Archive for March, 2009

Nero Order live on Youtube

Posted 5:16 pm (UTC/GMT), Monday, March 23rd, 2009 by nullwerk

I’ve uploaded a live video of Nero Order performing the first 10 minutes of Every Pillar and Its Crumbling to, from our live performance on March 1st, 2009.  Hope you enjoy.  Our debut album is still in the works.

Nero Order Live @ Thee Parkside, SF:

If you’d like to learn more about the band, check us out on your favorite place to waste time:




Hali: Come With Me

Posted 10:56 am (UTC/GMT), Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 by Panasonic Youth

This is the first track I’ve done for my new project; Hali. I’ve spent much much longer on this than I normally do on my tracks and I’ve used loads of techniques I’ve never used before. This is basically the culmination of everything I’ve learnt about computer composition at university this year. Most of you will probably hear the departure from Tread Softly to a poppier sound. This is probably going to be the final mix although there are a number of things I might change. If I do I’ll re upload it. 

I’m very proud of this track and I hope you guys like it as much as I do! Any feedback is appreciated, it’s nice to hear opinions and constructive criticism. 

– Hali

Come With Me

Tread Softly No More!

Posted 7:13 am (UTC/GMT), Thursday, March 5th, 2009 by Panasonic Youth

A few of you will probably be familiar with my ambient based Tread Softly project and may be wondering why I haven’t put anything out in so long. Well you can breathe a sigh of relief as I have shelved the dusty old thing. I found it was turning into something it was never intended to be. From now on I shall be releasing solo music under my nick name; Hali, this time with no aesthetic limitations.

As well as this I shall also be releasing music with my friend Frazer under the name Antonym, although this may change despite its inclusion of the name Tony; the name of the creator of all things. Probably. Most named things will probably change, I only named the tracks just now to upload them so I don’t have Frazer’s approval!

Anyway, we’ve knocked together some VERY rough demos for you guys to have a sneak preview! (Cor aren’t you lucky). We’d be interested in feedback. We mainly just want to know what you think of the songs as songs. Particularly; the golden question: is this unique (enough)?

I should also point out we have literally done what came into our heads first and have made no conscious attempt to sound like anyone else or avoid sounding like anyone else. Also for you laptopophobes I should point out that no presets were used in the making of these demos.

Hali: Sound design, Sequencing, Keyboard, Glockenspiel, Backing Vocals (in The Arms of Giants)

Frazer: Electric Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lyrics

Arms of Giants

Final Call

Also downloadable here just in case:

Concrete/Field: NWA and more

Posted 5:34 am (UTC/GMT), Thursday, March 5th, 2009 by chickenf1sh


Concrete/Field – strttcmptn
– a “remix” of the Explicit Content Only version of NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton”
(see here for more details). Contains swearing (no shit!) and “comedy” ending

Some old shit:

Concrete/Field – homepowerfield
-finally finished last year, this is based around field recordings by Shawn “twerk” Hatfield via the field VST.

Concrete/Field – A New Universe
-slightly more accessible grab on to the drone/doom bandwagon. Contains some guitars and the sound from the first million years after the big bang, compressed to 5 seconds.

After listening back to all these tracks, I realise I am seriously overusing the random granular synthesis effect. I promise to stop now!

Concrete/Field – The 50Hz Hum of Power

Posted 9:13 am (UTC/GMT), Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by chickenf1sh

50Hz Hum
Inspired by the coal-fired power stations of Northern England and generated entirely from processed 50Hz sine waves (50Hz being the frequency of UK mains AC electricity) – this is late night listening for grey industrialists.

My first fully-realised “album”, this has been described as “Dr Who music” by my wife and some blokes off the internet.

Get it here.