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Cell & AI.

Ambient new age soundscape music – the pesto of musical genres. Cayenne pepper of the soul, the vessel that holds the cream of the crop, if space itself is milk.

NON ANGULAR is some doozy space quest stuff. It twinkles, sprinkles, goes back and forth and around.

Expect imminent brain tickling.

Bpodnju.

Naming a piece of music can be frustrating at times. So many good titles are already taken. That’s why they’re good, I suppose.

In my books, it would be cheating to name yet another tune “Time” or “I want you”, or you know. Not even if the song really, really wants to be called like that.

What I often do is, I think outside the laws of physics, create a random combination of letters, let’s say XARDONIC, and there you go. A unique title!

Yeah, that can be counted as cheating as well.

Journey to the other side.

SOKODIIVIT is a place in your mind.

Now if it were an actual place, it would be an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Port Mathurin, south of British Indian Ocean Territory, west of Keeling Islands and north of La Roche Godon.

(Hands up, who have never spent way too much time in Google Maps, when you really should be doing something else?)

I’m picturing the island as the sister of the Gal├ípagos Islands. You know, exceptional plant life, endemic species & volcanic activity. Cast Away without the volley ball & One Million Years B.C. without the violence.

This kinda music always gives me impressions of something, something I can’t quite put my finger on. And poking one’s brain could potentially be hazardous.

Fancy words & neat phrases.

Lying has a long history. In fact, it has been suggested that the world’s second oldest profession could’ve been pickpocket, con artist, quack or spy, all of which require at least some level of lying.

And of course lying isn’t exclusive to humans. Our animal friends do it as well. Dave the Antelope can also act like a total jerk.

The world we’re living in gets more complicated every day. And like everything else, lying gets new forms. “Terminological inexactitude”, “to be economical with the truth”, “alternative facts”. They all mean the same thing.

Sheesh.

REVERSE LOGIC is something I came up with, in two ways. Although I don’t exactly know what it means, I bet it is some evil shichi.

Waltz – Take two.

Here’s the second waltz of the summer.

HAUNTED WALTZ is a study of a simplest kind of melody that just keeps on varying and repeating.

The result is – as mentioned a few weeks ago – a tad dark. But also moody & folksy.

Shout-out to the greatest instrument in the history of the universe: Mellotron.

Waltz – Take one.

So far, in the summer of 2017 I’ve composed two waltzes, which covers a good 66% of the waltzes I’ve ever composed.

Great fun.

Of the two, ALL I HAVE IS MY WALTZ is the “lighter one”. It’s not all rainbows & pretty butterflies, but still.

“Light-er”.

The “darker one” I’ll be releasing, er, later.

Scoring over & under.

Mickey Mousing is a fun term which means music that thoroughly matches the on screen action it’s accompanying. The technique was mainly used – you got it – in the early silent films and cartoons.

A – C – E – A – fff-fff-fff-fff – e – d – c – b

Unfortunately I had no moving picture to go with, when making SKEPTIC SANS. I just went with imagining raised eyebrows, shrugs, sneaking, making faces of enthusiasm & suspicion and whatnots.

Let me tell you, me grimacing by my desk, writing ideas down, would’ve made a delicious candid camera moment. There’s a fine line between being silly and ready to be committed to a safe place, far, far away.

Face nro. 9.

One recurring theme I’ve got when making & naming music is the beauty of imperfection.

When someone dislikes his/her body feature, but you find that especially attractive. When an exceptionally groovy drummer misses a beat in a funny way. When there’s a way too spicy bit in otherwise delicious food.

Everyday wabi-sabi heck yeah!

Ok, when producing a mathematical industrial electro-tune, I might wanna keep the human factor to a minimum. But then again, at these times the complete lack of imperfection may just be the imperfection.

Now that’s deep.

SMILE WITHOUT A SMILE IS STILL A SMILE is a Finnish smile.