Blame It On The Mathematicians

Blame It On The Mathematicians

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Liner Notes: 

Tried to use prime numbers to form a random experimental piece of electronic music warped with echo using a common 12 bar blues chord progression.

My virus checker is out of date and I need to change brands. It's a little hassle I can't be bothered dealing with right now, so I'm keeping the laptop off the net. I'll load the demo up as soon as I can.
Complete laptop drive clear out and new virus software done. oh how speedy it is now.

This was an 8 minute slow build monster. cut down to 5 minutes, I can't see how it can get shorter, but I suppose I can try.
I used prime numbers to set panning, delay lengths, chorus, reverb and distortion rates and lots more.
I also used prime numbers to determine random notes positioning using root(1sts), 2nds, 3rds, 5ths, 7ths, 11ths, 13ths, 17ths and 19ths in the common blues chord progression.
All notes drawn individually trying to make it sound as random as possible, but it sounds static to my ears. added random 4ths 6ths and 9ths to try to spice it up a bit.

The ending sounds more random to my ears, but I could not get the whole piece this way. I don't know what I was hoping to hear.
I added drums and straight 8 bass to try to change it. Alas I think I should have used an 8 note minor blues scale instead of a straight CMajor scale.
Tried different mix versions. Still unsure, but here it is anyway.

Lets try it all again in FAWM.

I'm not sure how this will sound in mono, it has such extreme panning. Probably best heard on headphones.


There are no words only numbers

Music by M M Scullion ©2019

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katpiercemusic's picture

I had a huge problem with malware last week. I couldn't connect my desktop to my server all week (and that was with a virus scanner). I like math music, so I look forward to hearing this.