Top 3 songs that earwormed me in 2016:
2) “Eat That Question” by Frank Zappa
3) “Tacky” by Weird Al Yankovic
1) “The Lamb” by Aphrodite’s Child
FOX WILL LEAD THE WAY was also a nasty one, although it was the last tune I made in 2016.
I hope that making my condition public will help me get rid of those tunes. It’s not like they suck, on the contrary! But enough is enough.
Ok, this one needs a little explanation.
I’ve wanted to compose a national anthem of a fictional country for a long time. And in fact, the tune has been almost ready in my brain for at least a year. Only one thing has been holding me back:
I was afraid that the song in my head is an actual national anthem. So, before I could start working on the song, I’d have to make sure that the melody in question is original.
There’s about 195 countries in the world (late 2016), and apparently all of them have a national anthem or equivalent theme song.
Although some anthems are shared between countries, that’s a good bunch of songs to listen to. I had to narrow down the list a bit.
I ended up listening 77 songs, that being the number of countries that’ve appeared in football world cup along the years.
Anti-bingo! Neither of those songs had any resemblance with my melody.
The rest was easy. And now we got NATIONAL ANTHEM OF PREPOSTRISTAN.
(By the way, of the 77 songs I went through, my favourites are Montenegro and Senegal.)
“I looked around and saw purple things. Maybe curtains. Colored lights swept the room. There were people dancing in slow motion, looking focused. The air was thick with smoke and lust. Love was nowhere to be seen.”
– Zeus McFethry: Shapes of Grin
The title TOUCH OF GLASS may not be as hot-hot-hot as the images I got, but at least its got class.
Piano music. The rice of the music.
The hammer and nails of ear-visual impulses.
This time not-quite-over-the-hills-and-far-away. More like FAR AWAY ACROSS THE STREAM.
Did I mention it’s piano music?
I really enjoy making old-school chiptune pieces, such as THE PATH BEHIND GRAVITY. Why, I don’t know.
Maybe it’s the nostalgia of simpler times, when world was only in 2D?
Creating lightning fast synthesizer solos is also great fun. That I can explain: Sense of power, baby, sense of power.
Also, happy new year peeps.