Monday, December 12, 2011

Equus Prime - Relased

Equus Prime - Album Cover, a photo by Savage Land Pictures on Flickr.






Via Flickr:
My latest original score: jessejamesallen.bandcamp.com/track/equus-prime

This track pays homage to artists like Enigma & Vangelis. Equus Prime is a very atmospheric track lush with sound textures and melodies.

For me one of the most creative aspects of composing this track was creating all of the sounds for it across a wide range of samplers and synthesizers. I wanted it to sound otherworldly with a trace of familiarity so real instrument elements are blended with synthetic sounds.

The cover artwork was done by me as well. As with the name is inspired by the ICO video game "Shadow of the Colossus" . The image of the horse is in fact real, it was a group of trees in a local greenbelt that took on such a wonderful shape that I had to capture it. Though the shot was taken in daylight I transformed it into a night to fit the mood of this sci-fi type track.

Thanks for listening! Namaste - JJ