WHITEOUT - Dave Lancaster (ambient electronica / neo-classical chill out) slow motion music video
Relaxing, introspective dark electronica chill out track inspired by Brian Eno’s ambient music albums and other artists I’m currently hooked on such as Nils Frahm, David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Global Communication, Vangelis, Air, Harold Budd, Cliff Martinez, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Philip Glass, Olafur Arnald, Hans Zimmer, Aphex Twin, Max Richter, Johann Johannsson and Ludovico Einaudi.
This is my first finished single - as in the first one I’ve properly recorded all the parts for, took to full length and mixed. It was created in a few hours over Christmas 2017 on a home MIDI controller (AKAI APC-Key25 Mini) that I played all the synthesizer layers with and combined them with drum loops that I manipulated on GarageBand on a MacBook Air. As far as home recording studios for electronic music go it’s pretty basic but I’m gathering a collection of modular analogue synths to go with my guitars and piano to do more adventurous future projects with.
The slow motion video was filmed in the winter while driving into Marsden, West Yorkshire which is at the top of the Peak District National Park. I love country roads and snow. The idea of slowing down to meditate on the beautiful, if somewhat treacherous, surroundings seemed like an appropriate visual to compliment the drone-line soundscape. I wanted to layer, interweave and repeat instrumental loops to a point whereby it was almost like breathing. Perhaps mentally preparing for something with the climax/decision being final ringing note.
Hopefully someone will find this music inspiring or relaxing or whatever else :)
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