Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Borah
Date: January 23, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 6:42 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. There’s a significant spread between the lows and the highs.
  2. The chords are nicely dissonant and still consonant at the same time.
  3. I was more patient with the motion of the tunes, aiming to avoid moving more than two tones at a time.
  4. The chords are different enough that there’s beautiful dissonant tension, but similar enough that it’s not overwhelming.
  5. It has a very floating feel to it, like floating over a mountain, so I named it for the highest peak in Idaho.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. Some of the transitions are distractingly abrupt with large gaps of fading silence for no good reason.
  2. Too many of the transitions involve an entire chord or too many of its elements moving at the same time.
  3. A few of the transitions go from a dissonant chord with color tones to simple triads. Those resolutions should be revised so the transitions happen in ways that don’t throw the ear.
  4. The mix is probably a little bit hot.

Note: These are rough drafts. Constructive criticism is welcomed, of course.

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