so rare, I can feel a torrent coming on...

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Post by ubey » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:11 pm

awesome release! just finished listening to it. good stuff

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Post by kloudygirl » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:14 pm

outstanding!

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Post by UncleBibby » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:21 am

I just downloaded this and I'm listening to the first song. So far, so awesome!
Oonts-oonts-oonts-oonts...

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Post by bryface » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:04 am

for those who like bandcamp, i also put my album here: http://bryface.bandcamp.com/album/how-to-dodge-lasers

anywhere else i should place this album? (except myspace, that place is a sty hole.)

also i've started posting youtube videos of my album tracks again - "evolving" is here: http://ds10forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=854

thanks for the feedback everyone - I'm glad everyone is finding something to like about the album. i almost have enough new material for another album later this year, so there's definitely more on the way!

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Post by Infininja » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:22 am

A multitude of styles are traversed in the 14 songs here, including frantic game bleeps, calculated house riffs, frantic drum and bass rhythms, orchestral articulations, and adjective plurals.
Ok you win, I'll listen to your album.

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Post by bryface » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:05 am

Infininja wrote:
A multitude of styles are traversed in the 14 songs here, including frantic game bleeps, calculated house riffs, frantic drum and bass rhythms, orchestral articulations, and adjective plurals.
Ok you win, I'll listen to your album.
HO YEAH

actually you also just reminded me that i had used "frantic" twice. can't let that go unfixed!!

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