Here’s a rough mix of a new tune, “Distant Armies,” that may call for a little explanation. Our usual musical scale has 12 equal-tempered notes per octave. “Distant Armies” uses 13. As a result, all of the intervals are squashed together, some more than others. The result is perhaps a tiny bit disturbing, hence the title. Trying to use triads with this tuning would make very little sense, so I had to invent some entirely new chord voicings.
A friend complained that my endings are sometimes too abrupt, so I did a sort of fadeout. It’s not a real fadeout, exactly; it’s what classical musicians call morendo — dying away.
The grooves on trap kit, triangle, and djembe are courtesy of Spectrasonics Stylus RMX. Practically everything else is u-he Zebra 2.5. The recording platform was Image-Line FL Studio 10.
Enjoy, or run screaming from the room. The choice is yours.