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Boy Magician - Corrupt

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This is the 5th track of Boy Magician's self titled debut album from 2002.

The voice samples are by Jesse Barnes, and are a spoof of a Steve Irwin-esque Australian nature lover (this was made before he passed). I don't remember the exact synths used for all the parts but I'm sure it was the staple Boy Magician gear including Roland MC-303 grooveboxes, a Korg EA-1, and some Yamaha sequencers. It was sequenced in Sony Acid, and I remember putting quite a bit of time working on the panning. Of all the Boy Magician tracks to listen to on headphones, I'd recommend this one and Radio for the panning effects.

When I listen to this track I always think back to a freshman music appreciated class I had in college. The class focused on Western classical music, but the professor asked everybody to bring in a sample of music to listen to. Naturally, most people brought in some classical works, like Vivaldi or Mozart. One guy brought in Metallica being played by an orchestra, trying to meet the professor halfway I suppose. Another girl played her friend's emo-rock song. I played this track, hot off the press, being extremely nervous the entire time it played, because I had made it and wasn't sure how the class and professor would think of it, and because the room had pretty old and crappy speakers, and I think the left and right speakers were mixed up, so the panning was wrong. At the end of the class, the professor pointed out how everyone had brought in music that in some way looked to the past, except my track which looked towards the future. I took that as a great compliment, so I can't help but that of that story when I hear this track.


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3.89 / 5.00

Jan 21, 2009
10:58 PM EST
File Info
4.4 MB
4 min 49 sec

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