Third song, fifth album. Coming To Earth. This song started as a nice little classical ditty which I scored in Musescore for fun. As soon as I heard it through the awful MIDI playback, I knew it could be so satisfyingly “spaced out” with weird synths and effects. At this point (with lots of folks wondering when I would get back to my “proper” classical composition, and kind of tut-tutting at this weird pet project of mine), I kind of decided that I am, in fact, in love with composing these electronic oddities. That’s where I want to go, there’s room for exploring there. For me, there’s always definite, strong structural underpinnings, but within that self-imposed framework, there’s also a huge sense of freedom that you just can’t achieve when you’re, say, limited by the instruments’ range, the breathing capacity or the technical prowess of human musicians, or the difficulty of “nailing” complicated arrangements with a group of people.
I made a “making of” video for this one (see the link below, which will take you to the Youtube channel, where you can watch it and also, if you will, subscribe), that kind of pulls away the electronic veneer to show the classical under-structure from which it arose, and to basically say, in no uncertain terms, “Fuck you, this is what I like doing”.
Because damnit, I do. I also liked the idea that, hearing the song for the first time, one could imagine the vastness of space, and of travelling through it to our little planet here, but then… there’s this baby at the end. Suddenly the weird, soothing space mental ward music at the beginning becomes ... something else. And maybe, just maybe, you connect the two ideas. Souls crystallising from the disparate elements of the cosmos and voyaging to arrive on earth to do their thing.
Here’s that video:
Coming To Earth (Sirius) The Lowest of Low
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