There’s almost nothing to this throw away instrumental but some loops made with an aluminum bar, a little thicker than a ruler, and two almost inaudible patches on Native Instruments’ synths, FM8 and Massive.
The exciting thing was in the process of piecing it together so quickly, almost without thought, then posting it online. “Cortex Failing, Frontal Lobes Already Down” was the first audio construction I worked on after joining SoundCloud and the first creation of mine that had ever been brazenly placed before the public within hours of its completion. For someone who has a tendency to stay locked in his room tinkering with things for years this was quite a change.
Cortex Failing, Frontal Lobes Already Down, draft 1, April 10, 2011: