Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Smectic
Date: February 5, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 7:00 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. The instrument I’m using is abstract and beautiful.
  2. The harmonic structure lends itself to improvisation without much worry about clashing.
  3. The low notes contrast nicely with the middles and the highs.
  4. Lots of moments of lush dissonances and soaring consonants.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. I need to be more adventurous with harmony. This set of notes is stacked minor 7th chords. I should use more color tones (9ths, 11ths, and 13ths) in the fundamental harmony.
  2. The mix down sounds muddy. Maybe I used too many compressors.
  3. The improvisation isn’t very adventurous.
  4. Sometimes, the harmonic rhythm is too fast for what I’m trying to do here.

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

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