The Bewilderness Podcast with Kyle Murphy

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Recently, my good buddy Kyle Murphy decided to start a podcast, which I am super proud of him for. But its actually turning out to be really, really good so you should go check it out immediately. He’s just finishing up season 1.

I did an episode for the Bewilderness Podcast with Kyle about a year ago, you can check that out here on www.bewildernesspodcast.com. Episode 2, baby!

Kyle is a great narrator and has done an excellent job of creating a quality podcast. I haven’t listened to all the episodes, but I love the ones that I have taken the time to listen to.

Kyle takes a pretty relaxed approach to some serious issues. He does an excellent job of guiding his guests to the core of their stories and shares his own views along the way.

I’ve really enjoyed a few episodes:

  1. Cody Tarantino – Cody is a gifted young artist making a name for himself in a unique way. He talked a lot about his viral success through tick-tock and about the instagram grind that helped to lead him to success, as well as his influences. Hayo Miazaki is mentioned a few times and Cody’s art is on par to give Miazaki fans a new treat. His drawings are awesome you can check them out on his instagram
  2. Romain Dial – Romain is an old-school adventurer with a ton of experiences surviving out in the wilderness of Alaska. He recently lost his son very tragically and talks a lot about the perils of the outdoors. Definitely one of my favorite podcast conversations of all time, Romain is an old soul who has been through the some of the harsher aspects of life.
  3. Jeff Shapiro – This dude Jeff is a zen daredevil that will blow your mind with his technical wing-suit diving and relationship with the beyond. He seems like such a nice and intelligent dude; I’d never guess he spends a lot of his free time jumping off and out of things with a wing suit. Having lost a lot of friends recently, this sobering discussion will leave you wanting to express life to the fullest extent and cherishing the present moment that we all share.
  4. Buck Lewis – Buck is a yoga instructor and team coach that has impacted the lives of hundreds of people in the Roseville and Sacramento areas. He owns MomentOM, a yoga studio in Roseville and used to teach at the same yoga studio as me (East Wind). Buck’s journey is full of peril, self-realization, and fierce passion; enjoy a little bit of police violence on the side, too.
  5. Mike Veale – Mike is a conservationist and wildlife expert that personally cared for the last of the world’s white rhinos. His experience in anti-poaching and protecting animals, as well as zoo work and animal care make him extraordinarily interesting to listen to. Get ready to expand your views of conservation in this science oriented episode that talks about climate on a level that is both refreshing, honest, and scientifically informed.

Enjoy this great collection of conversational art-work by Kyle; good job out there man!

https://www.bewildernesspodcast.com

East Wind is Closing for the first time in 15 Years

Hey Everybody,

Unfortunately, I have to cancel my classes at East Wind Yoga for the immediate future. As officially mandated, I am going to have to postpone my yoga classes until after quarantine. I’d love to continue to maintain my classes with appropriate social distance, unfortunately the studio is being forced to close and there is nothing I can do about it.

HOWEVER

I saw this coming, so I’m ready.

FREE YOGA CLASS DOWNLOAD

I recorded my yoga class yesterday. You can download the audio here:

File URL: https://elliottelford.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1-Hour-Flow-with-Elliot.mp3

Here is the accompanying Spotify Playlist:

Sorry, but here’s what I got 😀

I am so sorry to not be able to offer any more classes for the time being in person. However, I am planning on starting to live stream via my FACEBOOK PAGE and will be uploading as many online resources as I can, perhaps even youtube tutorials. I’d love to hear what you want!

Mystery is OUT NOW

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the E.T.’s latest melodic electro house track is a well mixed 120 BPM adventure in the key of D.

Production

I spent about 6 months producing the track and I got a lot out of trying to work with all of the different sounds and variations of the original melody that I was able to create. I used all of my production technology, which now includes Fabfilter PROQ3, Izotope’s Trash 2, Sylenth, Reaktor, and all of the native Ableton plugins.

Mystery is available on all streaming platforms!

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the E.T. | EROS | Part 1

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EROS Part 1 by the E.T.

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EROS Part 1 is out via all major streaming distributors

EROS Part 1, THE CONCEPT

The first part of EROS took an enormous amount of time; ranging from taking me months to days, mostly months for tracks to come together. Unwarranted Surveillance was pretty much written in a day! That just means I employed a lot of learned techniques quickly to the track and was able to create a fun experimental melody that works with the other heavy bass sounds in the track. Positron went through about 20 different iterations and took about 4 months; Positron and Stabilize my favorite tracks of the EROS, Part 1 album, but I’m extremely happy with how all of the tracks have turned out. This is an introduction to the concepts of the trilogy album and will evolve with Part 2, and 3. EROS is a three-part adventure.

The EROS UNIVERSE ARRIVES

EROS is a concept album, a post-apocalyptic (you guessed it right!) space station that houses the criminals and fugitives of the intergalactic police, namely the Nemoans on the moon of Mars, EROS. The Nemoans are a race of giant toads that police the allied galaxies and are self-entitulated rulers of the galaxy, due to their military’s superiority. Toads are known to consume entire planets, some by themselves. Nemooah, the emperor has done this several times, though it is recognized as a legend by many rebels. EROS is the pinnacle of their demonic society and is influenced by my trip to Poland when I was 21. Part 1 contains 12 tracks about the technology and hero of the saga, J the alien. Part 2 will introduce Nemooah.

The Villain.

Emperor Nemooah is one of the universes most grimy and slime coated giant toads from the boggy swamps of the gas giant, Xaxis. Xaxis was destroyed by humanity in 2119. Nemooah’s revenge was the end of humanities occupation of Earth. Nemooah now lives deep within the swamps of Earth, eating crocodiles and whales occasionally. The remainder of the people’s of Earth now live in EROS, an energy producing virtual reality space station build on Mars’ moon. The energy gathered from the human bodies continues to grow as the humans become more and more complacent with their virtual prison. Hope for the future of humanity and the universe is fading.

There is only one being that is known to have escaped the Nemoan Federation since the beginning of time; a species, actually. the emperor has learned of their technology by the slim remains that he was able to find on Earth’s moon. He calls the race ‘novaborn’ as it appears that their technology requires the birthing of a new star, and not just any star, but one formed in the thickness of a new nebulae.

This is the beginning of the story for our hero, ‘J’, who is the last of an extinct race of ultra advanced cybernetic organisms. They are called, the Novites, or the ones born of stars. J wanders galaxy in search for new energy sources that could help to provide a future for his extinct race and their technologies that once spanned the universe. He is the last one.

Prelude to EROS Part 1

Drysithe was sure that he would die. Ever since he heard the transmission, his left eye twitched incessantly. This news wouldn’t sit well with the Emperor. Nemooah would surely execute him, like his predecessor. Nemooah didn’t even hide that he would one day kill his messenger, he had no fear of his younger cousin whatsoever. He would fade into oblivion, like his father when he failed the strike against Newetan

“The NovaStar has awoken, my liege.”

“What are the readings?”

“They are immeasurable… forces involved were too fast and powerful to even withstand basic readings… it destroyed our sensors. Specially, during the nebulae absorption process; we didn’t even begin to catalogue or record the birth… It has escaped through some kind of wormhole or portal at the end, my lord.” The undertoad looked down at his emperor’s corpulent feet with terror, he couldn’t stop his left eye from twitching. His veins felt like poison, his heart pounded.

“Do not fret, Drysithe.” Nemooah took a long moment to cackle, his amusement at Drysithe’s discomfort was unfathomably light. His many uniform decorations clanged against each other on his enormous chest. “I would never expect to catch a Novaborn during birth.” Nemooah sighed disaapointedly, letting loose a slight tumult of saliva and the dead remnants of his last good meal. “We will search the galaxies for the energy signature we found today; we have what we need! The initial data should be plenty.”

“Excellent, Emperor Nemooah, this is such excellent news!” Drysithe tried not to look at the dead toad at Nemooah’s feet.

“Indeed, it is for you Drysithe; today will not be the day that I eat you. But perhaps tomorrow..” and with a smacking of his tongue against his toad lips, Nemooah launched himself outside, then tore into the softer ground with a massive launch into the heat of the blazing nearby star. He used his jetlike rocket-pack to disappear into orbit on the horizon-line; headed for the nearby moon and the Nemooan intergalactic space station that shadowed its orbit with massive spires and rings that swirled endlessly in magnetically enhanced patterns to create the massive energies needed to travel between galaxies. space-station’s rainbows of color struck Drysithe as he realized that he would love his wife and see his child this hallowed eve. Tears streamed down his face and nothing has ever seemed so beautiful as the station, radiating brightly against the dark oblivion of the beyond.

 

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    1. NovaBorn [Future-Bass]
    2. J the Alien [Electro-House]
    3. Positron [Techno]
    4. InterGalactic Fugitive [Electro-House]
    5. J106 [House]
    6. Evasion [Electro-House}
    7. Nebulae Mists [Electro-House]
    8. NanoAnts [Tech-House]
    9. Unwarranted Surveillance [Tech-House]
    10. Stabilize [House]
    11. Time Paradox [Tech-House]
    12. Never Surrender [House]

EROS,  Part 1 on Soundcloud

the E.T. – EROS Introduction | Novaborn | J the Alien

EROS introduction

the E.T. presents:

EROS INTRODUCTION

Introducing EROS

EROS INTRODUCTION: The EROS album is definitely a step-up from my previous work. The mix quality as well as the writing is just on another level (thanks to a lot of hard work). I am attempting to write songs with a new degree of depth, EROS is a result of that search. Now for the EROS introduction, my latest work and music that I am very proud to present to you.

I have taken a lot of influence recently from old rock music, especially Pink Floyd, the Beetles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimmy Hendrix, specifically. The ideas of concept albums and how Pink Floyd used them to talk about ideas that are pervasive to the human experience. I’m in love with how Led Zeppelin plays to ideas and how all of the artists create stories with their music. Especially Hendrix.

So I have attempted to adapt my own methodology to create a concept for an album that I think can stand the test of time. EROS is an alien concentration camp of Mar’s moon that all of my tracks focus around. I am almost finished writing the tracks built around these concepts and there is a full storyline to accompany it. EROS tracks has been nearly 6 months in the making! So here’s the story.

EROS was originally going to be a trilogy

 

I decided to cut down the track count to about 7 or 8 and just take the best. I have also signed one of the tracks to a label. More on that later. Now to introduce EROS and the Universe that exists around the alien concentration camp.

EROS Introduction

Part 1: Introducing J the Alien

Introducing the main character of the Saga, J the Alien. J is an alien, in fact, he is the last being of his race, a once populous and prodigiously successful civilization until the collapse of their neutron star. Now a being must be born into a collapsing star in order to absorb the necessary energy into the incubation process. The energy requirements are so enormous that a birth causes the neutron stars to collapse within a millenia. The Novaborn live until they are killed.

Novaborn – the birth

Future Bass Hybrid

Novaborn is the story of J’s birth, the first part of the EROS introduction. He was birthed without any knowledge of his ancestry into the darkness of space. Upon waking for the first time post-incubation, J is guided via the Novaborn AI, Celexa to his new homeworld, Celexus. Celexa encountered a planet during the incubation process and already begun the terraforming process to make the atmosphere suitable for J to arrive and begin mining the crust. His first quest inundates J with knowledge about his species, their energy consumption, the energy costs of his own life, and the recognition that he is the only one of his kind. J’s life is a search for energy, to keep himself alive and to revive the Novaborn species.

J the Alien – Introducing the main character

Future Electro

J is a very unique character that I am very excited to share. I had an entire album built to explore J’s universe and existence. But I scrapped 5 tracks and combined the rest into the EROS saga. J has all kinds of incredible technology and unique attributes. Luckily, these attributes  make for harrowing and mind-melting adventures through the cosmos. I will release the next tracks ‘very soon;.

I will be releasing more music within the next three days, most notably Positron, which is at the basis for J’s technology and existence. Also check out this music video for Novaborn in the meantime:

Also, check out my previous album, HAZE.

Crave – the E.T. [Electro-House]

Crave - the E.T. (cover photo)

Crave – The E.T.

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Crave came together over the course of a few months, the layering of the lead synths took a while to plan. I feel like this is one of my best produced tracks yet and I certainly put a good amount of time into it.

It doesn’t exactly fit into what I am getting ready to create with my next album, but I certainly feel that the track is well written, so I am releasing it as possibly one of my last singles. I am feeling heavily into writing albums and am pretty excited about the idea of creating themes around the tracks to give them more purpose.

Electro-House and Modern EDM

For the past week I haven’t even been listening to much EDM. I’ve been actually getting really excited about older Pink Floyd tracks to find sounds that are more uniquely dissonant and distorted. Their older work certainly contains some mastery. This track is another experimental attempt at trying to create the sounds that meld together into a seizing rhythm of house beats.

HAZE – the E.T.

HAZE - the E.T. (offish_back)

HAZE an EDM album by the E.T.

Haze is the next level of evolution for the E.T., with 9 brand new tracks and a ton of new inspiration. This is the E.T.‘s fourth independent album and the quality continues to skyrocket. I worked extremely hard on all of these tracks and appreciate any and all of the support that I get.

So without further adieu, enjoy the adventure:

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HAZE – the E.T.

TRACK 1 – HYPER DRIVE

Hyper Drive was one of my favorite tracks ever to produce, I’ve literally spent the last 4 months writing in all of the melodies. I take a lot of influence from Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Odesza, Daft Punk, and Wolfgang Gartner in writing this track and used a lot of sounds that are pretty similar to them.

The intro is a fantastic voyage through the different textures of the track, mostly using the Juno synthesizer from Yamaha, which I am now using in most of my productions. It cascades into a radiant bass-scape with heavy engine shutters and grimey dubstep basses in combination with some really beautiful melodies.

The ending has a synthesizer solo that I created with Serum, its pretty grungy and awesome to listen to and sounds different, every time that I hear it. Enjoy the adventure through sonic space-time!

TRACK 2 – ACID URINE

Acid Urine is a Dubstep track that has actually been finished for a couple of months. I’ve been making final touches to it, so you can definitely consider this one of my more thought out tracks. It is pretty original, lots of weird sound designs in it, but overall it pumps and I think it gives a feeling of future dubstep, kind similar to G Jones. I have a track that I am producing right now that sounds pretty similar to him, so I can see that influence continuing to grow.

Enjoy the heavy bass-lines, it gets really dancy at the end. So glitchy, and yeah the first drop is heavy, turn it up.

TRACK 3 – ESCAPE ENDOR

Escape Endor is probably my favorite track that I have produced. The Arp in combination with the Bass synthesis is just so groovy and in combination with the vocals, its vibes create an almost irresistible booty shaking.

It reminds me of when Walker Boh escaped the Martixy thing in the book Terry Brooks wrote about the Elfstones. Like Neo in the last scene before he becomes a demi-god or whatever.

It’s a little cray, but turn up the bass cause the mix is solid.

TRACK 4 – FORCE

Force is a Bass-House track that kinda came outta nowhere in the last week of writing the album. The melodies and bass are simple, but powerful and fun. Turn up the mix on this one, it will definitely get you dancing.

TRACK 5 – BROKE

Broke is a pretty special track for me in how it represents my continued advancement into the genre of Glitch-Hop. The soundscape is insane and the sub is almost overpowering in the mix, but the sounds of dubstep interlace some glitchy and beautiful melodies.

Broke contains some of my most unique sound designs and many of the sounds will be used in the future to fit into my future trap/bass/glitch-hop tracks.

TRACK 6 – LUCID

Lucid is a Future Dubstep & Trap Adventure that was very much inspired by the music of REZZ, which I find to be hypnotic and a bit simple, but very compelling. This track hits hard and has some really cool bass sounds so make sure you listen with at least a little bit of subwoofer.

TRACK 7 – DISCOVERY

Discovery has my favorite melodies of the entire album. To me, this track is all about inspiration and finding after the search, it really was quite a surprise to come up with some of the excellent sounds that create this dreamscape. Very inspired with my sound design in the Yamaha Juno series, expect some exciting melodies in combination with some filthy bass.

TRACK 8 – HIVE BUZZ

Hive Buzz is a French House track, meaning that I took an old disco sample, then turned it into a house beat. The bass here is undeniably booty-shaking and the melodies are a beautiful contract to create a disco-like future-house atmosphere. Tell your friends!

TRACK 9 – JUNO

Juno is the final track of Haze and contains some of my most ambitious sounds from the album, many of which were created in the Juno synth and from using emulations. It really is an incredibly good sounding synthesizer that represents the 80’s so expect some retro sounds in this track, though the mix is extremely modern. I love the vocal manipulations and how they turn into a kind of atmospheric melody for the track.

HAZE was probably about 500-600 hours worth of total work. I really have worked my ass off for the last 6 months to bring you guys these tracks, so if you enjoy them, please help me to share them. I am also creating a little commentary track on writing the album that I will include with the FREE DOWNLOAD BELOW.

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The Future After HAZE

Now off to the future of the E.T. I am pretty sure that I am going to enter into CloZee’s remix contest, her latest mix with Pretty Lights was spectacular and I absolutely love her sound. It seems to be the perfect next step.

I also have a couple tracks that are in progress, of course 😉 One is called ‘Blow It’ and sounds a lot like G Jones, and I am working towards that level of Glitchy-Future-Trap and Bass tracks. Look forward to the future 🙂

The album will be out on Streaming Services within a week.

 

 

Juno – Track 10 of the HAZE EP by the E.T.

Juno - the E.T.

Juno – the E.T.

Juno is a 128 BPM electro adventure through the sonic frequencies of the blissfully well craft Juno instruments from Yahama which inspired the name of the track. Initially inspired by a bass-drop competition featuring the words of Bruce Lee (that you can hear at the beginning of the track), this music kind of surprised me towards the end of writing the HAZE EP and I wrote the meat of the track over the course of two days. It kinda just came outta nowhere, a nice little surprise with a big kick! This mix is one of the best yet.

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Release Schedule for HAZE

I’m sure some of you know about my latest album HAZE, it absolutely contains some of my best work yet. I am going to release it continuously until the first, when I will release 5 or 6 tracks. You can download all the tracks right here, so just check back when you get a chance.

Thanks homies!

the E.T.