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Energy Dive
  11th/31   Σ21.731   Feb 10th 2006 1:21pm
I hope you play this with a REAL 6581, it totally sucks with emulation! This is a short, and hopefully energetic tune and my humble contribution to the Winter Chip-compo.To hear how it SHOULD sound, you can download the recorded mp3 at http://monk.jossain.com/Energy_Dive.mp3
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Level 6 Chipist
post #1225 :: 2006.02.10 2:00pm
Ooh! I made a mistake on the url! I don't know to edit it so here is the CORRECT URL to the mp3!
I hope you guys use the mp3 for the voting-mp3 since emulation totally sucks with this tune..
Level 6 Chipist
post #1226 :: 2006.02.10 2:09pm
Argh! I made TWO TYPOS and didn't notice it .. maybe I should drink less coffee.. anyway, the -CORRECT- URL is of course this:

(I hope it's right this time.. hehe!)
Level 6 Chipist
post #1227 :: 2006.02.10 2:10pm
hm, for some reason the Ene and rgy seems to have a space, when in fact it shouldn't have one. I am SURE I didn't typo it this time! So the word is Energy_Dive.mp3, not Ene rgy ...
Level 28 Hostist
post #1228 :: 2006.02.11 12:01pm :: edit 2006.02.11 12:01pm
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<a href="http://www.monk.jossain.com/Energy_Dive.mp3"><b>this link should work</a></b>
except i already put your mp3 up on the site....

nice avatar!!
Level 12 Chipist
post #1229 :: 2006.02.11 5:11pm
Nice tune :)
Level 22 Samplist
post #1230 :: 2006.02.11 8:46pm
i just danced in my bedroom
Level 6 Chipist
post #1231 :: 2006.02.12 7:37am
Thank you, thank you. I drew the avatar myself. I was considering making a 125x125 avatar but haven't got round to it yet so I am using this 80x80 avatar here.. that was originally meant for another forum.

And thanks for commenting on my tune .. !

- Monk
Level 9 Chipist
Funky Fish
post #1232 :: 2006.02.20 8:30am
i love this tune!..nice work dude!
Level 7 Chipist
post #1233 :: 2006.02.22 12:44am
This song really comes together. It's not the sort of thing I would usually like, and yet it's one of my favs. Great work.
Level 10 Mixist
post #1234 :: 2006.02.22 9:31pm
Level 0 Criticist
post #1235 :: 2006.02.24 11:36am
Ha Monk! Good to see you're still whipping up tracks. ^__^
Level 6 Chipist
post #1236 :: 2006.02.24 3:38pm

Wow, thanks for all the kind comments! I am kinda satisfied with this myself.
Level 6 Chipist
post #1237 :: 2006.02.24 3:39pm
Snowrobot: thank you! Do we know each other? I am kinda glad I can still compose too .. I lost this ability for awhile, but maybe I am slowly gaining it back ..
Level 6 Chipist
post #1238 :: 2006.02.25 5:32am
Congratulations mate! Good peice of work!
Level 6 Chipist
post #1239 :: 2006.02.26 3:09am

Thank you, Psycho!
Level 5 Criticist
post #1240 :: 2006.02.27 1:33am
happy hippy hopping ginseng
Level 0 Criticist
post #1241 :: 2006.03.01 12:53am
Only if you're the guy who made "Fusion of dragons" with the hardsid and those others then you should know. :)
Level 6 Chipist
post #1242 :: 2006.03.02 4:17am
Snowrobot: Actually Fusion of Two Dragons IS my labor of love, made with HardSID. But I still don't remember your nick .. But I do have a bad memory when it comes to names and nicks.
Level 30 Mixist
Baron Knoxburry
post #1243 :: 2006.03.02 1:13pm
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Hey, =monk=, I thought I would just stain your track's page with my annoying avatar! ;P
Your track is very innovative! The kick on the 1 and the snare on 3 is rock solid. You must have searched all the cultures of 5 seperate continents to find that beat.
I bow to your awesomeness.
But, seriously, we need people like you around to try and influence our mindsets. Some of us fools think you can make any kind of music with a chip. Now I am aware of my ignorance.
Thank you! ;P
Level 6 Chipist
post #1244 :: 2006.03.02 2:59pm
Well.. uh.. thanks, I guess. I am not sure I understood most of that. I think you were mocking me for using 4/4 and a simple drum .. but I rather put ENERGY in music than complicated beats or stuff .. concentrating on those things would make me put less energy in the song itself. And anyway, my main point in making music is melody anyway .. so I usually just create some kind of background so I can compose some nice melody. And this song is not about complicated beats - I have tried all kinds of different rhythms and comps and beats in my time, and I have arrived to simplicity after all that complication that wasn't really improving my songs energetically or even musically anyway .. So I don't care if I use cliches in the basslines or simple beats as long as I get ENERGY and nice melody involved in a song.

Argh, that avatar is really a stain, as you said :) Can't stand it!!

You see, sometimes "making any kind of music with a chip" can be considered trickery, which always leads away from the path of love and soul that can be put in a production. When you pour your finest self in a production, then there's really something magical about it, no matter what musicstyle it represents. But if you concentrate too much on the style, you get distracted and miss the energy and can't really put your finest self in it anymore...

But it's this time of materialism that people have forgotten the energy, wisdom and soul .. and they just try to please others with all kinds of materialistic manipulation of stuff .. I don't care so much for effects or instruments or beats - I only care what _I_ think is important for the creation. Soul/Energy is always first, then melody .. then the rest. This tune was made half-jokingly, out of pure joy and fun and some inspiring experimentation ... I hope you can hear it from the tune.

- Monk
Level 11 Mixist
post #1245 :: 2006.03.02 5:12pm
all i know is that it didn't inspire me or energize me enough to download the mp3. it's already 2 minutes and 1 second of my life i can't have back. thanks. prick.
Level 30 Mixist
Baron Knoxburry
post #1246 :: 2006.03.02 9:00pm :: edit 2006.03.02 9:01pm
  Jangler liēkd this
So, ==Monk==, what you are saying is that all the tracks that "aren't really your thing" were made by people with uninspired souls and they make up for it with style? And then you leave negative feedback so you can materialisticly manipulate their future productions into sounding more like Euro-chip-techno from the 90's?
Sorry -- I'm stuck back here in the duality of man while you are spiritualy light years ahead in transcendance -- I apologize!
haah ah a hahah
i like messing with you
you and that dark aura of yours....
You listen to a lot of <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:igfe4jo70waq">Cecil Taylor</a>, don't you?
Level 0 Criticist
post #1247 :: 2006.03.03 5:54pm
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Just keep doing your thing Monk. You do it well and I love it. Just ignore the trolls along the way. :)
Level 22 Chipist
post #1248 :: 2007.02.12 4:47pm
I downloaded the huge pack of all SIDS at HVSC and I found this one in there...it was titled wrong...they call it "Energy Drive" hahaha.
Level 24 Chipist
post #23530 :: 2013.02.10 7:03pm
this is so fantastic holy shit
Level 29 Chipist
post #53200 :: 2015.02.10 8:50am
How have I not listened this before. faptastic bumpbump

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