Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Bitterroot
Date: June 18, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 7:54 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. The structure of the harmony is descending minor seventh chords until the dominant seventh chord (Bm7, Am7, G#m7, F#7). It lends some very interesting harmonic textures.
  2. The instrument is beautiful and I’ve used it a few times before.
  3. The Microphaser I use throughout gives a strange floating back and forth like a snow flurry in the mountains of Northern Idaho.
  4. I successfully equalized the distortion out, mellowed the sound out a little bit, and gave it a little more reverb.
  5. The modulation effect on this instrument is very evocative.
  6. The diversity of notes is good, especially on the low end. The big bass notes give a feeling of vast scale.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. This drifts aimlessly with no real sense of direction or form.
  2. Some of the consonant chords hold a little too long.
  3. The Microphase had too fast a cycle time.
  4. The modulation effect wasn’t used in a very interesting way and its appearance was too sporadic.

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

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