Episode III - North By Northwest & The Mansion - The Original Lights At Eleven - EP/Mixtape

A series that revisits selected pieces from the first Lights At Eleven EP/Mixtape (Originally released in 2012).

Owen Cassidy

4/9/20241 min read

Here's two more tracks from the EP/Mixtape. Check them out on the MILTON STREET STUDIOS YouTube Channel. These buttons below will take you there, and that page is linked to my other LAE:// affiliated channel outlets.

'North By Northwest'

One of my first successes in Ableton Live, at least in terms of the synths, those sounds still hold up really well. Classic and warm. The beat is what happens when you find the MIDI draw tool for the first time. Can you tell I was listening to some glitch music in those days?

'The Mansion'

What is The Mansion? Well, once upon a time there was this abandoned/condemned property (complete with decrepit mansion that my crew used to break into to hang out and skate the smooth surfaces. Simpler times. Anyway, that's what these tracks are named for. So much of that period of my life was tied up in skateboarding. I think in a way that's the soundtrack I was working on, for us. Just something that felt like all those nights out alone cruising around. More on this thread in Episode IV.