Score

by John Battema

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about

Ho boy, here we go...into the awkwardly-honest waaaaay back machine.

Back in the 90's when I first started releasing my own music, I was a naive college kid who though instrumental music with a heavily new age angle was going to take the world by storm. And boy, did I ever release a ton of it. Much of it was heavily derivative of my idols at the time, but here and there something with a bit of charm came out as well.

Which brings us to Score. Mostly recorded using my Roland U-20, MKS-50 and an Alesis MMT-8, it was a bit less childish than my other stuff at the time. Not that it is a master stroke by ANY stretch...but, I can listen back to it now and not wish my hands had been chopped off.

The titles are appropriately pseudo-evocative, and fairly immature. Some of them were so cringeworthy that I had to drop them off here (sorry for the revisionist history).

Speaking of revisionist...I also used to have a Casio keyboard of some sort that was used on the original tracks. That hunk of plastic went the way of the dodo many moons ago, so I recreated those sounds from memory using various software synths. I'd apologize if I thought anyone actually remembered (hell, *heard*) the original.

The original art is gone too...not so much out of intense humiliation but I simply can't find the original art anymore. It wasn't anything too amazing...and this kind of captures the same basic feel.

I stuck some additional thoughts on each of these songs (including several well-deserved apologies), so if you want to know what I was thinking (or what I'm thinking now), go on and click through for the inside scoop. I tried to make it worth your mouse-ing.

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released January 1, 1994

Despite my better judgement, indeed I did all the writing, recording, mixing and production on this one.

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John Battema Virginia

Electronic musician from the NOVA area and member of the metal/prog/fusion band Ephemeral Sun.

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