"Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them." - Bob Dylan
Have you ever stopped to think how special our ability to remember is? One of my favorite things to do is recall stories of the past and share them with others. Even reminiscing with others about our shared past experiences is something I never get tired of.
With this short (and like many other things I have made), I wanted to convey the feeling of nostalgia. It's a unique feeling. On one hand, it makes you happy that you have experienced something special. On the other hand, it can be bittersweet knowing that it will never happen again.
The past is special. Our ability to mentally recall the past is even more special.
Share your experiences with others. They shape who you are. Don't put them in a box and never let them see the light of day.
Capturing an environment is a tricky thing. Believe me, I've been trying to do it correctly for well over a year.
With this project, I tried my best to communicate the feeling of being alone in the great outdoors. Not just with the images but also the sound. Water moving, birds chirping, and wind blowing is a huge, if not the biggest, element of nature. As for the second half of the piece, I couldn't resist setting the footage to music so I used a song called "Rumpus Reprise" by Karen O, a piece originally written for the film "Where the Wild Things Are" (great film by the way). It's fun, childlike, and there's a certain sincerity about it that I think fits well with the landscape.
So sit back, relax, and keep your eyes and ears open.
We are blessed to exist in a place with such beauty.
It's finally done! The second EP from Project Atlantic will be available for free this Friday.
It consists of 3 tracks spanning a little over 10 minutes. Each one different from the other. The track listing is as follows:
1. Before - A lo-fi piano piece based off of a small idea I came up with a few weeks ago on Easter Sunday. It's simple, the playing is sloppy, the piano is out of tune, and there's a ton of background noise. However, that's exactly the point. There's something I find appealing about low quality recordings. It makes me feel like I am listening to the past.
2. Transit - An electronic piece that was released last month as a single. It was originally written as a score for some footage I shot while traveling through California, hence the title. Electronic sounds are neither my favorite nor my forte but there's a catchiness to the melody that I'm drawn to.
3. I Am Here and so Are You - One of my favorites. If there is ever a "Best of Project Atlantic" album this will be on it. I wanted to write a piece that was like one from the final scene of a great film. The only problem was, the film doesn't exist. So I made up a scene in my mind (what the scene was I'll keep to myself) and wrote music that would seem to fit it. It's a somewhat unorthodox way to create music but I found it to be a fun, exciting, and challenging process. When you listen to it, make sure you listen to it LOUD.
Finally, here's another promo for the EP. It contains music from the track "I Am Here and so Are You".
Thanks for listening.
To be honest, it's been a while since I could really sit down and write a piece of music.
I released a full length album back in January but those pieces weren't anything new to me. In fact, most of them were complete three years prior.
Over the past month or so, I finally managed to get back into some sort of creative groove. And I have three new tracks to prove it. So without further ado, here's a short promo video for Project Atlantic's second EP:
I still have a few things to finalize until I can release it, but they should all be done very soon!
As always, the music will be available for free under the music tab or go to www.projectatlantic.bandcamp.com.