A 'Good Chameleon' emerges ...
The Good Chameleon was a labour of love, like many on this new album. Normally I build my music from the rhythms up ... fixating on a compulsive groove before slowly introducing musical components around that groove, but in this case I took a different approach and chose a very musical starting point.
I put together a chain of stutter / glitch effects and began by feeding one of my all-time favourite pieces of music, Debussy's 'Claire de Lune' through the blender. This is a piece that I still play myself on the piano when I get half a chance, and it transports me back to happy childhood days, enjoying the sounds of those gravity-defying chords. The effects chain spat out lengthy chunks of random loops and over several days I sifted through hours of recordings to find new patterns that resonated, and slowly began to piece them back together.
The track itself slowly blossomed and I programmed to re-enforce those ideas as the song coagulated into what it finally became in this definitive album version. It's available as a free download although if you want the WAV/320kbs version then head over to my Pledge Page where you will also find the much sought-after Ecstasy-Drone Remix of the track.
For those of you interested in learning more about the process of making the track, check out the Pyramind Tutorial I hosted in February 2016 that dealt with it in more detail.