Red Flower is a work in progress. These songs are about loss, love and hope. This is my return to using vocals after many years of just instrumental music. It feels nice to finally work in the words I normally have in my head when writing these songs. These are evolving works and will end up as a finished collection in 2018.
After the Time to Go collection was finished, I wanted to get back to a more traditional drum and bass style of working. Voices has that, but also continues with some of the piano and strings elements that I was very interested in at the time. Honestly, this is my favorite collection of songs so far.
"Time to Go"'. Reversing the usual flow of providing a score for a film already made, these are songs imagined for the movie that they might accompany. Classically inspired arrangements are layered over a vast palette of electronic sounds creating a score that allows the listener to make their own movie of the mind. The movie in my mind at the time was one of refugees escaping their war torn land and trying to find a new home. There were fears, separation, death of loved ones, and finally a new home. In the end they were also able to return to their original homeland with new hope. Making these songs ended up really being an emotional journey for me.
Reminiscent of film scores or other atmospheric works, the compositions in this collection explore a variety of emotional themes and melodic song structures. This was my return to music after taking a break for several years. I still like the songs on this one.