Music sketches and themes by Ken Loge
Written around 1998 to accompany a series of images that were presented as a slide show. But wait, they were real slides, Kodachrome style.
Devoid of Time
If this were to be formally classified it might be considered “cheesy jazz.” Then again there are parts of it (a note or two) that kind of stick.
I originally wrote this song using a program called Music Shop on a Commodore 64 when I was about 17. Working with a C64 was great, but the SID sound chip could only produce 3 different sounds at a time, so the musical ideas had to be somewhat simplified. I eventually made this mix of it using an Alesis QuadraSynth S4, which has lots of symphonic patches, or at least symphonic samples that can be coerced in programs. I tried to make patches that were reminiscent of the original C64 SID chip sounds, and I got fairly close. Of course it’s moot because I’m the only one who knows what the original SID sound patches sound like.
Six Eight Swirl
I wrote this with a friend in the late 1980s. We locked ourselves in a very small analog studio with an 8 track 1" Tascam for a weekend at a college we were attending. We had a Yamaha DX7 and a Roland RX 11. DBX noise reduction and a lot of patch cords.
Tanks A Lot
This is a screen video of a song I wrote on a Commodore 64 in 1986 using a program called "Music Shop". The song was on a 5.25" floppy disk, and through several miracles of electrons and magnetism I was pleased to be able to bring it back from its 8-bit tomb.
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