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Interstellar Alignment ๐Ÿช (MPC One Loops) 


Interstellar Alignment ๐Ÿช

Step into the stars with this beat!

I'm back with the Apache Blackgrass. Had a quick stop on the left coast to watch the waves decay. Now I'm back at the control deck locked in with the MPC One, looking out a window facing west towards the Rocky Mountains. Using my imagination to visualize the whole house surrounding me is a spaceship traveling far. Come along for the journey!

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Will C.

Higher Calling (Telephone Loops) 



Phone is ringing, OH MY GOD

Telephone backgrounds on a clear day.

The other day I bought a golden MPC One. The last MPC I had was a 1000 model, and it has been out of commision for several years. The 1000 had grey pads. These new MPCs have buttons that light up in a multitude of colors. It speaks to the early 90s translucent phone with green light up buttons side of me, and I like that.

Here's a fun loopable section of the first beat I made on the new MPC One!

Oak Lonetree "Satellite" (produced by Will C.) 

Time to propel into outer orbit once again ๐Ÿ“ก

"Satellite" โญ The stars aligned for this one!

The melody that comes in at 0:30 is a prayer to Eric B. and Rakim's "My Melody." I played it on a Casio MT-100 to get the vibe right!

Something about the effervescence of Hip Hop in the early days blended with the wondermint of students in science class circa 1979 really inspires me and moves my soul.

Written and performed by Oak Lonetree
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Will C.

"Everything Must Glow" coming 02/22/22!

EarthBound ๐ŸŒ Home Sweet Home [Spatialized Mix] 

Revitalizing synthesizer textures to guide you toward your sanctuary.

We grow up, we drift apart, we can no longer go back. Yet somehow, the music carries us there. Isn't it nice to be home again?

This is my take on "Home Sweet Home" from the 1994 Super Nintendo game EarthBound (Mother 2).

There are some instances of head-related transfer function (HRTF) spatialization techniques within this mix. Headphones are recommended to best experience the expanded stereo properties of this mixing technique.

original soundtrack music composed by: Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu, and Toshiyuki Ueno
this version performed, mixed, and mastered by Will C.

EarthBound ๐ŸŒ Paula's Theme [Spatialized Mix] 

This is my take on "Paula's Theme" from the 1994 Super Nintendo game EarthBound (Mother 2).

I always wondered what that crunchy sound in the song was. Turns out, it's a triggered sample of a cash register!

There are some instances of head-related transfer function (HRTF) spatialization techniques within this mix. Headphones are recommended to best experience the expanded stereo properties of this mixing technique.

original soundtrack music composed by: Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu, and Toshiyuki Ueno
this version performed, mixed, and mastered by Will C.

Other Shores, Other Worlds ๐ŸŒŽ 



"Other Shores, Other Worlds" is a new song, but the familiar feeling it evokes is drawing from a forever cycling vibration the cosmos are sending out even right now, at this very moment.

Composed on a long lost to time, recently resurrected Synergy I synthesizer. In its heyday, this unique instrument was used extensively by music icon Wendy Carlos, whose credits include film scoring for Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" and "A Clockwork Orange," as well as "TRON." The Synergy was a contemporary of the Nintendo Entertainment System, and sure enough, sounds are loaded onto the synthesizer via old school video-game style cartridges.ย 

EarthBound Soundtrack Played On A Super Rare Synthesizer โœจ๐ŸŒโœจ 


These days, the Synergy is a super rare synthesizer to come across in the wild. Originally produced in 1982, it is estimated that less than 100 are still in operation across the globe. Interestingly, it ran off cartridges, something it had in common with the Super Nintendo!

Recently, I had the opportunity to recreate some of my favorite music from EarthBound on a Synergy. This video demonstrates some of the sound textures the synthesizer is capable of, while showcasing a beloved soundtrack through a unique lens.

More information on the Synergy:

https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/digital-keyboards-synergy/
https://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/synergy.php
https://www.synthmuseum.com/synergy/synergy01.html

The Beach Boys 'Child Is Father Of The Man' + 'Funky Pretty' Remix Beat 


"We're gonna go out and see that thing in the sky. The last time it happened was in 1860. They thought the world was coming to an end..."ย 

The Beach Boys 'Child Is Father Of The Man' + 'Funky Pretty' remix beat I made. As heard on Sail On: The Beach Boys Podcast.

Music As A Lighthouse 


the feeling you getย 
when you're looking for the next songย 
to really connect withย 
whenever your head strongย 
there's always a playlistย 
always a lost gem to get you through phasesย 
and then when you find it, you're outta your headย 
your into the skylineย ย 
and centered again


Above is a set of lyrics I wrote yesterday while working on a new song. Music is a very special gift. Life can be difficult at times. My hope for you is that in every phase of life, you can pull from the infinite well of sound and rhythm, and in doing so, you can be empowered to carry on and weather the everchanging forces this world presents.ย 

music: Lighthouse (Parts 1 and 2)
film footage: "Baron Prรกลกil" by Karel Zemanย 

Metro Tower ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘พ (Super Nintendo BANGER) 


If you know this song, I salute you! This energetic polyphony stuck with me since I rented "Rocky Rodent" from Stop 'N' Go video back in 1993.

The jump from the Nintendo Entertainment System to Super Nintendo was powerful in that era. I remember there weren't more than 6 or 7 titles to rent at the store, because SNES was in it's infancy.

I used a Synergy I synthesizer for this recreation, and I included it on my "16 Bit Ones" project.

Photo taken at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico
music composed by Rikei Hirashima
this version performed by Will C.

Supermoon ๐ŸŒ• (Under The Supermoon) 


Under the Supermoon we met...

Waltz time side quests โœจ The chorus section is my take on "Sunflower"-era Bruce Johnston through a hypnotic prism.

Thank God for the Casiotone MT-100 keyboard I found in the furniture section of a local thrift store for $7.99.

"Supermoon"
written by Will C.
artwork by eldowho
from the soundtrack to our children's book "Din Dins"

Constellation ๐Ÿš€ (Instrumental Mix) 

Enjoy this backing track version of Constellation (Spaceship to the Stars). From Eldorado

I launched Harmony Integrative Therapy, LLC today. I guess it's only right that on the day I open a Music Therapy private practice, I share a composition of mine that is supposed to represent jubilation and constant elevation. I hope you enjoy it.

If you're curious about the new endeavor, learn more here: https://musictherapylab.com/

"Constellation"
written by Will C.
artwork by eldowho

from the soundtrack to our children's book "Din Dins"