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SELF-SERVING: my new ep

SELF-SERVING: my new ep
September 03, 2021 10:20AM
Under my producer tag callinamagician, I have released a 6-song ep of electronic music, FINAL BOY, today: [callinamagician.bandcamp.com]. I've dropped a great deal of music on Bandcamp, but this is the first project I devised as a whole. I'm not sure how to describe it - I was influenced by everything from horror movie soundtracks (hence the title) to the electronic side of Krautrock to recent South African music - but I tried to avoid snare drum/hi-hat/kick drum patterns at all costs.
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Re: SELF-SERVING: my new ep
September 03, 2021 03:49PM
I really like this, Steve. It puts me in mind of the more listenable side of the more experimental side of Warp Records, if that makes sense - kind of like the tracks on Mira Calix's One On One when she remembered she was recording music. Very nice! I'm going to check out the rest of your stuff.

But since it's on bandcamp, I demand a cassette!
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Re: SELF-SERVING: my new ep
September 03, 2021 09:32PM
There's a limited edition 12" flexi-disc on the way for Bandcamp mail order. Just kidding.

Thanks for the Warp Records comparison. I haven't listened to much to '90s IDM lately, but it definitely left a large mark on my ideas about electronic music.

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Re: SELF-SERVING: my new ep
September 19, 2021 06:13PM
Dude, you are prolific! Lotsa tracks. But I'll start with this EP, and it is nice stuff indeed. Does "Tuneless Trumpet" and "Getting the Chill" use Japanese instruments? My fave of the bunch is "Getting the Chill" - great groove.

The lack of relentless thump-a-thump-a beats is duly noted and appreciated. And 'Hitchcock Exotica' needs to be a real genre.
Re: SELF-SERVING: my new ep
September 20, 2021 11:39AM
Thanks! I am already working on a new ep, which I plan to release some time in October.

Neither of those songs use Japanese instruments, but "Tuneless Trumpet" incorporates the kanun, an Arabic instrument akin to the oud. On "Getting the Chill," it's a kalimba.

The name "Hitchcock Exotica" came from Cristobal Tapia de Veer, describing his soundtrack for the TV show THE WHITE LOTUS.

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Re: SELF-SERVING: my new ep
September 20, 2021 09:20PM
My wife just finished binging White Lotus. I drifted in and out if the room as it was on and the music was striking. (The show itself looked pretty good… I just have a short attention span for TV, I guess).

Your music is definitely evocative. I am reminded of some of the dark, eerie electronica I listened to in the late 90s-early 2000’s, but your approach is much different. I have no idea how anyone can put sounds like that together and end up with a compelling finished product… Kudos!
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