5.16.2008

Secrets in My Room



I find it both easier and more natural to not plan exactly how the finished piece will sound, but rather play with what's available and just experiment. Experimenting is very fun because it's assumed it hasn't been done and you'll be the first to discover something. For me, this is all about personal discovery, so I'm always finding something new. As far as choice of music goes, I think I'm trying to find things that not only work harmoniously within themselves, but also things that mean something to me. They're also from my childhood, so maybe I'm trying to get some message out of my mind through music. Now that I think about it, there are definitely secrets in my room. But then again, who doesn't have those? I think it's best to just let the melody flow and enjoy the ride while it lasts. Let the beat find its way through, and the rest will follow along; naturally.

11 comments:

Alex "Alex Hochner" Hochner said...

raw

Sa. said...

yo. best beats ever. and, to what you wrote i say, much like life.... much like life.

Gigi said...

i wonder what secrets are in mr beanie babies room....

Gigi said...

is there a secret in this song? wait... for reallies

Bean said...

Thanks, everyone.
G, I think I'll help suspend the illusion of hidden messages by saying yes. I'll also have to ask you to let me know if you find any. I'm just makin beats. Keep it real.

- Bean

Gigi said...

i dunno. maybe i hear those 3 notes you were talking about... i dunno there is something you mixed in there that isn't apart of the song... or either that it is apart of the sampling.

Alex "Alex Hochner" Hochner said...

Is one of the secrets -- if there is more than one -- the fact that the sample is in triplets while the beat you wrote over top of it has straight 16ths on the hihat?

Though that doesn't seem very much like a secret...

Bean said...

Perhaps you could find the answer in part by paying attention to my choice of alliteration in the subtitle to my blog.
I would attribute it to how I left it desynced on purpose because it allows you to hear the melody, the granulation, and the voice track separately as you listen to each one. There's a name for qualities in media like this, though I forget what it is at the moment. It'll come to me.

- Bean

Alex "Alex Hochner" Hochner said...

Alright, so I give up. What's the secret?

Robert J. Cooksey said...

What term was the one for which you were looking? Something that describes maintaining discrete units of composition and holds them in relation without collapsing them into a system?

Bean said...

Actually, I was talking about that quality found in film and images that can't quite be pinpointed, but rather perceived as an element that makes it "work."

- Bean