Music Composers Unite!
My name is Daniel Marshall. I am an amateur recorder player, viol player, and sackbut player, but I have recently started a new project about which I am very excited called the Underground Newfound Sound, along with my cousin Frank (who is one of the best lute, theorbo, and chamber organ players in the UK). We aim to explore new soundworlds and concepts in music.
As part of our musical vision, everything that we create must be recorded at our home using a single microphone (although multi-tracking is fine) - we aim to be the first group to be made largely by combining household noises with early Renaissance instruments and of course vocals. We really think that this will be something new and cutting edge.
To give you an idea of what our 'Newfound Sound' is like, I have attached an MP3 of our original sample track which we recorded ourselves. Obviously it isn't of a particularly high standard, because we don't really know how to record. On this we play recorder, lute, viol, ocarina, ophicleide, bass serpent (the really low notes!) and theorbo, as well as household appliances including IPhone, Samsung Galaxy S2, keys, cutlery, bottles, and Microsoft Sam! We hope you enjoy it, please let us know what you think! Obviously, we are writing in the contemporary genre, so don't critique it as if it were Renaissance music, and keep an open mind!
Really looking forward to hearing your responses.
Thanks Raymond, really pleased you're enjoying it! I will post soon with more music and be sure to notify you! Anyone else? Daniel
I don't really understand why the topic post has been moved from 'Critiques' to 'Humour ad Nauseam'. We are not trying to create something 'funny', as you might say. We are trying to create something new and exciting. I'm very sorry if you don't seem to understand that, but it hurts me and my cousin Frank deeply to see that this has happened - I would expect more of you!
At least our music has a melody and is tonal!
I am desperatelly trying to listen the new yet consistent musical base of this. Don't get me wrong, the "traditional" parts (ie. the usual musical instruments) were allright. I cannot grasp that concept of "new soundworlds"-I heard some rythmic houshold noises, that didn't not offer much to the music itself and the evidence of a home recording (it doesn't matter).
If you're going to do this go all wild. I want to listen to rythmic, percussion parts made of frying pans, forks and knives, trash cans and glasses, plates and tables.