Howdy folks! Its been quite a while since I’ve had anything to share with you, I know. I’ve been traveling the world, presenting technology to the smartest folks in the world, and well, trying to relax. But fear not, I’ll never stop writing tunes. I’ve got quite a few on the chopping block actually. Working towards the release of my first album. This is a pre-album cut of “Someone Ran Down the Road Screaming”. The album cut will learn lessons from the feedback you give – but this one is done for now. Please.. enjoy…
vt100 – Someone Ran Down the Road Screaming
And a little backstory – because you guys totally are here for the stories, right? One night last year I was dinking around in Live trying to craft my next masterpiece. Ok, maybe I was totally dicking around hoping something cool would happen. Playing with my new (to me) Juno 6 and experimenting with different styles of beats. I ended up crafting some weird riff reminiscent of the Veldt theme from Final Fantasy Six. Ok, it wasn’t quite that close, but the drum beat was similar. Anyway, while I was working someone ran down the road… screaming. It wasn’t quite a bloody murder type scream, although it didn’t sound necessarily that fun either. This happened just when I was thinking of a working title for my “Save As…” dialog.
Only one bit of the original loop ended up staying in the song. Its the lead part that can be heard briefly for 8 measures during the climatic moment of the track. Other than that I was hoping for a chill track with a pinch of glitch. I used the working title of the track to inspire some google searches of sound clips I might use in the track. Eventually I came across a site that I think was meant to teach some english phrases, something like that. One clip, featured in the song, “follow me” seemed like the one. I imagined this person running down the street as perhaps a great leader, a guiding soul softly letting you know that the light offered solace. Of course there’s some hesitation too, something we’ve learned on our own.
That’s it for now. Enjoy. Share. Comment.