I spent much of this weekend re-writing an old tune of mine from some ten years ago – perhaps more. Yes, the song was originally written for a girl (I thought I was *so* romantic!), and that relationship never came to anything. While I was working on this new version, I was thinking about what I would tell my ten-years-younger self, given the opportunity? Would I actively help him make sense of everything he’s seeing, thinking and feeling? Would I just listen? Or would I perhaps just say the simple words “it gets better”?
Innocence 2010 by Abstractnoise (HQ AIFF)
In taking on the re-write, my main aim was to attempt to get to know a combination of music software on my mac, so the whole thing was produced in Reaper (a nice MIDI/Audio sequencer), FreeAlpha (making most of the sounds heard in the track) and SampleTank 2.5 (which provides the 808-a-like snare and hats, and the mellotron which I absolutely adore!).
For those who remember it, I hope I’ve added to the story without losing too much of the slightly childish, simplistic feel of the original. Ten years is a lot of life and musical experience…