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A test after moving the studio, became an excercise in minimalist layering of a 2 chord progression. At the time, I found old studio tapes of a band I recorded over 30 years ago called Rise. The influence of that find mixed with the new location somehow spawned this piece. Reminiscent of U2, with some more spacial influences ala Pink Floyd. Thanks to my old roomate Alex and the rest of the Rise guys for the original inspiration.
A composition for film score use inspired by an unexpected encounter with an old musical comrade - this falls between a Bowie-Ziggy Stardust and Roxy Music-ish feel, with a haunting, thoughtful undertone.The voice of a higher power, if you will - (sincere thanks to Paul for the inspiration) Listen, and let your own story unfold.
A digital melting pot of current urban influences designed to illustrate the unique musical signatures that develop when elements are brought together in an unorthodox musical fashion. Although this is an example of current musical styles - mixing elements of Soul, Rock, House, Techno, Blues and Psychedelic - and using acoustic, electronic, and ethnic instrumentation, is not the normal recipe for popular music on the whole. Listen with an open mind, and hear the many possibilities for film use. This type of eclectic "stew" can be applied in many ways, but will keep you listening closely because you don't know what will appear on the musical canvas next - enjoy!
A full fledged film score in the theme of King Crimson (thanks to Tony Levin for the inspiration), with a touch of Steve Lillywhite-esque production and some powerful over-tracked Guitar MIDI "Sorna" (Iranian Oboe). A blend of Western Progressive Rock and Westernized Middle Eastern Elements.
The Raga; a most important part of Indian music, modernized and modified contextually into the urban musical landscape of New York. The Hindi/Urdu word "rag" is derived from the Sanskrit "raga" which means "color or passion". This piece attempts to illustrate the musical "coloring" that the Indian-American musicians of NY have brought to the urban musical landscape. A mix of traditional and modern instrumentation, and a contemporary arrangement, bringing the ancient forward to the present in a form accessible to all. Written for film score use, perfect for work illustrating urban cross cultural themes.