Sambaman (Bank Street Music Writer
demo by Glan Clancy)
This is a direct recording from
an AE Phasor card plugged into an Apple IIe, working as a Mockingboard
compatible. It's a very catchy and harmonic tune, kind of funky
in it's squarewave tonal quality...(recording courtesy of Mitchell
I recently received an email from Glen
Clancy who not only composed
Sambaman, but also wrote the Bank Street Music Writer, he had this to
say about the song:
"Sambaman was actually written as a full-blown test of the editor functions
in BSMW. If you listen closely or watch the notes as they play in the
product, you will see nested repeats, musical phrases that appear in
different voices at different times, transpositions of musical phrases,
repetition, etc. The idea was to enter as few notes as possible, and
with the editor functions, such as copy, transpose, and paste, create
a complex and sophisticated piece of music. The song stands as a testament
to the fact that all the editor functions in the program work."
Geometry For Lovers (J.Warden / S.Williams)
A full-length CD of Apple II music; Mathematically
oriented compositions by J.Warden, interpreted by yours truly
and the magic of TimeLord. The music itself is a curious hybrid
of lo-fi industrial and jazz/fusion, and has been described by several
listeners as "interesting"... all 20 tracks are freely
available in a variety of audio formats from our friends at archive.org.
For Lovers (courtesy of the Internet Archive)
Punk Rock (The First Punic War)
From the Unicorn EP, this
short bit of violent jazz marks the first instance of TimeLord
being used by a "real" musician. The 7" vinyl record
is available from The First Punic War's web
Telnet Heart (Nova Styrene)
Winner (by default) of the 2005 Retrochallenge
Music Award. Music by TimeLord, Vocals by S.A.M.
Night Driver (Nova Styrene)
This track relies heavily on TIMELORD
for percussion and bass tracks with a smattering of alphaSyntauri
in the chorus. Vocals are performed by S.A.M. (software version)
In My Life
The first multi-voice test-piece to be performed
by Michael Mahon's Crate Synth from a converted MIDI file.
Speedway Classic Theme
From the game of the same name... simple, yet
Robot Revolution (Nova Styrene
feat. Astrid Magdalena)
TIMELORD and S.A.M. again, this
time with the Decillionix DX-1 providing dirty guitar samples and
a screaming 5-year-old in the background.
As performed by Crate Synth, this piece
shows the surprising degree of subtlety that 5-bit sound can convey.
Binary Star (Nova Styrene)
An early prototype of TIMELORD provides
the beat. Speech synthesis is by Echo II, "instrumentation" is a
D.I.Y. hack found on CSA2.
Taken from the popular Ultima game
series, courtesy of Kevin Greene. More Ultima music (and other interesting
Apple II stuff) can be found on his AppleVault web site.