For starters

For starters

Dragondreams's picture



Liner Notes: 

Absolutely NOT a finished piece, just the beginnings of an idea that I wanted to capture before I forgot it. Been wanting to do something with slightly odd time signatures for a while, and this one came to me while on the commute on Friday night.

Basically just 11/8 and 7/8 split up as the A and B music.

I want to add some kind of melody and flesh out the harmonies.

Stems available here:
Feel free to do as you wish, but credit me with a collab so I can hear what you've done. Smile

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


billwhite51's picture

I hear arpeggios that echo Philip Glass in the world of Edgar Winters Frankensterin. Quite a winning combination, and seriously your piece doesnt sound like either of those guys, its just me hearing them in my minds ear while listening to you with the ears i am wearing now.

Silver Machine's picture

Blimey mate, this is serious hairy dudes in platform heels music for 1970s university crowds.
The keyboards chase the bass like a shadow.
A concept album maybe, about the prawn cocktail! I like it.

OdilonGreen's picture

Interesting stuff, the odd-tempo bass and noises all combining into a dramatic swirl of proggy goodness. Quite cool!

wobbie wobbit's picture

yeah something very nostaligic about the vibe of this. 70s definitely - a chase scene in a nightmarish bbc dark kids series perhaps, in black and white obvs

Amanda West's picture

Definite earworm breeding ground this !
It's addictive, and surprisingly catchy considering the out of kilter quirkiness of the piece.

JamKar's picture

I absolutely love this! So happy you stretched out into new territory. Itching to add some keys to offered stem Paul!

ductapeguy's picture

YES! That is proggy goodness.HOWE do you do it? What was the GENESIS of this piece? Love the doubled high synthy part with the bass. Was it produced in 2 parts or an effects chain on the bass?

Acousticmaddie's picture

Nice instrumentaal play. It feels almost like a quiz and I am waiting for the answer. Great job

headfirstonly's picture

Getting an ELP vibe from this one. Much, much too short. If you're developing ideas along these lines this summer, I want to hear them. ALL of them.

Fuzzy's picture

Heck yes!!
As a devoted 70's prog fan, I'm liking this very much.
A remix, you say?

marvsmooth's picture

I agree with Chris on the ELP vibe, specifically Keith’s writing in the band.

Much too short!

Great work mate Good