Well it’s that time of the year! No, I don’t really do Christmas music, but here’s a little improvisation for the holiday. Hopefully it puts you in the same zen mood I was in when I made it. Have a happy holiday everyone!
I’ve been sleepy all day! It must be the weather, or just time to take it easy. This seems to be reflecting itself in my playing: as this is all I could muster recording today! Lackadaisical and meandering, something I made to pass time and play with some new effects to make things sound ‘grainy’. Relax!
Here’s something I’ve been working on recently with some of my new Floridian friends: I call it Lost. It’s my first real experience working on beats for hip-hop, Adiambo, his roomate Kev, and I have all been working on this. Some new layers have shown up and lyrics have been laid down since I bounced this rough sample, but I really love the feel of it. The piano line that is at the core of was recorded when they just hit the record button while I was improvising. It was set to record just over a single verse so it kept looping over itself and I kept hearing myself and unintentionally layering new piano on top. The end result actually sounded quite good, so we kept it and worked from there. I really felt ‘Lost’ when I kept hearing the piano I just played a while ago resurface, like encountering the same place over and over again, that’s how I decided to name the beat.