Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks

House

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 […]

Analog Dragons

Title: Apollo Lee – Analog Dragons Date: September 22, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8 Genre: House Timing: 6:50 @ 124 bpm Analog Dragons breathes fire into the end of summer, celebrating the warmest days of the year after a cool season that almost seemed like spring had been extended to fall. This jaunty little tune […]

Amorphous Conversations

Title: Apollo Lee – Amorphous Conversations Date: September 8, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8 Genre: House Timing: 6:38 @ 128 bpm Amorphous Conversations is a reminiscence of times past, from the foundation to the shingles. I recently acquired a large collection of sounds sampled from old analog synthesizers and, other than the percussion, all of […]

Patterns in the Shed

Title: Apollo Lee – Patterns in the Shed Date: September 1, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8 Genre: House Timing: 6:47 @ 125 bpm Patterns in the Shed is a celebration of freedom, the excitement of drafting new plans and incorporating action steps into what’s next. A pulsing metallic beacon emerges from the drums and welcomes […]

Gyrating Continuum

Title: Apollo Lee – Gyrating Continuum Date: August 25, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8 Genre: House Timing: 6:38 @ 128 bpm Gyrating Continuum is a quick and dirty journey that capped off a tough Thursday. Here, we’ve got a meaty, rumbly bassline, comprised of two bass instruments, one of which plays a crazy syncopated three-against-sixteen […]

Reductio Ad Absurdum

Title: Apollo Lee – Reductio Ad Absurdum Date: August 17, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8 Genre: House Timing: 6:44 @ 126 bpm Reductio Ad Absurdum is a rhythmic experiment, using Euclidean rhythms, named for the logical fallacy. In this piece of music, there are four instruments on such rhythms: two stabs, a plucked string instrument, […]

Squalid Euphoria in a Petri Dish

Title: Apollo Lee – Squalid Euphoria in a Petri Dish Date: August 14, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8, Reason 5 Genre: House Timing: 6:41 @ 127 bpm Squalid Euphoria in a Petri Dish starts out with a scratchy stab over a four-on-the-floor drum line. A resonated chord pattern rolls in to play along, joined shortly […]

Old Secondhand Diamonds

Title: Apollo Lee – Old Secondhand Diamonds Date: August 8, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8 Genre: House Timing: 6:32 @ 125 bpm Old Secondhand Diamonds kicks off August with an introspective little groove that features a funky bassline, a reverse buildup chord, and a crystalline lead that winds in and out of the texture. I […]

Walk in the Dark

Title: Apollo Lee – Walk in the Dark Date: July 22, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8 Genre: House Timing: 6:50 @ 124 bpm Walk in the Dark is quirky tech house groove that brings a simple step and layers it with diverse elements. We start with a three-chord piano motif, chased by a punchy three-note […]

Do It Anyway

Title: Apollo Lee – Do It Anyway Date: July 17, 2011 Software: Ableton Suite 8, TAL U-No-62 Genre: House Timing: 6:47 @ 125 bpm A few weeks ago, the washing machine in my house flooded. The laundry room is next to my music studio, so the carpet was soaked. After drying out the carpet, my […]

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