Merry Christmas!

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!

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Daydream: lounging at home

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!

Lost

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.