Today I have something to write about. I got into web stuff because I saw it as a way to afford to build a home studio. I achieved that a couple of years ago, and since then it’s been a constant struggle to find time to practice production techniques. I’m something of a perfectionist and find it really hard to invest any time in creating things if they don’t look or sound the best… It took me four years of learning programming before I attempted to make a game, even though games were the one thing I wanted to make using Flash. I simply just didn’t want to make something pointless.

It’s an affliction that disables me from exploring many avenues I’m sure, but I know what I want so as long as I’m on the path to achieving it, I don’t mind being patient.

Four years without anything even approaching a finished track is pushing it though, and whilst I’ve been slowly learning mixing theory and music programming, I’ve not had anything of a milestone quite like this one 🙂

I’ve hyped it up enough now, so here is my first professional sounding recording since I left Uni with the goal 5 years ago:


– NB: it’s by no means finished, taking a listener barely past the first breakdown, but it marks a bit of a leap in understanding of programming, mixing and mastering. There is lots to come with incidental sounds, arrangement, and some generative processes applied to the final arrangement, but have a listen and see what happens to yo ass.

Hope you like it!

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  • dave
    Posted September 7, 2006 at 9:44 am 0Likes

    this is great. cant wait for the finished piece! you musta put a lot of work into this 🙂

  • DeeJayCee
    Posted September 7, 2006 at 10:34 am 0Likes

    love it!

    fat fat fat man.

    sounds sit really REALLY nice. layering is lovely, builds subtley. is dark, driving mysterious but with real impact. those sounds are huge man but without being obvious. lovely.

    one major problem though. ends too soon! give me more! could listen to this all night!


  • Aetmos
    Posted September 8, 2006 at 2:27 pm 0Likes

    Hey, man, very cool track. I really like it. There’s a sweeping thing in there that reminds me of AFX Didgeridoo. And the beginning’s great…I started the download, and then went on to some other things, completely forgetting about it, and as soon as it started a minute or so later, I jumped for the master fader because my instinct was that it was the start of feedback. Dunno why…it’s not like I have any mic’s plugged in or anything. Just habit I guess 😉 . Anyway, yeah, awesome track.

  • Jose
    Posted September 19, 2006 at 2:44 pm 0Likes

    I’m playing Prism at the moment and having a lot of fun with it. Excellent gameplay and atmosophere for a flash game. Keep up the good work.

    I used to be a paper and pencil rpg and ccg publisher (feng shui and Shadowfist) if you guys ever want some colour or source material worked up feel free to tap me on the shoulder.

  • James @ FuturLab
    Posted September 20, 2006 at 6:08 am 0Likes

    Thanks guys!

    I’m working hard on it, hopefully will be finished before the end of the month. I’m arranging a visit to Taunton to get it mastered by LOUD – they’re one of the best in the country, so it should come back sounding fatter than those people in Texas.

  • Ad
    Posted October 17, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0Likes

    Sounds sweet mate. Saw the post ages ago but only now had the time to listen to it. I know lots of people who would pay money to listen to it on there stereos over and over!

    Hit me up when you have the finished piece.

  • Rachel
    Posted January 15, 2007 at 2:24 pm 0Likes

    Will you get off your lazy ass and finish this please?

  • Anonymous
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 4:42 am 0Likes

    Hey man.. the track is no longer downloadable

  • James @ FuturLab
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 4:48 am 0Likes

    whoops – fixed!

    Let me know what you reckon!



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