BrokenPictureTelephone is awesome!

Posted in 2D, art on May 14th, 2009 by peeba

BrokenPictureTelephone is a game about miscommunication. Everyone remembers the game of broken telephone from their childhood, right? This is very much like it but with drawn pictures thrown in between written descriptions. First a player writes a piece of text, then someone draws an image of the text, then someone describes that picture and then someone draws again and so on. And of course participants only see what the previous player has written or drawn. And in the end when a predefined number of rounds have been completed, the whole game is revealed and almost without exception the results are amazingly hilarious. Try it out, it’s free, fun and inspiring!

You can check out all the games where I’ve drawn in but I’ve picked some of my favorite pictures I’ve done this far here. Of course to get the full enjoyment, these should be viewed in context but I think these are kinda neat even as complete non sequiturs.


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Subspaces – a progressive psytrance mix

Posted in music on May 2nd, 2009 by peeba

I’ve been ravaged by an eye infection during the last two days or so and it inspired me to mix some progressive psytrance again. I don’t know why.

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I’m actually quite happy with the mix myself and I think the timings were kinda solid this time around too. To celebrate the fact, I decided to do some simple cover graphics from an old Holga photo of mine and name it properly. So I present to you: Subspaces.

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Tracklist:
1. Nasser - Timeless
2. Duca - The Tour
3. FM Radio Gods - Musak Attack
4. Gaudium - 4 Outputs
5. Paulina Cewe - Incipit
6. Ace Ventura - Presence (Motion Drive remix)
7. Vibrasphere - Follow Me
8. Quantize feat. Buttersonic - Think Different
9. Ace Ventura - Sao Paulo
10. Protonica - Final Step

March 2009 goa trance mix

Posted in misc, music on March 15th, 2009 by peeba

Here’s a goa trance DJ set I just mixed.

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During the last few years, there has been a new surge of great goa trance music, a subgenre many people thought died in the turn of the decade. Only the first song here is still from the 90s era but the rest are newer. Too bad that I don’t have Merr0w’s album yet…


Tracklist:
1. Talamasca - Jungle Storm
2. Afgin - Tribute to the Sun
3. Red Gravity - Momentary 29
4. Filteria - The Snail Keeps on Crawling...
5. Antares - Aurora
6. Lost Buddha - Regeneration
7. Vox - Mayana
8. Artifact303 - Energy Waves (Positive mix)

February 2009 psytrance mix

Posted in misc, music on February 15th, 2009 by peeba

A full-on psytrance mix.

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Even though the name of this DJ set is named after an influental month in the Gregorian calendar, I’m not intending to do new mixes every month. I’m just too lazy to think about any fancier names for the mix. Some of the transitions in the mix can be shocking or cruel and are not recommended for children or expecting women.


Tracklist:
1. Talamasca - Obsessive Dream
2. Ananda Shake - Inside the Sound
3. SynSUN - Dancing Machines
4. Space Buddha - Legendary Lighting
5. Wizzy Noise - Sputnik
6. 1200 Mics - Rock into the Future
7. Astral Projection - The Prophecy
8. Technikal - Summassault (Phil York remix)

Mudbox head doodle

Posted in 3D, art on February 6th, 2009 by peeba

I had a novel idea: how about doing a 3d head floating in empty space hastily in mudbox, and here’s the twist: it’s gonna be a serious looking, wrinkly, bald male head!! :|

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Playing with Korg DS-10

Posted in misc, music on January 31st, 2009 by peeba

Korg DS-10 is a small music “studio” for Nintendo DS. It has two synth and four drum tracks (which use the same synth as the lead tracks so no samples there), a simple sequencer, mixer and effects system. It’s pretty limited and very cumbersome to use but I guess the limits are what makes this a fun piece of software to play around with. It’s fun to try and see how far you can get within the limits and with a bit of tweaking and exploring, you can get some surprisingly deep and fat sounds from it. If only composing with it would be easier! Having an option for patterns longer than 16 bars would be a great starting point. And the possibility of separating the synth and drum patterns to their own patterns instead of lumping them together would make things a bit easier. Those are some limitations I’d rather do without :)

Anyway, here’s three mini songs I did with Korg DS-10:

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Blade Runner fast gfx

Posted in 2D, art on January 21st, 2009 by peeba

Did a fast graphics session with a few friends again. The theme was to do a Blade Runnerish interior garnished with cigarette smoking. Incidentally, all three of us handled the lighting with the same style slitted windows ;)

This took a bit over one hour in Photoshop.

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Processing fun.

Posted in code, misc on January 7th, 2009 by peeba

Aah, Processing. I decided to do some stuff with it once again because it’s been a while since I’ve played with anything in the coder-side of the nerd spectrum. If you’re not familiar with Processing, it’s the perfect tool for programming small visual apps and such. It’s a fun way to learn programming and I myself really feel like I’ve taken some (small) steps forward again when coding these two little apps. One is a hyper realistic painting simulation and the other is a hyper realistic armpit hair simulation. So check ‘em out:

http://peeba.gfxile.net/processing/kainalokarvasimu/

http://peeba.gfxile.net/processing/pensseli/

Välipäivät 2008 mix

Posted in music on December 30th, 2008 by peeba

Here’s a progressive psytrance DJ mix I recorded today.

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Tracklist:

1. Vibrasphere vs. Ticon - Dewdrops
2. Magic & Witchcraft - Oudoen
3. Gaudium - Set or Reset
4. Koan - Watermarks (Behind Blue Eyes remix)
5. Dualsnug - Deceptive Noises
6. Human Blue - Atom
7. Vibrasphere - Floating Free (Krama remix)
8. Magic & Witchcraft - Between Colours
9. Wizzy Noise - Lost Atlantis
10. Gaudium vs. Dualsnug - Killer
11. Ace Ventura vs. Lish - The Light

Cyborg monkey

Posted in 2D, art on December 23rd, 2008 by peeba

This here is a chimpanzee who has been cybernetically enhanced. 1.5h fast gfx scribble in Photoshop.

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