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Hi! My name's Jaron. In my spare time I like to make music and sounds with synthesizers. Here is an to some of my stuff.

Analog Analogies has friendly tutorials.

Anodyne Institute is a fictional place with musical home movies.

Mundane Space Adventures is a whimsical sci-fi universe.

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For , @accessibleColors seems like a fab selection of potential color palettes.

I do these sometimes in a sweet silly jokey way and to like, deal with my bisexuality?

I mean, maybe the only other good Holiday Travel story I have is when a guy on the loudspeaker was reading off the last names of family groups and he said "Cox", which I heard as "cocks", which prompted me to giggle like a ten-year-old.

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At the end of the week I had no more appointments with scary men, so I did this and it made me feel sooo nice. 😊

(This is after a few days of wear and also it's my first time eep!)

…and that is why our collective love of houseplants, and fascination with distressed cassette tape audio, is this generation's way of expressing and coping with the trauma of our parents unwittingly destroying the planet. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

And finally is the album that kickstarted my love of working with synths, before I properly understood what a synth actually was.

Fictional ambient arctic terror, recorded with a 4-track Tascam tape deck and the Casio my dad played when I was a kid. It's noisy, lo-fi and repetitive, and I honestly appreciate my naivete here. Maybe a bit of the vibe from Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, and inspired by Legowelt's ambient albums.

Here's another soundtrack that's a bit more whimsical, despite the fact that it's composed for a wartime propaganda/educational film about quartz.

Odd, aesthetically pleasing images of crystals accompanied by gummy analog synths. The vibe here is perhaps Wendy Carlos, Jean-Jacques Perrey, and that long-lost nature documentary that you vaguely remember from childhood.

Here's an 'original soundtrack' composed for rather harrowing and somber footage of nuclear tests performed at the Nevada Proving Grounds.

Full of spooky sad analog synths. Bit of a John Carpenter/Boards of Canada vibe.

Donated to the Internet Archive today!

They've been a creative resource and service for me since high school, before YouTube existed (!). Here are some oddities I've made using public domain media that they've kept intact and available to all.

Watching the snow linger and fall in parallax today. Finding an odd joy in the idea that, broadly speaking, the same rules guiding these tiny ice crystals also let us land a robot on another planet yesterday. 😒

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New children play upon the green,
New weary sleep below;
And still the pensive spring returns,
And still the punctual snow!
Pink, small, and punctual,
Aromatic, low,
Covert in April,
Candid in May,
Dear to the moss,
Known by the knoll,
Next to the robin
In every human soul.

Cuz I do this pretty much every night.*

* 'night' being an arbitrary point in time, relative to when I woke up in the morning.**

** 'morning' being an arbitrary point in time, relative to when I fell asleep at night.*

You ever do the thing where you've been in bed for hours, or even the entire day, and yet still when you roll over into sleeping position you proclaim, out loud to no one, "Ohhhh bed. It. is sO. Good."

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