OFF THE GRID was a short-lived feature I ran back on Synthetix.FM from 2014-2015. The name has always stuck in my head, and seems an appropriate title for this release: a retrospective collection of 16 tracks from the last decade.
This is a personal and deeply cathartic release for me. Please enjoy these prime deep cuts, rarities & B-sides from my digital crypt.
Liner notes & anecdotes below for those interested.
For fans of 195, MEGACOPTER OST and sizzling synth bangers.
Total Runtime: 44:32
Arturia Microbrute｜Doepfer, MAKENOISE & Mutable Instruments Eurorack System｜E-MU Systems Proteus ｜ Kawai K1, K4, SP-100｜KNAS Moisturizer｜KOMA Field Kit｜Korg M3R, Minilogue, Mono/Poly, MS-20, Poly 800 MK II｜Moog MF Delay, Mother 32, Minitaur｜Novation Bass Station Rack｜Roland D-110, D-50, JV1080, VP-330｜Tape Loops｜Tascam Portastudio 414｜Voltage Controlled Walkman｜WEM Copicat Super IC｜Yamaha SU-10, TX81Z.
released July 3, 2020
All music composed, performed and engineered by Robin Ogden twitter.com/ogresounds
Tracks 01 & 04. From Demon Ninja Assault Slash Damage, previously unreleased.
Track 02. The Bench, written as part of the original 195 sessions 2013-2014. Originally released on New Retro Wave's The 80’s Dream Compilation Tape, Volume 3, 2015.
Track 03. Payback, previously unreleased, written for a collaborative game project between myself, Dan Terminus and Jim Gennissen. Written 2014.
Track 05. Flex In, originally appeared on Sunlover Records' Maximum Workout compilation. Written 2015.
Track 06. Trailer track for Gunnihilation. Written 2015.
Tracks 07 & 08. From Dustwun. Written 2016-17.
Tracks 09 & 10. Raiders & The Judged were written for the Synthetix Halloween Mixtape 2014, along with Fugue, which eventually found its way onto Fangoria's Hollydoom compilation release, available via Lakeshore Records.
Tracks 11 & 12. From Fort Mainframe. Composed 2016.
Track 13. The boss music for Eternal Castle : Remastered, available on all good platforms. A brilliant game and great team to work with. Composed during my convalescence, 2018.
Track 14. Ambient music from a defunct MUD dungeon crawler. Written 2015.
Tracks 15 & 16. It was a real pleasure to work with Joe and write these tracks for his podcasts The Late Night Show & The Ozone Nightmare, which began as snippets of unused MIDI from Calico Brawn. Composed 2012-2017.