Anode

by Sean Gill

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about

This is an eclectic collection of pieces I’ve worked on over the years. I think the oldest song in the bunch might be 8 years old. These are songs I wrote imagining they would be for film scores or video games. There is everything from orchestral works to solo piano, electronica to ambient soundscapes. I gather collections like this every now and then as sort of a cleaning of the attic. I have to make room for new music in my head.

The bonus items are the piano scores for the three 2-part inventions.

A few tunes merit specific notes. I’m a guitarist first, but Saturday Blues, Come With Me, and Earthrise are the only songs containing real guitar. Everything else, even things that sound like guitar, are notated, midi’d, or played via keyboard, guitar synth, or YouRock controller.

The song Come With Me also uses background sounds courtesy of soundtransit.nl. Check them out, you can “book” a journey consisting of field recording from around the world.

The series Do Robots Dream Of JS Bach is both a nod to writer Phillip K. Dick, and an experiment I like to conduct. Many of these songs start out as notation and/or midi files, as was the case with Inventions 1-3. Those are rendered, and were written as, piano pieces. I like to take midi like that and test it out with a number of other instruments, often odd synths, percussion, and pads. That’s how Do Robots Dream evolved. Oh, and Bach because the original piano pieces were inspired by Bach's 2 part inventions.

Decession 1 and 2 are variations of the same idea. Decession 1 was demoed in my teaching studio, recorded on my iPhone. I recorded the second in my home studio, but I ended up liking both versions. iPhone recording are fairly low-fi mono, and the piano is a bit out of tune, but that really works for the mood.

Thanks for listening.

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released August 2, 2014

Photo by Gareth Glynn Ash

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Sean Gill Springfield, Oregon

Sean's thirst for the intricacies of music is never ending, yet it’s the
simplicity of his music that brings the listener in. He brings out every aspect out of the
instrument from the percussive way he hammers the string to the elegant phrasing of his melodies. You feel every footstep, every mile crossed throughout his albums. It truly is the perfect music with which to relax and enjoy the ride.
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