It’s taken so long to feel happy about Week 7’s Beat called “For Andrea“. After struggling with the composition since last week Saturday, it took on a new form after I saw the Ryan Gosling film Drive, which featured some stylized 80s music by Chris Martinez. I immediately decided I wanted to transform this week’s beat into something synth heavy, reminding me of both the nostalgic atmosphere of 8os films but also of my cousin Andrea – who was literally the first person to show interest in any of my little computer compositions. I think the beautiful harmonic motion of the piece and that undeniably unprocessed sound of the midi instruments reminded me of the electronic songs that Andrea used to listen to, and the good times we used to share.
As an early Christmas present for anyone who’s been following my DIY Beats Challenge, let me know what you think of “For Andrea.”
An interesting thought from the Scales of Time
“I think your on the perfect path to your own musical redemption. The syncopation, melody and harmony in your first track are outstanding, a true flow of the creative process, as is the case in any medium. What I really like is when you said you like the work of painting in your beats versus the end product. Its what I think all in their chosen field or medium of artistic endeavor enjoy. Its probably more about the journey than the final destination.”
Feedback – Week 6: Atticus Ros
“Intro (0 – 0:11s)
I can kinda hear the NIN influence here, namely the guitaring. The reverbed claps where solid, prepares the song for a beat to come. I like the fading in of the piano which leads to the other part of the song(0:38 – 0:54)
Not much to be said here, its a great part. Kinda predicted, but in the good sense. The building up is good, piano sound is good. I especially like the drop right in the end before the beat comes in. That is A quality.
This is my favourite part of the song. It’s a good break out part. Chords are great, very cheerful, it can only put a smile on ones face. Drums are solid, no objections there. I like the minor things you add to embellish this section, such as the riff guitar, the vocal samples?? The reverse bass synth.Outro (1:27 – End)