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Weeklybeats 2016 was a 52 week long music project in which artists composed and publicly released 1 song a week for the entire year. Enjoy this archive of over 3,700 music compositions by over 260 artists.
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The Plane

By Plantrain on April 3, 2016 9:03 pm

Inspired by last weekend's Piano Day, I booked a rehearsal room with an upright piano this week, bringing along a stereo recorder to see what would come out of it. My piano playing abilities are limited, so I spent a lot of time listening to sustained chords slowly decaying, trying to pick out musical ideas.
As a result this week's track is almost only piano, sustained chords, fragments of melodies, a track of processed piano and a drum machine track recorded earlier (part of it was used in week 7) coming in towards the end.

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April 4, 2016 3:09 pm

Very Harold Budd. Great recording.

April 4, 2016 7:34 pm

I wanted to hear your recording with a good set of monitors and I can tell you now, it really is a nice recording of the upright piano. It is very warm and swelling. Your playing is great and the whole song is impressing me. It was a good idea to have booked the rehersal room.

April 5, 2016 12:36 am

Very nice piano sound on this.  It really sounds like I'm right there in the room.  I also dig the sort of tremolo sound that comes in at various points.

April 5, 2016 8:53 am

I love how it has the Sakamoto/Fennesz/Alva Noto vibe. I often listen to those.
Also, I am a journalist for Belgian national radio, and I often make montages/reportages etc ... Would you be okay if I - at some point - use this music in one of them? (if not, no worries!) Really diggin this!

April 7, 2016 8:48 am

Wundervoll atmos!

April 8, 2016 10:49 am

Lovely stuff!  The artificial/processed sustains sound great. 

April 10, 2016 8:46 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Very Harold Budd. Great recording.

Q-Rosh wrote:

I wanted to hear your recording with a good set of monitors and I can tell you now, it really is a nice recording of the upright piano. It is very warm and swelling. Your playing is great and the whole song is impressing me. It was a good idea to have booked the rehersal room.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Very nice piano sound on this.  It really sounds like I'm right there in the room.  I also dig the sort of tremolo sound that comes in at various points.

m2K7 wrote:

Wundervoll atmos!

rdomain wrote:

Lovely stuff!  The artificial/processed sustains sound great.

Thank you all.
The tremolo/processed sounds was done with dblue stretch VST running on a track of me improvising various melodic elements over the chords.

April 10, 2016 8:47 am
dj someguy wrote:

I love how it has the Sakamoto/Fennesz/Alva Noto vibe. I often listen to those.
Also, I am a journalist for Belgian national radio, and I often make montages/reportages etc ... Would you be okay if I - at some point - use this music in one of them? (if not, no worries!) Really diggin this!

Thank you. Feel free to use this in any way you like.
If you need a uncompressed file, just let me know, and I can send you one.

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