Who Ha’s Zoned Out – April 2013
Bio - I am most certainly a multi-hyphenate, with a legit multi-pass to show for it (“yeah, she KNOWS it’s a multi-pass”). Comedy nerd: I’ve been training at Improv And Sketch Comedy writing at Upright Citizens Brigade NYC since 2006. I studied Recording Arts at Full Sail University in Orlando.
– I am most certainly a multi-hyphenate, with a legit multi-pass to
show for it (“yeah, she KNOWS it’s a multi-pass”). Comedy nerd:
I’ve been training at Improv And Sketch Comedy writing at Upright
Citizens Brigade NYC since 2006. I studied Recording Arts at Full
Sail University in Orlando. I’m a huge Film and TV nerd. So much so
that I actually almost switched to the Film program. I first started
producing music somewhere around ‘97-’98 on a Playstation and
haven’t stopped since. I live for retro. It’s who I am. I have a
hard time waxing nostalgic with people because I live
in nostalgia. Most Importantly: I frequently search youtube for
“sneaky raccoons stealing things” because I love how they use
their silly fingers like people.
started releasing retro music in 2013 and I plan on uniting galaxies
as a New Retro Pop Star
first, I gotta fix up my closet. That ish is a mess;
my goings-on at these conveniently placed links
Ha’s Zoned Out – April 2013 Week 3 (#1)
to Zoned Out. I’ll be showcasing new synth jams that are good enough
to lose yourself in and forget there was ever other stuff going on to
begin with. I’ll also highlight not only great music, but very new
music. I mean: Seriously new. At the time of posting, these tracks
are still crescent fresh. Some of them are so raw, they’re still
ALIIIIIIVE. But I digress. Let’s get retro-
we talk about how moody this track is? Can we also talk about how
addictingly simple it is? The bassline moves and invokes the paranoia
of any cyberpunk warrior on the run, yet it’s a delicious chord pad
that elevates it to something more cerebral. I’m keeping an eye out
for Mr. StuntM▲n.
hella fun copying and pasting all these text symbols lol
boy, here we go. There’s so much tension in that bass sweep I could
pass out. Another really great track with tons of atmosphere, Alien
Abduction sounds like it could fit in nicely as some random track on
a Sci Fi movie soundtrack. I don’t know what it’s like to be on a
spaceship, but this track puts me right where I imagine I would be.
think it’s safe to say: this is some wicked Italo. Normally, I don’t
like LMFAO (for reals, blech), but placed over such a great soundset
like this one and they’re fun to listen to. Not even that one guy’s
stupid hairfro thing could put me off while I’m dancing around like a
fancy disco dancy to this jam. I really love the plink melody synth
throughout the track. I think the very long reverb trails and general
“shinyness” make this one stand out.
tuned for more New Retro!
Who Ha, this is Who Ha- Zoning Out…
Ha’s Zoned Out – April 2013 Week 3 (#2)
forward, with a stupid grin on my face::
I was totally zoning out there. And with good reason, the selection
this time around is a doooooo-zee (Ned Ryerson paid me 5 bucks to
include that line. We love ya, Ned).
again, these tracks are great synth escapes, and they’re new as hell
to boot. Let’s get retro-
you asked me to describe this, I’m not sure that I could. I’d have to
spend a few moments, cause it’s got a lot of elements you’d find from
numerous 80s sources. It’s got wood hits and woodwind sounds like on
a Phil Collins album. It’s got a crazy cool 3/4 bassline you might
find on a Stevie Wonder hit. It’s also got jungle vibes, bird noises,
lots of random stingers and hits- I’d actually say it reminds me of a
slower Gloria Estefan track. You know the kind, the songs that just
more latin simply by evoking the rainforest. Stop reading this and
just listen, it’s definitely worth your time.
Forsell – The ghosts of Alpha One
now and then, I’ll go on youtube and listen to a crapload of
Laserdance tracks. I find that they’re one of the genre staples to
me. This track evokes all the rights feels of any number of those
classic Laserdance ones. Mats Forsell just nails the vibe right. I
just wanna hop into my speeder, get a space latte, and go cruising
from sector to sector until I run out of fuel (I wasn’t paying
attention because I was zoning out so hard. eh? eh?)
glory. I’m trying to contain how much I like this track. Given enough
time, I could spend many hours looking through a thesaurus to find
adjectives for “awesome.” Retro: got it. Plinky leads: got
it. Fancy hair: not yet, but I’ll get it just to dance to this one.
I like this one so much, I’m thinking about messaging this cat about
collaborating. Listen up!
These. Are. The Breaks.
Who Ha, this is Who Ha- Zoning Out…