Since I'm still listening a lot to later Talk Talk, this week's piece bears some influence--I wanted something that resisted settling down, collaged together from a lot of loose improvisation. I used a drum rack of Ableton's 64-pad jazz drums, some handclaps, and improvised with some Fahey-tuned Univox hollow body. Keys and bass came later, and for extra texture stretched some of the guitar lines and put them through reverb only.
Sends: two convolution reverbs and one channel of echo. Little touches of auto-pan and auto-pan tremolo throughout. And some M4L Humanizer on the drums. Full-chain master on the 2.
Title from two applications of europium: in the bright reds of CRTs and in memory chips.
So lots of backstory:
I do sound design for a few small theatre companies in my area. This week I worked on finalizing the design for a play called Not Medea. Skipping actual plot points, it references a classic Greek tragedy about betrayal, loss, and anger and directly mirrors and plays with elements of that tragedy. There is even a Greek Chorus character.
This song is a medley of the music I wrote for this production. The play isn't a happy one in the end, as it deals with the loss of a mother's children. Also, it takes place during a thunderstorm. It also leaves off on an uncertain, but possibly hopeful note. I hope I did my music and design justice here. Enjoy!
tl:dr: I do music for theatre and this is some stuff I did.
Believe it or not, I was aiming to create a dance music track, but then this came out and I thought it was better.