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Wait And See What Happens

from The Surrender Of Time by Steve Lawson



Wait And See What Happens

This is another one specifically about time. About waiting, about not being able to rush things, no matter how much you want things to progress as a faster rate. It’s about letting go of control over what happens because of what you’ve done, about the Taoist idea that you can’t control what will happen, just how you respond to what does happen. As life unfolds, there’s an awful lot of waiting and seeing, but it’s an action. You can’t predict the future, but you can respond to its unfolding, you can name the shapes that loom on the horizon.

Music notes - the percussion sample set here was made entirely from kitchen implements! I’m really enjoying using unlikely sounds, and playing ‘drums’ in a non-drummerly way. I’ve always loved ‘stretchy time’ - particularly for looping, letting things lope along, and making space for glitches and irregularities to unfold in interesting ways. This one is a lot more regular, for a ticking clock vibe in keeping with the theme, with a straight up chordal loop over the percussive bed, but then the extra clangs and clatters are interspersed with the melody, playing both bass and Quneo at the same time.


from The Surrender Of Time, released September 5, 2016




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