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This release is very special to me. The first bass CD I attempted back in 2014 wasn't exactly my best work, nor was it me being true to my
basshead roots, having loved artists like Bass 305, Techmaster PEB, DJ Magic Mike, Neil Case (Beat Dominator/Bass Mekanik) and mountains of
others whose albums I knew front to back long before I was even old enough to think about driving a car. In retrospect, I was trying too hard to
combine digital bass with video game hardware to blend bass music and chiptune. Don't get me wrong, I'm proud of that project and it was fun
to create, but play time is now over. With a little fresh gear on hand, some updated software, I have crafted a proper bass CD that is still truly
me being me instead of pouring effort into emulating those I grew up admiring and listening to so much. Still, I did drop a touch of chiptune in
two tracks on here, but it's not the driving force this time around. The music on this album has been carefully recorded and mixed for the best
listening experience I can provide. I don't have a massive studio with thousands of dollars in equipment, but I have obtained the things I need.
I am self taught and not a degree carrying studio engineer, but I am not at all afraid to say that the clarity of sound is something to appreciate.
Unlike most modern electronically produced music which relies on trickery like time stretching and pitch bending kick drums for boom, the bass
in this album was composed using digital FM synthesis, which I feel allows for tightly controlled and absolutely pure signal. With bass that at
times hits quite far below 35hz, there's a broad range of boom here and I hope it sounds as glorious in your system as it does in my own. I
remember a time when bass tapes and CDs were practically a dime a dozen. Those types of albums hardly exist anymore as everyone tends to
grab some sort of this weak modern hiphop, trap or R&B music to push in their system. Hits loud, hits low, booms hard? Sure, but there's
nothing that sounds like a good ol' fashioned bass CD, where the depth and purity of the boom is meant to be the focus of the music. I'm not an
extremely talented musician, and I have no quips about that. Still, I want to believe some basshead somewhere will be happy to have this CD in
their collection. Modern production techniques and bass music. Long overdue. Thank you all for checking me out!
The title of this album is a description of how the bass was produced for this album, true. However, the combination of the title and artwork are
my own direct nod to perhaps my most favorite of all time from the world of bass music I grew up with: Bass 305. Even the disc itself has a
similar black and white design like they used on alot of their earlier CDs. I had their debut release "Digital Bass" on cassette as a kid and it was
listened to way too much. Many years after when I was old enough to drive and installed my first system, I of course showed off alot with that
particular CD. I still keep a copy in my Jeep to this day. A couple years after I graduated high school, they had released an album called "Digital
Bass 2002" which gave me the idea for using the year in the album title as well. It's my way of saying thank you and I love you to the fellas
behind Bass 305, but the reason I am writing about all of this here is because one, I wanted my intentions to be known, and two, as you listen
you won't find one shred of their sounds or style sampled or emulated anywhere on this album, so don't worry. There's no bullshit scumbaggery
going on with these tunes :)
Here's a rundown of the tracks:
1. Digital Purity: Simple and melodic tune with focus on the bass being generated using digital FM synthesis.
2. Rubber Binary Bass: A dirty little funk tune that is somehow modeled after the tune Sexy MF'n Binary I did on my Gameboy album Shades Of Gray Handheld.
3. Advance To Level Q: A pure digital assault on your system. Gorgeous use of the Gameboy sound are sprinkled into the main hook and some lead-ups in between. One of my
better attempts at composure.
4. Limber.exe: Proper 4x4 EDM. The basslines I dropped in this shit are downright sexy.
5. Interphasic Organisms: This is a simple and absolutely proper old school electro track. Very slightly reminiscent of good ol' Dynamix II.
6. RMS Wattage: This is not a track you crank purely for listening enjoyment or emotion thru music. This is strictly a slow and low joint that will give your subs a brutal beating.
Ultra-low frequencies galore!
7. Simple And Bassik: The title explains it. A completely simple and upbeat tune that to be perfectly honest, became nothing but filler. I had some concepts for this tune I just
couldn't get to come together, so after a fair deal of tinkering, this is the final result, hence the title. Still, the extreme bass we all love is here and ready.
8. Am I Loud Enough: An EDM style track with a touch of basic Nanoloop flavor, punchy kicks, and good ol' fashioned electronic noise. A fairly simple to follow tune, but damn does
9. Techno Bass Will Never Die: A unique track in this album, this one is heavy on the old school techno touch. Broad ranges of low frequencies, not to mention sounds and patterns
that take you back to the days of glowsticks and blinky lights.
10. Bumbler's Gruff: Kicksteppin' your ass! Off-beat, chiptune-ish, slick rolling ultra-low basslines. You have to hear it to understand it.
11. Zero: Bass Only: It's my belief that any respectable bass CD should have a non-musical woofer test track. This track is exactly that and the title is absolutely accurate as there
is no music, no snares or kicks, no hi-hats or synths. Literally nothing but bass. I composed assorted sequences of the lowest possible frequencies you may have ever owned on a
CD, and applied some studio trickery to really manipulate some of these sequences to make them damn near lethal to your voice coils. This is no exaggeration and no joke, I
recommend serious caution as you journey thru this 4:30 assault on your equipment.
12. Legend Of The Funky Pup Subwoofer: This final track is another slow and low joint that is meant for some serious SPL. If you know what the title refers to, you enjoy my sense
of humor and get the throwback. I remember these subs. Who would've thought long after they were no longer manufactured would people start to pay attention to them. Just like
the pink surround in the days of old, playing this track in your system will add many xtra deebeez....