Saturday, September 25, 2010

American Terrorists & the Looming Composers

So this is what I see when I blink, rub the bio-crust out of my eyes, and stop staring at my computer screen for a second:

The Looming Composers. Jody brought them in from God knows where - a dusty curio in Chinatown? An estate sale at a creepy Victorian mansion? Perhaps a gypsy pressed it into his hands as revenge for him hitting her with his car. I have no idea. But I'm cursed with them.

I actually like the sketches themselves. The frame matches the table well, and having something on the wall goes a long way toward classing up an otherwise crowded studio. It's just the composers. They LOOM. I mean, look at the puss on this Baroque badass:

That's Bach (or John Belushi in a wig). See that expression? He knows he's a better composer than you are.

Under the arrogant eyes of old J.S., the stern eyes of Wagner, and the prissy effeminate eyes of Mendelssohn, I have been working on my own orchestra piece, "American Terrorists." For one week of work, I'm pretty happy with it. If you've made it this far you deserve a preview:

<a href="">American Terrorists Instrumental (9/25) by The Live Debate</a>

It gets bigger! Expect drums, vocals, and bass before long.

As always, I hope you all are doing great! Have you checked out our bandcamp site? You can listen to two or three full-length songs, and some other works in-progress. Let us know what you think!

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  1. I wouldn't worry about J.S. too much...he probably had wig mites! Another really special composition Matthew. I really like how it evokes an american spirit with the tempo and "optomisitc" passages. I also am drawn to the more "introspective" parts. I wish I could explain music better... alas my vocabulary in that area is seriously lacking.
    Your music makes me dream while I am listening to it. I could paint for hours from all the images you have evoked. I have begun singing Fisher King randomly at work and am almost able to sing along with Three Strangers.
    Thanks for all the hard work you guys!!
    You must have a tympani in your orchestral work
    tympanis (tympanies... tymponi? LOL) are so gorgeous!!
    ~k i m