Every once in awhile, I get this delusion that I'm some kind of
composer or something, and I share the fruits of said delusion with
the world. Here's an archive of those moments.
Unless otherwise noted, please feel free to share, copy, remix,
etc. this music whenever your muse strikes you (and hopefully when your
muse strikes you, it doesn't hurt as much as mine). However, please be
sure to credit me when you do.
Daigasso! Band Brothers Compositions
Nintendo (of Japan) gave my
inner, uhh, "composer" a new lease on life with their phenomenally cool DS
music game, Daigasso! Band
Brothers. I've created a tool, Daigasso! Band Brothers Save
Editor, which will let you play my songs and others' in the game as
well as share your own compositions with the world.
- Ancient Temple BBS (2KB),
Ogg Vorbis (696KB)
- An original composition with a mysterious vibe. For piccolo, violin,
strings, and wadaiko drums.
- Canonizer BBS (2KB), Ogg Vorbis (801KB)
- Very, very loosely based on Pachelbel's Canon in D -- ever heard
it with an electric guitar? Mostly, I just used passsages from Canon,
adding my own parts to go with. For piano, violins, D guitar, pick bass,
and rock drums.
From the Tracker Era
When in high school and college, I used to play a lot with trackers
such as Scream Tracker, often straddling the line between listenable
and pure crap. For your amusement, here's the songs I still have.
S3M format songs are from Scream Tracker directly. Last time
I used Windows, Winamp
was able to play these. XMMS
will play them under Linux. You may be able to find a player via the MOD FAQ, if you're lucky.
Some of them play a little fast and loose with S3M, though, so you may
find the song sounding worse than I intended.
The other problem with some of these is that I composed them on my
22kHz mono sound card, and as such, didn't hear the fidelity problems
with some of my samples. That would not have been such a problem had I
not also mixed in some higher-fidelity samples. Just keep that in mind
if something makes your ear hurt. I try to.
I would like to rearrange some of these into more modern and hopefully
more tasteful works sometime.
- Karen's Song Ogg Vorbis (1016KB)
- Written for my wife before we were married. This is actually sampled
from a cassette tape, since I've long since lost the original S3M file.
I feel this is easily my best song of the tracker era.
- Kinesis S3M (104KB)
- A bizarre combination of techno beeps, airy synthesizers, and heavy,
heavy drums. Good in places, not so good in others.
- Persecution of the Heretic S3M (144KB)
- This is the sole finished product that came out of a fantasy story I
was once working on. Well, that and a map I drew. Anyway, this piece
tells the tale of a the "heretics", defiers of the state religion who
were hunted down in dark alleys. One of my friends' absolute favorite
- Raging Depths S3M (60KB)
- Highly energetic and way too pitch-bend-happy. Still fun in-between
- Second Sight S3M (216KB)
- Ah yes, I must have rewritten this piece a half-dozen times... in
three different programs, if my memory serves me. This one has the
worst problems with sample fidelity but I had so much fun with it,
it didn't matter. The theme repeats over and over again, adding more
and more complementary layers. I really want to rearrange this
- Shattered Delusions S3M (140KB)
- Give it a minute to get started, and it's pretty decent. An anonymous
listener once told me it had "nice chording", whatever that means.