None of these tracks is complete, but given the rate at which I finish the old and start the new (slow and fast, respectively) I wanted to share what I’d done so far, going in a few different musical directions. I’m interested in feedback, if anyone out there is inclined to write, since as I compose, in general, when I like what I’ve written I often make the mistake of listening to it too many times, to the point that my mind accustoms itself to the music and anticipates every note, becoming unable to experience or appreciate what the music sounds like as something fresh. When that happens it’s hard to go forward, because the inspiration that led to creation of the original melody has also had that melody burned in to the point that it’s gotten tired and gone somewhere else. It’s most effective to compose something in one sitting, as quickly as possible, I believe, and to only flesh out the instrumentation later; however I hypocritically have never been able to fully follow this method.
By posting these tunes I’m freeing myself to move on and improve, although I may come back and work on any of these.
006: (download) As-yet-untitled track with a slightly jazzy style. I combined the bassline with the "Reticul8" instrument lead in a single pattern, so those complement each other well. Listen to the piano chord progression when that comes in, it meshes like a charm. (The kind of charm that meshes, or as it is commonly known, a meshing charm.)
006-outtake: (download) Outtake segment from the above tune , where I was playing with the lead and added some notes to form chords. I didn’t even have to customize the drums, as they came from the patterns already made for the above song.
Pompous: (download) I was experimenting with a nice sounding VST (a standard plug-in architecture for software generated instruments, and the instruments which hook in using it) called "Reticul8" (mentioned above) which I’d downloaded, and this clip is what resulted.
Padding-01: (download) Something a bit different from the above. A series of background chords played by electronic strings, with a simple bell-like melody in the foreground.
Square: (download) Square waves, sine waves, maybe some other wave shapes.
010: (download) An electronic progressive track with sparse experimentation in dynamic filter/resonance adjustment.