This new video of mine is a tribute to the magic of sunlight and its mysterious language. Nearly all of images in which light is the subject were recorded in my apartment after work during the early evening. My apartment is special in that way, because of the glorious warm light that comes in between the branches of my neighbors redwood tree, through my window, and dances along my walls. I believe that there are messages inside the movement of the light, as if it’s telling a story or singing a song.
I recorded the music for this video in Ableton Live. I chose chimes with delay and reverb because I felt it went well with the bokeh-like effect of the light artifacts. I’m using an acoustic guitar for several other layers of the tune as well, and the synth stabs are Reason. TR-808 drum machine with triplet timing. Thanks for clicking!
I decided to put together this cover song of John Maus’ “Do Your Best”. I only spent a few hours on it, but I’m relatively pleased with the result. Covering a song using Ableton Live is always a learning experience. It helps to teach about good song structure. Too often it seems people get really distracted by the technical stuff and forget about basic song writing technique. I feel that John Maus is a song writer that I can really identify with. He also has beautiful electronic sounds in his music and is also quite adept at the drum machine.
After three years of learning music production using Ableton Live, I have compiled thirteen of what I feel are my strongest tracks. It’s basically a mix of live performance, synthesizers, sequencing, reverb and repetition. It’s interesting because when you can do anything you just want to branch out in all different directions. I find it difficult to stick to any particular style, but I have found really sweet sounds while exploring the possibilities in Live.
Click on the link above to download the entire album, which includes a bonus music video. If you like it, you can communicate that to me with a donation. Thanks for listening!