Mah idiosyncracies (some)

AKA things intrinsic to my music that I increasingly notice, the more I do them. Do you notice these too?
  1. Polyrhythms for no good reason
  1. Beginning start of 8 bars with bassy bang
  1. Copypasting stab/phrase only a few times through arrangements
  1. A-B-A structure where the B ends up being more like a C or D
  1. Chromatic patterns
  1. Notes outside the scale
  1. Korg Wavestation/90s PCM swoops
  1. Rapidly-ascending arp sequence transition
  1. Low bass piano declaration
  1. Straight ➜ swing microchanges
  1. Warm, dynamic overall mix profile
  1. Through-composed ostinatos
  1. Pan flutes (on occasion)
  1. Momentarily clashing chords (jazzy)
  1. Aside from modulations, almost everything in the key of D minor/F major (makes it easier to mix tracks together)
  1. Embracing select musical theory, eschewing a lot
  1. Binding multiple similar timbres to form an “ensemble unit”
  1. Sample that’s used once and never again
  1. Generic chord progressions going off-road into a haunted forest
  1. Hypermelody
  1. Treating layering like gestalt Transformers (esp. Devastator)
  1. Wildly floozy pitchbend
  1. Only cymbals when I have to
  1. Live-played drum patterns + generative sequences
  1. Micro-Amarok suites
  1. Overuse of parallel universes
  1. Combining stuff others don’t dare (or are too self-conscious to)
  1. Subtle pitch drifting too
  1. 8/16-bit sounds, but wrapped in speaker/room simulation
  1. Varying each clap and some snares
  1. Resampling whole mix through modular FX (hail Byome) then chopping up the lot into mini-moments
  1. Track titles/song names that have few/no Google results
  1. Funk-inspired basslines, with bending into notes and syncopation
  1. Arps that increase in intensity
  1. Gentle grain and texture on elements to crispify them
  1. Etudes focusing on a single virtual instrument (could be a sound library)
  1. Portmanteau sounds
  1. Can’t tell what is fake/real but does it matter? (The matter is the music.)
  1. Vocal chops, but lusher
  1. Goin’ that extra mile for detail, making ONE repetition slightly different
  1. Bouncing ball and accelerando strikes
  1. John Carpenter steady analog bass before it transforms (like The Thing)
  1. Dramatically changing midway, ending on a definite (usually not a fade-out)
  1. Re-playing the melody in realtime