A Dark Kind of Magic

This is the second song from our first album! This is also another song I made by myself before we all offically started to record together. It started with a bass melody from the drum machine. What is playing over that melody is the microkorg. I loved playing with the arpeggiator on the microkorg, still do. It’s just playing a scale hitting randomized notes. There is also this weird streched out vocal in the background towards the end of the song. I have absolutely no idea what that is, i can’t remember.

A Dark Kind of Magic. Such a nerdy title for a song. It was probably called that because Harry Potter was like the biggest thing in the world in 2011. I have no shame, I loved it. This song is just a sort of quick kind of spell to get you ready for the rest of the album.

Ugh, the production is so bad. I remeber putting sample delays on everything to get more stereo sounding tracks. Back before I knew anything about recording.

About the drums, on the Alesis drum machine I have, you can scroll through different drum kits while playing back samples on the machine. So the reason why there’s so many different drum samples is because its cycling through the entire library of drum samples on the drum machine. I was very inpired by Aphex Twin & Squarrpusher back then.

One story I remember about this song is when my band member gave the album to one of our teachers after we completed it. Our teacher only had one thing to say about the album. She said she liked this song and that it sounded like a ringtone. That is the only thing I think about when I listen to this song now, that our teacher thought it was a nice ringtone. Thank you for you’re criticism.

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