Archive for November, 2008

28
Nov
08

Japan joins the Minimonsta army

Being the second world economy, Japan is indeed already suffering the consequences of the global crisis. So nothing more natural that a japanese guy had joined our Minimonsta salvation army. When it starts, we think that it will be a Daft Punk influenced track, but not at all: with a puzzle of little sonic pieces, Hideki Takimoto goes in the IDM path, sometimes reminding us Akufen, but with a psychedelic middle part that leaves no doubt that we’re talking about his own original style. Click here to listen…

28
Nov
08

Loosing his musical “virginity” showing his soundtrack for the Minimonsta cohmpetition

“I wanted the track to follow along with the structure of the novel’s narrative if it is read at a fluently paced standard and also complement the image aspects in great detail.  I wanted to take you on a sound-walk through the images starting in a state of robotic mind control where we are then imprisoned in a so called “credit crunch”  caused by human greed; debt entrapment and inexplicable governing techniques resulting from corruption and back-seat puppet masters whispering in the background; while their puppet people stand around being photographed and making a mockery of the world. The track starts to gradually build into a great big explosion of deep minimonsta:melohman bass (probably from a top secret beer friendly location) and the rehabilitation of all greed struck peoples of the world who are everted by the ultra low frequencies of the globally resonating minimonsta:melohman waves. Eventually they start to be free and play there own sounds and the world is amass with minimonsta:melohman frequencies circulating through the airwaves and renewing humankind’s creative and innovative characters. The people of the rejuvenated world dance and cheer and minimonsta:melohman frequencies ring until the end of time.”

Kylo Alexander from UK started his career with the right foot, as he told us that it’s the first time he shows his music to a public audience. Well Kylo…. I’m afraid our blog is not exactly what we could call “massive audience site”, but if a half dozen guys come to know your work, it’s already a “debut”, isn’t it ? 😉

28
Nov
08

Slovenia also helped to save the world: today’s first submission

Today’s first submission comes from near the Balkans: Alex from Slovenia proposes a soundtrack that begins with an industrial digital beat – that made us think on Warm Leatherette by Trent Reznor and co –  and finishes with a nice bass sound and some optimistic melodies. We won’t tell the end of the track, it should be a surprise. Click here to listen, and if you like it, go take a look at his works as a musician and producer, and also as a former member of the dance-pop act Neurobic

27
Nov
08

New submission brings some nice vintage sounds

David Enterlein aka Anterroir, from Germany, brings a nice soundtrack to “How the Minimonsta saved the world” illustrated novel. He used 12 Minimonsta different sounds, then a little bit of Stylus and some “Livedrums” here and there. The song starts with expected tension, and demo-like and ‘portamento-heavy’ sounds of the ‘action’ part reminded us demoscene good times, click here to listen. Maybe he’s still using Fast Tracker, ModTracker or some other oldschool weapon, who knows? 🙂

27
Nov
08

New submission comes from France: “near to death experience”

Finally! A french submission for the cohmpetition! We were asking ourselves: there will be no french compatriots in this Minimonsta army that will save the world? The “Near Death Experience” is the answer. It’s a nice artist name, indeed, and it seems that they haven’t chosen it because of recent crisis, as their website shows that they’re producing indie albums since 1993. But in 93 world already used to be in crisis….. Shit ! Well… the soundtrack they propose is called “Right Here”, starts with some “à la Depeche Mode” keys and ambiances, and then we have some digital action and punkerism. Click here to listen…    

26
Nov
08

“No more fiscal solutions!”, prays the first cohmpetition submission from UK

To finish with prophetic “Melohmaaaaaaaaannn brings us Karma, Love, and Peace…”. “Karma, Love and Peace” is actually the name of the song, one of the most political submissions for instance, indeed! Sean aka Gothick has chosen a dark way to soundtrack the human salvation, maybe just fueled by some cynicism, maybe because he thinks that problems were actually only beginning…. click here to listen with you own dark ears..! 

26
Nov
08

First submission from America

First submission from the American continent: Will Coop from USA brings us a song called “Crohm” that begins with a dark-almost-gothic ambiance, then moves towards a melodic synth part and….. when we think that the music producers army would finally spread their Minimonsta waves to save the world, Coop’s soundtrack ends suddenly….! Click here to listen..! So we don’t know if the world was saved in a quieter way, or if he’s suggesting a new end to the story, in which maybe the musicians army was exterminated by biological weapons, in a fast reaction from the men in black.. Here is his own submission disclaimer: “I thought I’d use the Melohman to do a desolate-feeling military theme (robots always seem militaristic to me) at first and then when the human element is added I kinda freed it up. ChrOhm, of course, because they’re robots. I tried to parallel the change on the kit too, from what a drum machine could do to what only a human could!”…