Rising Action Loop

I decided to see how many of my instruments I could engage in an hour of recording and writing while remaining tasteful. This short piece is a result. The thought in mind when writing it was a video game scene in which you’re close to, but not engaged with, a game boss or puzzle objective.

Enjoy!

Rising Action Loop on SoundCloud

Strangering

I am clearing out the archives this week and have found some of the left over music that I either didn’t finish or served some utility such as testing out recording and instruments. The following is a piece that I wrote to test out the integration between Hydrogen (drum machine), Logic (converted this from Garageband), and my new Stingray bass.

There was this lofty goal of writing a song around it about the process of people becoming strangers to one another in the world where we can overcommunicate online in social media. It was also around the time of a divorce where the intentions of both parties were found to be completely unaligned. I realized that after my singing voice got destroyed, there would be no sense of trying to use that to mask my somewhat questionable skills as a lyricist to proffer something so maudalin. So instead, you get a three section drum and bass thing.

The picture in the video was taken at the Cleveland Art Museum in the Buddhist art exhibit.

In Waves

It Comes In Waves

This is a short piece that I wrote for a friend who was struggling with some depression around the same time that I was working through some issues coming out of a major health fiasco. Now it’s become a theme for the last year in Cleveland, and the video has a picture of the shore in Edgewater park

Recording information

  • Recorded in Logic X
  • Second version of this – the original was recorded real time with just piano
  • Xkey37 and Logic built in synths for this version