hot frog bubbles

posted in OHC654 on Apr 22, 2021
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I got to thinking about an ambient track centered around bubbles and water noise with cold wind blowing, but then it sounded like frogs to me which made me think about frogs in the backyard when we're swimming but that wasn't hottub enough so i thought maybe some beats would spice it up. yep.

a tightly woven thread

posted in 90MC013 on Apr 20, 2021
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a tightly woven thread makes light of the cord between us

holding us to better things as we speak lies and truths ever closer

do not let these threads unravel

bring fast your grip to winding ever tighter

make the way before you certain and firm

save your regrets for another day

for when that last moment arrives

it is the binding of fibers that gives us the greatest strength

how come

posted in OHC653 on Apr 15, 2021
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entirely composed from samples sourced from my washer and dryer. Turns out you get a nice reverb when you stick your head in it.


technically that means the entire signal chain was dry.


solid as a stone

posted in OHC647 on Mar 04, 2021
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i stood still 

solid as a stone

even as i was tossed away


spinning over the void

splashing down over and over

again


and as i sank

i would not be moved

and as i fell

i would not be moved

and as i lay

i would not be moved


i stood still

solid as a stone

even as i was tossed away


tear it all down

posted in OHC644 on Feb 11, 2021
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mostly this, but not in this order, because.. chaos. or something.

 

burn burn tear it all down

the smoldering coals of a life left wasted

 

flame flame and make it hot

set the world on fire and throw it away

 

smoke and ash rising in the sky

the putrid air choking

heat and tears burnished on your cheeks

 

turn your back and be consumed by the heat

 

staring back

posted in OHC627 on Oct 15, 2020
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i see my reflection

screaming back at me

i see my intentions

breaking through my screen

 

callus frosted wisdom

reaching back inside

entangled moments fracture

steal away my lies

 

Ripped Paper Reclaimation

posted in OHC611 on Jun 25, 2020
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I found this track tightly wound up and wedged between some bricks in a wall. It fell apart as I tried to extract it from it's masonry prison. I took the tattered fragments and lovingly reassembled them. Most things don't go back together undamaged.

 

Candy Coated

posted in OHC610 on Jun 18, 2020
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it fills me up but i'm still empty
sweet on my tongue and poison in my head
chew it up to make it go away

choking on the shards always makes me feel ok

does the flavor lie
if it tastes so good
do my thoughts betray
like i said they never would

throw it out and make it stop
unwrap another shiny waste of time
empty the bag and put it over my head

there's never one more chance

You've Gone Away

posted in OHC607 on May 28, 2020
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Improvised Lyrics and Vocals: Lyra Lilith 

Arrangement: Children of the Monkey Machine

 

 

No lyrics text on this one. She made them up on the spot after looking at the pictures for a few seconds and sung them with no pitch or time reference!

Drowned in Mud

posted in OHC606 on May 21, 2020
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Ambience, Kalimba, Vocals: Children of the Monkey Machine

Lyrics, Vocals: Lux Delora

Vocals: Lyra Lillith  

 

Recording live instruments is tricky!

 

The roots of the willow, drowned in mud.

Feathers of a pillow, too many floods.

Trapped inside, continuously growing.

The mud has dried, the wind still blowing.

 

Oh! Locked beneath, no escape, I see the teeth, and the open gapes.

No! Hear me! Hear my screams! It has me. Endless dreams! How much longer can this be?

Calling willow, endless floods. Ill never know, what I owe. The wet dirt drawing bugs.

 

The waters, they washed ashore. Their daughters, screaming out the door.

Claiming houses, claiming land. Their busy spouses, and their empty hand.

Quickly pacing, with the buckets. Endless racing, all their screaming, causing ruckus.  

 

Into the Blue

posted in OHC605 on May 14, 2020
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An ultraquick collaboration between Children of the Monkey Machine and his daughter.  

 

Hastily written ambience: CotMM

Words and Vocals: Lux Delora

 

 

I close my eyes, just to think. Its basically just a really long blink. Blinking and closing my eyes, as the colors fade, from the skies.

 

I slowly fall into the blue, and I see the shadows engulfing you. As I cry and scream for help, all they hear is a welp. A welp they deceive as a sound of pain, when really, Im just in vain.

 

I never should have gone into the blue. I see the shadows, around you. I fear what they will do to you, I never should have gone into the blue.

 

Help me! Can they not hear my call? Do they just want to tear me until I fall? They tear me from those safe, warm arms, and now I am so far. I write these letters in bold, and now, I am so, so cold.

The Killing Joke

posted in OHCTF2 on Jul 25, 2008
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Some noise-ambient silliness, thrown together hastily for your enjoyment.

Uses the following samples exclusively, in their entirety:
soldier_laughevil01
soldier_laughevil02
soldier_laughevil03
soldier_medic02
soldier_medic03
soldier_laughlong02
engineer_cheers07
engineer_taunts12
engineer_laughlong01
announcer_you_must_not_fail_this_time
announcer_cart_attacker_finalwarning5
announcer_victory

Your Locals on the Fifths

posted in OHC015 on Jul 09, 2008
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Hastily thrown together while I'm stuck in a hotel room away from my family.

Turns out I had a few loop libraries on this laptop along with B4 and Absynth...

The floor in here smells like sweat :(
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