Category Archives: Music

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I’ve been loving this lately!

A friend posted a link to The Darjeelings when they did this Balcony TV Vid and I gave it a watch. Ever since then I have been hearing of them everywhere so I thought I would check out their EP. Definitely give it a listen!

The Darjeelings EP on Soundcloud.

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Inca Roads.

Inca Roads.

This year I will be stage managing the Inca Roads Festival! I met up with the organisers last week and I will be part of the great team there!
On the line up there are a few RMIT bands such as Dark Arts, Lurch and Chief and Yosemite!
Make sure you come along and say hey!

Major Audio Tech Assignment.

I have recently been thinking of what I can do for my major assignment in Audio Technology. This assignment will follow my ‘Ba bada ba da da‘ track from my last assignment I had to perform live in Ableton Live.
With the assessment criteria being fairly broad it leaves a lot of options open for what I can do. I was thinking of creating a similar track too ‘Ba bada ba da da’ but singing actually words, not scat noises. I then decided I might try to find a second singer to sing on my track to change the vibe and add some more texture to it. I approached my friend Ben Filer and he said he would be interested! I am thinking of creating beats similar to last time with field recordings (but obviously not pool tables and teeth brushing) and also using scat as a type of beat with lyrics then over the top. With a male and female singer I am also hoping to create some nice harmonies.
Now I need to think of some lyrics and come up with beats and then record it! I will post it on here when it’s done and update you when I get more ideas for it!

Until then, checkout some more of my youtube covers!
Girl With One Eye
Lonely Boy
Valerie
Supercocaine Mash-Up
I Don’t Mind
Settle Down
Stranger Things Have Happened
Hallelujah

What I’ve been listening to lately.

Over the last week or so I can’t stop listening to Portishead, in particular the album Dummy. I always knew a few of their songs but I had never really gotten into them before and I’m so glad I have now.

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Ba bada ba da da

http://soundcloud.com/chloeturner94/ba-bada-ba-da-da

My completed Ableton Live Assignment which I performed in class on Monday, I apologise for when it gets stuck in your head….enjoy! 🙂

Ableton Live Assignment.

So I was given this assignment at uni which required me to develop a track, minimum 3 minutes long of all my own recorded sounds in Ableton Live. Doesn’t sound too bad, but then I got told I had to perform it live, and I started stressing.
I finally started the assignment tonight, and after working on it for a few hours I am surprisingly happy with how it’s turning out.
I started with a beat, using sounds I had previously recorded for another assignment which were a friend playing pool, and me brushing my teeth. I used the drum rack tool to create this. I then recorded my vocals just scatting along to the rhythm. I added some reverb and messed around with the EQ on these tracks to make them sound funky.

I’m a little bit stuck, on where to go from here so I’m hoping if I sleep on it and try again tomorrow night I will have some fresh ideas, and not realise I’m tired right now and its actually horrible!

I will keep you updated on my progress with the foreign world of electronic music and when it is done I will upload it!

In other news on Wednesday night I am playing at an open mic night in Balnarring! According to Bj it’s got pretty chilled vibes and seems like it’s just a jam sesh for local musicians so it should be a good environment! Hopefully I’ll have some photos and vids up after that.

Until then, check out my videos on youtube and share them with your friends!

Lonely Boy Cover
Valerie Cover
Supercocaine Mash-Up Cover
I Don’t Mind Cover
Settle Down Cover
Pumped Up Kicks Cover
Stranger Things Have Happened Cover

The Beautiful Dallas Green.

Dallas is probably one of my biggest song writing influences. His voice is so smooth and soothing and his songs are a mix of folk and pop.

This song, Grand Optimist is my favourite off the new album ‘Little Hell’ which was released last year. He took a different approach to writing this album using a full band instead of just himself and his guitar.

Some people weren’t a fan but I think change is good and an artist is allowed to experiment with different sounds. Personally I think it is the best work he has done and having the large bands gives the songs so much more dynamic range and texture.

Enjoy the amazing City & Colour.