Erosion, the inevitable caress of time.
Monument Dilution is the third track from Planet U Episode Two, performed appropriately and majestically by the wonderful Frankenflügel - every single piano tone comes from some random source in music history.
Notes on production
This track is built from hundreds (maybe thousands) of tiny, forgotten, fragmented bits of musical history, patiently located, organized, edited, adjusted, assembled and reanimated.
The background arrangement is built from a nice bunch of 60s vinyl loops and phrases. Most of them I changed from major to minor, re-pitched to a common key, removed sporadic melodic elements to keep it simpler, and cut them all up for each rhythmical element and rearranged so they all play the same sort of simplistic, repeating "band" pattern. Layered on top of this a bunch of breaks cut up similarly. Not so much new there really just work.
I wrote most of the musical elements of the track a year ago, tried it out in earlier versions at some live shows but realized this wasn't a live track, at least not in the current form. Then I invented...
The real star is my ghostly beautiful, conceptually lovable Franken-flügel. I moved the making-of explanation of this instrument into a separate post.
Monument Dilution is available as a free download.