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Tranquilistics “Ruled by Venus” Clip – YouTube version

This is my second videoclip  for my tranquilistics song “Ruled by Venus”, again completed some time ago the version posted on this was a Flash based file and I’m trying to make this site accessible to all devices. This is the Youtube hosted version that should be playable on iOS devices.

 

 

Previous Flash version with my notes

Tranquilistics “Grand Illusions” Clip – YouTube version

This is my first video for my tranquilistics song “Grand Illusions”, while this was completed some time ago the version posted on this was a Flash based file and I’m trying to make this site accessible to all devices. This is the Youtube hosted version that should be playable on iOS devices.

 

 

Previous Flash version with my notes

 

Tranquilistics – Demo 2011 – Soundcloud HTML5 Player

This is a my 2011 Demo on Soundcloud so I’m just testing how their plug-in works in my blog here. I’m currently writing some more material for Tranquilistics and hope to have some more tracks and  a video available by the end of the year. The arrival of my son Lee Kai has put the brakes on things a little in the last few months but I have heaps of ideas and concepts to go on with.

 

Tranquilistics – Ruled by Venus – Music Video link

This link will take you to my next music video experiment “Ruled by Venus” from my new Tranquilistics project. Tranquilistics – “Ruled by Venus” Music Video 4:40

Tranquilistics - Still frame from "Ruled by Venus" clip

Tranquilistics – Demo 2011 on Soundcloud

I have uploaded the first 9 track demo my new music project “Tranquilistics” to Soundcloud as it seems to be a popular and practical way to circulate music. The tracks are still available here on this blog but Soundcloud has some real benefits and seems worth checking out. Tranquilistics is an instrumental and experimental, music project. A dark, hypnotic & surreal collection of guitar based progressive soundscapes with eastern, acoustic overtones and spacious psychedelia.

If you are into Soundcloud or just want a listen:
Tranquilistics – Demo 2011 – Soundcloud Page

Tranqulistics-typographic logo

Tranquilistics web site launched – HTML & CSS

tranquilistics.com

I have designed and uploaded a web site for my Tranquilistics music project. I wanted the site to showcase the new material produced and provided an interface for people to listen and download the music and video. While most of this material is available on this blog, the songs can now be downloaded for free and the project has its own space and identity on the net.

The site is HTML and CSS based and was created in Dreamweaver CS5 and PhotoShop to the 960 grid system. The site uses some flash based elements, mp3 player, FLV video and Lightroom image galleries. For music and video there are alternative downloads for users without Flash. I have been teaching CSS web design again this semester and have used various aspects of this interface design for examples and demonstrations in class. This site was tested with Safari and Firefox browsers but please let me know if you see problems with the site.

Tranquilistics – “Grand Illusions” Guitar Picks

Some more experimental promo plectrum designs. This one based of the Grand Illusions artwork I did in january, I have been experimenting with colours and material to see what designs work best for the medium, these turned out a little more saturated than the original file but still look pretty cool.

Tranquilistics – Grand Illusions – Music Video link

This link will take you to a motion graphic music video of my new Tranquilistics song “Grand Illusions”
Tranquilistics – “Grand Illusions” Music Video 4:48

Tranquilistics - Grand Illusions

Tranquilistics – Demo Tracks

Overview
This is the first demo draft of my new music project “Tranquilistics” meaning: the study of tranquility – or, the study of chasing tranquility, and is an attempt to produce my own body of original music and explore some new sound textures and directions. This is very much work in progress an I hope it will grow to be a more collective project that includes other artists and media.


01. Strata of the Vein – March 2010

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02. Frame Rate Visions – March-April 2010

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03. Mating Snakes – May-June 2010

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04. Lone Symbiont – April-May 2010

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05. Calm Blue Seas – Dilllusionary – July 2010

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06. Lucid Union – July – August 2010

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07. Spectre Enchandra – September 2010

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08. Grand Illusions – October 2010
See video clip of this song

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09. Ruled by Venus – October 2010

[audio:http://roytorkington.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/09-Tranquilistics-demo-2010.mp3|titles=09-Tranquilistics-demo-2010]

Tranquilistics – Guitar Picks

I had these picks made for promo for the website and for a bit of fun. I have been meaning to make up a bunch of picks for some time. I used these Tranquilistics designs as test run and the results are pretty good. Going to get some Alchemist ones made for fun too, just working out what artwork to put on them. Giving these plectrums out with my demo as promo.

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