Sincere apologies for the delay in posting the final product but I was really down to the wire on getting my CD posted to RPM HQ and frankly I fell asleep yesterday evening! But it’s here now and the album is titled – ‘Remember Why You Started!’ It was a real experience closing this project off but I have some solid demos now that I can expand on and a few remixes and artwork to finalise before I’m brave enough to play this material live. Please excuse the dodgy vocals, much work needed I fear :s Thank you so much for reading. I should be posting again for a new revived synth-pop project soon enough under the guise of ‘Veterans of Safety.’ 🙂
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…
This track is BIG and Dark… It reminds me of so many rock bands from the 90s, the dawning of Alternative, atleast i think that’s what the magazines liked to call it. Enjoy. Lyrics are looming and I have wayyyyyy too much work to do 🙂
It hasn’t been an overly productive two days since my last post but I’m getting closer to nailing the right vocal tone for ‘Escape’ and this new untitled demo shouldn’t take a huge effort to find the right mood. Hopeful 🙂
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
It ain’t pretty but that’s how it goes… Try not to pay too much attention to my dodgy pitching and idiosyncratic timing, it’s meant to be there and after all it’s only the demo, right?!
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!