Teetow - Sevenfold

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Just a little story about a girl, a boy, and a big, scary world.

This track came about mostly because of the main theme, originally intended for a more straight electro-type track. The goal was to find interesting harmonies that could work under such a simple melody, and keeping the major / minor ambiguity alive was a fun puzzle. As always, I haven't got a goddamn clue which key or scale this song is in, I'll leave it as an exercise for the listener :)

The world/folk/fusion space is an interesting one, with many ways of jumping between styles and genres without losing cohesion. The B-riff is an adaptation of something I heard from Hungary once, but also had this great latin vibe that gave me ideas for the piano riff.

For the breakdown, I resisted the temptation to track the chords to the solo the way I've done it in the past. Something about leaving the melody open to interpretation seemed appropriate. The fusion solo contains a tiny homage to Esbjörn Svensson Trio, one of countless influences that have shaped my view of jazz and its many incarnations. A bonus was the accidental 80:s chunky Stratocaster patch I whipped up using Harmor. Gloriously kitschy :)

Building some tension towards the end, I decided to try and navigate back to the main theme for a bombastic Eurovision finale, which seemed appropriate. All in all, a fun little adventure!

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from The Sound of SceneSat Volume 5, released February 9, 2019

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