"Plan 13 From Inner Space"
(Right-click or ctrl-click to download the song, or just click the link to play it.)
Track count: 6 tracks
Instrumentation: Ableton Live, Korg Radias, Reason Thor Synth.
I did the entire SFX and Foley track for the Film Muzik production of Ed Wood's redoubtable "Plan 9 From Outer Space" a couple of years ago, so was excited to be asked to work on another film at the end of this summer, this time as a composer. (Although to me, SFX and music are pretty much the same - but I digress)
This week's song is a study for outer space/sci fi film music with this future project in mind - droney, atmospheric, and a little bit creepy. I have been playing with some of these sounds for a couple of years, and worked up a version of this a week or so ago and performed it live for Pipes & Barrels festival. I had planned to re-create that live performance "on tape" for this week's song, taking my Live performance session and recording the layered EBow/guitar parts I played live at the show, but I ended up taking another path. I completely re-recorded all the synth parts, layering in a ton of drones and subliminal synth touches, and didn't end up recording any guitar at all.
I still have a couple other versions of this in my head, and may end up doing one of them for next week's song. You never know with me!