I’ve talked about clone songs before. Sometimes it’s obvious a clone song tries to rip off the original, but sometimes you can wonder whether it is meant as a tribute to the composers favourite music or simply that they didn’t even realise they were using a melody of their favourite artist. In the case of [...]
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As a theremin owner and user (well, if you considering making those alien noises all day and giggling about it as being a ‘user’), I can recommend this tutorial which is absolutely true! No really, would I lie? Like this? Buy me a drink!
Never fool yourself into thinking that extra, expensive high-tech production tools are a necessity to make a great music. Or worse that when you use these tools, a song is therefore great. I’ve personally seen musicians blowing money and obsess over recording and fine-tuning a certain guitar-section to its optimal sound quality, while the arrangement [...]
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Remember I released the song Perfect back in March (you can still download it for free here)? Well, it now has a music video I produced all by myself: The reason I made the video was to make a simple point: making music videos is something you can do all on your own. Just like [...]
You know I’ll play in any weird location, but I have to admit I still have to reach the level of awesomeness of these guys: Like this? Buy me a drink!
See, just cause I don’t post regularly about samples any more, doesn’t mean I’m not interested in it any more (double negative!). Lately I’ve been playing Skrillex’s First of the Year (Equinox) a lot. Twice in that song you can hear the sample Call 911 NOW! I was pretty sure that probably came from a [...]
This is the last Origin of Samples post for now. It gave me great pleasure digging through the history of sampling, even discovering a few new things myself. Hopefully I can pick it up some time in the future, but for now I’ll be focussing my energy on my own music. More about that next [...]
In 1980 Siouxsie and the Banshees released the song Happy House as a single. As irony has, a decade later it’s melody would be used to produce a big commercial house music hit. The distinguishing riff from the opening first pops up in the 1990 track Neue Dimensionen by Techno Bert. Despite the German title [...]
A few weeks back, Coldplay was in the news for yet again ‘borrowing’ some one else’s music for a song. This time though, they were honest about it and even secured the rights to do so. Their song Every Teardrop is a Waterfall takes its opening from Peter Allen’s song I go to Rio (1977). [...]