It’s a little IDM and alien space cha-cha mixed with crackly breaks for a future jazz/faux-retro vibe from the 30th century. And horns. And of course, galactic seagulls cawing at you. This is my mutant lounge music.
A quick recap of how we recorded and put together the vocals and the music for “The Pianos Were Burning.”
Aramaic is one of the latest musical sketches that I’ve completed from my backlog of musical ideas. This one’s a smooth, groovy space lounge/ future jazz track.
How I assembled a recent project for a client video, from rough project brief and an audio peg to final product.
My workhorse laptop from 2002 is now dead. Thanks to my stupidity. But it served me well. And much longer than I thought it would. Here are the last 4 tracks I ever made on that machine.
My Ethnic Mix for the Bukas Palad track “All Shall Be Well,” which is a little world music, a little drum & bass, a little acid jazz. And all groovy.
How once I decided I wanted to create more music, I suddenly got handed two remix projects, but then… I dropped the ball. Epic fail? Nah. I still learned good lessons.
The title of the poem is Pag-ibig Na Makapangyarihan, which literally translates to “Love So Powerful.” This was a spoken word piece originally performed and written by Filipino hiphop emcee and poet Syke Dolero, known for his machine-gun flow. I ended up composing some jazzy world music around his poetry.
Emorej (aka Jerome Llama) took my lyrics and set it to a beautiful melody. I then took the vocal track and constructed a mournful worldbeat track with a little drum-n-bass in the chorus. This worldbeat/ethnotronica remix was produced using Acid Pro and some VSTi’s. I posted the track back in 2009. As I recall, Emorej loved it.
Stuck on a musical idea? Here are 2 possible solutions: share it and sit on it. This is the story of how I got stuck on a song idea and how doing those two actions allowed the song to evolve into something much better than its original.