creative accountability, organic house

Friday, July 1, 2022

Honestly, I don't remember much about making organic-house-2022-07-01-2232.mp3, seeing as I'm catching up on a backlog and writing this post weeks after actually working on it.

From the title though, I know that I was taking inspiration from the "organic house" genre, which I—as an old—would describe as calmer progressive house. (The "downtempo house" of my era was more lounge-y, less progressive-y.)

Anyway, one of the things I appreciate in organic house is a wider range of percussion, and that was at the core of this creative exercise.

creative accountability, lna

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Here is lna-06-26-2022.mp3:

I added a Rhodes-based instrument and noodled together some nice-sounding chords. I went back later and identified the key signature and chord progression; it's in the A-minor scale and is a i-VI-iv-v progression.

The chord progression reminded me of the song "Empty Streets" by Late Night Alumni, which was a staple on my college radio show in 2005.