Pendulum

1993
EtherReal
From Pieces of 8

If memory serves, this was the first piece completed to something more than a chiptune. it’s entirely composed of samples I lifted from CDs I had at the time, but nothing so blatant that you’d recognize. A chord here, a single percussion noise there, a single bass note over there… I was starting a collection of samples, and I was trying to learn the ScreamTracker program. And this was the result.

It’s not a great piece, but it’s a piece of my history so I always keep it around and listen to it from time to time. It’s a slow and clumsily atmospheric piece, but the remix is very reminiscent of Jam & Spoon.


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Pendulum

Original Mix

This is the original mix — more or less. At some point in the 90’s I ported this over from ScreamTracker to FastTracker and replaced an ugly bass sample that bothered me. The original mix is lost to the sands of time.

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Pendulum

Spoon Fed Mix

Shortly after creating the original mix, I tried an opposite mix in a trance style.

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Pendulum

2021 EtherRedux

I decided recently re rebuild the track using all the original samples and parts but with my current DAW. So this is the result of that; everything is the same, bar for bar.

CREDITS

written, produced and arranged by EtherReal. © 1993 EtherReal Productions.

INFLUENCES

The Art of Noise, Jam & Spoon

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