EVERYDAYS01 ~january~

by HALLEY LABS

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about

NOTE: "lyrics" fields contain little blurbs about each track.

at the start of the year i had a major self-inflicted mental and physical health scare that led to me staying with a friend briefly to recover and get my bearings on reality. on january 18th i returned home, and on january 19th i decided to finally, after years of putting it off, start an "everydays" project (inspired in particular by the visual artist beeple) in an effort to just do something - anything - with my time left on this planet.

it was a pretty tall order to go from my slow, unsure output to having to release something once every wake cycle regardless of how it turns out - or at least, i thought it would be. the momentum quickly started to carry me and had me creating more than i have in years. even with the everydays happening i've been working on other projects, musical and otherwise.

the first month saw a pretty wide spread of stuff, some fairly typical, some not so much. i also wound up getting back on the chipmusic stuff through this (on real famicom hardware this time!) which really got me thinking melodically again. on the flipside, there's also a lot of ambient exploration and new hardware noodling (i set myself up a 'studio' room for the first time in my life once i returned home).

thanks for checking this out. it's kinda like a daily diary in a sense, and i'm really happy to be able to share it with you. it's really relieving to be so upfront with work like this and to be able to not sweat the details so much.

you can find some "goodies" (tracker files, NSFs, VST patches, etc) from the everydays project here: heckscaper.com/everydays/goodies/

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released February 1, 2020

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HALLEY LABS Hamilton, Ontario

i'm emma.

i create the headphone music i want to hear. if you like interesting sonic spaces, textures, and coherence in chaos, i think you'll also like it.

HALLEY LABS is only one person (even if it might not immediately look that way) so it may take me a bit to return emails. thanks so much ♥
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Track Name: Darius - trains and snow and things
this was the tune that finally got this project underway. it just felt right to start after i sketched this one out.
Track Name: K² - trains and snow and things (2A03)
i really dug what was going on with that piece so i wanted to (at least partially) convert it to a famicom tune. i forgot how much i enjoyed working within these limits.
Track Name: K² - oh. space trains.
after getting my new famicom everdrive i was chomping at the bit (heh) to do more 2a03 chipmusic. i'm pretty happy with this one, especially the DPCM use. pretty set on staying away from the VRC6 mapper unless experimenting with it explicitly.
Track Name: Darius - jorts as a storage solution
jammed out the mark one piano line at random and absolutely had to build on it. very Darius, if a bit quirkier. i really like the synth1 "male choir" type patch going on towards the loop point in this one.
Track Name: Darius - zone θ
some synth improv - this uses the korg ebina gadget run through my pedalboard. really a match made in heaven.
Track Name: Aurastys - memory maze
exploring the hexany 1-3-5-7 scale a bit. really otherworldly stuff. very happy with the bizarre sound design going on.
Track Name: Rotteen - moon physics
just some breakbeat rave fun.
Track Name: deuteronomy - dive
synth & pedalboard. pretty standard sound here, just getting my bearings again.
Track Name: RQ laji-2 - habitual
poppy korg volca stuff. as a result, it's very RQ laji-2.
Track Name: RHODE STRIXMAN - chrysalis
oh... a new face! i wonder...
Track Name: deuteronomy - ocean bed test drive
korg gadget recorded to tape loops, then out to the pedalboard. i love this one.
Track Name: K² - cosmic stink
the 2a03 itch quickly returned and i had to push my knowledge further! more extensive DPCM and noise channel use here.
Track Name: deuteronomy - good morning
guitar + pedalboard. i'm really happy with the "birds" here, done with looper/granular pedals and fret noises.
Track Name: deuteronomy - good night
melodica + toy piano + voice + pedalboard. really enjoying this electroacoustic sound mix in particular.
Track Name: Mayhem VS Darius - scramble
goa aceeeeed. really enjoying the behringer td3 but not a fan of its onboard distortion, so i'm using an external tube drive. korg volca on the bass+chord leads, korg gadget controlling all of it via midi from ipad. love this setup.