Many thanks to Ruben for trusting me with the maintenance of our music website. I’ll be doing my best to make this website easier to navigate and will also be deleting a lot of content. Since we’ll be focussing on our own music here, all the (year)mixes and mash-ups have been deleted from the website.
From now on, I (Ruben) will no longer be actively updating and maintaining this website. I will keep an eye on the webserver itself, but the content and entire look-and-feel of the Twisted World website is now in the capable hands of Angelique. Please contact her if you have any questions or remarks regarding our […]
Recently, Synology decided to completely disable their “Forums” and move their support to a new “Community”. While the forums were user-supported and maintained, this new “Community” is a Synology dictatorial system that is not only an absolute mess, but also moves all power to Synology. In other words; as soon as you post anything even […]
In the late 80s, one of my friends bought a Roland D-10. For those days (and compared to the keyboards I owned myself) this synth was sounding absolutely astounding! I could never afford a D-10 myself in those days, so I enviously and endlessly listened to the ROM demos of the D-10 from a music […]
This is absolutely my all-time favourite synth! The sounds are awesome, the design is awesome, the possibilities are awesome, everything about this synth is awesome!
Chopin cover by Angelique.
Here another one of those tracks that somehow got lost on the website. Luckily it was still online on SoundCloud.
Some years ago, Angelique was visiting her family in The Netherlands during christmas. Her sister requested her to play the Toccata on some crappy Yamaha PSS keyboard (the PSS series has mini-keys). Angelique hooked it up to my MacBook running a decent Church Organ VSTi and this was the result…
Alpha-Gal is a soundtrack composed for my good Facebook friend, Dave Brink. Dave is a gifted comic-artist working on a project called “Earthling”, a comic about a vegan superhero/warrior.
While cleaning up the redesigned website, I came across a snippet of music Ruben once made to give me a little scare. It’s a “rock version” of Michael Nyman’s “The Piano”. I wanted to add this snippet to the page with my cover version, only do find out this tracks isn’t on our website at […]
Performed by Angelique using a not-so-great piano sample library. (Doesn’t handle the sustain pedal very well and cuts off notes.)
Somewhere in the early 90’s I bought a crappy cheap sound module by Casio, The CSM-1. It didn’t have many useful sounds, it had a fixed number of available voices on a fixed number of channels and it was basically total crap. This was the build-in factory demo, which is a cover of the song […]
Another not-too-serious addition for my Ed Starink Greatest project that will probably never happen. I came across a nice music box sounds library and thought that this melody sounded great with it. Even added some real life music box noises along with the music.
This “entry” for my Ed Starink Greatest project was actually just meant as a joke and doomed be be lost in the digital afterlife forever. But somehow Angelique managed to dig it up from its binary grave and posted it on SoundCloud.
This piece was performed straight from some very Very VERY badly copied sheet music. There was no title or any other info on the sheets. Sounds like a track straight out of the “build/buy mode” from The Sims. Anyone who recognizes this piece, please let us know!
Another piano piece by Angelique. Don’t know when it was made actually.
One Man and His Droid is a song composed/programmed by Rob Hubbard for the Commodore 64 game by the same name, released by Mastertronic in 1985. This tune was playing non-stop through the entire game.
Testing the MIDI retrofit on my grand driving a synth pad. Old meets new!
Another great performance by Angelique using an unfortunate crappy sound library. This song was originally composed and performed by Billy Joel.
The “Kontakt Library Wallpaper Dimensions” post has been deleted by Angelique. We’re going to focus on our music from now on…
So, Angelique set me up with this little “challenge” or “assignment” in which I got only 24 hours to create a piece of music depicting an outnumbered medieval army that was about to face certain defeat…
Webmaster of Starink World, Andreas Heinz, posted some of his own compositions in the Ed Starink Facebook Group about 5 weeks ago. There were some interesting tracks in there, some of which were great compositions, but lacking a melody.
After our previous little project, Angelique and I decided to “practice” a bit by covering an existing piano/orchestra piece. We choose “Oceano” by Roberto Cacciapaglia (because my mother provided Angelique with the sheet music).
This is a little fun experiment in creating a song together with Angelique. I’ve known her for about 13 years now but just recently found out that she still plays the piano pretty well.
Another track for my planned “Ed Starink Greatest volume 1” compilation. This is the fourth track I sort of finished, but it was actually the first track I started working on and got the entire Ed Starink Greatest “project” running.