Day Two

The album may have found its voice, finally. During this compositional session I was able to reorganize a few things, and I think I managed to rescue one song from oblivion. The new problem is that I haven’t been able to come up with the last song at all.

For those who don’t know: I primarily compose electronic music. This is not trance, techno, or dub step; it’s my own brand of music heavily influenced by the early electronic musicians (Jarre, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, and the like). You don’t hear much of this today because it’s not very … danceable? I could question this, but I’m just the composer here.

This album is starting to head down a very atmospheric, ambient feel. There is a lot less emphasis on the orchestral elements I used on prior albums. It’s darker than what I’ve written before; and I was worried the whole 40 minutes or so would be stuck in the key of Ab minor. Fortunately I think I found a rather interesting solution to the problem and can move on with the actual business of writing this thing.

The tracks have all been named save two; I need to find two more appropriate names for songs 6 and 7, that keep with my “black hole” theme I’ve got going on.

For the first time, I’m also attempting an overture. I managed to salvage this song by realizing I should place it in the middle of the album, rather than at the beginning. That thought took three days to figure out. But in doing so it provided much needed structure for the rest of the works I’m developing.

The second song is nearly complete, though admittedly I am having trouble with the filtering I am adding to the sounds. It needs much more work. I decided to start with this song not because it is easier, but because there are elements of this song that inform the rest of the works. Using this as the starting point is helping me further refine the shape and sound of the entire album.

I’ll begin revealing more as tracks take more shape.