Joined: Aug. 2005
||Posted: Aug. 11 2005, 06:40
This is my translation of the tracklist for "Light". Hope the English is ok.
That's the name of one of my presets on my synthesizer. As always, I began building the music up from bottom, and this piece sounded like angels somehow. I cannot really say, how it came to this, I only pushed a few buttons. I normally come out of my studio all three days and have a new track finished. I'm done for then. It always feels like a birth.
I wanted to do a pure piano-piece using my last real instrument: A 1928 Steinway. I lend the title from one of my motorbikes, because I have a whole garage full of fast machines. Among them a Honda Blackbird. The piece is slower though, but it is too see as Stanley Kubrick has worked with music in "2001": When you drive, time feels slowed down, like in slow motion. I like to set forth with my music-mashine-park, but then I need a break and disappear on my fast bikes. I have also tried planes and even have a flying license, but that was too exciting for me. Motorbikes are much more recreating, more relaxing.
For this piece I worked with my vocal software: Vocaloid. One takes the rough, unprocessed sound, sends it through some plug-ins and all sounds wonderful. The title is from my grandfather Michael Liston from Cork. I knew that he had dissapeared one night and returned not till three years later. But then I discovered, that he had been fighting in the first world war in Ypres in France. Go to Ypres and visit the museum! Then you have exactly the mood that's underlying this song.
This is a composition of pieces I made for my game 'Tres Lunas'. At the beginning of this game, you are alone in the desert standing before a cactus and when you start walking this music begins. Robin Smith, a keyboarder and friend of mine, has helped me with the arrangements for this piece.
During my journey to Ypres, I heard a hymn and found out, that it was "Pres De Trois". I liked the piece so much, that I even made a celtic version. But the heavy bagpipe-melodies didn't fit well for the album, so I made a blues version.
This was originally a melody from 'Tres Lunas'. I changed the original in the time when the pope was dying, so that my fascination of his life flew into this song. When he finally died, I didn't have the feeling that he was dead now, because I was still thematically close to him. For me this song represents his whole life and also his dead.
That's the name of my horse. He's an arabic , who always comes to me and wants to embrace me. If we didn't have him with us any longer one day, he would certainly become a incomprehensible beast.
In 'Maestro', my second game, there is this special melody that you can only hear, when you made it to the last level. In the case of 'Sunset' I have made a variation of this said melody considering it should become a chill-out piece. Therefore the name 'Sunset'.