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1000 Hungry Kittens

March 31st, 2009

download This is my attempt at making an “indie rock” type of song. It needs a lot more work, but I’m posting it anyway. It’s a true Hella Gem in the rough. The lyrics are gibberish and the melody is improvised, as usual. I crack more high notes than ever before. There’s not enough reverb […]

Nintendo DS Korg Synthesizer

March 29th, 2009

2009_03_29_b Hey thought I’d post this little loop I made on the Korg DS-10 Synthesizer. I recently bought this and have been having fun with it, I didn’t really make any serious music this couple weeks, but what the hay, might as well post what I have been doing. Hope you enjoy.

Late Post – 2009 03-26

March 29th, 2009

My apologies for being late, but I’ve been both busy and flustered. Flustered, because I decided to program my own dance beats from scratch, and it took awhile for it to stop sucking completely. Even now, it’s kinda sad, but I’m posting anyhow. I’ve got my ducks in a row for fairly organic or heavy […]

breath on ice

March 28th, 2009

This is a beat i made recently using reason. I explored different ways of sequencing various drums, so there are more rapid fire sick ass hell drum fills. There is also a ‘breakdown’ which involves a piano sample from Brian Eno.


March 28th, 2009

This week I finally got my bedroom recording rig in serviceable condition (much thanks to the help of lazy q), so I hope to be presenting a lot more material here in the near future. Right now, though, all I’ve got is… well… Recently I picked up a swell amp. I’ve been playing around with […]

Minimix Volume 1

March 25th, 2009

Hella Gems Minimix Volume 1 Here is a minimix I put together over a couple of weeks. It’s a nice retrospective (retroauditive?) of our work. This is mostly a cut-and-paste job. I used very few effects. Track list: 1. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/12/we-can-make-it-together/ 2. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/13/happy-song/ 3. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/31/untitled-winter-song/ 4.http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/06/if-his-heart-stops-pumping-adrenalin-it-will-be-the-day-chev-chelios-dies/ 5. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/16/sugar-kite-one/ 6. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/09/post-apocalyptic-nightlife/ 7. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/26/jubilee-2/ 8. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2008/12/29/no-weird-remix/ 9. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/29/lonely-robotic/ 10. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/02/19/what-a-shot/ 11. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/06/subpoenas/ 12. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/02/08/bonus-but-super-late-lzq-2009-02-20/ 13. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/01/01/winter2/ 14. http://www.hellagems.com/blog/2009/02/12/a-rap-song/

Unfinished sketch

March 21st, 2009

I just got a new computer. My older one bit the dust during the big blizzard here in athens. I discovered this when coming home after 5 days without power and turning everything on again for the first time. Fortunately I have a back-up hard drive so I didn’t really lose any important data. But […]

Dancey Track First Draft

March 20th, 2009

danceytrackfirstdraft This is a song that I haven’t finished yet. Right now it is a bit repetative to me, when I started this my goal was to make a song with several different unique and interesting parts. Right now it has a few different sections but it mainly repeats 1 theme. I’m not quite sure […]

Space Ghost

March 20th, 2009

I HAVEN’T POSTED IN SO LONG and I’m sorry to be a flake. unproductivity/ business combination. here is a song I made a while ago for a previous post. space-ghost

Fingertips (Untitled 3/12)

March 17th, 2009

download I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Davie, FL, visiting South Florida this week for Spring Break with Joe (who I went with to Biloxi, MS where “6 Hands” was recorded), which has unfortunately precluded me from creating a St. Patrick’s Day themed Hella Gem, sadly. I recorded this track last Thursday morning after […]

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