New Release- City Sounds

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City SoundsIt is finally here, and well ahead of schedule. I am excited to announce the release of City Sounds. I think you will enjoy this new 12 track endeavor. A lot of different elements went into this.

The idea behind City Sounds comes from a formula that I discovered over 27 years ago. Sometimes music creates atmosphere on its own. Other times you can instill atmosphere into each track of an album in a very organized and purposeful manner. That is what I envisioned with City Sounds.

Straying from my organic formula used in Princess and the Pea, I went for a very hybrid sound- orchestral, choir, synthesizers, drum machines, glitch box, and tons and tons and tons of Foley-type effects. The idea was to put the music into a location: a bar, Central Park, a cab or train, an office building, etc. The sounds and the atmosphere would need to reflect that.

The second part of the concept is to make the music fit the atmosphere. In "The Passenger", I wanted the song to become the train. You can hear the steam engine starting up at the beginning before trekking down the tracks. In "Sewer Rat", the song needed to feel confined and claustrophobic. I wanted you to feel underground in a drippy sewer. And the list goes on.

Of course, it is up to the listener to decide where and how the music take them, but I hope my vision gets carried through the music and you enjoy sharing this idea with me.

I will be adding more links to the music as they are available. For now you can purchase at iTunes or visit my SoundCloud page to hear some of the tracks!

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