Reverse, a one-night electronical diddy

Here's a little 1-minute tune that I wrote in an evening, originally for a friend who wanted something for a film soundtrack. He asked for it to be just over 3 minutes long, and focus on "reverse" elements so I threw in some reverse drums and backwards guitar tracks. The whole song is kind of an almost-palindrome as well: the melodies from the second half are reversed versions of those from the first half. I never did feel like it was finished, especially the louder section in the middle, but "Oh," as they say, "well."

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It was made using all free (FOSS) software tools: Ardour, Hydrogen, LADSPA plugins, as well as Cynthcart on a Commodore 64 (though I'm not sure if Cynthcart is "free" by the FSF definition, the author does make the source code available).

Update: During my stint with the band Amplifiers, we turned this diddy into a more complete song -- with lyrics, loud guitars and all -- called Everything Obsolete (with some added programming and production by Casey Crescenzo, which is pretty cool though I didn't get to meet him since it was recorded after I'd left the band). Check it out here.

Modified Tuesday, May 02, 2023