Last modified: Tuesday, 16 June, 2009, 8:32:42 PM.
‘Voyage’ is the fourth and final track from Batch 4, through which I exercised a simple and restrained approach to creating music. Musically, this track is probably the one that stood out the most from this batch; the arrangement, though still relatively simple, aren’t as restrained and sparse as the other tracks, but the feel of it is still inspired by the music of the post-punk revival movement, if not by the post-punk genre itself. ‘Voyage’ is probably the first track I’ve created that doesn’t have a “chorus” section; it follows a flow of verse-bridge-verse-bridge and dives straight into the outro portion, with its gradually rising guitar arrangements that was very much a nod to some of my favourite British bands whose sounds are occasionally atmospheric in nature (one example would be Editors, particularly some of their materials off ‘The Back Room’). It goes without saying, then, that the outro’s soaring arrangement provided the idea for the track’s title.
On that note, we have come to the end of Batch 4. Coming up next will be the fifth and final batch of tracks I have worked on: a four-track compilation of two older musical musings that were originally in Batches 1 and 3, plus a couple of newer, pop-ier tracks.