SynGate CD-R MB04
Music like a soundtrack from a movie. A story told in three chapters "La Brique Bleue (I have to play games)", La Brique Verte "(...just an empty nest)" and La Brique Noire "(the aloha shop at Honolulu)"
All music composed, performed and produced by Michael Brückner, March + July 2016
Cover layout by Michael Brückner
Photos by Cabguy* taken from his 500px stock
Marketed by CabGuy* Music Production
SynGate Wave 2016
(*CabGuy is Kilian Schloemp)
Trois Briques at
Michael Brückner about his album:
"Trois Briques" is one of those albums which seem to manifest themselves rather effortlessly:
One day in March 2016, I had a (more technical than musical) idea and tested that with a string of musical sketches, of which each was a mutation of the previous one (except for the first, obviously).
I quite liked the result (although it tended more to chill-out music than intended), added a few touches of melody, chords and effects, and together with two similar earlier "test tracks" I quickly made a collage of the material and shared that to the public via a music platform called "Mixcloud" - where Kilian Schloemp became aware of it. He immediately emailed me and asked if I could imagine to release this material on SynGate.
While I originally had no further plans to use this music, with that offer on the table, I made up my mind and answered "Why not - but maybe later..."
That initial "mixtape" had a running time of about 30 min. so obviously I needed further material for a full album - therefore some weeks later I filed my backup archives for suitable additional music (actually there's still so much of it that I tend to simply forget some of it after a while, especially if it were equipment try-outs and other sketches based on technical or conceptual ideas).
And indeed I soon unearthed another 30 min. worth of nice tracks with a similar concept, however of a slightly darker mood and a more experimental edge to it.
Again some months later, one weekend I decided the time was there to transform these sketches in something more consistent. I partly remixed the material, added some further elements and parts and recorded one more track that would serve as a bridge between the two longer "suites".
Finally I felt that the result partly seemed like a soundtrack, and added some voice samples (which I had borrowed from some old and obscure 50ies and 60ies TV series) to further enhance the storytelling element of the album.
All this came about in two days for each of the original long tracks and one weekend of putting it together and fine tuning everything - as I've said: quite effortlessly, it rather felt like the music had been given to me than like I had created it.