So today I made some “computer music”. It’s kind of electronic I suppose, sounds were transferred into electronic signals to be recorded, but it’s still technically computer music, whereas all the sounds were taken from the sounds my computer makes while doing stuff, ex; importing a cd, typing, etc. The stuff that sounds like a big synth is just 3 typing sounds together played at a repeat rate that goes so fast that they blend together to make one big note, at which point I layer that note on top of another note from a different sound so it eventually turns into something big and fuzzy and usable. Here’s a clip of it -
This isnt a new idea, there’s some fascinating work like this done by people mentioned in a great book called “Haunted Weather” by David Toop. Alllll sorts of freaks have been doing really wonderful sound things for years, and this book has been sort of a guidepost for me in terms of making sure I’m not completely ripping ideas off of other people. Check it out
Your computer wants to record it’s own album.