Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Kestrel
Date: September 18, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 8:18 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. The harmony is really strange — a foundation of a c°7 (C diminished 7) chord, with major seventh chords on each. Thus: CM7, EbM7, GbM7, AM7 (BbbM7, technically). This lends itself to some haunting dissonances and open consonances.
  2. Bouncing this track to MP3 at 192 kbps VBR (high quality) seems to eliminate a few issues with phase distortion and other artifacts of low resolution MP3 compression.
  3. There’s a good diversity between highs and lows, which gives the piece depth.
  4. I managed to equalize out most of the buzz and add a touch of reverb and flange.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. I’ve probably used this patch too much.
  2. In a few places, the highs are just a notch too piercing.
  3. We’re still using one instrument and no form.

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

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