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Bus Ride


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Bus Ride is a song I started in 2018. During that time, I would often compose songs on GarageBand during school bus rides. It was spare moments like these that I'd notate the melodies I had just come up with. After all, if I didn't record them immediately, I would forget them and they'd be lost forever! I tried to stick to the old Gizmote musical style when making this song, that being stacking melodic parts on top of each other, each using simple default instruments. I'm happy with this, as I think it's genuinely how I might've finished the original song four or five years ago.

On August 1st, 2017, I released my first song, Velino. It was made in GarageBand, in my 8th grade homeroom period on a school-issued iPad. I was both proud of and dissatisfied with the piece, which is melancholy yet uplifting at the same time. Wanting to show my work into the world for others to hear, I published it to YouTube, paired with a hastily made Minecraft screenshot, which faces downwards because my computer wasn't powerful enough to render distant chunks to form a more cinematic image. Five years later, I'm still proud of Velino. Of the 72 songs I've published to date, it's the only one for which I've lost the original song file.

Released exactly five years after Velino, Attempt Two commemorates those five years of growth and change. I've developed a lot as a musician and a person: I've changed my username from GizmoDude8128 to the more elegant Gizmote, I've transitioned from composing on GarageBand and a smattering of other DAWs to using Ableton Live, and I've learned a lot more about music. This album features tracks I started as early as 2018, as well as new ones that represent my current style and abilities. Velino was among the songs I compiled into my very first album, titled Attempt One. Likewise, this album is titled Attempt Two, representing that while I've improved, I've still got a lot to learn about making music. Enjoy!

Music created by Gizmote on Ableton Live 10.

Cover art by 8th, who can be found at https://twitter.com/8thyK .

If you think my music is worth money, you can buy the highest-quality digital download of this EP from https://gizmote.bandcamp.com/album/attempt-two

Hi, I'm Gizmote (he/they)! I like music so much that I started making some myself. I started making music in 2017 under the name GizmoDude8128 and have been releasing songs frequently ever since! My music tends to fit in genres such as electronic, EDM, ambient, and chiptune, but I've also done a bit of orchestral, techno, and synthwave. My two biggest releases are Songs To Spacewalk To and Bright, both released in 2020, the revenue from which is donated to the Arbor Day Foundation! My biggest inspirations include C418 and Waterflame, as well as dozens of other artists. As of 2022, I have released over 80 songs, and I plan on making more creative works as long as I can! Thanks for listening.

Find my music on other platforms: https://linktr.ee/gizmodude8128

If you like the things I do, feel free to join my Discord server: https://discord.gg/ZMsryev

For licensing info, please visit https://tinyurl.com/GizmoteLicensing

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Aug 10, 2022
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