Production Log : Ab’s Lament

  This song started with drum programming in the iPad app called Patterning. This is a really deep drum sequencing app, and I have barely scratched the surface with it. The main thing I wanted to explore with it was the probability layer. With this, you can assign a probability that a given hit will […]

Production Log: Know Mercy

This song is my “inspired by” take on Glenn Cashman’s “No Mercy”.  As I wrote previously, I had originally used the name “Know Mercy” while working up the cover version, but changed it back after talking with Glenn. I also was not aware that Glenn’s tune was “inspired by” the Joe Zawinul tune “Mercy, Mercy, […]

New Track: Thermal Soaring

  I’m not going to do a full production log on this one as there weren’t really any new tricks beyond what was written for No Mercy Compositionally, I wanted to write a melody that was “mostly major” for the NAF. The main melody focuses on the second hole of a D4 flute, thus putting […]

New Track: Sunset Over Susa

Listen on SoundCloud I’m labeling this track as “experimental” as I was trying a lot of different techniques and new tools on it. For complete technical details, see the production log. But to summarize, the composition centers around the use of the phrygian dominant scale, a scale often used in Middle Eastern, Israeli, and Indian traditions (as […]