I can't sing. I can't really play anything besides cowbell (MORE COWBELL!). But I love to make music.The "scratch" in Scratch Factory originally came from the idea of record scratching. Not that I can do that. It involves physical dexterity, and such things are pretty much always non-starters for me.
But scratch music (Coldcut, Steinski, even Skinny Puppy in their way) has had a huge influence on me and the music I try to make.
Scratch Factory started life as an idea for a record company, which died when I realised I had no desire to make records. Just music.
I hope you like it.
Movie MusicI can't sing worth a damn, and I don't have a mic or a recording space anyway. Also, I can't play anything. These would ordinarily be seen as pretty much making music a non-starter for me, but no. I like to think I revel in the challenge, but it's been said I'm just too dumb to know when I'm beat.
Either way, I've gotten drawn into making music using first off, the many loops and samples available as GarageBand loops. Second, samples ripped from my own eclectic music collection. And third, vocal snatches from assorted films. Sometimes a line or even just a voice will twig with some melodic or rhythmic thing in my head, and I'll walk around for a few days trying out beats and lines until something works, then it's thirty-six hours in front of GarageBand trying to bring it to life.
Here's where it goes: