Music: Gleshnor

Sugar-coated electronic rasp.

This project started as a test of Ardour 3’s new MIDI and synth-plugin features (still in beta). In this role, it served in uncovering and fixing a number of issues and grew into something a little more ambitious over time.

The kick, bass and lead all come from instances of Calf‘s Monosynth.

When thinking about what I could draw as a cover image, Driddee jumped into my mind. Similar to the music, creating this image was a test run, with Krita. Took a bit to get comfortable with it, but now I’m rather pleased. I need more practice, obviously πŸ™‚

Other formats, the entire Ardour session as well as a track-by-track export (wavpack format) are available via

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Gleshnor and Driddee by Thorsten Wilms are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Get on Board the Blues – Guicussion Remix

Dave Phillips recently published a great Blues track in a not so great mix and made the material available on request. Since others covered the gentle just bring out what’s there (by Fons Adriaensen) as well as tasteful addition of drums (by Jason Jones), I just had to do something a little different.

Online player, choice of different formats and the entire Ardour session packed up on

All additions are created from the original material, no samples added. Both the original and remix have been produced with pre-release builds of what will become Ardour 3.0.


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1, 2, 3, 4, Finished!

Yesterday I finalised the international counting track and submitted low-quality versions (1 MB size limit) to the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase.

I made 2 versions, with and without whistling. The speech melodies inspired me, but the whistling might be found to take away from the counting.

Several formats and the complete Ardour session are available on, everything licensed to the public under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0.

Big thanks to all the contributors:

Sampo Savolainen, Finnish

becks, Italian

Robin Gareus, German

Ken Restivo, US-English

David Paez, Spanish

Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ, English, Gaelic

Savvas Z. Radević, Serbian, Greek, French, English

Nils “Steele” Gey, German, Japanese

Maxime Deschildre, French

Comments and remixes welcome!

Woxitron 2

A while ago I published a work-in-progress version of this. My intention was to add melodic parts later on, but today I decided that there’s enough going on already and that my time is better spend working on other tracks.

Woxitron at

Recorded and arranged with Ardour. Mastered with Jamin.

There’s also a tar archive of the Ardour session with wavpacked audio files up there. Remixes are welcome πŸ˜‰

License: CC-BY-SA

We don’t want you


A piece of music about the feeling of being rejected. Don’t worry about me, I just had to let of some steam in a way πŸ˜‰

Online player, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Flac, all on the Internet Archive.

While all sounds originate from my mouth or household objects, I did mean things to some of them πŸ™‚

Recorded and arranged with Ardour. Mastered with Jamin.

There’s also a tar archive of the Ardour session with wavpacked audio files up there. I would love to hear replacements, additions, remixes … πŸ˜‰

License: CC-BY-SA Statistics

Once in a while I take a look at the number of downloads and whether anyone bothered to add a comment for any of my tracks on I announced all of the newer tracks I didn’t just record and master, but also arranged on Linux, on the Linux Audio Users list and that should explain most of the about 100 to 230 downloads each of them got. Not stellar, but so much more exposure than with my previous method of playing stuff to classmates and relatives who didn’t manage to flee fast enough πŸ˜‰

The other tracks where uploaded in 2 or 3 sprints, so their release dates don’t vary much. But there a few run away tracks among them, approaching or having more than 500 downloads each. I can see no pattern, except that these are among the better ones. Found no pages linking to them, so it must have been word of mouth!?
Relax (595)
Daydreaming (518)
Chordless (486)

On the other end, 3 times pseudo rock (I can see why):
Loud (10)
On the Rocks (12)
Close to the Limit (16)
And an odd one:
Spontaneous Trip (18)