Saturday, July 31, 2010


Around 7 pm on a Saturday night.

I am blogging again. I am proud of myself. I wanted to do this last week, but as I was writing (I was also rendering a project in Reaper (I know you're not supposed to do other things while doing that, but I was being impatient)) my computer randomly turned off. It actually gave me a bit of a scare, but I'm used to computer problems.

Also last week, I (in my mom's car) parked at Burkes Beach. A mean person threw this into my window :

Once inside, they took Amanda's bag with her ipod, phone, money, debit card, and other things in it. I felt bad. It's also costing me about 500$ for the damage. Also, no more car. I guess it was my fault someone broke the window, right?

Other than that, things have been quite boring. I've been refining my ear for recording. It's fun to wade through all these bad sounds and tones and finally find the one you are looking for. Like most things, a good sound takes practice. Practice, and help you find on forums. Unlike most damned forums (or most damned everything) on the internet, recording engineering and sound production forums are sincere and valuable.

I've been demoing new ideas on this:

I found it at a thrift store last summer for $12. Surely a nice find. I've been using an old stereo microphone my (living) grandfather gave me. I'm recording on old tapes taken from my (deceased) grandfather's house. It's very nice and simple. I like the sound.

With that said, I have two new compositions for your ears:

Untitled D - Instrumental. I had a small version of this up last week of just the main idea. I developed it into a full piece. I like where it went.
Untitled D by ileee

"Slowly" - Idea/Song. I took the words from a entry I wrote in a notebook from last year. I kind of just improvised a chord structure and melody, which is why it seems a little weak. This was also done at about 3:30 in the morning. My voice is quite tired and shaky. This was done on tape. After, I ran it through Alice (my amp), eq'd the low end out as to try to isolate the vocals, and added some spring reverb to it. This went to another tape. I then mixed the two tapes through my soundboard on to a new tape. I wanted to keep this all analog as a first. It's a tedious process, but I feel good about it.
"Slowly" by ileee

That's about it. The new Colour Revolt is pretty ace. Go get it.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Around 9 pm on a Monday night.

I haven't blogged in a while, and every time I do I always tell myself I will continue with it, but I have failed to do so. At least until:



We'll see if I keep it up.

I'm beginning to notice how dark of an individual I really am lately. It's starting to present itself to others now, and I'm being confronted about it. OH WELL. It's not like I'm a serial killer or anything.

I've produced some music for anyone who would want to hear. I think the quality of sound is pretty good. As for the quality of writing and overall musicianship, I'll let you be the judge:

Untitled B - Instrumental. I'm not going to touch it anymore. It is done.

Untitled B by ileee

Untitled D - Instrumental. This is the basic idea - a little snippet - of something I thought of a few minutes ago. Obviously, I will develop it more. It's a little boring now. But this is just a short little demonstration of the idea. I like reversing things. It creates a nice ambient drone. But like I said, this is a skeleton.

Untitled D by ileee


This house makes people go crazy. That, or people are naturally crazy, and this house just allows them to be sincere. This is a sincere house? hah!

Let me know what you think about the tunes.

Thanks so much!

April 23 - 2009 (out of my old journal)

I wonder how I'll go
"Not with a bang, but a wimper?"
Will they read about me in the papers?
My name's short enough to only take up a few centimeters -
There will still be room for the ads and stoke quotes
(all the new births and newly eloped).

There will be no folded flag, no bagpipes,
No guns shot in the air,
but what will I care?
I'm dead.
Do with me what you want;
Don't spend money on my lifeless body.
It's lifeless, and therefore can't protest what you do.
Be creative.