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The Bad Album

by Martin Residence

(2004) Fusing computer music with live instruments creating a truly innovative instrumental album.
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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1. intro
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2. Pacman
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3. Oxygen Bar
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4. The Scoundrel (Act I)
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5. Cheese & Crackers
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6. Breathe
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7. The Scoundrel (Act II)
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8. excerpt from Im Banne Des Unheimlichen
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9. Spirits in the Material World and I am a Material Girl
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10. Clouds
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11. Glass Curtains
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12. The Scoundrel (Act III)
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13. String Theory
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14. Creamy
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15. The Scoundrel (Act IV)
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16. Pacman Reprise
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17. Someone to Watch over Me
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Smooth, Trippy, and New! The music from "The Bad Album" is purely instrumental and the styles fall somewhere near Beck, Tortoise, Ween, DJ Shadow, Enon or the music behind some strange movie. The cd can be extremely different and quirky at times, but is more about groove, songwriting, and sonic experimentation. The album gets its sound by combining computer sampling with live instruments and touches upon what is possible with the enormous flexibility that comes with sampling and recording music on the computer. It doesn't stop there however. On this album there are live drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, and even a little accordian.

So, what's the musical direction look like for the next release? "For the next cd I definitely want to capture a lot more live performance… and there will definitely be more computer manipulation… and joining a 60's surf cover band on the drums will certainly have an influence… but what it really ends up being will be a surprise even to me. It's going to be called Hammer & Arm"

Also available on cdbaby: self-titled first release "Martin Residence"


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clouds and intro - chill sick ass tunes
"CLOUDS" and "INTRO" are the sickest chill tunes ever...

clouds- chill indie folktronica

Intro- deep chill / floating through space/chill to the max/ fucking awesome/ sickest accordian you will hear in your life

Tamara Turner, CD Baby

Starting with a highly innovative sampling of the ever-immortal Pac-Man video game music, filtered and morphed through a computer music context and paired up with chunky trip hop beats, this is one of the most mind-tweaking albums of its kind to hit the ground at CD Baby in quite some time. Continuing on with various tracks of chilled but marinated atmospheric electronica, with an intravenous drip of acid jazz, a thread of delightfully corny lounge music and multiple other vivid musical colors, Martin Residence pulls ahead to inject refreshing creativity into a limitless genre.


In praise of Martin Residence
I'm in awe! This is the music I've always wanted to write and record myself, but unfortunately I just don't seem to be skilled enough to do so. It seems as if not even the sky is the limit for mastermind Todd Martin for he easily manages to combine and morph styles and genres that were never meant to be combined and morphed.
Mr Todd, am I mistaken that all this is just a piece of cake for you? Well, who cares - I thank you (and for music like that!

Nick Schuyler

Mood Indigo - Daydream Music
In need of background music to get through the day? To listen to while you're studying, working, playing solitaire, having what the kids are calling "sex"?

This music fills all those roles.

I'd start off with Pacman - which if you're thirtysomething, like me, it'll actually make you gigggle a little bit. Then, get right to "Clouds"

At that point, you'll get the idea. This is travelling music - this is daydream music - this is pure energy.

I once said "Las Vegas" was like Pure Oxygen - That really makes me wonder what "Oxygen Bar" is like, too.

I will be buying this album soon. And I'm not one of Martin's friends or regular listeners - just a serendipitous music traveler.

Good Stuff Martin, I'll be seeing your site/listening to your music soon.

Wendy Street

Beat kit kookie sampler
Interesting,fun, fuzzy, cute and scary circus of the laptop lalapalozas.


What a fun record! Each track was a surprise, you could never tell what would happen next. Some very creative melodies and samples. It sounds like what happens when people record tracks just for the fun of it until late at night......I'm not sure about the vocal intermezzos though