The album “Astronasty” was written, produced, edited, and mastered by David John (DJ) Busby. Exceptions are Track 09, Talk Like That, originally performed by The Presets, and Track 10, Freetime, originally performed by Kenna.
Thanks so much to all of my listeners, for their continued support!
Track 01: Astronasty pt. 1
Science themed intro. Sounds like Stephen Hawking with a British accent.
Track 02: Slime Passage
Hip hop influenced electronica. This song introduces one of the two main subgenres of this album. With a focus on bassline, it's almost dubstep. It packs a punch, which is why it kicks off the album.
Track 03: Another Timeline
Science themed progressive trance with vocals. The placement of this song introduces the other subgenre featured in the album.
Track 04: Manipulation
Feeling almost like a combo of styles from tracks 02 and 03, a mildly hip hop influenced beat and progressive trance synthwork makes this DnB'ish track solidify the feel of the album. This song is different in that it doesn't use a verse-chorus-verse style song structure.
Track 05: Into a Sun (feat. Rebecca Reinhardt)
A revisit of Another Timeline's style. Science themed progressive trance, with female vocals this time.
Track 06: Last Requests
A trip hop instrumental. A turn to the more calm, moodier, darker feel.
Track 07: Rumination
A little more uplifting in mood than the previous track, but still moody. The structure of this short song is more repetitive, and makes the mind wander a bit, demanding less attention. This is placed here as a breakdown or breather in the album as a whole.
Track 08: Lung Cancer
A haunting melody with a sad, wistful feel. The xylophone brings to mind childhood. The cough sample on top of the xylophone, along with the title of the song, is intended to make the listener think of his/her own mortality. A Glitch Hop track, instead of hectic editing with tons of inserted samples, the intense variation of effects applied here makes the track demand a lot of your attention. There is brighter high end here than in the album thus far.
Track 09: Talk Like That (Originally by The Presets)
Progressive trance with vocals, but here with more of an electropop feel. The attention demanded by the previous track sets the listener up to pay more attention now to Talk Like That, probably the strongest track on the album. This, the first of two cover songs, has the brightest high end shine of them all.
Track 10: Freetime (Originally by Kenna)
A blend of hip hop influenced electronica and trance. I'm a big fan of Kenna. The two layers of kick drums in here make the beat hit hard. I've cut the song structure short a bit due to this being an instrumental.
Track 11: Carried Downstream
Winding down a bit, this bass heavy house track has synthwork akin to the rest of the album. The mood is mellow contentment.
Track 12: Astronasty pt. 2
This track uses track 01, cut up and fit into a beat, as if Stephen Hawking is rapping. The silly ad libs will hopefully make you smile. This song bookends the album and allows for a cool transition when your media player finishes the album and wraps around to the beginning.