(These are the songs we build sets from, in no particular order)
A current favorite using North African rhythms and
vocalisations as an underlying "glue" to hold everything else together.
Fun to play, and Doug likes the bridge because he can rest and not feel
bad about it.
This song just fell together whilst jamming. The call
and repeat (or 'call and return' as we call it) device carries the melodic
Grooves along with some musical sleight of hand.
One of our first, and still great. Bulked it up
from the original. Basically a piece about a guy losing his mind in a
Department Store and trying to escape society, only to find out one
cannot. Ambient; spooky.
Another early ambient excursion, but with Doug on vocals!
This is also some kind of political statement, but ambiguous. Always
looking for wacky effects patches for this.
EVERYBODY LOVES THIS ONE. I don't know why; frogs
and flute, completely improvisational every time. Classic!
A funny disco exercise named such because it
reminded me of a Kraftwerk tune that was used for a PBS science show
called "Newton's Apple".
This song is a counterpoint nightmare but being slow
and mellow helps it not get yucky. Sampled the opening and pouring of a
can of soda and used it as a flag coming out of the bridge. Yeah, I know
it's blatant, but you sure don't see it coming.
A lawsuit waiting to happen. Great song; could use some
lyrics to broaden the variations on the bridge. Too drawn out maybe.
Phtheme from Phthalo Blue
A little ditty to tranny load times.
Got a dark groove.
For all of your Gothic needs! Here's a lovely tune crafted
for the deepest depressions of your soul. The Latin singing translates
"He who places all his hope in the Virgin shall enjoy her good
protection". This is not a socio-religious political statement, nor does
it reflect the personal beliefs of any member of Phthalo Blue. It's just
Mad Scientist Theme
This is a technofest originally used as the
theme music for a character in a stage adaptation of the Ed Wood film
"Glen or Glenda". We'll do anything to get our name in print.
Space Piano Concerto
TSIA, and no, I am not B1FF!!!! ! !!!!!!
Oil of Nutmeg
Cool hard driver. Originally written as the score
to a scene in an original play by Scott Working for the Shelterbelt
Theatre, the scene was cut ONE WEEK before opening. Their loss; made it
into a techno hit and everybody grooooooves hard on it.
This is an intentionally SAPPY pop tune about my
very real love for an (ALMOST) underage girl. It's conflict of guilt and
lust triggering remorse and depression. Meet Amber Amelia and Morty.