Patchable 0008

Band names are something we’ve all tried to come up with at one point or another. Sometimes, there is little connection between the music and band name, for example Arctic Monkeys. They could easily be be a swing band or disco. Then we have bands like Metallica, which is indisputably metal. Regardless, band names inspire mental imagery in the listener. In this Patchable we explore the music of bands that do not exist.


For this patchable, your task is to visit a band name generator website.  In 5 minutes or less select a band name that inspires you.  It can be funny, abstract, clever, weird, stupid or whatever you want.  Just make your selection is less than 5 minutes.

Here are some websites to get you going:

Once you have your band name, think about what that band would sound like.  What is their history, genre, era location, etc? Now, create a track in the style of that band.  



  1. Create an original piece of music following the above challenge.
  2. Include the suffix PATCHABLE-0008 in the track title.  A completed track title would look like this: Spiral Vortex PATCHABLE-0008 (where “Spiral Vortex” is your song name).
  3. Upload your track to soundcloud by end of day, Friday Jan 3rd.
  4. Include a link to your track and patch notes in the comments below.

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mrwilliam “Loving Thursday” Hot New Wave/ Synthpop band Loving Thursday debuted, rose to fame, and dropped off the face of the planet in December 1987. Classical pianist and singer Chester “Meatball” MacKenzie met guitar player Jonathan “Bacon” Bacon in fat camp in the summer of ‘87. Meatball turned to monophonic instruments after his fingers became too pudgy to play piano. The two became fast friends after they discovered each other stealing cheese wheels from the cafeteria. They met drummer and food truck driver and drummer Vinnie von Vinegar to complete their trio. After weeks of relentless touring, they released their… Read more »


Patchable 0008 NYMS Challenge (“Imaginary Band”)

“Analyzing for Emo Lawyers” was formed back in 2008, when Jinn and her bandmates were sick of lawyering, and decided they needed a creative outlet.

The band split up after a year, and all that’s left is a fragment of their times together…and their collective imagination.

The piece itself is made up of public domain found sounds (modular and otherwise) on, spoken word poetry, and the sounds of a Danish nature trail, snippets of conversation at the Brandy Library, and ambient sound near the World Trade Center.

forestine Tonsil Rocket was an all-girl indie-pop group from Nova Scotia consisting of Kristy (vocals and keyboards), Claudia (vocals and guitar), Mary Anne (vocals and bass) and Stacey (drums). Not much is known about them except that they toured with Plum Tree during the mid ‘90s. They were inspired to start their band after Claudia introduced them to Tiger Trap’s self titled during a sleepover, which had been given to her by her older sister. This was a crash course in actually learning my daw a little better, but everything is modular except the guitar (I am so rusty) and… Read more »

Ethan James Startzman I used a band name generator online to give me the fictional band name of Building 59. The task was to write a track for Building 59. I decided that they would make post-modern, post-industrial, post-electronic, post-music music. :p Patch notes: Stream 1: Serge NTO into Echophon into Erbeverb Stream 2: DFAM running FM percussion Stream 3: Instruo CS-L with 5 step loop running on Oscillator 2 Slow clock divided sequence in 4 on Oscillator 1 with Sine wave from Oscillator 1 feeding back into FM of Oscillator 2 Both oscillators into Befaco A*B+C for AM. Serge VQVCF in hi pass mode … Read more »