SEEKINGBagpipes, Drums, Electronic Music, Keyboard, Other, Other Percussion, Violin, Vocalist.
Veteran of the 1980's Sydney Experimental music scene. Mainly record and release own hard to define compositions for no one in particular.
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- Member since:
- Mar 30 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Just for Fun
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- Gigs played:
- Under 10
Chrome, The Residents, The Velvet Underground, Severed Heads, SPK, Cabaret Voltaire, Big in Japan, Pink Military, Suicide, Can, Sousa, Magazine, Olly Olsen, Nick Cave, Abba, The Stooges, The Byrds, Clock DVA, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Victor Sylvester
- Electronic Music:
Casio CZ101, A PC, lots of samples, Some homemade electronic instruments
ARAMCHEKA dark and dissonant hymn to the new order. If we fear ARAMCHEK then we fear the night
Floating WorldDerived from "floater" this is a song about unrequited love. It features the wondrous singing of Jayden Mineur and a Mellotron (courtesy Brad Von Rock) Words and Music © 2018 Phillip White
Pretend FriendsOriginally recorded in 2017 using the synthetic vocaloid Cyber Diva, this has been redone with Jayden Mineur. The song is now more lively with piano samples although it is still in 4/4 and 3/4 time Words and Music © 2017 Brad Von Rock and Phillip White
Generation ShipThere are happy songs … and then there’s this... “Generation Ship” is downright depressing. It’s a first person narrative from the perspective of a co-dependent domestic abuse victim. The song was not originally composed with this theme in mind but as time went on it sort of fell into place as they say. It is not about anyone in particular but rather an indictment on domestic abuse in general. Technically this song is polyrhythmic, combining 4/4 and 9/8 time signatures. There are also hip hop beats and even Risset tones. The background voices are not real, they are from domestic abuse community videos. There is a limited selection of samples but they are triggered randomly. The entire composition is quite dynamically flat and repetitive to enhance the subject matter. The “Singer” is vocaloid Cyber Diva.
GrappleHold onto your mullets folks. We've gone back to the 80's. This is a total strip-down and rebuild of a song I did back in 1989 called "Stay with me" (definitely not the faces song) which was derived from Ted Nugents "Snakeskin Cowboys" and Pink Militarys "Did you See Her" The somewhat co dependent and abusive relationship themed lyrics of the original song were written and sung by Fresh Rectum member Anne Maree Weatherall. Grapple is a fairly cheerful composition with some cheesy 80's style artefacts including a CZ101 synth, real rack mount 8 bit digital delays and hand claps! It could benefit from vocals but I'm a bit devoid of ideas, so I'm throwing the field open and seeing if anyone else can come up with some. And preferably sing as well. Just ask yourself... "what would Madonna do?" © 2017 Phillip White
Bomb BombAnother 3 months of my life devoted to a song that no one likes. It is essentially a protest song. It ain't no Blowin in the wind or Fascist Groove thang but the vocals are unashamedly anti fascist and in this day and age that counts. Yeah the singer is that bloody vocaloid but I cant find a real singer and a robot voice is better than my own. the tune is a bit cheesy and wont set the world on fire for originality and the mastering sucks. Who gives a shit. Is now New Soviet Man by the way.
Ornamental Life (My Furry Facebook Friends)
Ornamental Life (My Furry Facebook Friends)A rather miserable song about vain introverted people living their lives on social media. Featuring the totally synthetic vocaloid Cyber Diva. which after some double tracking, chorus and slathers of reverb will pass muster even though it still sounds like a japanese kiwi, singing in a yank accent. Thanks to Brad Von Rock for providing lyrical direction but not in the direction originally planned © 2016 White, Von Rock
A & M Mp3
A & M Mp3
AET (Automatic Exchange Tester continuously calling a TCARS (Test Call Answering Relay Set)
AET (Automatic Exchange Tester continuously calling a TCARS (Test Call Answering Relay Set)Some noises that old telephone exchanges used to make
AET monitoring MFC signals
AET monitoring MFC signalsSome noises that old telephone exchanges used to make
XBAR exchange marker noise
XBAR exchange marker noiseSome noises that old telephone exchanges used to make
FloaterA sentimental little song that deals with the challenges of shared households. Features Kaiko Sashime the exchange student on vocals. © 2014 White
Renovators DelightAnother work in progress with an unimaginative name. Random elements offset a structured rythmn section. Vaguely retro house cha cha beat on a hip hop kit.
Eye TVOne of my few covers. Backing track for a well known song by Mr Osterberg. One from the archives circa 1990 features a Mirage guitar sample and the wonderfully quirky Akai S612 butchering the vox wah wah demo. Vocal version not available in the interests of good taste
Overcast RemixA techno number from way back around '95. Reworked a couple of years ago. No analogue synths. Roland D110 Casio CZ101 and AWE 32 are the main culprits here
TangentOld Tascam 244 4 track cassette played on a 2 track machine at ½ speed and backwards. reworked into something quite different to what it originally was
392392 is an original composition dedicated to my great uncle, Donald Hugh White. Don enlisted in 1915 aged 19, joining the 17th Australian Infantry Battalion. He served in Gallipoli and France, reaching the rank of Sergeant. He was killed in action on November 6th 1916 age 21. Don is buried in Warlencourt British cemetery © 2013 Phillip White