Denshi's Old Albums

Here you'll find the descriptions for all my old albums under the name "DenshiSong". Each description is split into two paragraphs: the top paragraph is about the music itself, and the bottom paragraph is about the cover art.

These same descriptions are available on bandcamp.

Old Garbage [2019-2020]

I first started making music in 2019, when I began uploading it to a YouTube channel named DenshiSong. That channel is long gone, but I was able to save some of my old music and wrap it all into this collection. The songs contained here are mostly things like my "reinstrumentations" which were just me taking a MIDI and changing the instruments in a lazy attempt to make the songs sound better. Kalandren specifically was first used at the end of "Just use Krita". Robotica and I don't know were eventually adapted into my later albums as instrumental pieces, but in this album they contain virtual singers. The album also contains my first ever two songs, Empty Lane and 1969.

The album cover is a creative commons image that I tinted green.

MinstrelWave [2020]

I originally wrote this album as a video game music demo. That's why there's songs titled Battle01. Kalandren and Nerenbraun were made for use in the end cards of my videos, while Robotica and I don't know were remakes of older songs I had made.

The name of this album has no intended meaning, and neither do the titles of the songs. They're barely descriptive and lazy; I was focusing on making music rather than curating a proper "collection" of music.

Polyphasic Uberman [2020]

This album was meant as a continuation of my previous album, containing song sequels like Battle03. The music in this album has a faster tempo and it's the first album where I started using advanced automation, like changing the volume of the Calf Multichorus effect in Obviously the best one.

The cover and name do have an intended meaning; a "Polyphasic Uberman" is a well-known polyphasic sleep schedule where an individual sleeps in 20-minute intervals, 6 times a day. this is why the album cover has 6 spokes, these represent the 6 periods of sleep available.

Triple Stars [2020]

This album isn't much different, but it does demonstrate more audio plugins and a greater use of automation, such as the changing effects in Computers. The song Litz's little dance was actually one of my first songs I ever composed back in 2019, and a very old version of it is audible at the end of my first DenshiDraws video. The same is for the song To 1969, which is a remake of another old song from the Old Garbage album. In fact, this song is audible in one of my old DenshiSpace videos.

The album cover is a really random one: A reference to the triple-star flag of old Iraq, a design which was adapted into the current Iraqi flag. This pertains no meaning to the album or its contents, I just ran out of ideas for album covers.

Frankfurt Am Main [2020]

This album contains a mix of new songs and covers, such as And forgive me for this remix which is a synth cover of somethingelseyt's "I'm something else" song, and Risen which is a cover of a Terry A. Davis' song of the same name. The song Future Girl is named after my cousin once removed, who was just born at the time the album came out.

This album is named after the Frankfurt Am Main airport, and the cover image is a photograph I took there in August 2018, when I went to visit the USA. This explains tracks like Airport Shuttle which were named after the airport.

Concert in the Basement [2020]

Probably the first album I'm somewhat proud of, the music in Concert in the Basement ended up being used in many of my videos. The song Sample01 is taken from the Triple Stars album, but with a new bassline and a few added verses. The song Sleeping abstinence was inspired itself by the nighttime cover the album.

The album cover is a picture of a security camera and a "I love you" mug placed on a small white table, at night. I have no idea what this had to do with a concert in the basement, but the frame around the picture is meant to parody of the Hawaii: Part II album, which my friends at the time were pestering me to listen to.

Responsible for once [2020]

This album contains more new songs and covers, including synth versions of the MLAATR theme song and Saddle Tramp. New Mexico College and Fox Hill 6 are inspired by real events. This also marked one of the first times I composed music on piano before making it on the synth, with Downstairs and done.

The cover is an edited picture of a street in the UAE with a sign that originally said "We are all responsible", in reference to the Coronavirus pandemic. I edited this picture just to contain the word "Responsible" both in English and Arabic (Masawwal) and the name of the album was inspired by this image.

Computer Society and its Future [2020]

Made right in the middle of summer 2020, this album is another one I'm somewhat proud of. The songs here were the basis for the soundtrack to my first Wide Web World episode, and Running after dark mark the first time I wrote a song on guitar before transcribing it to the computer.

The cover is a picture of multiple old electronics stacked on each other. There's a computer with Windows 95 on it, a floppy disk with "Denshi" written on it, an old radio, a Sony HiFi stereo, a Harlem music CD, an old beige keyboard and plenty other bits and bobs hidden around. This image would go on to be used all over my website and as the banner to my channel. The title of the album is a reference to Industrial Society and its Future, and this has some vague connection to the album's musical content.

Einzelstuhl [2020]

This album was made after watching one-too-many World War II documentaries. The name is obviously in German, and so are some of the song titles. However, there is basically no German musical influence in the album whatsoever. Down in the Volkshalle is actually a cover of the rather obscure Wii U Homebrew theme. The song Redsleeves is a cover of greensleves, which was inspired by an ice cream truck that used to roam the roads of my old home in the UAE. It used to drive around the empty streets during the COVID pandemic, which explains the reverb plugin I use in the song.

The cover is just an image I took of a chair in my room, but traced in Krita. Once again, the image inspired the title of the album, which just means "one chair" in German.

The FUTURE [2021]

This was my first album of 2021, and my first album to feature virtual singing which I demonstrated in the Daisy Bell cover. Fox Hill 6 and Running after dark re-appear from my previous albums, with some added flairs and enhancements.

The album cover is in two pieces; first the front cover, which is an image taken in Dubai, with a view of the buildings. While the second is a picture of a decadent building in Dubai's "DubaiLand" region, tinted red.

Terminal [2021]

This album kicks off with a bright energetic cover, Check Mii Out, which is covering the music from the Wii channel of the same name. This is my most elaborate instrumental cover yet, including lots of moving elements from various tracks in the channel, making it more of a medley at times. Creep is just synth noise, but with a reference to Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race's incredibly creepy title screen music. The song Mr. Radio is an original song, but it sounded really similar to the ELO song by the same name so I decided to name it after it. This album marks the first use of piano covers in my albums. The song "Michelle" by SirChloe is covered twice, both in synth and with a piano cover. You might notice the piano is slightly out of tune, this is because I recorded all the piano segments from an old piano in an old house.

The album cover is my first to be made entirely in vector software, and it features the color scheme I still use in my terminal. The rainbow was made by aligning curves and changing their thickness.

"Terminal" was also my first album to ever sell a copy. Thank you Elle.