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Marimba, bass, musette (accordian-like sound), strings, ambience, electronic zips, zaps and a phat beat. This track has a chilled out Neo-Tango sound to it with a wide mixture of influences and although the track is chill it’s still upbeat. Lots of variation in this one!
Mechanical grinding, metallic percussion, chaotic brass, distorted synths, granular synthesis and feedback. There’s quite a bit of texture and stuff going on in this track.
Been digging through the backlog of THA music and have picked out 25 tracks from between the years 1998 and 2002…and added them to THA Radio.
While Britney Spears was launching her career, Napster was created, Eminem showed up, boy bands and emo bands were getting ever more popular…THA was doing it’s own thing.
THA in history:
1998: Transitioning from DOS-based music software to Windows 98 music software. (The P.H.M.M.M.M AKA “The Playschool Heavy Metal Music Making Machine” was made in the DOS-based program Fast Tracker 2.)
1999: Started using Jeskola Buzz Tracker for everything. The discovery of reverb, distortion, flange, auto-panning and other effects to be heavily and haphazardly thrown into tracks in mass quantities. Drum beats made by slamming the keyboard against the wall. “Jamez the Giant Hamster” debuts on mp3.com.
2000: More distortion! More ambience! More retriggering! Multi-Sampled Instruments! THA’s first real epic tune, “POWER!” featuring THIS GUY on guitar.
2001: The abrupt removal of JTGH from mp3.com. Music production is at an all-time high. Strange experiments with drumloops and beeping noises start to happen. Most of it really sucks. Heavy use of Roland TB-303 sounds – way late in the game but hey, Buzz only just got a good 303 synth! “bELLS oH fUCK!” the original “Dog Snorkel”?
2002: Starting to evolve the THA sound into something less abrasive and damn is it a painful journey of crappy one minute tracks and unfinished epics. THA scores it’s first Independant film (The track, “Driving Scene” is from it).
Anyways, have fun giggling at how THA used to sound back then and enjoy the tunes. :)
Check out THA Radio for my remix of the Dan Paladin song, “Watermelon”!