Saturday, January 8, 2011
If you asked any tom, dick or harry what the definition of an instrument was, they'd most likely answer: guitar, drum, tamborine, etc. Well if you asked Caleb Mueller, otherwise known as the artist Decomposure he'd respond: Everything!
Decomposure's music takes the traditional instruments and almost just uses them as a background. As his main elements are everything else. In any given song you're likely to hear a telephone ringing, a car driving past, a washing machine shaking, or any other random sound that could occur. All these are mixed with some expert computer work and synthesizers. And if that wasn't enough, he's got a pretty awesome vocal ability for the that are lyrics interlaced throughout.
It's not your typical music, but that's what makes it awesome!
The album "Vertical Lines A" has a few songs on it that seem to fit perfectly as a soundtrack for a city. The sounds he created just seem to capture the beats and pulses of human activity. I sat down in Union Station one night while a multitude of people rushed in and out and managed to get lost in Decomposure's music and how it fit perfectly with that scene.
And the 50 min of "Humidity Patient Guide" is an excellent ebb and flow of sounds to get those creative juices flowing.
Here's a GREAT example:
And here's where you can pretty much get all of his music for free:
though i think you'll agree after hearing a song or two, Caleb is worth a little donation or 5.
Helping you find your background music. \m/(>.<)\m/