Gym

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Made this song in the 90´s: I´ve joined a Gym, and the music for the step class was horrible. Told my trainer I could compose an hour of original music for he to use in those classes. I´ve spent like four weeks making variations on the same theme: every 8 compass something changes. For better.

It was the 90´s. You had to look for a DJ to make you a non-stop cassette. 

Found this midi the other day, and replaced almost EVERY instrument with my new Arturia pack: Synclavier, Mellotron, CZV,  DX7, Clavinet, Jupiter8, Matrix12, a Wurli… even sampled the Orchestral Hit from my Roland JV80!

Gym music makes you forget what you are listening as long as it keeps sounding, so you can keep going on with your imaginary life. 

This is just the beginning.

Kisses & hugs!

Macoco. 

Lethe (Song Of Er)

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Another one from the vault.

 

Back in 2009 I decided to try my hand at some progressive rock. It’s a genre that readily lends itself to fantasy, so I chose for my theme “The Myth Of Er” from Plato’s Republic.

 

Plato often liked to close out his argumentation with a myth, thereby appealing to both logic and intuition. For this myth he draws on then current Orphic eschatological imagery.

 

Sadly, I lost the original files to this oldie but goodie in the great Mac crash of 2011, so I was only able to do a little bit of remastering for this post.

 

It’s not perfect, but some of you may appreciate what I was aiming at even if I did fall a tad short of the mark.

 

🙂

 

The discerning ear will no doubt detect the influence of bands like Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, “Selling England By The Pound”-era Genesis, and the Moody Blues.

 

BTW, I play everything on this tune except the drums which—if memory serves—are good ol’ Apple Loops!

 

Hope some of you can enjoy this one.

 

Be well all!

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