Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Xenophilia
Date: December 29, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 7:00 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. The harmony is different, this time, four minor seventh chords ascending the circle of fifths (Gm7, Dm7, Am7, Em7).
  2. I really like this patch, which shimmers and floats. I haven’t used it before, but I probably will again in the future.
  3. Multi-note transitions work pretty nicely here.
  4. Various key combinations yield unexpected surprises, which makes me want to use this harmonic structure again.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. At high volume on good headphones, there’s still a touch of residual phase distortion.
  2. There are long periods without a bass foundation. In other places, the bass moves around too quickly.
  3. Some spots have tense dissonances that feel out of place in this piece.

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

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