Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Driftwood
Date: May 02, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 7:42 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. The harmony lends itself to haunting dissonances and beautiful consonant soundscapes (Cm7, Ebm7, Gm7, Bbm7).
  2. The instrument I’m using here sounds like a space organ. At first, I was going to use another patch, but now I’m glad I picked this one.
  3. The music moves, but not too fast.
  4. While the harmony shifts around, the piece still feels anchored as though it’s primarily one or two chords.
  5. I’ve applied enough compression and processing to keep it nice and mellow.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. There’s no structure. This track just noodles slowly. I really need to compose something, rather than just playing by touch at random.
  2. Some of the chords have too many notes and some others feel too naked.
  3. I could have taken advantage of the mod wheel effect, but I didn’t. More’s the pity.

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

1 Comment

Wow…I wasn’t sure I was going to like the chosen instrument at first, but once it built up, it turned out very well. Glad you’re back in it, dude.

Posted by Jay Def on 2 May 2008 @ 1pm

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