These tracks are composed/designed by my very talented 20 year old son Vijay, and I think he is starting to have his feet in the history of music while opening up new technical & sound possibilities. Moreover, it is lots of fun working with him! Now, about the songs...
This is actually a computer program that Vijay has designed that improvises with vocal samples, so he construct is very different every time he starts it.
I improvised with it, hearing this form in this recording for the first time.
A slow funk track with a voice sample of the great Barry White. I heard a Manu Katché type of groove here and attempted to add some fill flavor here and there, but also with the computer drum track that you hear on the track.
A slow 'builder,' where I choose to play sparse while getting more and more intense to create that 'I'm creeping up on you!'- feeling.
This track is a 'Fusionesque show-off-thingy' in the tradition of my heroes Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta and so many more. I composed most of the rhythm where the 7/4 actually has accents where you feel it as a 4/4. Until it suddenly turns around. Vijay did the samples and chords.
This recording is just like the rest of the tracks a first and one-taker. I like first takes often best because they have the right energy because your mind is not too much in the way, yet.
Thanks for watching and listening, it was a lot of fun because of the very nice and talented people who worked with me!
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