I’ve seen a few of these on deviantArt.com and thought I’d do my own. I tried to use just logos, and symbols to represent each influence. Do your own!
You can grab the digital EP with PDF Booklet and bonus track “Metropolis Zone” from BandCamp.
Or head to SoundCloud and get the 8-tracks there.
1. Ride The Bomb (Excessive Force, Sascha K.)
2. Use Your Head (Earthworm Jim, Tommy Tallarico)
3. Iwywaw (Com Truise, Seth Haley)
4. Marble Garden Zone (Sonic 3, Howard Drossin)
5. Kiss (Prince and The Revolution)
6. My Mind (Final Fantasy VIII, Nobuo Uematsu)
7. Way Back Home (Bob Crosby and The Bobcats)
8. Sky Chase Zone (Sonic 2, Masato Nakamura)
*There seems to be an issue with SoundCloud cutting out a fraction of a second out of the beginning of a few tracks in the player. I hope this is not the case when people download them.
Here’s track 3 off of “Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Do Covers”.
Why I did it:
Seth Haley’s project Com Truise took me a few listens to realize that this is like Vangelis with hip-hop beats. After hearing ‘Iwywaw’ it hit me. This is the best electronic music I’ve ever heard. The music just brings me to a place.
After finishing this cover, I realized that it sounds like me piloting a rusty junk monster machine through a city. It’s evening on a late autumn day. Sweat on my face and a cigarette in my mouth puffed right before saying a smiled ‘machine’, as I startup my lever driven contraption. Each kick drum, and snare denotes the hard steps I take with it. The delay on the high guitar notes reflect the sunlight off of my ride, while the clean guitar from a stranger singing “I want to be…” wails in the distance. As my innocent rampage through town comes to an end, I stop at a dead grassy field, then hop out of my automaton, the wind cooling my face, as I look at the sunset. My machine malfunctioning prompts me to wipe my face with my hand…
*I hope that all didn’t sound too cheesy. And I hope Mr. Haley thinks its cool. I kept the arrangement the same as the original.* 😛
If there’s one album from 2011 that best groomed my ear canals (and still does), it was Galactic Melt by Com Truise.
I’ve mentioned Seth Haley’s project multiple times on twitter, simply because I think it’s genius. It sounds like nothing I’ve heard before yet reminds me of 1980’s sci-fi.
Think of Marty McFly in the time-traveling DeLorean in SLOW MOTION, or Deckard chasing replicants through dank streets in SLOW MOTION. Each with thin coloured lights zooming across the screen. That’s what the music is to me.
Tracks like ‘VHS Sex’, and ‘Glawio’ are probably my favourites, although the video for ‘Brokendate’ is pretty slick!
I’d really have to say that this is the music for the future, right next to Michael McCann‘s soundtrack for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.