Late Entry

Guy Who's Got It All

posted in OHC802 on Feb 22, 2024
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Why does it all feel so slow?

I’ve made it big

On the rooftop of my luxury penthouse

Worry not, I’ve got it all

Built on the back of of the legal minimum wage

I can sit back and relax

Making decisions that rely on my intuition and my ability to lead

I’m a guy who’s got it all

Kicking back in the sunset

I’m the guy who’s got it all

Crypto and chains

I’m the guy who’s got it all

Buying the labor

I’m a guy who’s got it all

Singing my praises from the rooftops

Late Entry

Lost Wood Tree

posted in OHC801 on Feb 15, 2024
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I gave my dad a call today

I asked him if I could drop by

We had tea, and I let him know that I loved him

I thought of the woods by the bye

My mind is a blur, it’s all a fuzz

I lived but my mind always cried

I walked out there to those woods behind my house

In there, maybe I’ll…

I think I’ll miss the world

Even as these woods won’t miss me

Everyone will just forget

Let me linger in these trunks and leaves

I know that I’ll miss the world

Even as lost as I’ll be

Everyone will just forget

That I’m hanging in a lost wood tree

Do what I can with what I’ve got

posted in OHC800 on Feb 08, 2024
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I did this on a cruise ship with an iPad in GarageBand with only Bluetooth headphones and the default iPad mic so the quality is bad and I could barely even hear the backing track while I was singing


Lyrics are something about me not ever thinking I’d be a singer. Like ever.

Ain't tough enough for IT

posted in OHC799 on Feb 01, 2024
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(hardware: TR-8s, Access Virus TI, Micromonsta 2, sequenced on Hapax, recorded to Bitwig)


Running this game to ground

Can't find anyone else around

Unprecedented popularity

Leads to fires eventually

(The place is burning down potentially)


Pay scale is pretty poor

Can't handle it anymore

This IT is the tiny stuff

But I ain't tough

Can I move on I’m not good enough



Data's down

404

Internal 500's out the door

Backend devs to save the day

But the debugger's fucked

The stack goes away

BIND don't work

Bad sector found

Can't find the address

We're just going

Round and round

Through the town

Every dev's got a workaround

But there's no fix they can devise

Replace the hard drives

Backup's been borked

There's no time anymore, guys!


Late Entry

Could I Make It To You?

posted in OHC798 on Jan 25, 2024
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Random note: I actually didn't sequence the chords (though I did record the loop in MIDI)

I'm so sleepy

How do I make it through my day?

Seeing double

Seeing multiple things along the way


I wish I never

It's a single crisis day by day

This time I really, really wanted to

Make it to you


There was no way for it to go

The way I wanted it to

Too of this

Too much of that

I can't just give it up


There's just too much that's going on

There's just too much that I see in my mind

Everything is rushing to me two-by-two


All these plans I've given up

Erase each day one hour by hour

Do I see past the twin in the mirror

Could I make it to you?

Step By Step

posted in OHC797 on Jan 18, 2024
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Step by step

Through the sandy desert day

The wind and rock endlessly in the way

Stumble once, see a glimpse of orange sky

In the distance, away the light flies


Step by step

As my fortune disappears

Step by step

I want to fall into my fear


When you're feeling down

When nothing's green around

Find the time

Find the time for a rebirth


When the grass is brown

And your spirit's gone

Share your pain, for what it's worth


Step by step

I keep moving

Step by step

I am falling

Step by step

I keep crawling

Step by step

I'll never stop looking for a way

Late Entry

Grow These Seeds Of Self-Destruction

posted in OHC796 on Jan 11, 2024
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Golden rise

Put inside my eyes the blonde light

Set aside my prior fear

The invisible irrational dear


Showering light

I thought I wasn’t good enough last night

I think that no one cares enough to see

But it’s an old thought that keeps growing with me


Why do I grow these thoughts inside me

Why do I water these thoughts inside me


Isn’t it my fault somehow

Isn’t that an explanation

I know you think that small of me

I grow this seed of doubt and frustration

Late Entry

Plush Doggie vs. You

posted in OHC795 on Jan 04, 2024
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Before in my lonely time

A plush doggy lent his ear

Black, unfeeling eyes

Always there but never heard


Now together in this bed we share

I now long for lonely time

A plush doggy used to listen

When I need a friend you whine, whine whine.


Why can’t you just look up for once?

From that screen you hide from me

Despite the loudness war

I feel as mute as ever

I was not happy once

I was lonely sad

But the way you twist my words

My plush doggie’s better

Late Entry

A Time By Myself

posted in OHC794 on Dec 28, 2023
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The lyrics aren't all in the song


When you wanted to go on a walk

I didn’t want to come at all

The outdoors they hold no interest for me


I just didn’t feel it today

But you thought of it another way

Can’t you go without me just this once?



I think I really want to be with you

But sometimes I just need a time for myself

It didn’t come out the way I meant it to

I just want some time alone

With only me and my own

But that doesn’t mean I don’t want you

Late Entry

Cool White Sea

posted in OHC793 on Dec 21, 2023
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Walking through the snow so free

Stop in the windy trees

Turn in the mists to see

Take a good look at me


It’s a glorious snowfall

The cold drops all around us

But together we warm us

An island among a cool white sea

Late Entry

Stars Together World Love Land

posted in OHC792 on Dec 14, 2023
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I started on hardware didn't lik it and remade it

Sorry I'm late


Adlibbed lyrics


and then

The lights dance across the sky

Reminding me of the lovely life I fly

Stars sing to me and they grant to me the world

The world I have with you

Late Entry

Messages, A Flood of Dread

posted in OHC791 on Dec 07, 2023
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You sent that text

“We need to talk”

I played off as cool

“What do you need to talk about?”


But I wasn’t fine

I had no clue

Would you reveal a raindrop or a flood?


Why do I feel the tension flloding in?

I’m sure it’s nothing but sometimes my blood is running thin

Do you know that I sweat over the smallest thing?

The weather’s dry and yet it feels the rain is coming in


Why do your messages fill me with this flood of dread?

It’s just text and yet I let it get all to my head

Why do your messages fill me with this flood of dread?

They’re tiny pixels and yet they get inside my head.


Then you said

“Maybe we should paint our bedroom green.”

And was that it?

Why does every message create a temptest in the teapot of my heart?


It’s so rare

But that trust is broke

The bridge that carries me over water is too bare

Too wet and soaked

I’m one step away from being swept away.

The End

posted in OHC790 on Nov 30, 2023
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That deep fried spicy tofu felt so nice

But it didn’t agree with the rice

Hours and a slice of cake later

It cranks the intestines with the force of a hater


That extra serving of chicken was tasty

But the peanut sauce sure feels a bit hasty

Sat in my stomach like a can of warm beer

Was just a skewer but it skewered me here


The end

The end

It all comes out in the end

Despite its role as a glorious hor d’oeuvre

It won’t be contained in this pustulant hour


The end

The end

It all comes out in the end

Whether I liked it or not the first time around

It’s leaving a message on its revival through town

I’m going to pass out on my end


A Thanks For One Hour Compo

posted in OHC789 on Nov 23, 2023
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After fourteen years

What joyous times I’ve found

A place to make and sing and listen to my friends all around

One Hour Compo’s a place for us to play

And it’s a place for another fourteen years I’ll stay.


Thank you for this time each little week

Sharing musical moments with you

All of our creations, big and small

Each week we have songs to be thankful for

Thank you to One Hour Compo and you all

Late Entry

In a rainy day of a relationship

posted in OHC788 on Nov 16, 2023
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This rainy day I took a walk outside in the forest rain

Cold beads of water splashed on the parasol of my prize and fame

I didn’t mean what I said to you, it was my mistake but I still believe it

I took some private time away from the dread and grind and the worries that left their mark


I want to be alone but please check on me

Don’t want to see you now, but yet I do


I did it wrong I didn’t care that much for you to have to hear it

Your voice was so loud and sharp and the final die was cast

Despite the cold outside and the dreaded leaves and the sunlight dark

I can’t just read your thoughts so please tell me what my judgement is


I thought I did it right, I thought I wished for you

Maybe I was all wrong. Can you forgive me for it?

I thought I said it fine, but it wasn’t true

In a rainy day. Can there be sun again?

Late Entry

Setting Off Hunt

posted in OHC787 on Nov 09, 2023
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nonsense lyrics


van tan ik le libra

oh nan oh chi xing

ta no tan le fibra

san ik chan lexing


van tan chi san

vik lo mano fira

nay si tanto mir

vik lo mano fira xing

Late Entry

Fox Is On The Run

posted in OHC786 on Nov 02, 2023
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Thundering heart

No pauses for the ochre

Fox, you’re on the run

Fox, you’re on the run


Take no part

Make the space you’re out of time

Fox, you’re on the run

Fox, you’re on the run


Your frosty breath

Rends in your lungs


Fox, keep light on your feet

Don’t let yourself be beat

Scarecrow's Rage

posted in 2HTS500 on Oct 29, 2023
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I don't know if I've got the skillz for this it's been too long!!!

V1.

As the corn stalks grow
The loss is ever deeper
The candles drown out the ghosts below

The sadness takes on the show
The flame ignites the new way
The glorious life we had together fades like the day.

(Whisper)
It’s just a husk, it’s just a visage.


Chorus.

Don’t lose your mind to the darkness!
Don’t give yourself to the flame
Don’t watch as the fire takes it all and
Burns the straw and hay

Your passion is not this display
Don’t let yourself absorb it and consume it
Leaving but a scarecrow’s rage

V2.

Talking hearth and kiln
The embers simmering
I’ll stay with you as for all the time you need
These tricks still come to play
The burned man haunts your day
I’ll protect you from the fires and the flame

Chorus
Late Entry

Maze of Mind

posted in OHC785 on Oct 26, 2023
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I stepped into a world of time

Where the darkness floods this heart of mine

A promise to find my lost one

Against the grains where I’ve never run


Leaves they grow and the leaves they fall

But never did I thought that you’d leave at all

Was it just a moment you stepped out of mind

Or did you plan to hide all this time?



Why are you falling so near?

Beyond my sight, I wasn’t looking

Why are you missing, my dear?

No sign of sound, I wasn’t listening



Will you come out and meet me in this world of mine?

No wait, scratch that, let me meet you in your time.

I’m not watching, I’m not listening as I need to be.


Let me meet you in your time

To find you in a maze of mind

Eight Legs Whispering

posted in OHC784 on Oct 19, 2023
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Oooo

Spinning an invisible web

Oooo

Laying out a welcome for the dead

Gather all the tricks she needs to do

Let the little treats fly home for you


She waits for you

The spirit of your tiny housemate

Drifting on the wind

The little ghost, eight legs whispering


She resents being crushed by your hand.

Late Entry

Mediocrity

posted in OHC783 on Oct 12, 2023
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Break me free

Rip apart the box round my mind

Give imperfections their space r

My limits are no longer jailed inside


Late Entry

New Reign of the Spooks

posted in OHC782 on Oct 05, 2023
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Hello there, little boy?

Want a deal with the king?

You said my name,

“Ghost ghost became”

Now I’m here in all my fame


Don’t you think you’re lucky?

Roll your dice up with the dead

A shot of blood, like a bit of sweat,

Don’t you shake your little head!


Come with me, go haunting

Come with me and Ooooo

Make a deal with me

We’ll go terror on the mooks


Come with me, you little boy

Come with me, and Oooo

Break from life and join the strife

You could be the new reign of the spooks

Clumsy Neighbours

posted in OHC780 on Sep 21, 2023
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They are like a clum?


  • Made with Polyend Tracker
  • Sorry I didn't have time to add vocals
  • It might be a little loud, not used to how to properly gainstage this thing yet
Late Entry

Day For Yourself

posted in OHC779 on Sep 14, 2023
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sorry I didn't have time to process and clean audio well. Backing track was done on the Polyend Tracker and then I sung over it.


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Sugar, it’s sweet

Taste the mint in the leaf

The smell, a bit tart

Slightly bitter, but so smart.


These moments where I sit down with my coffee and tea

A peaceful moment where I can sit down with me


The rain outside batters on the outside of the wall

Don’t let it bother you, let the pieces fall.


Pet my cat, in my lap

Take her purrs, treasure them in my head


I can have my chocolate cake and then eat it too

There’s no one to judge, let the world give me this room


Though the rain outside rails on the wall

There’s nothing quite like a peaceful free for all

Late Entry

Give It To Me Now

posted in OHC778 on Sep 07, 2023
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I don't remember the lyrics, I made them up on the fly. I kind of don't have a good idea of what I did, I swapped out the instrument samples at the last minute because they were clicking, which is probably why there are render errors since I didn't listen to them before I exported.

Late Entry

Raccoon Dog In The Wolf Den

posted in OHC777 on Aug 31, 2023
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A layer of honey my words spill out

Tell them what I hear, no need to shout.

Things are spicy, it’s about to get dicey

Flip a card, see the heat,

there are no rules, it’s a bet on the street.


Wolf pack

Flash your fangs at me


Trapped, I asked for another word

My question was so plain to be heard

But I ask ‘bout they sent me to the sand

The wolves came out, took a bite from the hand



I can’t feel my feet from my head

My mind will walk ike it’s dead



The raccoon dog

It dangled its bells


Raccoon dog

Are you lucky, so plucky,

When the wolves came out


Raccoon dog

My little furry friend


Raccoon dog

Don’t look at me like I’m dead

Late Entry

Oceans Bended Noise

posted in OHC775 on Aug 17, 2023
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There are actually lyrics and they're beautifully sung, but I didn't test the setup before recording so now you can't understand what was actually being said. Oh well. That's what happens when you read the synthesizer manual during the compo instead of before.
Late Entry

Crystal Leads Light

posted in OHC774 on Aug 10, 2023
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My crystal holds the light

In the fire now, the bonds are set

The tracks and rails lay out all the way


My ship’s my bond

The travel through the heat anew

My escape the last hope of the day


The grey world left behind

Memories all formed

I can’t forget the pain they cause

I don’t remember any joy

The sky will pay no mind

To the thoughts I leave behind

On my way, the crystals say

There’s more, I hope, in a colored future nigh


Do you know now where you roam?

Can you see now the future you seek?

Can you run now the future’s you don’t know?

The crystal leads you but do you trust its light?

Late Entry

Take To The Sky

posted in OHC773 on Aug 03, 2023
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There are lyrics, but I didn't write them down



Something like "Take To the Sky" "To the edge" man I already forget, I spent all of my time being like "what's trance music" and forgetting how to get decent sound quality out of synths

Late Entry

Engine of World

posted in OHC772 on Jul 27, 2023
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Live voice over drone


Run

Engine of world

Shift

Creation of all

Move

Making go right

Deny

Maintenance heat

The engine around us breaking down

All around do we see it

In the end

Break it we'll cease

Late Entry

Mistakes I've Made

posted in OHC771 on Jul 20, 2023
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Experimental abstract atonal music


Fire

Flame

In the way


Hear the cry

As I die

Beneath the vision

I’m wishing for a way to try


What see?

In the deep hell

A single repeat

Mistakes I’ve made


Watch them

Watch them

Late Entry

Bite You Back

posted in OHC770 on Jul 13, 2023
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As you’re leaving me

Eggs in the basket you left for me

Tormenting me

As you’re gone you can’t help but to torture me


Let me free

Don’t live my life for me

The fate I take

Like the cold blood of a snake


I’ll bite you back

I’ll bite you back

Like you bit me

I’ll bite you back

Late Entry

Binding Me To Me

posted in OHC769 on Jul 06, 2023
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Drowning in yourself

Look back on mistakes

What if I was someone else

Not quite in my space


But see a twin break out

When you face yourself

The truth will rise

Facing to the mirror’s edge


What did I do wrong?

Why’s there one successful me

Am I drowning in doubt


Can break out of this chain

Binding me to me

The other self, shows me the truth

I can.

Late Entry

Searching For Home

posted in OHC767 on Jun 22, 2023
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Take up and watch the light

Nothing else to realize

I’m here, I go alone


Stare out through brilliant eyes

Take the step there’s no surprise

I will

I will survive


Oooooo

Wait for me

I’m searching for


Ooooo

Dream for me

I’m on my way home

Late Entry

Blazing Lights Horizon

posted in OHC766 on Jun 15, 2023
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Construct the rise

Electric beams strike

the Water’s edge, the water’s edge

Slow. Down. For. The. Wake


Guard the timea

Don’t dare turn away

Keep looking (Now!) Keep looking (Now!)

Focus All The Force


Sparkles In The Sky

Blazing Lights Horizon

Late Entry

Lost With You

posted in OHC765 on Jun 08, 2023
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 unlucky chance

That you’re here

What’s the odds I run into you?


What a chore

To be seeing you

After so long ago it was!


And the world stops

Doors close around me

Keep me from running away


I don’t wanna see with you

Stand the sight of you

Not this time again

Close my mind



Lost with you

Lost with you baby

Are we through?

Yes but I keep staring


Am I

Lost with you

Lost with you baby

What’s there to do?

But yet we’re close

Late Entry

Your Fear Dwells

posted in OHC764 on Jun 01, 2023
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Safari doesn't like thasauce. causing upload issues. need to check why later

live on hardware, live sung, live mixing, no software, etc etc.

Under night
The moon rises
At this time
The gates shall open

Do you see?
The dreaded history
Open your mind
And let us in

Ritual
Dream
Open
Gate To Hell
Hatred
Creating
Your Fear
Dwells
Late Entry

Time Dance

posted in OHC763 on May 25, 2023
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Live with hardware, only software FX was Ozone




Take a moment

Grab the daylight

See the smile


Time. Dance

Stories

Keepsakes (They seek this memory)

Promise (Hold that gentle feeling)


It’s these moments that you’ll look back on

It’s these times that you’ll dream of again

The happy faces, the novel sights

Take in all the glorious times and live 

Late Entry

Process Constructed In The Mind

posted in OHC762 on May 18, 2023
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When information is cheap

Disinformation is free

Don’t like it? Forget it

Love it? I now know it


You think different from me

I think different from you

Where does it say that

That everybody thinks like you?


When the voices all stop

What do you do with the time?

Sit by, and let it

See it, forget it

Not my problem, not an issue of mine


When you block out the trash

What do you think you can find?

Logic, reason

Deduction

It’s not just what you know it’s the process

Constructed in the mind

Late Entry

World of Green (Grief)

posted in OHC761 on May 11, 2023
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Familiar blue

Travelled, true

Stories to share

With home, with you


It’s all grown over

Left in a world of green

It all seems over

Nothing left to see


When I left a dream to drive

I knew that I’d return alive

Except that I left you behind

Earth’s covered the memories

Late Entry

Message Queue Alone

posted in OHC760 on May 04, 2023
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It’s been a time away from home

Sunlight’s but a speck in me

Watch the message queue alone

There one dark road ahead of me


To the rising edge I drive

As I wish for a voice that’s live

(I should have asked for you)


It’s a faraway world I’m at

But maybe it’s for the best

There’s a wish, and a reality alive

Late Entry

In Purple Neon Light

posted in OHC759 on Apr 27, 2023
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Call me here

In the greyest night

Your smell of cheap booze hits my mind


Telling  me this news

in purple neon light

Was what I doing for you all a lie


- Hear the rain pitter patter on the glass

Slip that word that I thought was in the past

Why didn’t you open up before

I would - have - fixed it for you


Too much has gone by

Though the cold rain falls

The umbrella blocks our sky


Late Entry

One Thousand Failures

posted in OHC758 on Apr 20, 2023
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Oooooops I really ran out of time for this one, like super minutes over.


Procedure down, one more time

Results, repeat, keep your focus

One thousand failures before you now

One thousand restarts that you need now


It’s not just science that moves you

The answer’s not that far away

My future rests in this observation

Tenure track keep my frustration



Steady move on

Write it all up

Observe the records

Store it, back up

Take down all the data

Enter the automation



Late Entry

Ice and Fire To Be Mixed

posted in OHC757 on Apr 13, 2023
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Cold ice under the skin

Dark eyes hold secrets within

Whispers capture the ear

Mysteries are rarely so bold


Is there a warmth in the eyes

Hidden in a blizzard to me

Her gaze a chill within my soul

And yet the aura warms me to the bone


Ice and fire begging to be mixed

Warm and cold that are asking to be kissed

The heat that radiates from me

A touch that radiates from you


Late Entry

Star Bring To Fly

posted in OHC756 on Apr 06, 2023
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Air shifts the mountains to me

Stars call out to me wanting to fly

Bring me to fly


Stars poke a speck out at me

They laugh and taunt me thoroughly

Dumping the sky


Wind stops me slow but there’s no deterrance

Cast way all doubts and whispers into the air


Bring to the end

Let me see the shooting stars

Can I really do it

Will the magic happen


Show me how it ends

Bring my story to a close

Let this stress just go

Send it to the sky to burn away

Bird Watch Over Me

posted in OHC755 on Mar 30, 2023
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Spring air
In the morn
The shadow forms to me
A bird whispers in my ear

A feather falls right down my neck
A raindrop falls on my head
Rain clouds form

Was I supposed to sense you near?
Was I supposed to know, my dear?
How could I ever have seen this coming
Are you a bird in flight
I hope you are
As I watched you
Please watch over me
Late Entry

Show The Desert

posted in OHC753 on Mar 16, 2023
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Tell me the know

How hard it is

The desert show

Wanna know how tough it is


This desert wants to know

What are gonna bring to me

The desert wants to know

Just how much you can show

Late Entry

Beyond The Door

posted in OHC752 on Mar 09, 2023
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There's never a moment

Where I didn't notice you

What was it that brought us near

A word, a glance, an excuse to wave

A smile, a chance, a reason to give

There's a time for time, and more.


What do you take me for

Walking me with you to your door

What do you like about me

Just me?


Not sure how things got this way

But being with you there's nothing to say

I like how things are going

So let's go beyond


I like how things got this way

Being with you there's so much to say

Let's keep going

Let's go beyond

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Putrid Fog Hides

posted in OHC751 on Mar 02, 2023
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Lost in the frigid day

My mind's a world away

Caught in my frozen body

Each step made on a rotten plank


The bridge to worlds between us

Crossing will mean I leave us

But yet I cannot seem to

stray from this mossy fogged up place


Putrid fog

hides you among me

Fogging up my mind

Hide you in this space

Putting you in place


Putrid fog

hides us inside me

How will I find

where I've left you behind

Late Entry

Forged Crystal

posted in OHC750 on Feb 23, 2023
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Heart of land

Forged in heat

Our love lies forever

Under the rubble


With every flame

and every burst

My rock doesn’t falter

The heat forges everlasting crystal


I keep my rock strong

I keep my core going

I hold my face stoic

I bathe in your lava

I face all your vulcan

I bind all my geodes

I forge all my steel

In your everlasting sun

Found You Happily

posted in OHC746 on Jan 26, 2023
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The river of life continues

Deep at the water’s edge

A little fish appears

Next to all the dredge


I can’t help but think of us

As little fishes we once were

In the widest rivers

Only thoughts were pure


There’s many fish in the sea

But there’s only one fish for me

In a million miles of ocean

I found you happily


There might’ve been another fish

Another pond, another sea

But we ended up together

I found you happily

Late Entry

Controlled Burn Within My Mind

posted in OHC745 on Jan 19, 2023
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Lyrics are approximate


It was your eyes

that set me burning

The sounds you made

They kept me going

The fire lit, uncontrolled all day


Needed to get away from you

Stop the flame inside

Controlled burn exposed to you

Let you sustain within my mind


I found the fire inside me

You set that fire inside me

All the air, sucked right outside



Don't let it all burn away

Keep my head in the game

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Crocodile's Got You

posted in OHC744 on Jan 12, 2023
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I chase my dreams

I try to fly

But when I lose air

I'm drowning

The swamp traps me


They grip me near

Crocodile jaws

Clamp on my wishes

Pulling me down

I just can't do it 


I don't know how I'm supposed to fly

Trapped the murky swamp land

I don't know how I can break out

When the crocodile's got you


I guess I need to shake it off

But how can I do that?

The pain is real but yet it's not

Will I move on now?

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Over You

posted in OHC742 on Dec 29, 2022
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Looking down

At clouds that day

Flying high I'm feeling fine

By the sunny rays

Because I'm over it

Because I'm over you

Cause I'm

over you


I see the sky

It's clearing up, the cloud's no longer here

Shadowing me

Let me free


I don't need your noise

Keeping me down, the needles like the rain

Each drop was the cold

But I'm flying now

Because I'm over you



Looking down

Because I'm over you

I see the sky

Because I'm over you

Don't need disguise

Because I'm over you 

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War of the Bulbasaur

posted in OHC741 on Dec 22, 2022
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Holy what's mixing



Feel the sandstorm weeping
As the last man standing
An evolution apart
There's no turning back
On the way that the monsters rebelled


And so ends the war of the bulbasaur
The dried up earth descends no more
Last of humanity conquered that day
The bulbasaurs now rule their way
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Each thought was once alive

posted in OHC740 on Dec 15, 2022
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One thousand souls behind us

Each a page in a book long written

What do the words say?

All these stories are forgotten


One thousand souls no longer

An  age in a time that’s past us

Each life is a day

In a time that’s left behind  


Ages forgotten to the times

Imagine all the truth and lies

Crumbled to dust

Each thought was once alive


A book for every story past

A life for every soul that lived

Brought us to here

The things we hold dear

Each thought was once alive.


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Blade In You

posted in OHC738 on Dec 01, 2022
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Like a knife falls

Razer-like claws

Pierce me like saws

The force of blades all


Silent looks sharp

A wave falls apart

A touch strikes it deep

It stays there to sleep


Is there anything more you can say

When all the metal has come out

Is there anything more that you can do

The blade's been drawn and so are you 

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Like Red Wine

posted in OHC737 on Nov 24, 2022
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I recorded this in a DAW. Not one take.




Whatever I see 

However I'm free

It's always as I want to be


The trees are weeping

As the wind is sweeping

The dust approaches separately


Rains on the streets like wine

Rinse the sweet thought of time


I see the dark

behind your eyes

Seeping out

Like red wine


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Familiar Voice

posted in OHC736 on Nov 17, 2022
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I did not actually sing this all live, I did takes and stuff and wrote a song in a DAW but much good it did me right



Gentle whispers entice me near
Voice, it is familiar
I’ve known it for so long
I’ve known it for so long

Tell me stories that I hold dear
Flatter me with exotic dreams
But I turn and no one’s there
I turn and no one’s there.

Don’t tell me
That you can’t hear it too?
It’s right next to me
Why can’t you see?



The voice, it calls out to me
When I turn, no one is there
Close my eyes and listen
The familiar voice remains


A padded room awaits
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Pastoral

posted in OHC735 on Nov 10, 2022
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Sorry this clipped.


Despite opening a DAW, I realized I didn't know how to use a DAW anymore and went back to hardware and live recording. Maybe I'd be able to do better if I started doing vocal takes instead of trying to ad lib an entire song in one take.


As the day comes to an end

See the leaves fly free and true

When the sun halts at the rise

Set down your work and rest your arms


Turn back to your loved ones

Delight in simple things

The company, the family

And relaxing in warm days


Take care

Take care

This day’s work is done

Take heed

Take heed

This day’s work is done


These normal times

When good plans go

Take in some time

Let your achievements roll 

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Alexandrite Light

posted in OHC734 on Nov 03, 2022
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Performed live, one take, synths and stuff running on the looped sequencer.


On the green hills

On our violet hill


Back in the time when what we had was simple and pure

On the green hills we shared our thoughts and dreams

I thought about what could have been if I had a braver heart

I didn’t want to know the pain of us being apart


I watched the sun rise

(And then I let it set)

When you went away

A violet shade full of regret

When I think back 

(about the smile on your face)

I let it get away,

I let us get away


My world is bathed in facets

Of alexandrite light.

Violet and green


My world is bathed In facets

Of alexandrite night

As the sun sets

I was the one who was truly green


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Shard Intact

posted in OHC733 on Oct 27, 2022
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Stare into the wall

Carefully where your eyes fall

Stare into your soul

What fears you most inside?


Cry alone at night

Block out the sun in day

When you see yourself

A shadow’s all that’s left


Hate all that I’ve become

But change will make it done

Start the smallest act

Find a bright shard intact



Time Wastes Away

posted in OHC731 on Oct 13, 2022
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Live hardware, single recording, no multitrack, no software editing except Ozone, etc etc.

It's a miracle what you can do if you actually turn mixer knobs

Times wastes away

Why have you woken me now?

Not here to play

I’m tired of your silly


Games dragging me down

Making me guessing all the time

As the clock strikes at the morn

I’m done today


I’ve no more time for you.

Time Wastes Away!

I can’t make time for you.

Time Wastes Away!

Can’t you see I’m done?

Time Wastes Away

I’m setting myself free.



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Take All of You Away

posted in OHC730 on Oct 06, 2022
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In the secret forest

Hidden behind the tree

Dark thoughts seek salvation

They’re hiding inside me


The haunting spirits scurry

Their tiny moments, free

Rest, my heart, beats slowly

Unleash the truth, control me!


Deep thoughts rest inside my head

Lives rent free in my mind

Impulsive urges rack my heart

Causing my eyes to bleed dark


My body gives nothing a break

I want to be what you’ve become

If I can’t be what you are

Then I’ll take all of you away


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Muddy Waters Flow

posted in OHC729 on Sep 29, 2022
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I performed this live on Access Virus, TR-8s, and Vocals with Hapax sequencing. It's pretty rough, it's the first time I've actually tried using the Hapax for songwriting.



Pouring rain
Like the sky has claimed its lot
Covered now
It's all wet and hot

In the deep
The muddy waters flow
My best hope
To start my life anew
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Lost On My Own

posted in OHC727 on Sep 15, 2022
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Single take, live with Eurorack synth, live effects, no post processing (except Ozone), music is live too, etc. etc.

I dream of trips across the sky
I think of metal birds flying by
I want to be free in the air

I want escape from all this pain
Feeling trapped but yet again
Set me free, like an airplane

I'm sorry, I can't stay anymore
It need to go, it's not you, it's me.
Please don't find me right now
I need this time to be lost, away from your eyes

I need to fly!
I need to be in the sky!
Maybe you'll look for me
But I wish you won't
Now that I know the skies I can maybe keep it free
Away from you and your watchful gaze
I want to be lost on my own.
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Love Your Lies

posted in OHC725 on Sep 01, 2022
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I can't see through all the noise you make
Behind the doors, the things you say are fake
In all your time, you hide behind these words
A plastered mask, where your feelings are burned

The times we had, what was the number one?
Was it with me, or was it all no fun?
Retreat again, to the virtual truths you say
Falling through, the thoughts of the day

The trash you spread, can't handle any more
The heart, the passion, the sad state of the lore
You love your lies more than you believe
You love your lies more than you love me
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It's Only You and Me (Vocal)

posted in OHC724 on Aug 25, 2022
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A vocal version of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2-AAgSW8Y4 which was also in OHC143.



It’s only you and me
Us two within this great blue sea
It’s only you and me
Let’s sail away intor eternity

It’s only you and me
Us two within this great blue sea
It’s only you and me
The night is young, it lasts forever

It’s only you and me
Our time together, let it be
It’s only you and me
Together we can our love free

Hold me
Touch me
Stay with me
Carry me home
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Steel Pipe Trap

posted in OHC723 on Aug 18, 2022
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Deep in the cold

Wet and old

Trapped in this prison

Drips sounding bold


I dream of a sky

I think of good-byes

Resolve like the steel pipes

that trap me inside


How long have I

been swimming in this sea

Who said that hell was fire?

They lied


I'm breaking out

Unsettled in my skin

I'm coming out

My patience wearing thin

Wash me clean

Watch me free

Leaving behind the steel pipes that trap me inside


Down The Long Hall

posted in OHC721 on Aug 04, 2022
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Holding your hand

Keeping you close

Life slips slowly

From my fingers


Seeing your eyes

Longing to be

Bright and glowing

They're so weary


Watch See Think Feel

Time is waiting

Worlds in standstill

Standing with you


Step two three four

Down the long hall

Soon departing

I'll be with you

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Anchor of my Soul

posted in OHC720 on Jul 28, 2022
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Eyes are a blur, my skin is numb.

Cries in my head, a constant hum

I'm not grounded

I keep floating

My mind keeps drifting away.


Be there, once again

Take me into your arms

Wrap me with your gaze

and bring me home


At last, I found my way

Faith for me to follow

All the things you've taught me

I keep right here


Be my anchor

Keep me here

Hold my body

Grab my soul!


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Infinite Bliss

posted in OHC718 on Jul 14, 2022
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Infinite bliss

The stars are your eyes

Mirrors in which

I see my soul


Infinite bliss

When you are with me

I reflect on my self

As you laugh dearly.


Hold it together

Link it together


Infinite bliss

When I am with you

Why do you keep me?

How am I worthy?

I must accept

That I can have

Infinite bliss.

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Behind The Funny Rocks

posted in OHC716 on Jun 30, 2022
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on an icy land
the ones were lost
never to be seen again

in a frightening world
there's a mirror of your heart
there's a baring of your soul

and on this world
we hide
behind our funny rocks
making our funny faces

the sky falls

as the world warms
we find the feelings lost
show them once again

it's a world on which they hide
a world

behind the funny rocks
we make our funny faces
show off a hidden feeling
hide the other feelings

as the sky falls
the crescents cut a swath
they show our funny feelings
etched on our funny rocks
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Beacon In The Night

posted in OHC715 on Jun 23, 2022
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I don't know what key this is, I sang this by ear.

Live modular Eurorack + Deluge.



help me see
In the world of the dark
shine the light
and hold it high

in fire we bond
among icy chains
as we shiver in the night
witness the coming storm

let's be free
let's find out war
away from the cold
know the truth and let it go

be a beacon in the cold

Everyone Is In My View

posted in OHC714 on Jun 16, 2022
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Live recording with modular and bass synth and vocal




Deep Blue Seas
The night wears young on me
Watch the view
What do you see in me?
Taste the brew
The only one right here
Everyone is in my view!
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Bear Witness To You And Me

posted in OHC713 on Jun 09, 2022
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Among the green fields

Under the great trees

Together we stand

Together, you and me.


Let the birds see

Set our shouts free

The world will know

Bearing witness to you and me



From a blue sky  

The lark flies,

staring above

From the trees it goes free.


In the blue sky

Be aware of us

Spread the word that

Together, you and me

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Wish The Heat Could Disappear

posted in OHC712 on Jun 02, 2022
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My audio interface crapped out, so I used a Roland VP-03 vocoder as my audio interface.

Lie heavy in the room

The heat makes us drift apart

When it gets hot in here

It's when we're close together


The airy, drifting stares

Steal a glance at you, apart

It's always hot in here

For you it's all I remember



Do I wish the heat could disappear?

Yet I like it. I like it a lot.

I want that heat to be there,

Do you notice? Can you feel it?


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I was a creep

posted in OHC711 on May 26, 2022
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Long ago, I knew a girl in school

She moved here from England

She lived just down the street

I walked her home each night


Through the park, stories were shared

Down the alley, feelings laid bare

Across the crescent, messages shared

But she didn't know how I felt.


I was so young, I didn't know how

I was toor strange, clinging so close

Being too weird was always my way

But being a creep drove her away.


I was a creep


I didn't know how to trest someone

With respect and care of their space


I was a creep




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Red Shade Rises - Omen

posted in OHC710 on May 19, 2022
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SPOKEN


The ages you've spoke of have come.

Why didn't we heed the words of our wiser ones?

We instead fought among ourselves for our own petty struggles

All in the name of hedonism and the "right" of freedom.

Now, as the blood red sky burns around us,

How is there anyone who can save us?



VERSE


In times of old

The computer told

The scientists

The secrets of the world

Our trust was low

Our futures bold

Now face this world

Ten-red fold.


CHORUS


The moon

Shedding blood all through the night

Spreading dread across the land

A sign of fear o'er your hand


Omen

Cast the pall into your hearts

Final days are yet to come

As they fly beneath the sun


The red shade rises.

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My Halo's In You

posted in OHC708 on May 05, 2022
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I played the Theremin live for this one


What do you see in fires

Joined in combusting heat

A steamy conflagoration

As the fires meet the sea


In the flame, woah woah

In your flame, woah woah

In the flame, woah woah

My halo's in you

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Were Two And Now One

posted in OHC707 on Apr 28, 2022
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All the things

Just as I left them

Nothing's changed

My step back in time


But something's different

When I step through the portal

You've lost, I've won, it's begun.


At some time I started looking for you

When you were lost

And I was only one

Then we were two, now I'm one again

It had only just begun.

Late Entry

4 AM (Cover) - Kaskade

posted in OHC706 on Apr 21, 2022
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Not really a successful cover, this needed more takes, and maybe I should have changed the key.


Sleepless gliding

Over the city lights

Watch us flying

Over the streets tonight


And I say

There's a way, there's a way I know

I know that someday we will surely find it

There's a way, there's a way I know

Someday, there's a way I know it


Sunday morning

Watching the city sleep

Dreams are shining

Finally they're within reach

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Stranger in Chaos

posted in OHC704 on Apr 07, 2022
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I tried to do an orchestral song



A distant dream, a memory

Faded in integrity.

Dwell in the power of the mind

Leaving the mysterious past behind


In paradise, the stranger

Ever lurking in the danger

As they dwell in a strange land

Fighting darkness with a light hand



Chaos. Do you feel it?

Must kill the chaos, do it.

The light I bring

Kills the chaos within

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A Sun Sets Upon Our Time

posted in OHC703 on Mar 31, 2022
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From brighter days

I saw you

in the moonlit sky


A twinkling past

Together

As the time flies by


In morning's sun

We bridged the

Passage in our way


Honesty

Passion and

Humility



The sun sets on our time

But when the night begins

We learn about each other


The dark might be unknown

But it's peaceful and serene

It leads to a new dawn

My Mistake

posted in OHC701 on Mar 17, 2022
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Recorded live (with only one small edit in post and some mastering)

Except that this did take like a few dozen takes, I eventually did record the final version live.

Composed with Modular + Minibrute 2s + VoiceLive 3 loop pedal

Roll the dice

Feeling lucky

Throw your chips

My heart's not lucky

Some days I just can't catch my break

There's no place for my mistake


You've got no place for me in your mind

You've got no place for me in your heart

The numbers don't favor me

The lucky one

The numbers don't favor me

I'm done

What Now?

posted in OHC700 on Mar 10, 2022
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VERSE


One-two, is that a wheel for you?

Three-four, the hinges on the door

Five-six, are~ windows a trick?

Seven, eight, this was a mistake.


Unclear why you even care 

Not sure why you all must stare

These things, they only cause division

No path to win, no satisfaction


PRE-CHORUS 


Of all the things

That we fight about

This was that thing

Where answers burn out.



CHORUS


What now

Is that an open door?

What now

Spinning wheels some more

What now

Is it anticipation?

The things you list

Add to your frustration


VERSE


One-two, a gears a wheel you say?

Three-four, the hatches on the floor

Five-six, the numbers you predict

Arent even close, what a mistake.


CHORUS


What now

Is that an open door?

What now

Spinning wheels some more

What now

Is it anticipation?

The things you list

Add to your frustration


What now

Is that an open door?

What now

Spinning wheels some more

What now

Is it anticipation?

 he things you list

Give in to your elation

Days of Shadowed Moon

posted in OHC699 on Mar 03, 2022
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Wandering in dark

Lost in our way

Wondring where goes

All the bright days


~


What can we do?

Where do we go

Caught in dark nothing to see

We only pray


Where shall we see?

Whats is there left?

Amidst the dark theres no such path

Cant see today.


~


But then, we see, a light

From ashes, a hope


From the horizon strikes, a ray, our fates!


~


And the light

Tt shines above the darkness


And the days of shadowed moon

The torch of hope, it shines brightly


As we witness a new noon.


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As The Arrow Flies

posted in OHC697 on Feb 17, 2022
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Modular synth + bass synth + vocal pedal stuff.

Post processing was minimal (1 compressor and Ozone), but I did sing over some parts that weren't good

Behind the long, red sky

How far will the sun-set reach


Behind every hill

Each tree, each blade of grass

Stories left untold 


How far will you go?

As the arrow flies.


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Face Your Storm

posted in OHC696 on Feb 10, 2022
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Why has it come to this?
Why do you face this storm?
In my shadow, longing
Must I take. you down this morn.

Your ways led you down this path
Did you see how this road would end?
You quake, but you hold the line
I cannot let you keep your ways.

You trample and you take
No mercy or mistake
You say all shall be free
Free for all shall take your day.

Face your storm, freely
I am your storm, really
Find your fight, truly
Ill take you down!
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Sharps

posted in 2HTS409 on Jan 30, 2022
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I was working on this on stream. I was using a tracker for this compo for the second time, and then my cat stepped on the hardware, unplugged it from the computer, and I had last saved about half an hour ago. oooops

Late Entry

Old Man, My Guide

posted in OHC693 on Jan 20, 2022
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Another song where I sang live to a Eurorack modular beat with a hardware-only setup. I have no idea what I'm doing or how to mix with an actual mixer apparently.

A journeys end
Staring from the summit
My lifes work
My guide smiles at me.

Have I peaked too soon?
Halfway to the moon?
Will I journey down
Or will I fall?

Old man, what do I do now?
Help me up
Help me down

Old man, what happens now?
You gave me a way
But now you frown.

The slow path down
My energy sapped
I stumble on my feet
My guide smiles at me.

The top is just the halfway mark
he says. You still have to go down
And from there is a new way
That is only for you.

Old man, youve shown me how
To find a way ahead
A starting crown

Old man, the journey was not the end
Your patience and your help
Were the real grace.
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Flood My Mind

posted in OHC692 on Jan 13, 2022
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Performed live on Eurorack modular and voice AT THE SAME TIME with no software except for Ozone to bump levels up at the end I hope this doesnt really suck

Drowning

Flooding my mind
It never stops

When you leave my spirit
Im drowning inside.
When you leave me behind
It floods my mind

I never realized until this day
That I could miss those I had never met before.
I never understood
The power of these unseen bonds

Flood, my mind
It never fades

There is a part of you
That lives inside
A part I never understood
Let me see it again.



Drowning in you
Feeling like its just begun
Drowning in you
These times are not undone

Drowning in me
My feelings spilling over the rim
Drowning in me
Im never done.

Flood, my mind
Dwell in the moisture

Flood, my mind
I need the deep

Flood, my mind
I missed you

Flood, my mind
Its so clear
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Time Gifting Me

posted in OHC690 on Dec 30, 2021
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These magic moments

Before my eyes

Step back to see

These things time gifts to me


As each new thought comes

Adds to my memory

These are what my soul stores

Stores these things forever more


There's never any doubt of the things that I can see

My mind expands to feel the strength of our soul

As I learn, as I feel, as I think, as I breathe

These moments create me, define me

I take in what time offers to me.


When time comes gifting me

I take what I can see

When time comes gifting me

I accept what's known to be



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Answers - Final Fantasy XIV (Cover)

posted in OHC689 on Dec 23, 2021
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(Cover song of Answers by Nobuo Uematsu because crystals, also this is hard to sing and I'm sorry it's also not finished I couldn't get through the song)


I close my eyes, tell us why must we suffer

Release your hands, for your will drags us under

My legs grow tired, tell us where must we wander

How can we carry on if redemption's beyond us?


To all of my children in whom Life flows abundant

To all of my children to whom Death hath passed his judgement

The soul yearns for honor, and the flesh the hereafter

Look to those who walked before to lead those who walk after


Shining is the Land's light of justice

Ever flows the Land's well of purpose

Walk free, walk free, walk free, believe...

The Land is alive, so believe...


Suffer (Feel) Promise (Think) Witness (Teach) Reason

(Hear) Follow (Feel) Wander (Think) Stumble (Teach) Listen

(Speak) Honor (Speak) Value (Tell) Whisper (Tell) Mention

(Hope) Ponder (Hope) Warrant (Wish) Cherish (Wish) Welcome

(Roam) Witness (Roam) Listen (Roam) Suffer (Roam) Sanction

(Sleep) Weather (Sleep) Wander (Sleep) Answer

Sleep on


Now open your eyes while our plight is repeated

Still deaf to our cries, lost in hope we lie defeated

Our souls have been torn, and our bodies forsaken

Bearing sins of the past, for our future is taken


War born of strife, these trials persuade us not

(Feel what? Learn what?)

Words without sound, these lies betray our thoughts

Mired by a plague of doubt, the Land, she mourns

(See what? Hear what?)

Judgement binds all we hold to a memory of scorn

Tell us why, given Life, we are meant to die, helpless in our cries?


Witness (Feel) Suffer (Think) Borrow (Teach) Reason

(Hear) Follow (Feel) Stumble (Think) Wander (Teach) Listen

(Blink) Whisper (Blink) Shoulder (Blink) Ponder (Blink) Weather

(Hear) Answer (Look) Answer (Think) Answer together


Thy Life is a riddle, to bear rapture and sorrow

To listen, to suffer, to entrust unto tomorrow

In one fleeting moment, from the Land doth life flow

Yet in one fleeting moment, for anew it doth grow

In the same fleeting moment

Thou must live

Die

And know

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Leaving But Shards Behind

posted in OHC688 on Dec 16, 2021
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The sun shines on a new birth

Granting a new dawn!


A life, a new hope was born today

Let it emerge forth


Observe as life finds a way

Giving us all a new day!


Innocence, splitting free from the darkness

And gifting it to the world!



Nurture the ones that come before

Support those past the morn

Their radiant journeys


Wave as we welcome them  

Wave when they sail away

As the waters flow


Leaving but shards behind

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All Those Days Before Set You For Today

posted in OHC687 on Dec 09, 2021
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Steal the light from your sunrr

Determination brings us home again

Shine bright, let your heart rise again

As the warmth rises up to you once more


All those days before

Set you for today

Struggles that faced the morn

Your mind shall know the way

Feel the strength, that's born

As you live each day

A journey's grace adorned

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Sunday's Dark Secrets

posted in 2HTS400 on Nov 28, 2021
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There was a time when I thought that art was "art". That it was meant to be expressed and shared.

I didn't realize that the world... was so depraved.


I wanted it to be a dance song!

I was going to create a rock song

I had dreams of creating a rap song

I didn't realise that it would all fall away.


Now there's a creepy theme

And all I can do is whisper strange things into your ear

All these things that I held dear

In some abstract, ambient wind



When I was a young boy, I did not fear the dark

I wrote all of my songs, subjected you to my innocence


With each Two Hour span, you could see more of the truth

The hidden secrets, the little tricks

Copy-paste, repeated harmonices, presets, samples

A place without a plan


The themes that Antik exposes us to

He says he can count, but what does he do?

He ignores the past, covers up the present

Two Hour Track Sunday isn't so pleasant


The skills I learn, what are they for?

If numbers aren't correctly stored

The lies, the tricks, the secrets of sound

The songs, played once, and never again found.


Late Entry

Flawed, a Child

posted in OHC685 on Nov 25, 2021
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This is probably the most emo song I've ever done. I'm actually doing fine though

I got a computer but didn't test properly before doing compo and ran into a bunch of problems so things didn't work as expected and I ended up deleting everything and rewriting around 40 minutes in.


Parched
The boring eyes suck me dry
Vampire of thoughts
Thief of tears

Please, pass the salt, they say at ease
But saltiness remains
My seat at the table, ever too short
My tension grows

What is it that they want from me?
Why dont they ever feel my pain?
Is it them, or is it me?
Flawed, a child, as I can be.

Time, the moments that they stole from me
and gaze at me with sympathy
I do not understand their stares
I feel so lonely




Late Entry

Simulated Hope

posted in OHC684 on Nov 18, 2021
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Dreaded times, drifting sands

Clocks in shadow, twisting hands

Turn back the tide, turn the time

To younger days.


Flowing river, down one way

It hurts now. Not back in the day

History repeats, secrets of man

Drifting moments, automatic


Those younger years

My more confusing time

But discovery reigns

In my simulated hope


The feelings, so strong

Only for first time

Or so I thought

In my simulated hope


Late Entry

work collides

posted in 2HTS398 on Nov 14, 2021
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SORRY I had huge technical issues with this one so levels and quality is TOTALLY OFF. I also started 45 minutes late.


Trouble's in your face

Permission denied

The paperwork's in place

As our work collides



Should have been hawk-eyed

The words within

Revealed to you the truth

But corporate always wins!



Didn't you take the time

To smell the roses

Don't you read the lines?

Affecting your ways

Protect ourselves,

That's what we do

But why do you not read?

It protects you too.

Late Entry

Wrapped in a Sphere of Steel

posted in OHC683 on Nov 11, 2021
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In union, our hopes and dreams collide

In parting, our legend's paths break free.

Our wishes, round and round they make

Drifting aimless, in the heat of the sun they bake.


Our minds, crossing worlds apart

Emotions, fully intertwined,

Joined, as dreams were ought to be

Together, as two worlds collide.


You wanted more than I could give

My light, my heat, my energy

All of my thoughts went to you


I thought together we were strong

Inspiration from you and power for me

But instead you stole me


Wrapped in a sphere of steel

Late Entry

Reach For Me?

posted in OHC682 on Nov 04, 2021
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Clouded eyes keeps us apart

Old memories, revived

Wounds may heal

But not when the knife comes out again

And cuts me deep


Time stands still, blue skies above

Hands gripping the rocky maze

I'm always following behind

In the shadow, cleaning up your mistakes

Swallowing the dust asider


When I fall down

Reach out

Cry your name


When I lose it

Refuse it

Need your strength


Why do you always reach for me?

Why don't you just set me free?

Late Entry

Self-Loathing

posted in OHC681 on Oct 28, 2021
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The hidden layers

The secret minds

Behind the faces

But all I see are the lies


Warm, wide eyes

Behind those masks

Guess the lies, the common thread


Rendered eyes

Plastic faces

False smiles leading me on


When in a past

all of the pretty faces

Let through no part of a truth

Within me all I see is anger


All through my past

I couldn't trust the pretty faces

Too close to the sun and I got burned

Too far away, so now I freeze.

Late Entry

This Sound Of Mine feat. some cotmm68030

posted in OHC680 on Oct 21, 2021
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These old artifacts, they represent knowledge?

Yes. Knowledge.

They said that knowledge was power, those who wrote these.

Then what are these, black... things?

The Motorola 68030. Now, that's where true power lies.

It was said that one child... one of the monkey machine... learned his great powers on this... machine.

But now you see what's happened, when one such as him wields great power...


Pages turned the tide once upon a time

But knowledge came at a larger costr

The data stored in metal within

Paper once stored most precious thoughts


But silicon brought to life within

Eternal noise for all to hear again!


The rumbles brought upon the world

Cannot escape the traps of time

A book never could reveal

The darkness of these voices of mine


All frequencies are the same

Spectral lights my electric mind

Pink noise and power is the way

Leaning to love this sound of mine

Late Entry

Lost in Your Crystalline Dream

posted in 2HTS394 on Oct 17, 2021
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The others await

They seek the pieces of you

Take that side of you

Away


Each reflection

Each shard

Holds the secret

The power between worlds



Bit by bit

My is mind pulled apart

The sequences fade

From my shattered dream


Piece by piece

What I used to know grows dim

Crystalline memories

Tarnished and lost


One by one

Reaching within

Trying to keep unity

Hope drifts afar


Piece by piece

A neuron at a time

The last feelings in myself

My existence goes away



Fractions

Each reflection, each shard

Losing myself now


Pieces

Each part, each bit

Losing myself now

Lost in a crystalline dream

Late Entry

At Which Time Again Can We See The Light

posted in OHC679 on Oct 14, 2021
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Fog Drowning All In Mist

Covered in Miasma

Darkness rest


Haze leaving but no trace

Veils across our souls

It's our mask anew


At which time again

Can we see the light

Through each other's stars

Through each other's eyes


Is it time

To understand our light

That each one holds?

We want to share!


Deep Water has us in dark

Forest husks drain us dry

Suppressive mists cloud our fear

The moonlight's madness isn't real


Deep Water drowned us in black

Lifeless branches bleed our limbs

Mystic fog smother our frame

The moonlight's rising, noir and grim

Late Entry

New York City Beats

posted in OHC678 on Oct 07, 2021
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Take me there

City that never sleeps


Wake me up

New York


If I can make it there

Can I make it anywhere?


New York New York




note to self to create a template and not start from scratch
Late Entry

Your Life Over The Airways

posted in OHC676 on Sep 23, 2021
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How do you find the time

For all that you are

How do you find the time

To be who you want to be?


When the winds are passing so fast

I can't keep up with myself

How do you find the time

I want to be more. like you.



I see everything I want to be

All the things you are to me

The skills you have, the stuff you've made

I want it too don't you know it's true?


What've you have done I like it too

Because I wish I was more like you

Unveil the mask show me the truth

Show me what it's like to be you



Saw you once over the airways

You were my dream

I wanted your life

I wanted you


Saw your life over the airways

Knew what I wanted to be

Could I dream?

Dream like you?

Late Entry

Bringing Your World Together

posted in OHC675 on Sep 16, 2021
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Behind the glass

Intensive reality awaits


Reflections of truth

Spotlights shine, revealing


Lights shift

Mind twisting what's seen


Kinetic thoughts

Breaking boundaries



Attractive thoughts

Bringing everyone near

Infinite minds colliding


Geometric worlds

Drawing everything near

Warped together in the same universe


Bringing your world together

Into your reality

Late Entry

A Brand New Dawn

posted in OHC674 on Sep 09, 2021
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The lyrics aren't actually what's in the recording and that kind of messed me up. I also can't sing that high without more practice


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When theres no warmth left in the air

The icy blades piercing my soul

Alone

out in the wilderness


Our kindling is running low

My mind races out of control

Wanderers

Into the frigid air


But sparks, light

A glimmer of hope

I dream of the warmth of you by my side


Just when cold came

And embraced me

You brought to me a brand new dawn!

Late Entry

When I Lit Your Way

posted in OHC673 on Sep 02, 2021
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Do you fear the fog at night?

Do you jump at the setting sun?

Watch, for me, in the shadows!


Do you sense my icy breath?

Do you hear my cries for you?

Listen for them, I am calling


Coming with you, whereever you go

A quaint revenge for what you did to me

Haunting you, forever ago

Don't you understand what we were?


As you walk down these roads

Shrouded in mist

I'll be there with you

I'm watching your moves


As you forget the paths you took

Covered in fog

You'll remember how it was

When I lit your way


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There's a bunch of bad distortion that I couldn't fix :(


Flow the Union Of Life Begins

posted in OHC672 on Aug 26, 2021
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Fading from the earth

Dry world under sun

Descending to a dark

Where no life roams


Let flow, the water

Elements feed once again

Populate deserts with green

Dewdrops birthing signs of hope


The massive union

Of life begins


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  1. Recorded live with my Eurorack modular run through a reverb pedal
  2. A bunch of takes singing on top of it run through a vocal pedal
Late Entry

Mission's Ecstasy

posted in OHC671 on Aug 19, 2021
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Fly by rocky worlds are lit

Spectrometer is my only sight

Return the data bit by bit

Antenna orientation


Fleeting thoughts appear so randomly

Push me away from them I'm free

Lingering lost passions, lost loves

Tell myself I won't be missed


The days the years zoom by

As black as the darkened sky

My dreams like magnetic disk

Stored in perpetuity


Watch another set of rings fly by

Scanned once again against the sky

My mind wandering so free

But I wonder if I'm free


Away, away

I thought I'd rather be alone

Away, away

Savor radio kiss from you

Away, away

Remind me why I'm far from home

Away, away

Don't neglect my memory

My mission's ecstacy

Late Entry

Place To Hide

posted in OHC670 on Aug 12, 2021
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As a young poor boy

Was no room to hide

Shared a room with three brothers

Who saw my every move


Couldn't think in silence

Couldn't muse in pereace

My fears, my thoughts, my love, desires

All on full display


Looking for a place to hide

Finding a place for my mind to reside



Dilapidated, distraught

My mind remains an open book

Is it too much for privacy?

There's no home left for me.



Late Entry

Make The World My Sky

posted in OHC669 on Aug 05, 2021
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I would have liked for this to be kind of like, a Disney song or something but I didn't really have the harmony down so this kind of failed and a bunch of the notes are wrong anyway all over the place, and then I found out that I had also overwritten a bunch of my comps by accident when I was fixing some parts of the arrangement, so I had to try to re-record a verse when time was basically already over but then the voice was out of tune and I tried to also adjust the strings as well and I didn't listen to it so this is just a mess all around and I'm sorry about this one. The drums also don't really fit either and the bass was off so I deleted it. Ooops.


Looking for a world

Beyond that I can see

Searching for a way

To be what I can be


Find my way to fly

Escape this closed-up room

Live the dream I try

And make the world my sky!


Spread my wings

Into a world that's free

Take fight in ways That I've never thought I'd take

Upon the winds of mystery


In the air

In a world where I am free

Beyond my cage Where I'd never thought I'd be

Release me on rthe winds of mystery

Late Entry

It's Time To Compo

posted in OHC667 on Jul 22, 2021
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Sun is coming down

Now it's time to

Compo


Everyone come in

Get your music on

Make your notes with me

Let's throw all our sounds together


Use that MIDI pack

Mash that that copy-paste

Find that weird preset

You know, that one you found for free


It's time to

One Hour Compo

Where the sounds are in tune buy lyrics aren't

The beats are groovin but the bass is hot


It's time to

One Hour Compo

Play with us get good at song

Use those VSTs with the money that's goner

Late Entry

Falling into the Depths of Hell

posted in OHC666 on Jul 15, 2021
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Laying out the candles

Send a breathy prayer

Look upon the lost ones

I feel them in the air


Clutch the ward close

Send forth the blessed wave

To cast aside the evils

And find the one I save


Armed with desperation

Wield a blade of light

Looking out for you

I stand my ground and fight


Trapped against the mirror

Against a sickly gaze

The truth that it shows me

It's too much for me to brave



Fallingr

Falling

I'm falling into the depths of Hell for you


Facing

Facing

I'm facing the skeletons in my closet


Late Entry

The Place I Cannot See

posted in OHC665 on Jul 08, 2021
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Criss-cross above the trees

Below is everything that I can see

Critters, birds, and rustling leaves

Nothing escapes my gaze


But when you cross below

I steal a sordid glance

The one place I cannot see

Is within your heart

Late Entry

Unlocking The Way To My Soul

posted in OHC663 on Jun 24, 2021
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Outside looking in

Mind secured as the padlocked wall

First time on the fringe

Shake the door, nothing at all


Our ears closed within

Our hearts locked like iron gates

Second time on the hill

No way to grip your attention


Open my eyes

Light the way through the windows of my soul

Open my eyes

See through the opaque gaze



Open my eyes

Light the way through the windows of my soul

Open my eyes

See through the opaque gaze

Late Entry

Ruler of Submarine Depths

posted in OHC660 on Jun 03, 2021
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In flourescent waves

The corals emit the last light

Reflected across glass caverns

Last sight of the deep


Darkness surrounds

Anglers blink their single lone light

Cascades into the dead reaches

Lost sight in the deep



Come crashing down

The horrors wait for me

No more control!

Forever lost in submarine depths


Its all crashing down

Theres no escape for you

Give me control,

Ill rule it all in submarine depths


Late Entry

Happy Heart-Shaped Chocolate Drop

posted in OHC659 on May 27, 2021
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Riding high
In the sky
with my happy heart shaped
Chocolate drop

See the world
Sweet and pure
Covered in the rain of
Chocolate gold

Happy heart shape chocolate drop
Together, well sail on islands hop
Happy heart shape chocolate drop
Around the world, well never stop


This song is inspired by my FF XIV mount
Late Entry

Enigma of Mine

posted in OHC658 on May 20, 2021
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As the moon floods the
Shadows dark
Bathe in blood
Swaddle in a cloak of red

When the howl lights
Obscure glow
Writhe in love
Enigma of mine

When the moon aligns
The aurora shall fade
Covering in darkness
Flooding you with fate

When the moon aligns
The glow will disappear
Covering in darkness
Leaving us in nothingness


first rough take
Late Entry

Classical Cribbing

posted in 2HTS372 on May 16, 2021
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By the time I got to this it was masked behind a copyright claim for YouTube

Cribbed from some great piano players - will my livestream of this session get silenced?



This is a little bit of an absurd callout to when streamers play classical music legally on their streams, and then suddenly Twitch will mute the video and slap DMCA violation because their performance is too similar to some classical professional performer's recording owned by a record company.
Late Entry

Messages On Colored Lines

posted in OHC657 on May 13, 2021
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The glow blossoms with dignity
Paint with intensity
As the ray shoots across time
Speak with me in your chromaticism

Come through the gates and bring the luminosity
The bloom flies with warmth
Its incandescence fills you with passion
The afterglow is the future

The glow floods you with sagacity
As it brings talent and effervescence
It cries with exaltation
Come back with it with enthusiasm
Late Entry

Wheels of Hope

posted in OHC655 on Apr 29, 2021
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As usual I didn't listen to this in advance



When the sun falls beneath the horizon
Pedal pedal carry the flame
Wield the last light of the world
Wardens of light behond

Wheels of hope light up the way
The steel cavalry approaches
Bring the new fish of the day
Against the falling sun

Fey, The Arcane

posted in 90MC014 on Apr 27, 2021
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Time allowance was about 13 minutes.


I did this on the Deluge from an empty project and recorded it direct in using Audacity. I created the parts and then did a single-take live performance.



I have a meeting so I might not be able to attend listening party today.

Late Entry

Cool Kiss Of Mist

posted in OHC654 on Apr 22, 2021
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In the night among the stars
Caught out in the snowflakes alone
Yet youre as cozy as a clam
Hidden in your warm little space

Enjoying the cool kiss of mist
With a lovely glass of wine
Would you like some company?
Lets breathe in the cold air tonight

My Arts and Crafts

posted in 90MC013 on Apr 20, 2021
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Created in 15 minutes in Studio One Prime (the free version that doesn't allow VSTs or have a limiter) which includes starting the program and looking at the theme, but not writing the description.


Including problems with setup, not hearing sounds, and random errors too.


Late Entry

The Cloth Bathed In Sin

posted in OHC653 on Apr 15, 2021
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Do you need to imagine what's been done to it?




Down come flames
Encompassing heat
Stench beyond reckoning
Dreams dissolving throughout

Clarion calls
Bringing to the end
Dreadful thoughts
Falling to ashes

Burn it all down
The cloth is bathed in sin
Let it come down
The doom cant escape from within

Empty Homes

posted in 90MC012 on Apr 13, 2021
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This took about 12 minutes. It's played live, but I think I did like 6-7 takes.


Performed on Linnstrument in Studio One free version (my trial ran out)

Late Entry

Judgement Passed In Nothing

posted in OHC651 on Apr 01, 2021
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Where did you go
Im listening
For you

Its empty in here
Im waiting
For you

Im not perfect
Im not even good
But I thought you were
The one for me

I made mistakes
Passed judgement
In fear

Now theres nothing
Nothing for you
Nothing for me

Dragon Bits

posted in 90MC010 on Mar 30, 2021
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I think this one took closer to 20 minutes. It would have been 15, but I had to record another take after the first one was flubbed.


I created this from a blank project on the Deluge.

Riding The Heat Wave

posted in OHC650 on Mar 25, 2021
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Seeking ancients
Treasured time
Sands so far
Riding the heat wave

Finding ways
A grain in the line
Emerging truths
Riding the heat wave


Cooling nights
Searching stars
Sea of sand
Riding through the waves


Running sands
Under dark
Shifting ground
Dunes await

Shake the Silence

posted in OHC649 on Mar 18, 2021
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Verse
Pushed out of my own life
Cant see the ground below my eyes
Hidden by the shadowed tower
I look up yet see nothing in the sky

When will I see that its on me?
I dream but I dont act like Im free
When will I learn that its not you
I just need to shake the silence

CHORUS
Crowds, they move all around me
Reach on out, blend right in
Pretend to fight, cast it aside
Welcome yourself back to the world

Ascending to the Dark - Live Jam

posted in 90MC008 on Mar 16, 2021
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This is unfortunately kind of boring, but I did it live in a single take using an Octatrack, then I put some gain on it and added a limiter. I probably spent more time trying to figure out how to record audio on Windows than I did on the actual performance.


I used samples from this song from OHC if you might remember it. http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/OHC643


A Ways Away From Nothing

posted in 90MC007 on Mar 09, 2021
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I did this song in about 11 minutes in PreSonus Studio One 5. My timer says 12:40, but I am pretty sure I spent a full minute and a half re-tagging my song and locating it on my filesystem since I've never rendered audio from Studio One before.

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Okay 11 minutes into FL Studio and:


  1. I learned how to change the default kick drum
  2. I learned how to make the pattern length longer for drums
  3. I managed to lose the track browser somehow and didn't know where to find it
  4. I tried using the browser and looked for violin, but the sound was really crappy. I adjusted it (It seemed like some kind of FM Synth rather than an actual violin) but it still sounds pretty bad
  5. It's still a mystery to me how/where things are routed to the mixer. I think I found out how to set tracks, but I for example had a synth playing the melody a second time and I had NO idea how to bump the volume on it
  6. I learned how to select MIDI notes with a selector. Unfortunately, I tried putting in too many notes (7th chords are too intense for an 11 minute compo) and I think I have the wrong chords as a result.

Pulled Into the Maw (FL Beginner)

posted in 90MC005 on Feb 23, 2021
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Second time I've opened FL Studio. I wrote this in 9 minutes. What did I learn?


  • I learned how to reliably open the Piano Roll
  • I learned where the Insert FX are


What I still don't know:


  • Where the EQ is
  • How to make the mixer effects not appear super far away
  • How to make the fonts larger since they're microscopic
  • How to create a pattern and have it actually stick to an instrument (it was playing a kick instead of an actual note)


Faces On The Wall - Crystal Caverns

posted in OHC632 on Nov 19, 2020
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The shadows flicker on the wall and shine their eyes at you.



I started with an empty project (no template!) and ended up creating most of the synths and FX chains from scratch. Except for the lead, that was a preset.

Entranced by Pond

posted in OHC631 on Nov 12, 2020
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This must be the most copy-paste cliche amateur hack song ever.

 

Also I started like 20 minutes late because I decided to update my computer right before Compo

Sliding From You

posted in OHC624 on Sep 24, 2020
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Sorry I can't keep pitch

Did you feel the freeze of my love

Sliding off your skin

The dark over you rains again

Washing off the emptiness

 

Have you seen the sweetness in the ponds

Shining on your lids

Working with the sand grain by grain

All it leaves are scratches within

Spread the Joy

posted in OHC616 on Jul 30, 2020
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Watch the radiance fly by

See a dream and let it come near

Grab a trace of light to share

Spread the joy to your friends in this world

No Safety (A Livestreamer's Cry)

posted in OHC612 on Jul 02, 2020
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Sorry, the vocals needed some work and I didn't have time to adjust.

 

Also I am super late.

 

 

 

 

My bed its so soft

I never want to go outside

Here is where I hide

Let me get my beauty rest

 

I summon all of my energy

My audience they await me

Lights, camera, action,r game

Thank you, leave a donation on your way

 

I say one, vultures descend upon me

I do another thing. Trrolls come at me

I hold my shield, The arrow bounce off

But it only takes one word to strike true

Taking me out.r

 

Its me versus a thousand you

My life on display

All I wanted was to share

But now your barbs have trapped here here

 

Its me versus ten thousand you

Watching my mistakes

It started as fun to be with you all

But now your attention hurts. I want peace. Set me free.

 

The Wall Senses

posted in OHC611 on Jun 25, 2020
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Should've known better than to try to sing before coming up with a melody

Hear these walls

What do they say?

Scenes of shock, scenes of sadness

Blocking the waves from curious ears

If walls had ears

What would they hear?

 

If written down

What hurt would be known?

 

 

Look at these walls

What have they seen?

Tears of hurt, eyes of sorrow

Blocking the light from wondering eyes

If walls had eyes

What would they see?

 

If written down

What hurt would be known?

 

 

Why did I not notice you?

But instead I listened idly by

My regret is that I did not help you

I just closed my eyes.

A Little Bit of It All

posted in OHC607 on May 28, 2020
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This song is a HOT MESS of all kinds of stuff.

 

It features: tempo changes, a key change, minor key stuff, major key stuff, AND a time signature change and like what the hell is even going on here

Inside the Texture

posted in OHC601 on Apr 16, 2020
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This was an experiment. Then I got hard crashes, had to erase a few of my synths, and didn't get time to redo parts that were out of tune.

 

Geometric shapes

The wireframes remain

Theres nothing here

theres nothing left

 

Stripped away to the core

Colors drained away

See nothing, hear nothing

Except the essence of their rays

 

Skeletons

Wireframes

Lines

Dots

 

Whats inside the textures?

What do you hide behind your mask?

Do you wish for us to know?

The truth buried inside your soul?

 

Whats under the skin?

What do you put within?

Is it a memory you fear?

Or a precious thought that you hold dear?

Try The Drink

posted in OHC600 on Apr 09, 2020
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I AM SO HAPPY to have been part of Compo for over 500 or so times and to be here for 600.

 

I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. You mean so much to me, this community and this opportunity to do this every week has made me so happy overall with music and my life.

 

Thank you all but especially Rama and starla for keeping this together for over 12 years. <3 <3 <3

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The ducks they come for you
The sky is full
Of their reign
Of the pain
Disaster from above

When nature strikes again
The ducks will lead
They receive
The power of bird flu


What have we done
Why cant we think
Why do we fail
Cant you rise up?

The birds will have the day today
But rise up
Rise up against their ways

The birds will have the way today
But rise up
Fight the wingspans way

Way Out of Touch

posted in OHC587 on Jan 09, 2020
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Did not do
Held myself back too much
Attached to a dream
Dreams were way out of touch

My heart was there
My brain was a crutch
Flying too high
I was way out of touch


All I feel are my cold feet
All I know are my cold feet

Thought I was prepared
Not prepared enough
Skills shines through but mind bleeds true
I was way out of touch

Hint: adding lyrics 10m before compo end is not a great idea

Sum of Odd Harmonics

posted in OHC572 on Sep 26, 2019
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While I think this was more of an experiment with different techniques (namely, a new sequencer on my side), the emotional tone is somewhat whimsical and cute.

The Dry Lands

posted in OHC563 on Jul 25, 2019
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Cactii and Succulent

Track notes: I did this live by creating some loops in my DAW, programming drums in the drum machine, and creating the bassline and some other sequences on a hardware sequencer.

I think I needed a bit more time.

Slice Through The Mists

posted in OHC545 on Mar 21, 2019
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Cut a way through with your blades. Feel your way through the lights.

I performed this live from a mostly-empty set on an Octatrack and Analog Four, which is why it's a little repetitive...

Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

posted in OHC541 on Feb 21, 2019
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I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real

The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end

And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of shit
Upon my liars chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair

Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end

And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I will keep myself
I would find a way


By Trent Reznor

In Reality

posted in OHC540 on Feb 14, 2019
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There was this girl, she thought she was smart
She knew because they told her so
But when she had to head to the world
She struggled, she toiled, it hurt

She thought she was ready she thought she was smart
Failure sliced her heart
When she couldnt do it, not anymore
Her will and her dreams were gone

She went on blind
She toiled on broken
And she heard no cry
She tried and she tried

Tides of madness Tides of joy
Rushing water swept her away
Carried her dreams back where they came
In solitude she got away

DreamMaker

posted in OHC539 on Feb 07, 2019
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What do you dream? Inside the night
What do you see in your mind's eye?

The dreams I bring while you're in sleep
Are you listening to me tonight?

The dreams I bring carried to life
Are you listening to me all right?

Strange Snakes

posted in OHC537 on Jan 24, 2019
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I did this song on my iPhone in a hotel room in like 20 minutes. (This was not the song I did on the plane, that one was much longer and arguably worse).

Reflection of the Mind

posted in OHC523 on Oct 18, 2018
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Sit in the dark, and look within. What do you see? What efforts you face, when you project them, no one else feels them. When you sit there, the reflection of the mind, why is the mirror so dark? Is it because there are no lights, or is it because I cannot see?

What will I do to bring light back? What will I do to once again see? What can I do to reflect on my mind, to know myself and let the mind be free?

(I created this patch on my Eurorack modular and will perform it live on Saturday at a local New England Synth Meetup.)

One Track To Safety

posted in OHC510 on Jul 19, 2018
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There's too many around. There's too many around. There's too many around. There's too many around. Where can I go? Where can I go? Where can I go? Where can I go? Where can I go?

Hard Attraction Headbreak

posted in OHC505 on Jun 14, 2018
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I kind of squandered my time trying to figure out some new hardware setups but I didn't know enough stuff and my first 40 minutes were wasted.

A lot of live recording of parts including MIDI keyboard drums. Also very little attention to sound design or mixing

In Quantum Space

posted in OHC490 on Mar 01, 2018
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I erased my song 45m in and redid it from scratch because I didn't like it, so this is pretty unpolished. It has a lot of live noodling.

Sounds used: Nord Lead 2x (4 tracks), Meeblip Triode, MASCHINE 2.0 drums.

Ebb and Flow - Rock! Squid cover

posted in PRC356 on Sep 03, 2017
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A rock cover of Ebb and Flow. I did this in one sitting in about 3h 15m. All of the tracks are live except for the drums (live guitars and bass). I don't play that well, so it's pretty rough, but it is a recognizable rendition of the song.

Music Log below:

Sunday, Sept 3

16:15: First, learn the song. Chords, key, scales. There’s a bit of note-borrowing going on from other scales here (something that I am pretty bad at - I stick to the scale tones a LOT).

17:30: Okay it took me like 30 minutes to get a 4-bar riff. At this rate I’m not going to finish before streak.club’s deadline.

19:30: “Done”. Only because I’m out of time - the parts all need to be redone so it’s more solid. It’s kind of outside of my ability but now that I’ve laid down the song it means that I can practice… and with time…

Total time: 3h 15m

One Live Take

posted in OHC428 on Dec 22, 2016
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Was too slow in getting things set up for this track and I had time to do only one live take of this. Sorry for the mediocrity this week.

Rhythmic Lava Flow

posted in OHC408 on Aug 04, 2016
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I guess? This was kind of a strange song this week where I couldn't put together a solid melody or really develop sounds that meshed together.

Also no EQ.

Corporate Bullshit

posted in OHC404 on Jul 07, 2016
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Synergy
Coordination
Diversity
Imagination

Corporate headcounts
Record high
Marketing speak
In the hallways fly

Agile Design
Data Analytics
Values Align
Internal politics

Visualizations
Posted high
Institutionalization
Through the hallways fly

Corporate bullshit for everyone
Puzzle pieces on slide one
KPIs running amok
Lost in the buzzword talk

Pros and Cons
Retrospectives
Sales funnels
What perspective?

Corporate bullshit for everyone
Accounting hacks?
Thats no fun

Fireworks

posted in OHC403 on Jun 30, 2016
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I knew I loved you
Of that I’m sure
When I first saw it
I knew your allure

From there together,
Where our paths meet
The sparks are flying
Like fire’s beat


I knew you had me
In but one glance
Despite my mistakes
You gave me a chance

Now we’re together
As our paths meet
The sparks are flying
As our hearts beat


Fireworks
The times we share together
Fireworks
The love we have with each other

growing into it

posted in OHC327 on Jan 15, 2015
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Damn it I started late and then I ran into equipment problems and then I didn't really manage to get anywhere because I didn't warm up AT ALL

Great Rockets Of Humankind

posted in OHC311 on Sep 25, 2014
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The force of humanity is a great one indeed
They build up great buildings and help people in need
They build bombs of awesome destructive power
But ignore the great skies above


The great rockets of humankind Have no ideas left in mind
Curiosity is no longer there

What happened to the explorers of yore No desires all a bore
The miracle of flight, no one cares

So let’s go upstairs


Inspiration comes at too great a price
Science, technology, it’s all rather nice
There’s so much that we learn when we reach the skies
And yet the dark clouds remain

The great rockets of humankind Lay idly by it’s so unwise
Discovery’s the realm of the gods

Humanity’s so simple now, nothing is worth even a shout
The miracle of flight, no one cares

So let’s go upstairs and dreaaaam

Unwilling Expectations

posted in OHC309 on Sep 11, 2014
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Powers that be, Powers that see
Partaking in this misery

Met with the lords, blessed by the gods
Battle’s nearly won now

I’m tired now, please set me free
I need no more of this

Acting a pawn, when are things done
My determination’s run out


What made you think I cared
All I had was what you offered

Why did I take up your boon
My dedication made you all suffer

Self-imprisonment

posted in 2HTS20 on Aug 24, 2014
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Yes, there are lyrics. No, I'm not holding out on anyone, I have pretty much zero experience singing.

My friends
tell me I’m not cool
So I
go act like a fool

I don’t
need your help tonight
I’ve got
A date with dreams of fright

I
do
everything they say
Why
aren’t
things better today?

I want your help
I need a soul
Mine’s dying for
A pathetic goal

I need your help
From this dread
A way to break
My fucked up head

Throwing Voices

posted in OHC306 on Aug 21, 2014
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Shards of glass
Crusher of dreams
The venom she spits
Poisoning me

With that I refuse to listen
To the mirror that sings to me
Why do I know it’s true
When I throw it all back out

Swallowing it
Spraying back out
Indigestion
Without a doubt

Her siren’s call
Devastatingly
She steals my soul
Plays it back for me

I still fear. But I face it.

posted in OHC300 on Jul 10, 2014
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I'm scared of many things in the world. Making a fool of myself. Being new and unfamiliar to things.

Compo was scary when I started. I do it every week now and it's kind of a habit... but at the same time, I still am kind of scared of it and I have to suck it up and see how much I can improve. Every. Single. Week.

A Last Look Back

posted in OHC295 on Jun 05, 2014
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This is an apt theme, since I'm moving. On Tuesday, they packed all of my things. On Wednesday I said goodbye. On Thursday, I drove to the airport. Tomorrow, I fly away.

All of my things are packed and I'm looking back at a city where I've really enjoyed spending my time.

Unfortunately I couldn't quite capture my emotions very well in song, since I don't have my normal music computer, my guitar, or my mouse, or even the program I usually use... but here's something submitted anyway. I spent about 20 minutes on this, interrupted by a phone call, submitted it, deleted it, then spent another 10 minutes on it.

Good bye Corvallis, Oregon!

Winter's Stare

posted in OHC278 on Feb 06, 2014
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So I didn't really practice any voice training last week but I did practice guitar. So yeah. Plug your ears.



I wish I was in the dark
I wish I had a place to start
I feel cold, my heart is numb
If I left it all, my role is done

I don't want to be alone
But I wish someone would care
I wish I could change everything around
My head is frozen in winter's stare.

Wish it wasn't me

posted in OHC277 on Jan 30, 2014
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Holy out of rhythm parts and shitty singing and shitty guitar playing, also I couldn't get in the last verse because I didn't have enough time to fix broken timings and chords. Sorry about this in advance. I kind of like the lyrics I guess?

In my head
In my future
I am planning out our way

I maintain a posture of composure
As I re-hease my say

There's people in the lobby
There's a gun in my hand
There's a teller at the window
There's a car at the door

There's no suspect or suspicion
No one looking at my way
They said this would be easy
But they didn't ask my say

I want to run away

Oh yeah, oh yeah
I want to run away
Cut me free and I will find your escape of my mind

They're looking at my presence
They're noticing the scene
They said that I'd be perfect
But I wish it wasn't me

You and so much more

posted in OHC276 on Jan 23, 2014
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holy shit I actually managed to sing something. Too bad it's REALLY bad

I move forward
Can't look back
I trusted you
and so much more

I've got no answers
Only questions
I thought I knew you
and so much more


You stole so much
and hid from me
I felt I had you
and so much more


You crushed my dreams
and lied to me
I thought I loved you
and so much more



Trusted you
Promised me
We agreed
Words were true

Wanted you
Nice to me
Promised you
Saw it through

The Real Test

posted in OHC255 on Aug 29, 2013
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I did Ludum Dare this weekend. Unfortunately I could only spend like a day on my game so I did and the gameplay kind of sucks as a result.

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=22457

However I'm actually really happy with the soundtrack. Look here:
https://soundcloud.com/emeraldarcana/sets/ten-seconds-to-space-original

Warp Engines: Engage

posted in OHC241 on May 24, 2013
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Hey guys, I was away at a conference on Thursday. I ended up doing a pre-compo song on Tuesday morning in about 55m... the theme? "The Orion Nebula". :)

This ended up pretty rough - a lot of off-beat notes, some wrong keys, and some timing issues, but it was more about getting the ideas and overall structure down before working on some of the fine-tuning.

Leviathan Seething

posted in OHC238 on May 02, 2013
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Angry

Also if you have a moment I did my first-ever Ludum Dare and made my first game. Check it out here. http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-26/?action=preview&uid=22457

Our Mother, Be Proud

posted in OHC229 on Feb 28, 2013
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I'm happy to be alive and I dance in the descending shroud of the mother sun as her daughter the moon swallows the darkness and brings up the wolf's howl to our virgin ears.

Sea, Ship, and Storm

posted in OHC220 on Dec 27, 2012
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A last escape from a fiery village, only to face the cold chill of winds and water. Is this truly an escape...?

Sorry guys I watched Ka by Cirque du Soleil a week and a bit ago.

Water and Peace and Messed up Chords

posted in OHC210 on Oct 18, 2012
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I initially had this interesting chord progression in the middle of the song all laid out, but then I must've dragged and dropped something around because Logic deleted the arpeggios I had laid out and thus messed it all up.

Earth versus the Brain-eating Amoebas

posted in OHC209 on Oct 11, 2012
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A pretty uninspired song about a fleet of space pilots launching their fighters out of the carrier tubes and getting into position to fight against the mindless brain-eating space amoebas who will destroy the solar system if left unchecked.

In Nights Passed

posted in OHC205 on Sep 13, 2012
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In the middle of the night... you hear the noises of spirits and ghosts. Are they trying to communicate to you, or are these sounds merely memories from your own, bygone days?

I'm setting up my stuff!

posted in OHC185 on Apr 26, 2012
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I'm hooking up the steering wheel, getting ready to fire up that XBox 360 and play some Forza 4 for the first time.... online.

I'M SO TENSE WHAT IF I GET OWNED BY A 10 YEAR OLD KID

Thinking on Last Week

posted in OHC183 on Apr 12, 2012
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Turns out my song last week was labelled "reflection.mp3".

Anyway this is a rather weak attempt at an ambient song. I haven't felt like I've had a good music year so far so let's see if I can improve more over the next few weeks.

Reunion of the Lost Companions

posted in OHC179 on Mar 15, 2012
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It's a little too happy to be a battle, so this is a story all about how the battle became all victorious and everyone was able to get together afterwards and eat some chicken and pork shank marinated in lemon juice and drink beer.

You're Weird

posted in OHC176 on Feb 23, 2012
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I don't know what the theme is this week but today I decided to give out spooky vibes. Thanks to our local Kirby for posting this for me.

Mind's in Hyperspeed

posted in OHC172 on Jan 26, 2012
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My mind's in a spin. I dream about what I want, what I feel. I only want to go fast, to speed up. I can't decide, though. I feel like I should be driving, yet I need to slow down. Three million miles away.

OHC167

posted in OHC167 on Dec 25, 2011
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I fought with garageband in the airport waiting room making this song! OH CRAP THE PLANE IS BOARDING GOTTA RUN

NoodlingAround

posted in OHC158 on Oct 20, 2011
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Submitted on behalf of Arcana, who couldn't make it tonight.
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Sorry I had go to out of town so instead of making an enjoyable song I just noodled around in iMaschine for iPhone (live). Yeah I fake-sing in this one. >.>

Thanks a lot!!!

Discovering Meaning

posted in OHC141 on Jun 23, 2011
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When you're lost, when you're stranded, when you're feeling sad... and you can see that glimmer of hope in the distance... then you feel lifted up, you feel alive.

I love you guys.

I'm in Control

posted in OHC133 on Apr 28, 2011
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The ultimate power is to be the Master and Commander of your own self. To learn how to move your energy from being a victim, from being a wanderer, into the strong realm of focus will guarantee personal success. To empty your mind of needless responsibilities and to record them in a place that is outside of your head is the way to getting things done.

The Innovator's Dilemma

posted in OHC125 on Mar 03, 2011
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The innovator's dilemma is to deal with disruptive technology that threatens your business despite the fact that you make sound management decisions.. How do you ensure that you can ensure your survival when your customers do not want the very technology that will wipe out your profitability?
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The feel-good ending music, for people that are happy and want to have guests and celebrations in their cities from now on.




Sorry I submitted this kind of unfinished (only used about 30 minutes), I have a visitor and I didn't want to leave them alone for too long. Also I was feeling a bit sick for all of today, aches and all of that :( Hope you enjoy it though.