Well, I didn't submit last week because of some last second problems with bouncing and converting the track to the right size, but at least I FINISHED something on time.
Anyway, I wrote something entirely new for this week of course:
I have a preoccupation with the sublime, particularly in the form of sky-to-earth terror. Whether it is the moon falling toward us or the recurring dream I have about a stone temple, shrouded in glowing pink and yellow ether, hovering above as all life on earth makes an abrupt and sweeping exit, it all falls into a category of concept and imagery that gives me chills both of horror and of anxious romanticizing.
Sky + unfathomable, immortal terror = beautiful
A little more toned down and realistic, but equally exciting to me, is scenes from the ground, where a huge airship, spaceship, or other sky-savvy, crew operated behemoth slowly breaks up, smoke pouring out behind it as it makes its way toward a final landing. It's a sort of mortal derived form of sublimity; sublime in the fact that its unstoppable and huge, but very mortal, in that it has completely failed against all best efforts not to.
This song is for a sequence of that sort, taking place in a city, BUT if it strikes you some other way, you can imagine WHATEVER YOU FEEL IS RIGHT
Roland JP8080 - main lead
Alesis SR-16 - drums
Yamaha MU50 - bass, guitar, trumpet, syn brass, celesta, chiff lead, cymbals
Korg X5DR - bells
Emu Xtreme Lead-1: Orchestra hits
Alphakanal automat (beta version) - various synth elements
EXS24 software sampler - vocal lead, SNES sample trumpets
All recorded directly out of my board as two channels, compressed and EQ'd digitally.
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