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Andrew Prahlow  Los Angeles based Composer - Eclipse: Edge of Light now available on Spotify and itunes.

A U T U M N

I've been feeling lately that the changing of seasons greatly impacts how I write. Autumn has always been my favorite, and even though I've been living in LA for 8 years with not much seasonal change, one of my favorite memories will always be driving with the windows down through Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, and Minnesota during this time of year.
I fell in love again with my old Tele Deluxe paired with @walrusaudioeffects
Still one of my favorite combinations ever.

#ambientnotes #postrock #lofi

I produced and recorded this limited 7” split for the upcoming @hauntedsummermusic and @avibuffalo tour. Artwork by @crose888 . Sold exclusively on the tour.

#ambientnotes

I've been waiting for the perfect day to talk about this project that has been so close to me for the last few years, and I think that tonight's blood moon eclipse is the perfect evening.

When @jonathanhawkins and I began discussing the score for Eclipse: Edge of Light, we both had a huge appreciation for the ambience and ethereal emotions that neo-classical composers provided through their minimalism. It takes dedication to intricate sonic detail to create a feeling which is effective during the slow-churning space between the notes. Speaking further, we also had a fondness for shoegaze music and creating a huge sound through minimalism and tension.

A large inspiration for the world of Eclipse was Jóhann Jóhannsson’s ‘How We Left Fordlândia. I too was emotionally moved by his album ‘Fordlândia,’ and had been listening to it for years as a piece of reflection. The world of Eclipse was very mysterious and unknown, and we wanted to provide the player with a sense of peace while exploring the world, incorporating elements of uneasiness and mystery to create tension.

I primarily used recorded ambiences, analog synth, guitar soundscapes, traditional and manipulated voice, and most importantly, a heavy use traditional and manipulated cello( @j.shrad )to create the sonic backbone to this game. Much like the game flows from one act to the next seamlessly, I created custom versions of the in-game loops to flow into one another. I hope this record provides a sense of peace and reflection as you auditorily follow the story of Eclipse: Edge of Light (@whiteelkstudios ). https://tinyurl.com/EclipseSpotify
https://tinyurl.com/EclipseAppleMusic
https://tinyurl.com/EclipseCDBaby
https://tinyurl.com/EclipseSoundcloud (Link in bio)

#vr #googledaydream #ambientnotes #neoclassical

L O S A N G E L E S

Finally back home. After a well needed break I'm feeling more creative and inspired than I have in a long time.
#ambientnotes #postrock

I promised myself I wouldn't do this until I had a session at Abbey Road. I finally did it.

A T D U S K

Making some new textures and melodies on a Friday evening.
#postrock #ambientnotes #neoclassical #chaseblissaudio

T R A N S P A R E N T
I’m excited to be finishing up these piano recordings. Most of the detail doesn’t come through instagram, so they’re like completely different compositions.
#postrock #ambientnotes #walrusaudio

L A T E R. T H A N. U S U A L.
I’ve been spending a lot of time really trying to focus on the space in between the notes - both in composition and in the recording process. I’ve also been putting forth the mental effort into really saying “yes” to ideas or progressions I start writing, rather than throwing so much away. It has been really helping me begin to trust where the music takes me.
#ambientnotes #postrock #walrusaudio #earthquakerdevices #meris

Flight From The City

The upright grand for my studio was delivered today. Still demoing pres/mics, but in the meantime here’s one of my favorites by @johann_johannss straight into the iphone mic.
#ambientnotes #postrock

I'm home.

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