Monthly Archives: February 2013

RPM Day 23 – Eureka!… Kinda…

 

This is ‘Monster’ and is track 5 hopefully but may be promoted to track 2 for good behaviour! A lot of work on this one, but so far the vocals are very rough and I copied verse one over to verse two for continuity but there will be more lyrics of course. Now on to the other deserving tracks and the habitual last minute instrumentals to beef up the track count. Thanks for listening!

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RPM Day 21 – Finally… some more lyrics!

I won’t post a copy just yet, but track no 5 which is now titled – ‘Monster’ finally has a chorus 🙂 I must have spent 5 hours between last night and this evening on ONE chorus! Yes, ONE chorus which consist of probably 7 notes and a few lines of words. I can’t believe how difficult it is to construct a seemingly original vocal line. I was almost ready to throw in the towel and a melody came to me. I am exhausted, cup of tea and bed…

RPM – Demo the 2nd…

Here is ‘Escape’ my second demo for RPM and is influenced mainly by ‘Bat for Lashes’ and ‘Depeche Mode’ in their creepier moments… I had this tom heavy beat going around my head and the solid single-bass line fit perfectly. It has dark imagery and a slow steady pace to allow room for large spaces and complex textures. I haven’t quite nailed the lyric content but it’s getting there and this track could get complicated..! And yes, this is probably my slowest year for RPM :s

RpmChallenge Demo – Adore

I promised some music eventually, my first demo is called ‘Adore’ for now…

So yes I fell for the strings again but they work for the mood in this one i think. The guitar is sloppy and vocals dodgy but give it a chance. The challenge now is to strip em back enough to allow for some lyrics. I was mainly reflecting on the scene in the Harry Potter movies (of all movies, i dunno…) when Dumbledore and Severus Snape died. The piece called ‘Dumbledore’s Farewell’ that composer Nicholas Hooper wrote was so on point, very moving and above all simple. Just a few bars going around in a counterpoint style… I think I will keep with the theme of the music and base the lyrics on the passionate and devoted lives those two fictional characters led. Well enjoy the track and my new header 😉

Some ideas forming for another track already!