Next to Aphex Twin (thanks again @Metske for the last battle) there's another veteran of electronic music, who influenced me a lot: Uwe Schmidt, a.k.a. Atom™, Atom Heart, Lassigue Bendthaus, Senor Coconut... and countless other aliases. His music covers and combines so many styles: Ambient, Industrial, Techno, Acid, Clicks&Cuts, Funk, Jazz, Latin Music...
One of his strangest releases is "Pentatonic Surprise" under the alias The Roger Tubesound Ensemble, released in 1997, where he combined jazz and electronics and extreme stereo panorama settings. You can listen to it at BandCamp.
And this is what this battle is about...
Create a musical piece, where the left and right stereo channel are completely different, and even would work as separate pieces. But of course they should also work together. You may even experiment with different time signatures and scales. Be crazy. Have fun.
- Every sound source is allowed (internal and external synths, sampling, resampling)
- Hard left and right panning, no center tracks.
- No identical sounds at the same time on both channels (but you may play the same notes with different sounds or use a delay.)
- Recording, resampling, bouncing, mixdown and mastering on OP-1 only.
- You may backup and restore tape tracks between OP-1 and your PC (helpful when mixing and bouncing tracks), but without external manipulation (editing in DAW, etc.).
- Lots of bonus points for incorporating your own voice (singing, talking, shouting, beatboxing, whatever...).
Try to stick to these rules, however exceptions are allowed when you feel you have to break the rules for your artistic freedom.
Well, Christmas and New Years Eve is coming, and this battle is a more complex one, let's finish on Jan, 7 2016.