A couple months ago, Stan S. asked me to post some of my original works--at least, that's how I read his request. I start with a repost, from six years ago, of my Godzilla Suite, which was initially intended to depict a day in the life of Godzilla, but which turned into a series of Godzilla-related movements. (I mean, what's a day in the life of Godzilla, on average?) Stop me when I make sense.
So, here's most of my 2015 Godzilla post (a re-post, actually)--most of the text, I mean. All of the music is here, including extras. Then, I'll go to my Facebook Suite, written at a time when I was disenchanted with FB. I'm getting to that point again, so it might be time for another FB suite. Anyway...
This suite is my eleven-part tribute to the big green guy, plus I've added three bonus Godzilla tracks (is that redundant?), including my 28-year-old "Godzilla Rag."
You'll be hearing both live and step-recorded sounds--some from my Noteworthy Composer program, others from my long-gone Casio CTK-551. Some tracks, like Godzilla Stomps Into Town, have been heavily altered with echo, time-stretching, multiple sampling, etc., so expect some odd sounds. But how to musically depict the life, deeds, and many moods of Godzilla without the occasional weird stretch of sound? No way I can think of. My multi-tracking went very smoothly, though my sound-on-sound method was pretty primitive--I actually brought up MAGIX twice, and double-tracked in "live" fashion between the two programs. My PC of the time permitted such things. This gave me limited mixing control (as in, none), but I didn't lose too much audio along the way.
Godzilla says, "REOOOAAAARRRRRRRRRRR!!!!" ("I'm Godzilla, and I approve this music.")
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GODZILLA SUITE (Lee Hartsfeld, 2010)
1. Godzilla Disco
2. Godzilla Rhapsody
3. Godzilla Stomps Into Town
4. Not Pleased By the Response, Godzilla Leaves and Stomps Back
5. Godzilla in Therapy
6. Godzilla in Show Biz
7. The Godzilla Parade
8. Godzilla Mystery Hour
9. Godzilla Disco (Complete)
10. Digital Godzilla
11. Godzilla Rhapsody, Part 2
12. Stairway to Godzilla (Hartsfeld, 2006)
13. Godzilla Rag (Hartsfeld, 1993)
14. Godzilla vs. the Debt Ceiling (Hartsfeld, 2013)
Lee Hartsfeld on Casio CTK-551, Casio WK-3800, and/or Noteworthy Composer, 2010.
Now for my Facebook Suite of 2011.