The origin of the obsession. It was 2010 and used my first rough string arrangement in a Senpai song; I therefore felt bound to include it in my String Quartet Project, which is not happening yet, but hope springs eternal. So here it is, with some adjustments, but basically with the same arrangement made seven years ago. Problem: it is the best of all. Did I go downhill then?
New digital album called 'Foam' is available on Bandcamp! Listen to it for free in streaming and/or buy it at a very nice price! https://paolosala.bandcamp.com/album/foam
Apparently I've made a new album. A 9 track album about having no control on anything, not even the language. It's called Foam Of Consciousness and will be released on November the 28th (only digital version on Bandcamp). It's a Monday, in case you wonder. for previews, click here: https://youtu.be/MwVzakwVP6w and here: https://youtu.be/Tv7mb8pu52s More teasing in the next days (hopefully)
And eventually I got pretentious! This all started in last June as a private experiment; I just wanted to see how far I could go with a virtual orchestra, trying to compose music only by “thinking”(with the essential help of all devices available, like sequencers, samples and score editors) instead of playing. Of course there was still a big part for randomness, but the fact that I couldn’t actually play any of these instruments, forced me to think in advance of what I’d like to hear. The result was this sort of soundtrack for an imaginary motion picture I had in mind throughout the composing time, about a ten year old kid spending his summer holidays in the countryside. I’ve been doubtful about the result for a while, but then I thought that, despite the overall naivety, I had to submit the result of so much effort to the judgement of an audience (otherwise I would have completely wasted my time). So in the end I decided to be so rash and bold to upload this Summer Rhapsody for you to hear. Feel free to criticise it, to mock it, to despise it; or, alternatively, to give any kind of feedback, advice and opinion. There probably are a million flaws to fix in the score, too (I myself have already spotted a few); feel free to point them out! I’m open to any feedback. Last thing I want to say is that as a self-taught pop music maker I don’t have the knowledge nor the expertise to handle any musical language but pop’s. So, in my view, this is still pop!