Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks

Specters at the Door

Title: Apollo Lee – Specters at the Door
Date: October 31, 2011
Software: Ableton Suite 8
Genre: House
Timing: 6:50 @ 125 bpm

Specters at the Door, the first track I’ve finished in my studio since Analog Dragons five weeks ago, speaks of two types of specters — tykes in costumes, stalking my neighborhood for candy, and the specter of excuses, stalking my psyche to sap my productivity and time.

We’re at a nice mellow 125 beats per minute on this crisp Halloween night, scratching a track for October out while there’s still time to avoid leaving a hole in the calendar. We begin with some four-on-the-floor percussion, anchored by a bass instrument that started out as a dulcimer. A bouncing lead line sneaks in and soon plays hide-and-seek with a warm analog pad in C minor.

After the first build, we slide into another lead, which tumbles down the chord and splashes into a C minor 9 at the bottom. A big spooky gong rings out in the dark. Just after the second build, we let the leads swap chord partners and dance until they all join together at the end.

I only just noticed that this is the tenth new song of the year. On Thursday, I’m going to see how this mixes into a Digeum mix. I hope you liked it.

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