First Steps Outside: Music by Alfie Goodrich

Ambient Music by Alfie Goodrich: “First Steps Outside”

After an extremely long break, I’ve recently started making electronic music again. It’s so far proving to be a lot of fun. 

In the late 1990s, I got my first home PC and with it copies of a few pieces of music software, including Reason, Acid Loops and one or two more.

As a young kid I loved messing around with my dad’s Betamax VCR which had an ‘audio dub’ feature on it. Taking bits and pieces of feature-films, cutting them and editing them into short trailers, then dubbing over music: one or two summers between the ages of 10 and 13, it became quite an obsession.

A couple of years ago I bought a Zoom H4n audio recorder.

More recently I got Garage Band for the Mac.

A few trips to the recycle shop here in Japan, Hard Off, added a really nice Roland A-49 midi keyboard and a fot pedal into the mix.

I’ve also been collecting samples and recording my own, with the H4n out and about in Tokyo.

A buddy has used a track I made for one of his time-lapse movies.

Mostly it’s just a bit of fun for me but I do plan, in the future, to get more into being involved with making short films and I can see the music as a very integral part of that experiment for me.

This track was made with some astronaut audio loops and all done via Garage Band.

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