Archive for February, 2012

RPM Challenge – some more previews

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2012 by alunvaughan

Hi all. I’ve added a couple of new rough mixes to the Soundcloud set:



RPM Challenge sneak previews

Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2012 by alunvaughan

Hi folks. I’ve just posted a couple of very rough mixes of short tracks that I’ve recorded for the RPM project. The first is a minute of punk noise, the second is a string quartet influenced by Frank Zappa:


RPM Challenge update Feb 11

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11, 2012 by alunvaughan

Hi all. Just thought I’d post a quick update to prove I am doing something with creating my album in a month,  So far I have not recorded any audio but have all the programming done for 4 songs:

Caffeine – the drum and bass one

An 8 minute prog epic as yet untitled. There will also be an intro for that which I haven’t written yet

Outburst – punky noise thing

A string quartet piece which is slightly Zappa influenced


So, with the prog intro that hasn’t been written yet, I make that about 17-18 minutes so still got a way to go but I’m on the way! There are 3 other tracks in progress too so I’ll see how they go.


More news soon.


Take care



RPM Challenge 2012

Posted in Uncategorized on February 5, 2012 by alunvaughan

It’s that time of year again when I attempt to record an album ( defined by the RPM Challenge website as 10 songs or 35 minutes of music) during the month of February. So far this year I have written a pretty varied collection of bits, not all of which may make the final project. So far I have:

Caffeine – a Drum n Bass style tune with fast unison melodies and probably an OTT bass solo.

Outburst – just over a minute of 300bpm hardcore punk frenzy

Blue Feet – an odd little funk piece full of metric modulations and weird rhythms

A chord sequence and half a melody which may be a bossa or a smooth jazz funk thing.

An epic prog thing with many different sections and some fun thrash metal elements

Another funk groove.

None of the above are recorded and are in varying states of completion but I’m pretty pleased to have this much written 5 days in.


Stay tuned for updates!