Posts Tagged With: retro

The Haunted Carousel

Get your retro thrills here! We found an old Victorian-style carousel with horses and crazy fairground music and just couldn’t resist. The whole thing looks very genteel, but it’s a different story when you actually climb on. It goes a lot faster than you think and there’s nothing to stop you from falling off!

See the stills from Christmas Carousel here.

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Beach House – My First Song in GarageBand

beach house

Summer’s done…

Picture it: the Norfolk coast 1967, sitting round a fire on the beach at dusk, warm sand beneath your feet. The ebb and flow of the tide, restless mixed feelings at the end of the season. It’s the happy/sad feeling The Beach Boys did so well, honed to perfection by The Avalanches…

Originally this track was made very quickly to a tight deadline for work. The brief was to create a laid-back soundtrack to relax students and induce a creative atmosphere, and this sparse little folk number emerged with a beach theme. It consisted of Apple Loops layered together in GarageBand, but I always felt something was missing and decided to add some depth, spicing up the sixties flavour. There’s even a few bars of Sgt. Pepper’s-style backwards tape for the sake of pure nostalgia. Goldfrapp did retro psychedelics so well on Seventh Tree, so I guess you could say I was under the influence!

Listen here,

or download here,
Beach House (remix) right click.

Check out my Cosmic Jukebox for more of my remixes and edits.

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