• Die Walküre, or 4/4 fun with Wagner

    4 Dec 2008, 19:20 by Wintermute0010

    You ever wonder why there has not been a trance song set to any part of Richard Wagner's infamous: "Die Walküre"? After all Walkürenritt (Ride of the Valkyries) has to be one of better known/main stream pieces in "Classical" music. If for nothing else because it was immortalized in film by Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Progressive Trance with it "oompa" 4/4 kick and bass and galloping gates is just begging for Wagner not to mention the endless arpeggios and grand chord progression...but here is the catch, Wagner composed a lot of stuff in 9/8 time. All of you music students might be snickering right now thinking about the task, or to make matters worse, Wagner's 9/8 time fun--In the "descent" arpeggio's at the beginning, he 5 notes like most would use triplets which causes the phrases to cascade. Bottom line, try and make 9/8 fit into 4/4. Sure you say, just sequence it to 9/8... how do you dance to that? one extra beat every major... that truly would be "trip hop". …
  • Backstage: Midnight Express

    18 Oct 2007, 16:26 by Wintermute0010

    Wintermute
    Chill Zone
    Midnight Express


    Midnight Express was from my fairly recent album: Chill Zone

    That album was pretty much my first nearly all downtempo album and was designed to relax and well... chill ppl. This song was one of the more Progressive Electronica of the bunch and had one of the strongest stories/images as well. The being was very much inspired by Tangerine Dreams Train music in the classic Risky Business however by the time the whistles: start ( the pads that have a horn like sound to them with longer notes ) the song takes on a life of its own. At this point the train is pretty much boarding passengers. Then about 3:30 it starts to take off... you can hear the organ ( hammond b3 ) come in as the train gets under steam, blowing it whistle as it goes. Part of me wanted this passage to last longer, but like a lot of my songs, this is to be but a glimpse into the train, and at the time I was a bit more focused on shorter tracks. …
  • Wintermute's official Website.

    15 Oct 2007, 17:25 by Wintermute0010

    http://www.renderosity.com/homepages/folder_1/image_470863_1.jpg

    Even though it is not complete, I wanted to share a link for the official Wintermute website--note this is not the Wintermute from Leeds England, or O.C. Remix music.

    Wintermute Studios Official Site

    For those who wish to support Wintermute songs can be purchased at:

    For best printed jewel cases and master quality recordings:
    Wintermute Music at Cafepress.com

    For ambient and downtempo, Wintermute's only current label


    Wintermute music at Bluewater Records

    And lastly you can also find it at:

    emusic.com
    iTunes.com
    napster
  • Welcome to Wintermute Music...

    11 Sep 2007, 16:10 by Wintermute0010

    LastFM is something I have been wanting for a long time, a way to know what songs of mine are being listened to by fans after they have downloaded a song or songs. Ever since I started Wintermute, Wintermute songs have been sold and given away at the same time. I quickly learned that if people like you they will support if they can, and I do not want to penalize them if they cannot. Regardless of whether they buy music, they can support you by sharing your music with others. Ultimately it gives me what I have always wanted, a dedicated grass roots fan base that I can share music with and through that sharing become a part of their lifes--all in all, Wintermute music is about the music.

    I have a similar approach when it comes to creating and
    producing music, I want the music to go where it wants to regardless of where people think it should (e.g. formula song writing). I have always had a very improv approach to composing music; to me…
  • Backstage: Midnight Express

    18 Oct 2007, 16:26 by Wintermute0010

    Wintermute
    Chill Zone
    Midnight Express


    Midnight Express was from my fairly recent album: Chill Zone

    That album was pretty much my first nearly all downtempo album and was designed to relax and well... chill ppl. This song was one of the more Progressive Electronica of the bunch and had one of the strongest stories/images as well. The being was very much inspired by Tangerine Dreams Train music in the classic Risky Business however by the time the whistles: start ( the pads that have a horn like sound to them with longer notes ) the song takes on a life of its own. At this point the train is pretty much boarding passengers. Then about 3:30 it starts to take off... you can hear the organ ( hammond b3 ) come in as the train gets under steam, blowing it whistle as it goes. Part of me wanted this passage to last longer, but like a lot of my songs, this is to be but a glimpse into the train, and at the time I was a bit more focused on shorter tracks. …
  • Wintermute's official Website.

    15 Oct 2007, 17:25 by Wintermute0010

    http://www.renderosity.com/homepages/folder_1/image_470863_1.jpg

    Even though it is not complete, I wanted to share a link for the official Wintermute website--note this is not the Wintermute from Leeds England, or O.C. Remix music.

    Wintermute Studios Official Site

    For those who wish to support Wintermute songs can be purchased at:

    For best printed jewel cases and master quality recordings:
    Wintermute Music at Cafepress.com

    For ambient and downtempo, Wintermute's only current label


    Wintermute music at Bluewater Records

    And lastly you can also find it at:

    emusic.com
    iTunes.com
    napster
  • Welcome to Wintermute Music...

    11 Sep 2007, 16:10 by Wintermute0010

    LastFM is something I have been wanting for a long time, a way to know what songs of mine are being listened to by fans after they have downloaded a song or songs. Ever since I started Wintermute, Wintermute songs have been sold and given away at the same time. I quickly learned that if people like you they will support if they can, and I do not want to penalize them if they cannot. Regardless of whether they buy music, they can support you by sharing your music with others. Ultimately it gives me what I have always wanted, a dedicated grass roots fan base that I can share music with and through that sharing become a part of their lifes--all in all, Wintermute music is about the music.

    I have a similar approach when it comes to creating and
    producing music, I want the music to go where it wants to regardless of where people think it should (e.g. formula song writing). I have always had a very improv approach to composing music; to me…
  • Backstage: Midnight Express

    18 Oct 2007, 16:26 by Wintermute0010

    Wintermute
    Chill Zone
    Midnight Express


    Midnight Express was from my fairly recent album: Chill Zone

    That album was pretty much my first nearly all downtempo album and was designed to relax and well... chill ppl. This song was one of the more Progressive Electronica of the bunch and had one of the strongest stories/images as well. The being was very much inspired by Tangerine Dreams Train music in the classic Risky Business however by the time the whistles: start ( the pads that have a horn like sound to them with longer notes ) the song takes on a life of its own. At this point the train is pretty much boarding passengers. Then about 3:30 it starts to take off... you can hear the organ ( hammond b3 ) come in as the train gets under steam, blowing it whistle as it goes. Part of me wanted this passage to last longer, but like a lot of my songs, this is to be but a glimpse into the train, and at the time I was a bit more focused on shorter tracks. …
  • Wintermute's official Website.

    15 Oct 2007, 17:25 by Wintermute0010

    http://www.renderosity.com/homepages/folder_1/image_470863_1.jpg

    Even though it is not complete, I wanted to share a link for the official Wintermute website--note this is not the Wintermute from Leeds England, or O.C. Remix music.

    Wintermute Studios Official Site

    For those who wish to support Wintermute songs can be purchased at:

    For best printed jewel cases and master quality recordings:
    Wintermute Music at Cafepress.com

    For ambient and downtempo, Wintermute's only current label


    Wintermute music at Bluewater Records

    And lastly you can also find it at:

    emusic.com
    iTunes.com
    napster
  • Welcome to Wintermute Music...

    11 Sep 2007, 16:10 by Wintermute0010

    LastFM is something I have been wanting for a long time, a way to know what songs of mine are being listened to by fans after they have downloaded a song or songs. Ever since I started Wintermute, Wintermute songs have been sold and given away at the same time. I quickly learned that if people like you they will support if they can, and I do not want to penalize them if they cannot. Regardless of whether they buy music, they can support you by sharing your music with others. Ultimately it gives me what I have always wanted, a dedicated grass roots fan base that I can share music with and through that sharing become a part of their lifes--all in all, Wintermute music is about the music.

    I have a similar approach when it comes to creating and
    producing music, I want the music to go where it wants to regardless of where people think it should (e.g. formula song writing). I have always had a very improv approach to composing music; to me…