We’re ready to open this year’s summer season with an upcoming release by fluidvolt, who debuted on Ubiktune with Reflections of a Dancing Leaf back in 2012.
His new album is titled Clay Memory. It shows the idea of wabi-sabi in a musical form, an organic sound with a temporary beauty of childlike, innocence and happy vibes.
Music-wise, Clay Memory is a combination of jazz, folk and pop, passed through the forms of impressionism and weirdness.
This is the story:
After Bregalad created his fantastic program GBA Mus Riper, it’s been possible to dump Mother 3's sounds into a massive soundfont of 1668(!) instruments. For the purposes of playing Mother 3 midis it’s perfect. Trying to write your own music with it though… not so much. I’m not saying it can’t be done, but it’s gonna be a struggle. There’s not a name to be found and it has tons of near-duplicate instruments.
That’s where this soundfont comes in handy. I combed through the gigantic raw soundfont of 1668 instruments, weeded out duplicate instruments, removed junk data, etc. Fast-forward more hours than I care to count, and, after naming and organizing, it’s been pared down to a more manageable 214 instruments. Still a lot, but it’s a “rubbing your hands together, can’t wait to get started” a lot, not a “tearing your hair out, this is freakin’ impossible” a lot.
There’s also an additional soundfont of 100 instruments where I split the drumkit into individual instruments.
Both soundfonts will also be available as a part of album download.
The album features 12 tracks with a little under 30 minutes long in total.
- Shall We
- Faded Ink
- Meadow, Half Asleep
- Doggy Goes Mu
- Squeaky’s Song
- Focus, Okay
- Glass Among Fire
- On Sense
- Brush Strokes
- Paper Flowers
- Smiling Sign
Meanwhile, two singles “Focus, Okay?” and “Faded Ink” now are available via our Soundcloud. Both are free for download too!
Enjoy and stay tuned for Clay Memory!