I'll Never Dream Again
Updated: Jul 30, 2019
I wrote a new piece of music using the Yamaha U1 piano samples for Christian Henson (Spitfire Audio)'s awesome Pianobook platform and community. I wanted to use the piano for atmospheric and emotive textures, rather than complexity or how many notes can be played in a certain period of time. The voice of the piano, to me, called for something deeper and darker.
I used a lot of electronic production to build the track and elevate it beyond any kind of solo piano piece, rather to display the instrument in the context of a full soundscape.
For the second section of 'I'll Never Dream Again', you will hear organic drums and the ghostly tones of guitar played with an e-bow, to add to the haunted feel, plus some of the higher note range of the U1 as I composed this track to showcase the instrument.
You can find it now on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
The front cover shot was taken in the New Forest Nation Park, which is one of my favourite places on earth.