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Artist: M. Sommers
Year: 2003

Notes: I was thinking about soundtracks, surveillance and situations. I had spent time making short videos and wanted to apply what I learned to sonic endeavors. Perspective, setting and mood were on my mind. Some of this music is a study of the relationships between sounds. The opening track explores the conversation between two bass guitars, for instance. I was learning to play piano during these sessions, resulting in some jazzy compositions ("Jazz for 3"). Two Tin Lounge songs are covered here ("Body type" and "Black telephone") in an effort to revisit the brilliant song-writing of Jeff McClellen. The classic "Popcorn" was created by my daughter and her friends in my studio. "The sound of one drum" is a decomposition of one snare drum track I played, modified and distorted to bring out it's natural harmonic notes (later adding wine glass tones and other noises).

1 bass duet   02:01 Download Play MP3
2 the sound of one drum   02:56 Download Play MP3
3 black telephone   03:39 Download Play MP3
4 seizure   00:11 Download Play MP3
5 jazz for 3   03:22 Download Play MP3
6 best guitar sound in the world   02:54 Download Play MP3
7 falling up   03:27 Download Play MP3
8 popcorn   00:49 Download Play MP3
9 radio waves   01:07 Download Play MP3
10 body type   03:05 Download Play MP3
11 space cowboy   01:25 Download Play MP3
12 she's good   03:55 Download Play MP3
13 tradeshow   01:28 Download Play MP3
14 melody ideas #47-50   05:10 Download Play MP3
15 the story of wren   07:55 Download Play MP3