I Took My Robot To the Arcade

I Took My Robot To the Arcade

yam655's picture



Liner Notes: 

If you like this track, you'll love the album it came from!


50 minutes of music can be yours for the low-low price of no money!

I did the last 13 tracks early. (Started Thursday the 2nd.) So the track here is called "Track 1" on the album.

I used procedural song generation and combined it with "Arcade" by Output. (Which I got for free for a few months because of my Orba purchase. ... My Orba that still hasn't arrived, due to COVID-19...)

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


dzd's picture

Fun stuff! No robot uprising occured? Lucky you, glad your robot didn't care about the exploitation of his fellow machines Smile

coolparadiso's picture

I am afraid i cant afford the no money! Was attracted to this by the title! Ok i knew it was you as well. Certainly different to what ive heard you do before. Certainly fitted the title, nice one,

cts's picture

I've not heard of Orba until now. Interesting little device. I dig your track, man. Definitely has a machine/factory vibe working. Atmospheric, kinda ominous...like the video game Soma. Hope you're going to do more creations along this line (not that your a cappella tunes should take a back seat).

IA's picture

I like the beat!

It's insane how it groups everything together and pulls the sounds toward it like a magnet.

Looking forward to more. Smile

sam sorrow's picture

love the title! it has a kind of meditative quality to it. cool.

billwhite51's picture

i am imagining those robots walking around putting their quarters into the machines, then the lot of them all standing so still with mechanical fingers moving

Tim Fatchen's picture

Not sure about this robot cultural appropriation. Still, it works. I could see this as an underscore for a Metropolis-style dysfunctional manufactory.

metalfoot's picture

Love the sonic textures here. A really cool departure from the acapella stuff I've come to expect.

rorowe's picture

Great industrial/ambient tune, Yam. The title definitely helps set the imagery, and the music solidifies it.

katpiercemusic's picture

You are trying some new stuff here. I like it. I like the dark timbres and surf guitar chords hiding in there. I'm a sucker for dark timbres. Now you need to combine your electronic stuff with your quirky lyrics!

OdilonGreen's picture

Quite an ominous, tension filled instrumental you've got going there! I think your robot is plotting with the arcade machines to no good purpose! Or at least, no good purpose for us squishy humans!

sph's picture

Nice how the pulse lurks in the underground. The soundscape of this tune is very effective. Have to look up your toys...

Calum Carlyle's picture

Organic gooeyness! It's got that slightly squelchy feel that i always associate with Aphex Twin, but it is a lot more sort of open and foresty than his stuff usually is. Scrapey and woody at the same time.
I think it's possible for me to make up too many naff adjectives, so i might stop. Good squelchy track though.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

Goodness me, but this is immersive. I feel like I'm playing every cyberpunk survival horror video game at once. It's like you've brought out the natural rhythm of a world full of unnatural things... infusing technology with biology, and giving it a heart that beats along with the heart of the listener who finds themselves caught in this tense scenario. An outstanding start.