2020 was a crazy year with that pandemic raging and the measures that had to be taken to prevent the health system from crashing. A year at home, basically; i worked in home office from march till end of the year. Could have thought this would have been perfect to produce a lot of tracks and videos, but somehow i missed the creativity boost... I preferred to go out and do a lot of walkies instead. However, there was a track that i had started a long time ago, and when Cat came up with the idea of starting another series of tracks, an EP dedicated to extinct animals, i finally resumed work on it. She told me the idea she had for the first track, it would be about Steller's sea cow, a huge sirenian that lived in the Bering Sea and went extinct some 250 years ago.
As i started that track on a 136 bpm grid, i decided something like an old school techno trance style would fit, with some bubbly or watery sounds and a swirling bassline popping in and out. I finished it and sent it over to Cat. She provided me her vocals, singing along the track and softening my rigid arrangement on the 8's and 16's. The result might be somewhat conventional. I'd say it's a pleasant track, with a lovely flow. But still got the WEB&CXXXVI stamp on it - some darkness and deepness, plus Cat's distinctive voice and way of singing.
The track was finished end of October 2020, and came up on Soundcloud and IndieMusicPeople. But of course, it needed the proper track video too. As always. Took a lot of work to fill the whole 8 and a half minutes with scenes that relate not only to the sound and mood, but also to the lyrics. Finally, just before Christmas, we finished it and could upload it on Youtube and Vimeo.
Watch and listen