Sunday, September 6, 2015

Malakai Beats - Late 2015 Beats

Roughcuts, raw unfinished flavor, loops & chops, plunderphonics and a couple compositions at the end.

Maple Systems Road - 222 (single)

The new Maple Systems Road single is 85 BPM but sounds faster at some points, as the track drifts into an Alice In Wonderland type phase then back into downtempo/ambient territory. At 9 mins this is one of the longest MSR tracks but dope to listen to on headphones.

Maple Systems Road - When Everything Changes LP

This album has apparently been some years in the making, but it sounds fresh. As the debut Maple Systems Road full-length, it was decided that mostly new but some older material was thrown together to form the different changes found throughout the album in terms of emotion or tempo. Recording gear includes VHS tape, cassette, reel to reel, tascam portastudio, microkorg, kaoss pad, MPC and Cubase as the sequencer, as well as recorded and found sounds.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Malakai Beats - 2008-2013

This album contains instrumentals from various Ambient Abstractions albums and tracks from various artists, unreleased beats, and other material dating roughly from 2008-2013. As a follow-up to 2002-2007, this album represents a 5 year span of ideas, including both entirely sampled beats and entirely composed beats and those in between. Each of these beats tells a story. Many of the most requested instrumentals have been included.