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Long Ride on a Short Bus E.P.
Long Ride on a Short Bus
Obviously more than you can handle, The Bus will take you to the outer realms of consciousness, banking along the highways of the tortured, defunct, and lyrically-challenged lifestyles.
Munster of Puppets (Nine to the Head)
Inspired by watching too much television, the main theme is obvious. With a twist of self-inflicted "Death Surf", the track comes alive with bombastic, thundering drums and a cozy, yet brain-melting lead guitar. Basically, a jam session that went too far yet didn't really go anywhere at all.
Way back in 1995, Chiasmus was still in its infancy. I was stricken with health problems and the whole high school and college thing was too much to handle. To me, life was dark and out of tune. It shows in the compositions I came up with during that time.The technology present at the time to do these were simply .XM and MIDI formats. We were limited, but we ended up having a ton of fun doing it. I enjoyed the days after class playing the drums, then programming them in note by note. I found these files roaming around the old Pentium 100Mhz machine sitting in the basement. I'm surprised it still functioned. I've since changed, but these files haven't. I take no responsibility for any side effects they may induce in your subconscious.
Any fan of Chiasmus knows Beloved, all two of them. The line would haunt us for years. I really didn't like the bassline at all, but Keith insisted to try to work with it. What became was 427 versions of the song. None were good, including this one. This version melds into Texture.
There was once a story to this piece, but it has been lost. I vaguely remember it involving assimilation into a technological world...or something. I love the buzzing in the beginning. After that it's all mishmosh.
Beloved - Automata
Beloved - Dark
Another Beloved that got much further than the others. This had live guitars implanted as .wavs and lyrics. I did the backend programming while Keith did lyrics, vocals, and guitars. I have to admit that it's not all that bad, but needs a better melody and instruments.The chorus lyrics were either not completed or removed completely. It's catchy, I guess.
End of the World
There was once a story to this piece too. I don't remember it at all though. The Beloved bassline was used to prove to Keith that it could work, contrary to my prior beliefs. After years of experimenting, I decided the only way it would ever operate and effective work would be if it was similar to creeping diarrhea. That's the best way to describe how it sounds...honestly. Take a listen and you'll understand. Unfortunately, this is probably my best piece from the Fast Trakker II days. I think I had a lot more versions of this song at one time, one much longer and better.
This is my own version of the Midnight Cowboy theme. It's plain and simple and my first attempt to "tab" a song from a CD. It worked okay.
I don't know what this is, but I remember doing it.
This was done by Keith, at least I believe it was. I could have been the programmer. It's a catchy little tune, but goes nowhere and has no lyrics. I think it intended for them but we never got to it.
It All ends Here
This was my first "completed" work. It's slow, and annoying, and sounded way better on the original equipment. I was proud of it at the time. It's the story of the life of man...or something.
I'm Afraid of Americans Remix
Yes, this is a David Bowie remix. I spent quite some time on it and forgot I had done it 8 years later.
This one is odde. I think it intended for lyrics but never made it that far. It flows nicely and has a creepy NIN feel to it, as much as .MIDI would allow. I don't remember anything about the lyrics though I bet they were good!
Yep, NIN's Closer remixed by me. It's not very good. It was more of a test to see if I could extrapolate data from the CD and time it correctly within Fast Trakker II. It worked, but the song goes nowhere and sounds like some lame DJ version.
I remember doing it, but I don't have any details beyond that. It's not done, hence the abrupt ending.