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Introduction

Below you will find a collection of most of the songs I have completed over the years, and a couple of live recordings, demos and other various goodies.

The songs highlighted in green are considered my best work and recommended to listen to them first if you are not familiar with my music.

Every song has a story. I hope you enjoy!

All songs are by organic io unless otherwise marked in the "song title" section.

2015

2015 was a quiet year, with only a couple of live looping tests. However, I want to get back into tracking, and I've got some ideas planned for 2016!

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2015 02 Live Looping Test 2 (Acoustic Insistence) This one's a bit darker, with some lyrics created with a random sentence generator. A nice gritty flow. This looping stuff has a lot of potential!
Mobius/Reaper
2015 01 Live Looping Test 1 (Wimaway) Finally tried out some live looping. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". So much fun! This has a lot of potential :)
Mobius/Reaper

2014

Nothing monumental this year. I pushed myself to write a couple of songs and told myself it is OK if they are not epic masterpieces.

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2014 07 Corner Atmospheres (2014 Remaster) Remaster of my 2005 song. An organic io classic

Renoise/Reaper
2014 06 Hook Echo A trance song for Sonicade :)

Renoise/Reaper
2014 05 Bio EA - Mio Mio SDC085 - Experimental song in 7/4 with me singing French Vocals. "Mio Mio" is a being from an alien planet, I imagine a cross between Wall-E and E.T.

Renoise
2014 03 Repast Redux Remake of my 2010 chiptune. The instruments are all cleaned up, and I played the percussion live on the Cajon.

Impulse Tracker/Sunvox/Reaper
2014 02 Old Haunts A collection of unfinished Sunvox projects. Is there one I should finish?

Sunvox
2014 01 1sa/Lifeworks SDC081 - Trance, then Breakbeat. A song about getting well

Renoise

2013

The love of Sunvox has worn off, and I'm not really feeling great with Renoise at this point. Only a couple songs, although "Slow Burn" I consider one of my best

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2013 04 Slow Burn One of my favorite songs. Slow burning electronic in 6/4, vocals, and features Thomas on Guitar using an ebow. Classic
Sunvox/Reaper
2013 03 Dash by Choice - Vapor Trails Track by me and Thomas for OSC round 54.
Renoise/Reaper
2013 02 Causes without Rebels Hastycompo 15 - Sunvox FX were not allowed for this round, so this is pure tracker :) Harkens back to my old days along the lines of "ov organic origins"
Sunvox
2013 01 Steppes Progressive house with mixing done by Airmann.
Sunvox/Reaper

2012

Thanks to the Mobilepro and Sunvox, 2012 is one of the most productive years on record. I don't think I've ever had more FUN writing music than this year. Sunvox taught me so many things about sound design which I will carry forward into Renoise and future projects. In 2012, I started using Reaper to mixdown projects exported from other software (Sunvox, Renoise) so I could get more control over levels/effects/etc. I also started getting more involved in playing percussion at church around this time.

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2012 09 Walled Garden Melodic chill out. First song which includes me playing the cajon
Sunvox/Reaper
2012 08 CrossBit and organic io - Lose CTRL Fun breakbeat track done with my buddy Jake.
Sunvox
2012 07 Spring Tide Progressive House in 7/4 time signature. Supersaw pad, tons of melodies, and I designed most or all of the synths myself in Sunvox. A personal favorite
Sunvox/Reaper
2012 06 Crows Fly Done for Hastycompo 06. Kind of a dark acid song, still developing my sound design skills in Sunvox
Sunvox/Reaper
2012 Demo 05/27/12 Jam 2 A fun jam session with me and Thomas. This was my 1st time playing acoustic drums. I think the e-drum practice crossed over pretty well :)
Live Recording
2012 05 Ashen Light SDC066 - Had a lot of fun designing my own sounds with Sunvox on this one
Sunvox
2012 04 Myview (ambtax1 cover) Cover of ambtax1 song. I always felt a connection with his original. A song about dealing with depression. I like his voice better than mine though :)
Renoise/Reaper
2012 RPM05 Antisleep (Vocal Mix) Wow, this song didn't know what it was missing until it found the vocals! I tried some new things with vocal processing here. Love this song
Sunvox/Reaper
2012 RPM04 Cami and Scott - Fight for What You Offer This song was technically challenging for me to play drums on because of the little "extra beat" in the chorus. Actually turned out to be fun though :)
Reaper
2012 RPM03 Acoustic Shock One of my favorite songs! Just check it out :)
Sunvox/Reaper
2012 02 Antisleep Chilled out 5/4 tune for the Box10svc Sunvox compo
Sunvox
2012 01 Cocoon Originally started in 2002, finished in Sunvox 10 years later!
Sunvox

2011

2011 Marks the beginning of my obsession with "Mobile Tracking". Initially it started in Milkytracker on PocketPC (with a keyboard), but around October I got the Mobilepro 900. Also, Cami and I did an RPM album in February. Nothing professional sounding, but it was good practice and a lot of fun! I started using Reaper for Multitrack recording, because I had already been using it for my Addictive Drums projects.

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2011 06 Quiescent My first song in Sunvox! Done for a Sunvox compo that I held over at warmplace.ru. This was just the beginning of things to come.... :)
Sunvox
2011 05 Distant Tower SDC060 - I tracked this in Milkytracker on PocketPC, and then imported it to Renoise to add FX. I had so much fun, I knew more portable tracking had to be done :)
Milkytracker/Renoise
2011 04 Eastern Billows Song for the Renoise Knockout Tournament which I held that summer. I lost in the first round to Keith303... But that's OK, because it was Keith303!!
Renoise
2011 03 Aquifer A short chiptune I did for a NES compo we held in the SDC forums
NTRQ
2011 02 Evolutionary Cell - Critical Bypass SDC057 - Paul and Scott are back at it again.. This one is graced by Paul's fine vocals and the vocals are balanced by some synth melodies by Scott
Renoise
2011 RPM10 Cami and Scott - Flow (aka Train Station Song) Wow! I love this song so much. Simple but good. I came up with the piano part while she was laying down vocals for another song. She liked it, sang to it, and I added the trumpet the next day. I'd love to remake this song with a real trumpet at some point :)
Reaper
2011 RPM09 Soltre - Genuine Never This Soltre song was actually recorded in 2006. For RPM2011 I added the drums. Wish I had more time to work on it, but I remember doing it literally an hour before I drove the CD to the post office that morning. P.S.. I don't remember the gypsy accordion/trombone part being so long :)
Reaper
2011 RPM08 Cami and Scott - Speak What They Don't Know It may not be perfect, but I really like this one. It's like a long funky jamsession. :)
Reaper
2011 RPM06 Evolutionary Cell - Artificial Chill Paul and I had already been working on this for a while, so it was just a matter of adding Cami's vox for the RPM version and finishing it up
Renoise/Reaper
2011 RPM05 Cami and Scott - Love is Grand Another rushed RPM tune, this some kind of ambient/piano/vocal stuff
Reaper
2011 RPM04 Brambles (Feat Cami) A redo of my 2008 song. She improvised the vocals (lyrics and all) and IMO nailed them on the first take. It blew me away when I first heard it. I didn't do much vocal processing on it because I wanted to preserve the raw feel of the original.
Renoise/Reaper
2011 RPM02 Cami and Scott - Love is a Fighting Train Obviously rushed, there's a lot of things I wish we did better about this song. However I still think the song itself has potential
Reaper
2011 RPM01 Cami and Scott - This is The Sound of Love R&B song for RPM, we worked hard on this one. It came out OK but not as nice as either of us wanted. Always good practice though
Reaper
2011 01 Respect to Gomola Speed SDC055 - By this time, my drumming is getting good enough to include in some songs. This is a cover of a song from an old TG16 game "Gomola Speed".
Renoise

2010

In 2010, I built my DIY electronic drums. I have many, many recordings from that era. In addition, I got oldschool and used a P100 laptop to compose a couple Impulse Tracker songs. If the P100 hadn't died, I probably would have kept using it. Who knows, then maybe I wouldn't have discovered Mobilepro/Sunvox and would be on a totally alternate path today

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2010 03 Autumnal Splendor SDC053 - Last song on the P100 Laptop before it died. Drum&Bass in 6/4 time signature? Perhaps too abstract for most peoples taste if the compo rankings are any indication. I dunno, I liked it though :)
Impulse Tracker
2010 Demo Live Drumming - 10/26/10 Just a short recording of me drumming on my DIY e-drums using Addictive Drums. I had been drumming for about 6 months at this point. Trust me, I have many many hours of this stuff that you DON'T want to hear :)
Addictive Drums/Reaper
2010 02 Never Had a C64 Short little Chiptune I did for a chiptune compo we had in the SDC forums. Done in Cybertracker for C64 in an emulator. I wanted the song to be longer, but the C64 ran out of memory. Working with limitations is cool though. But difficult :)
Cybertracker (C64)
2010 Demo 4/21/10 Decabuddy 12/8 Test My 1st test of playing drums and humming into the microphone at the same time. Obviously my drumming is kinda shaky since I had just started playing, but still I think this idea has a lot of potential! Eventually I wanted to get proficient with this where I could be a backup band by myself, but unfortunately I haven't practiced enough since then...
Addictive Drums
2010 Demo 04/15/10 Addictive Drums Test My first recording after getting Addictive Drums working with my DIY e-drums. I didn't have pedals set up yet, so this is all on the sticks. Fun stuff!
Addictive Drums
2010 01 Repast SDC047 - I booted up my Pentium 100 laptop, and there was only 1 thing to do: Write a chiptune! Melodic and uplifting
Impulse Tracker

2009

2009 was the hardest year of my personal life, so I didn't write many songs. 

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2009 02 Progress SDC040 - This fun drum&bass track includes lengthy shoutouts to many SDCompo folks :)
Renoise
2009 01 Cerulean Serenade SDC036 - This drum&bass track represents the pinnacle of my vocal abilities. Lots of jazzy little improvised phrases.
Renoise

2008

2008 highlights some more great SDCompo songs, as well as the first co-operative songs with my good friend ambtax1, under the name "Disco Calienteness"

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2008 11 Cami You're a Fine Girl My first 70's cover, from the Looking Glass song "Brandy". With some altered lyrics. Fun stuff
Renoise
2008 10 Disco Calienteness - The Spirit SDC034 - An original Christmas song by Disco Calienteness, "The Spirit" talks about how excessive consumerism will not make you happy..
Renoise
2008 09 Closing Time SDC033 - Quick Acapella cover of Rob Williams Jnr's song "Closing Time
Renoise
2008 08 Brambles SDC030 - Chilled. Melodic. Beautiful. This is the kind of stuff I have always wanted to make.
Renoise
2008 07 Disco Calienteness - Meridian Stack SDC029 - Disco Calienteness brings you a song about nuclear disasters. Several years before the Fukushima incident...
Renoise
2008 06 Refive - Common Descent SDC028 - Refive consisted of: tenfour, CAG, RobWilliamsJnr, ambtax1, and organic io. This song won first in round 28 and it was awesome to work with these guys
Renoise
2008 05 Ockham's Razor SDC027 - Breakbeat track with solid melodies
Renoise
2008 04 Firmament SDC026 - This acapella track stretched the rules of SDCompo, but fared way better in the rankings than expected, even surpassing "Summer Angel" which took much longer to create
Renoise
2008 03 Disco Calienteness - Summer Angel SDC026 - Disco Calienteness' first track! We worked long and hard on this, but ultimately I regret squashing Cami's voice as much as I did. Live and learn
Renoise
2008 02 Reason to Believe SDC025 - Vocal Happy Hardcore song. Really had a lot of fun with this one and it still sounds solid
Renoise
2008 01 I Just Called to Say I Love You Wacky 80's cover of the Stevie Wonder song. Do not take seriously! :)
Renoise

2007

A solid year, continuing many SDCompo entries. Cami and I also had a band named "Soltre" in which I played piano and Trombone.

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2007 08 Flittered Out SDC 021 - Otherworldly song in which I also sing the female vocals thanks to melodyne. Strange but good :)
Renoise
2007 07 La Isla Bonita Wacky 80's cover of the Madonna song. Not to be taken seriously, but so much fun to make :)
Renoise
2007 06 All Night Long Wacky 80's cover of the Lionel Richie song. Always fun to make these, I should do more...
Renoise
2007 05 Antegrade Experimental idm 5/4 throwdown. One of my most technically complex tracks and also one of my favorites.
Renoise
2007 04 Windward Concourse SDC015, some moody 12/8 stuff
Renoise
2007 03 organic io and Rob Williams Jnr - Whispering Gallery SDC013 - It's always a pleasure to work with Rob Williams Jnr!
Renoise
2007 02 organic io and Mick Rippon - Inhale SDC013 - It was an honor to work with Mick Rippon. Really enjoyed making this track
Renoise
2007 01 Inflection Point SDC012 - Epic Trance song with huge supersaw pads
Renoise

2006

2006 was another landmark year -- The year that SDCompo started. I was fortunate to participate in it from round 1, and it was and is a positive thing in my life. I wrote a bunch of songs, some of them which I still consider my best material. 

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2006 12 Chandrasekhar Limit SDC009 - Melodic Drum&Bass. Really enjoyed making this one.
Renoise
2006 11 Calculi SDC008 - I didn't think this would do very well and it got 2nd place. You just never know...
Renoise
2006 10 organic io and Rob Williams Jnr - Fuel SDC007 - Co-op with Rob Williams Jnr. We thought this was gonna be epic, but didn't do so well in the rankings :)
Renoise
2006 09 Lament Expire Dub SDC006. The title is an anagram for "experimental dub". My first song in 5/4. Really enjoyed making this one
Renoise
2006 08 Untethered SDC005 - Jubilant music! I was so inspired when I wrote this. This is the compo version. I did a remaster later but I can't find the files...
Renoise
2006 07 Conduit Transparency SDC004 - Some jazzy stuff for the SDC. Melodic song with some experimental rhythms
Renoise
2006 06 Soltre - Loose Change Song by my band "Soltre". Cami on vox, Mike on guitar, organic io on trombone & production. This might deserve a remake at some point
Renoise
2006 03 Stark Contrast SDC002 Entry. 2 different themes contrasting against each other :)
Renoise
2006 02 Burning PCBoard SDC001 - I discovered the SDCompo 12 hours before the Round 1 deadline, and didn't have much time to make an entry. But I'm so glad I did!
Renoise

2005

In March 2005, I discovered Renoise! A modern tracker with vst and FX support. This was a dream come true. My productivity ramped up immediately. Starting in April, my goal was to write one serious song every month for a year. I didn't quite meet the goal, but I did write a lot of songs!

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2005 09 Oh Holy Night Gabber version of one of my favorite Christmas songs!
Renoise
2005 08 Crunch Time Quick noisy tune thrown together so I could have a finished song for October that year
Renoise
2005 07 One Hour Jungle Compo with Jinx My friend Jinx (aka jihnsius) and I challenged each other to write a jungle song in 1 hour. This is the result. Sadly Jinx has passed away. Rest in peace my friend.
Renoise
2005 06 Ambient Experiment Tried something a bit different here. It came out pretty well
Renoise
2005 05 Mar Ouch Hymn Harmonic electronic music with lots of atmosphere. Warning: Do not listen to while driving :)
Renoise
2005 04 Corner Atmospheres One of my all time favorite pieces. Melodic synth piece with an epic climax
Renoise
2005 02 Frequencies My first serious song in Renoise. Breakbeat verses, trance choruses, with political lyrics :)
Renoise

2004

2004 saw more unfinished FL Studio projects and only one complete song. While I loved vsti's and liked the piano roll in FL Studio, the rest of the FL Studio workflow didn't really flow with me. Little did I know what awaited in 2005   :)     Also of note, Cami and I had a band called "Mile's End". I've included some of those recordings. Mile's End band members were:

Ray (Guitar), Leon (Jazz guitar), Cami (Vocals), Scott (Piano), and later Tremain on drums. Unfortunately I think the the drum recordings were lost.

P.S.. I wonder whatever happened to Leon and Ray, I miss those guys...

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2004 04 Collision Course (Remix) Remix of an old song by my friend Lugnut. Synth heavy drum&bass. My only finished FL Studio song. I think it turned out pretty well
FL Studio
2004 03 Scott and Leon - Name for It Leon and I needed something to jam to, so I threw down a couple bars in FL Studio and we hit record. Him on guitar and me on piano
Live Recording
2004 02 Scott and Leon - Robot Jazz Leon and I jammed over my old song, him on guitar and me on piano
Live Recording
2004 01 Mile's End - Old Shoes My favorite Mile's End song.. Such great atmosphere.
Live Recording

2003

2003 was an interesting year. Impulse Tracker wasn't working so well in Windows 2000. I was looking for a more modern tracker solution. I tried Modplug Tracker but didn't really love it. A friend recommended FL Studio to me and introduced me to vst technology! I did a couple of unfinished demos in Fruity this year, but not really any finished songs.

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2003 02 Darkbass (Unfinished) One of my early FL Studio projects. I was pretty excited about this one at the time, but I never finished it
FL Studio
2003 01 Africa Cover (Skeleton) Don't take this one seriously! I wanted to do an epic trance cover of Toto's "Africa", and so I thought I would start with a really rough sketch. Consider this the 1st in my series of strange 80's covers :)
Modplug Tracker

2002

2002 Had a couple of completed songs. The philosophy behind the "Ground" series is gabber tracks to get out frustration and there are "no mistakes" in the song, so it can get as noisy as I want   :) 

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2002 04 How Does That Feel? (Remix) I was listening to a lot of 2-step UK Garage at the time. This is what happened :)
Impulse Tracker
2002 02 Ground 1 Another entry in the Ground series
Impulse Tracker
2002 01 The Beauty of Us Melodic breakbeat. It's about when to separate parts come together and create something bigger than the sum of their parts
Impulse Tracker

2001

I didn't complete any tracks in 2001, but I did have a couple unfinished projects (not posted here). Instead, I present to you these 2 recordings because I hate to think I went a year without any songs. They were recorded shortly after I met Cami, who I am still with after all this time    :)

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2001 02 Cami and Scott - Song Proper Originally a keyboard piece I composed in 1997 called "Industrial Madness", Cami sings over it and calls it "Whispers". Therefore it's just called "Song proper" :)
Impulse Tracker
2001 01 Cami and Scott - Ambient Take Me improvising live with a synth pad
Impulse Tracker

2000

In 2000, my productivity started to decline and never recovered until 2005. In 2000, I was a lot more focused on DJ'ing than writing my own music. However the year did produce a couple of interesting songs  :)

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
2000 04 Gazing Southward Oh yes, more drum&bass, this time more atmospheric. Definitely an organic io classic
Impulse Tracker
2000 03 How does that feel? Probably the most proper House song I've ever done. The vocals are muffled because I used a pair of headphones for the microphone!
Impulse Tracker

1999

I started getting a lot more productive in 99. It was a great year where I developed my skills and had a lot of fun in the process.

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
1999 14 Beyond 2 (All Doubt) My first attempt at house.
Impulse Tracker
1999 13 Robotic Jazz Excursion Experimental piece where I made a text to speech synth "sing" :)
Impulse Tracker
1999 12 organic io and nameless person - Transition ov Kemistry Collab with an artist who will remain nameless. Dedicated in remembrance of the d&b DJ Kemistry.
Impulse Tracker
1999 11 Black Roses on Water Done for a compo on EFnet #trax. I didn't place very high but I liked my song anyway..
Impulse Tracker
1999 08 Ground Base Zero Gabber track done all in one sitting. Messy but fun :)
Impulse Tracker
1999 07 Beyond (The Connection) Acid House with an arabian theme.
Impulse Tracker
1999 06 Phantasme 2 Done entirely with vocal samples. Well except I chipped one of them. Whatever :)
Impulse Tracker
1999 03 Phantasme 1 - Bonzai Rain Drum & Bass! Still an all time favorite of mine. I might be releasing a remaster of this in the future
Impulse Tracker
1999 02 ov organic origins Piano song originally composed in 1997. Inspired by "organic climax" by Jigid. Little did I know that my name would later be inspired from this :)
Impulse Tracker
1999 01 Profound Abstractions of Youth Made so a friend and I could do live performance at a local coffee shop. I screamed over it. I don't think I have a recording of that, unfortunately
Impulse Tracker

1998

1998 Marks the year when I first started writing and finishing songs using tracker software. Initially I started with Scream Tracker, but after writing about 6 songs, moved to Impulse Tracker.

Year
Track #
Title
Comments
Software
1998 08 Inner Torment (Raindrop Remix) An artist who shall remain nameless helped me fix this song up with an improved piano part, and I added some goa stuff at the end
Impulse Tracker
1998 07 Aquatic Fantasy 3/4 ballad. I think my last Scream Tracker song
Scream Tracker
1998 06 Inner Torment Trance track, one of my best songs at the time
Impulse Tracker
1998 05 RE-Remanufacture Cover of a Fear Factory song "Remanufacture", which is actually their remix of their own song "Demanufacture" :)
Scream Tracker
1998 04 Pachelbel's Nightmare My first Impulse Tracker song! Done for a compo on EFnet #trax. Yeah It would make Pachelbel cry...
Impulse Tracker
1998 03 Direction East My first attempt at drum&bass. Uses a LOT of different drum loops all mashed up. I was still very much learning
Scream Tracker
1998 02 Essence My second song. Programmed my own percussion for the 1st time
Scream Tracker
1998 01 La Mer est Agitée My first tracked song! Started in 1997 and finished February 1998
Scream Tracker

1997

My earliest origins in songwriting date back to 1997. It is possible that I have some recordings of myself improvising on the piano from this era, but I have not found them