Not Sure What I’m Actually Doing

Further adventures of songwriting has led me to this, and I don’t know what it is. It’s repetitive, slightly ambient, and I’m not sure what it is meant to be, but I just continued to the end anyway just to find out. But still don’t know.

It’s not  catchy – and is possibly too long – but it has at least given me a play with my orchestra (not a real orchestra) and an attempt at a string arrangement. It all started with a Motown-style drum loop, and built from there, and along the way the drum loop got lost and bits of Gamelan, double bass and Chinese zither all got added.

In case you’re wondering why I’m making these videos for each piece, it’s because I’ve run out of room in my Soundcloud account, and Youtube is free.


I was reading a book about Brian Eno


The Eno book

I’ve just finished reading ‘Brian Eno: His Music and the Vertical Color of Sound‘ by Eric Tamm, which didn’t take very long (partly because it’s a short book, but mostly because it’s something I’m interested in).  It can be a little dry in places, but I get the feeling that Tamm has done quite a lot of research putting this together, so I’m not that bothered. I felt I learned quite a lot about Eno’s working methods and the philosophies behind them. Maybe it is because I make my own ambient music sometimes that I was interested – comparing my method’s with Eno’s.