Last week Seb Tomczak let me know that a ported version of Oliver Wittchow’s Nanoloop had been released for the iPhone/iPod Touch. I’ve been having a great time with the interface and the many sounds that can be created using a combination of tone and noise generators.
For awhile I’ve had this idea for a concept album based on the phenomenon of Micronations – entities that claim to be independent nations or states whose formation is often the result of a desire for political autonomy, grand ego or complete madness. Examples of famous micronations include The Principality of Sealand, Nova Roma and (of course) New Utopia.
I thought I would go about it in a familiar red_robin fashion; paralleling the composition of tracks with other work in progress that fell into the genres of ambient, drone and glitch that I’ve been working with lately. Then I thought I’d shake things up a bit and commit the project to Nanoloop alone, a nice way to get some beats in for a change.
I’m still working away on the material, but one finished track has emerged – a little melodic ditty called “Sealand”.
It’s cute and pretty disposable. Expect more on the forthcoming Micronation: a Nanoloop ode to autonomous endeavour.
Download: red_robin “Sealand” (2:46) 128 kbps, 5MB