Sunday, April 19, 2009

Do you remember the day?

Very different from "This House is like a ship", "Do you remember that day (in 1969 when you asked what I was going to do with the rest of my life?) is a melodic New Age style piece. But then "Janus" is an autobiographical work so that is probably to be expected.
The idea came from a barely remembered conversation at the age of 10 when I was asked by my friends what I was going to do with my life. I had grand dreams of living in California.
Nursery rhyme motifs repeat through the music, starting with a musical box. The music, as life, is through of some twists and turns, but overall this is a hopeful and happy track, the childish skipping rhythm continues to the final heartbeat. Dedicated to Martha.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

This House is like a Ship

The track is an every day tale of a man that retreats to his house, loses touch with reality and becomes convinced his house is a ship, to the extent he won't even look out of the window to see that it is not the case. The text is vaguely like:
"Sometimes this house is like a ship, and this room seems like a ship's cabin, with the creaking of the timbers and the ebb and flow of light it seems as if I am on some kind of immense sea. I travel forever. I hardly ever look out of the window these days, I know the sea is's just waiting there, immense, impassive and primal. Windblown or becalmed, I travel forever".

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Lonely People (Shedding Oxide)

Back in 2006 I transfered some old music from tapes from the 80s. I planned to release these under the general heading of "Shedding Oxide". A mere 3 years later, here is the first track "Lonely People" recorded entirely using a Yamaha DX9 synth, using a bit of spring reverb and ReVox echo onto a Tascam 4 track.
The track appeared on "Like the passing of summer rain" released 1989(?) on the Electronical Dreams label. (If anyone knows what happened to that label I'd be interested to hear).
This was the track that got picked up by a few radio stations in Canada, US and apparently Russia. Links below for stream or download.