Preset Region E.P.
I went on holiday to Austria in early summer 2009 and took a camcorder along. When I got back and edited the footage, I ended up needing about 15 minutes of backing music. To produce the soundtrack as quickly as possible I made heavy use of layered Ultrabeat presets - a quick way to get some decent sounding results, but lacking the unique character of compositions arising from more time consuming work!
All the same, despite all those presets and the intentional repetitive nature of the music - it's supposed to go in the background after all - I quite liked the tracks in the end and that's why they've been released. As for the video - you can watch that on Vimeo.
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|MP3 files at 128kbps, each a stand-alone track.|
|A low quality 24kbps MP3 track for previews.|
Note that the Preset Region E.P. album including all tracks, track titles and artwork is Copyright (C) Andrew David Hodgkinson 2009. The Creative Commons license below refers purely to the HTML and CSS from which this Web page is constructed.
You are welcome to use these tracks for Internet radio broadcasts but please let me know about the broadcast first so I can tune in! If considering any other uses apart from personal listening, please e-mail me.
Trance style, alternating major and minor key.
Eighties feel good music.
Glitch-and-dance percussion with chillout chords and lead.