THE UNDERGROUND FOREST – Music video for my new ambient drone instrumental track – Hits the Fan blog

The plan was to create a sort of haunting, hypnotic drone with reverb soaked violins and piano against a synth and subtle ARP. Something that is meant to be played in the subconscious. Like a film score for a psychological thriller or horror that slowly develops an unnerving feeling of unease. I would love to write music for a movie… that would be amazing.

Anyway, the slow motion music video shot on a canal near Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Hopefully it hypnotises you the way it did me when I recorded it 🙂

Genres: Ambient, introspective, electronica neoclassical, soundtrack, minimalism, modern classical, drone, shoegaze, experimental music

Inspiration: Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Global Communication, Vangelis, Air, Harold Budd, Cliff Martinez, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Philip Glass, Olafur Arnalds, Hans Zimmer, Max Richter, Johann Johannsson, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Ludovico Einaudi, Steve Hauschildt, Bing & Ruth, Alva Noto, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Steve Reich, Nico Muhly, Jherek Bischoff, John Adams, Mica Levi and many more.

Equipment used: Apple MacBook Air 2017, Roli Seaboard Block Expressive Keyboard, Roli LightPad Block (connected together as MIDI modular Blocks)

Produced, edited and mastered in GarageBand using sounds from GarageBand, Roli Equator and Strobe2, TyrellN6 (a Blade Runner inspired free synth sounds pack)

Written, played and recorded by me

Hopefully someone will find this music inspiring or whatever else 😀

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