'Chlorophyll', the fourth track from Viridis, is a bit of a departure for me. I've done tracks with no drums or with a more ambient bent to them, but this is the first time I've really strayed into the realm of drone style music. This isn't drone in the minimalist or wall of sound style. This is a more traditional, or classical, drone style where I have a repeating melody placed over a drawn out root tone, in this case a 2nd and 3rd octave C. The root note itself does stray during two bridge sections, but even then the repeating melody stays the same allowing the impression of the root to continue.
The music itself came from playing with a new sample set made available by G-Force Software for their Virtual String Machine instrument. This new sample set is taken from a very kitsch portable organ called the Philicorda, released by Philips in the mid 60's. The majority of what you hear in this piece is five different instances of the Philicorda, fading in and out. You will also hear my trusty impOSCar2 for a lightly audible sub-bass part. And I've dusted off the MiniMonsta MiniMoog emulator to create the filtered bubbly noise heard throughout along with a simple moving bass line that makes an occasional appearance.
Thanks for listening!
from Viridis EP,
released October 30, 2013
All production and mastering by Jim Furey at The Robot Junkyard.
Published by MixiM Music
Copyright 2013, Jim Furey