FrantzM wrote:The cello part was memorable enough that I could hum it today from memory. This is a good sign.
...........insidiously creepin' into your consciousness...........
FrantzM wrote:One example would be the synth riff that starts at 0:59. I think it is a touch too dry and loud.
It is dry and loud for sure. That was intentional and was in the original version of the track (June 2010). I guess familiarity had anaesthetised me.
FrantzM wrote:I am not just thinking about the constant length of your pieces but also their intricacy. I had a really interesting discussion about this with a friend many years ago. I came to the realization that most of my favorite tracks to listen to are incredibly simple but I was writing very elaborate pieces with complex arrangements and wasn't happy with them. It finally occurred to me that I didn't have the confidence at the time to go with simple ideas. Somehow I worked through that and I am writing much simpler stuff now and am happier with it. It may not be applicable to you but I thought I would share that for what it's worth.
I think you make a good point. I find that shorter, simpler pieces present a different challenge, both in terms of composition and arrangement. I have thought about this and am not sure what will happen when I "get back in the saddle" sometime next year. All of the tracks I have put up here are remixes of old pieces. I'm trying to "close the book" on these, whilst retaining their original look and feel.
One project that I may become involved with might involve some "minimal techno". That could be interesting
I doubt that it will remain so blissfully minimal after my contribution