The Hamster Alliance

The Hamster Alliance is a one man music project. The goal of "THA" is to produce awesome and diverse music without constraints. All music by THA is freely available on the internet to listen to. If you would like to use THA music in a project, please send me an email

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My Harpejji arrived today!

12. May 2010 14:36 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Back in October 2009 I ordered this…thing. It’s a plank of wood with strings on it and it makes noise, kind of like them geetars the kids are into. It’s a 24-string tapping instrument. It’s tuned to a whole tone scale (C, D, E, F#, G#, A#). It also has some interesting tech built into it. The bass and melody strings go through separate built-in pre-amps. When you lift your finger off a string it stops immediately thanks to the per-string mute system. Also, it sustains forever, which is weird.

Anyways, a few months into the build they offered to upgrade it from the D1 to the new K24 model they were working on, but that it would add a few extra months to the build. Decline a free upgrade? Hell no! So now, nearly seven months later, it has finally arrived. Yay!

 

A few images for those who are allergic to video:

 

New Track: Half Past

29. April 2010 14:49 by Hamst3r in Tracks

I like jazz, a lot and this is an attempt at a particular style of jazz. It’s got a vibraphone, a trumpet, two guitars, an upright bass and some drums. I didn’t add any big beats or synths to this one. I also didn’t crush the shit out of the mix.

So yeah, it’s chillaxed and it’s jazzy and I’m happy with it, particularly the trumpet.

Check it out:

Download: THA – Half Past (right click, save as)

or stream it on THA Radio.

Enjoy!

New Track: Hollywood

1. April 2010 14:52 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Some music for driving through Hollywood at night. If you’re not in Hollywood, just pretend you’re surrounded by palm trees, bright lights and trash; and everything is moving in slow-motion.

This track is a Chillout track with some ideas pulled from Dubstep and more ambient styles of music. There’s a lot of bass in this track and and a lot of granular fuckery on the drums.

Check it out:

Download: THA – Hollywood (right click, save as)

or stream it on THA Radio.

Enjoy!

New Track: The Reapers

4. March 2010 14:54 by Hamst3r in Tracks

I’ve spent a good 50 or so hours in the Mass Effect universe; having played the original and the recently released sequel. The music in both games is fantastic.

There’s a particular piece of music in Mass Effect 2 which begins with low brass drones and percussion with snares and anvil strikes. That’s what inspired this piece.

I guess you could call this a tribute to Mass Effect. :)

Check it out:

Download: THA – The Reapers (right click, save as)

or stream it on THA Radio.

Enjoy!

New Track: Corona

2. March 2010 14:57 by Hamst3r in Tracks

This is the final version of the track that was written on camera below.

It’s still an upbeat jazzy electronic pop thing, only now it has a more dynamic flow and some ideas pulled from Trance. :)

Check it out:

Download: THA – Corona (right click, save as)

or stream it on THA Radio.

Enjoy!

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A list of all the TV shows I've seen.

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