Friday, January 28, 2011

56 second flick starring our fascinating neighbor we like to call the Sun (or, if youre religious you can call him the god Ra) from the friendly folks over at nasa. i made the soundtrack here in my hovel.



21 comments:

Daniel Jones said...

The video and some of the music reminds me of Autechre and Mouse on Mars. Very cool.

Daniel Jones said...

oh and the sound bit at 0:42-0:48 reminds me of that NBC three note chime...not like you really wanted to hear that though ha.

Semiramis said...

Oh great one, Avery Ra

Please play us some more cosmic excursions you have made, I beg of you.

**kneels at the feet of god Avery Ra**

matt volpe said...

Cool bass line in there EA. What did you play? Or was it key bass?

Will said...

(insert encouraging words here to motivate Eric to make more music for my purely selfish reasons)

Matt said...

Neato!

cass said...

Love it

-ea. said...

matt- i played it on a p bass but, knowing folks listen with their teeny computer speakers, i followed the bass with a square wave to resolve the bass line above 90 hz or so.

matt volpe said...

Very cool Eric, thanks! By the way I just picked up a very cool bass multi-effects processor by digitech (BP 355) -it's got some very cool sounds and effects. slightly limited, but a real fun toy to mess around with on bass ideas.

woobot said...

You seem like you'd do well scoring a film or a short... I really liked how you interpreted the nuances of the nasa video.

Brad M. said...

Hey Eric,

Just dropping by after not picking up your blog for several months now for some reason... not sure why... oh yeah was looking for work... all caught up now.

Regardless, thanks for keeping it going, thanks for posting some of your music ideas, I'll always find your work and your process very interesting and inspirational for myself and my band. Looking forward to your next album.

Odioso6767 said...

When I can see it I can see it...

matt volpe said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Eric today, 4.25.11. Have an awesome day and play some bass!

Best, Matt

Chad Glass said...

very cool!

Brad M. said...

Eric,

Any chance you could write a quick blog update regarding where you're at with the album? Those of us who abhor Twitter would be thankful.

-Brad

andy said...

Random, but I just listened to Sun's gone and it made my day. Really classic song, I especially loved the acoustic version on Dave's show.

Tor Hershman said...

that gave me a hard-on

erin crim said...

longtime no see where have ya been? I've been missin your blog and your insight. when will you be coming back to post here and share your thoughts and observations

del mar said...

Happy New Year Eric Avery and friends.
I have long been wondering if you were saved and going to heaven after you die? I felt the urge to share this with you, friend.
Some have an idea that at judgement God is going to weigh our good works against our bad works. If the good outweighs the bad, He is going to allow us into heaven but if the bad outweighs the good he will condemn us to Hell. However that teaching is not in the Bible. The Bible teaches we are already condemned. According to what God has said, I am a sinner, my sins demand a payment, and that payment is death...eternal death in the lake of fire. This is not a sentence that is going to be given me. It is a sentence I am already under if I'm not trusting Jesus Christ as my saviour. The person who is not trusting in Jesus for salvation is waiting only for his heart to stop beating; and the moment it does the soul and spirit leave the body and go immediately to Hell. The rich man in Luke 16:22,23 "also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes and was in torment."
Now that leaves us in a bad predicament but there is a bright side to the story.
Its not religion that saves a man but faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for the sins of the world.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

Semiramis said...

You and Mr. Farrell and Mr. Perkins have a lot in common. You guys possess a fair amount of talent but forgot the method that enables you to use it to the full extent.

Mr. Avery: you compose without making the bass lines essential listening. the bass guitar for you is no longer the main attraction. You could woo the fans but you hold back what was once your forte. You could woo the fans and put out more music but you hold back. Why Mr. Avery, why??

Mr Farrell: the special quality of your voice you don't show it like you used to. You have a good voice but choose to make loverboy-lounge pop, liberace-crooning that turns people off. You started the pop crooning a little bit on Strays and then you did it all over the Satellite Party Ultrapayloaded. You continued the style on Thievery Corporation and even some of The Great Escape Artist tracks. The pitch is too low and Its sounds you are tired and not really into what you sing and the emphasis you place on the vocal "ooo's" is not acceptable. Did Mr. Ezrin coach you to pull this stunt? Song yet to be Sung and Good Gods Urge are good examples of your voice at its best. If you wanted to in 2016-2017 you could woo the fans but you hold back and give us far less than you are capable of. Why Mr. Farrell, why??

Mr. Perkins: You have the talent but like Mr. Avery and Mr. Farrell you settle for mediocrity. You peaked with Porno For Pyros 1993 and then Kettle Whistle 1997 but after 2003 you sound mediocre. You were once a great tribal drummer but you settled for less. Why Mr Perkins, why?

Roy said...

Hmmm. Six years since your last blog post? Surprised this is still around collecting dust. Its clear you have nothing left to say here Eric. Close down this blog.