Arizona Sunset – New Track

ARIZONA SUNSET

Sometimes when I write a new track I have a clear vision of what I’m ultimately seeking to achieve from the outset. If it’s a song often it will be driven by the lyric or story, when it comes to instrumental music it will be the title or the sounds I use that set the musical compass.

With this track I started off with that twangy guitar melody so synonymous with the western vibe. I’ve always been a fan of Ennio Morricone and whilst this bears little resemblance to his work, I can’t deny that there’s more than a cursory nod of appreciation in his direction, with a modern twist of glitchy underscore drums.

Picture if you will the cinematic widescreen letterbox scene of a lonely desert, the image made up of two thirds vast blue sky, the lower third that of dusty orange sand and the heat hazed vista that spreads before you to the horizon.

Enjoy!

Chris (c) 2015

New Track – KINDRED

KINDRED

Here’s my latest piece of music, Kindred was partly inspired by a recent trip to Turkey where I stayed in a beautiful cove, steeped by evergreen trees
and surrounded by mountains. The turquoise waters of the Aegean sea were clear and warm, altogether a relaxing and blissful stay.

The scene I paint above probably doesn’t match the sound you’ll hear in the track, as it’s generally quite epic sounding, however I think the voice imparts a sense of underlying serenity which I hope comes across.

Chris Ankin (c) 2015

Antares – New Track!

Antares – Ambient meets Glitchy IDM (Intelligent Dance Music!).

Bit of an experiment really, I wanted that glitchy drum track, and I had written a nice little guitar phrase and the ambient sounds seemed to fit, so I went with it!

And the title, well it came into my head, looked it up and found out ‘antares’ is the 15th brightest star and part of the constellation Scorpius, I’m a Scorpio!

enjoy!

(c) Chris Ankin 2015