Track: Acid42 + ARIEL – Emblues in Repose

A Still Life. Photo by Concrete Candy on Flickr.

I recently collaborated with ARIEL, another Filipino musician based here in the States — New Jersey, to be exact. We exchanged music files via email, to come up with a downtempo song called “Emblues In Repose.”

Lovely how software can make collaboration so easy nowadays.

It’s a relaxing downtempo instrumental — a collaboration between East and West coast-based Filipinos trying to figure out this country. The song is based on a riff and a series of patches proposed by Ariel and expounded on and sequenced by myself. The result is a light, flowing, driving song which is primarily in E-minor. Very west coast, if you ask me.


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