Had a few dicussions recently with some other musicians about making music “back in the day” and what some of our earliest recordings sounded like. Figured it would be fun to post what I believe is the first recording of my electronic music. I had some earlier stuff than this recorded from back in my guitar/punk band days somewhere, but we’ll leave that buried for now. 🙂
This is a live set I made back in 1999, when I was still going by the artist name “rEalm”. Recorded live in one pass (to cassette of all things) using a Roland MC505, and a couple samples from the Roland SP808 I had just bought. This is a direct transfer from the cassette, no mastering or anything, so it’s pretty raw sounding, though I guess that was kind of par for the course compared to what we do today. And yes, I was really into trance at the time, so no need to comment on that 🙂
As I’ve mentioned before, I initially got into writing electronic music from a live pa perspective. So the title of this set is something I’ve always thought was very descriptive for the way I perform, and I’ve continued to borrow the name for all of the live sets I’ve created since.
Anyway, hopefully some of you get a kick out of this or at least a chuckle. Feel free to share your earliest recordings in the comments too!