Volca archives
September 2016

15-1 bar was short exercise after a long barren patch (busy at work). Some deliberately 'awkward' timings but a strange groove emerges in all the (quasi-)randomness and repetition.
Volca FM, Keys, Bass & Sample.

Sleepwalking began with a simple drum pattern that became oddly unsettling when paired with a bassline in a different time signature. The gentle groove that emerged was then filled out with softer overdubs, giving a sort of vague, dreamlike feel. It sounds a little unfinished but I like the overall effect.
Volca FM, Keys, Bass & Sample.

Headlong was produced after a fairly barren patch - I forced myself to sit down & create something. The 10/8 rhythm and three-bar phrase were used to avoid slipping into easy habits and find something unusual, if not new. It was composed & created very much 'on the fly' and is a bit lumpy & uneven but it has a nice, driving feel and all in all I'm quite pleased with it.
Volca FM, Keys, Bass & Sample.

Retronaut was a bit of fun with some good old bleeps & whooshes, no messing with subtlety. There's a nice 'lumpy' feel to the end result and I liked the 'slurring' pitch bend in the middle of the phrase (although I can't remember where I heard this effect). Lots going on but a nice little groove.
Volca FM, Keys, Bass & Sample.