So here’s a bit of an exercise I set myself using Reason.
I had an instrument set and a set number of tracks .. I had already composed a short loop / structure to ‘The Plan Minus’, the main theme being the now understated vocoder line “Time to rethink the plan”. Then I thought.. ‘What if I could turn this minor track into the polar opposite?’, I know it sounds a bit camp but … sort of a ‘hug in a box’?!?
I kept the beat / tempo, instruments and structure the same (or near as dam it) and then set about composing the second (The Plan Plus – My favourite)
Quite fun doing this I must admit 😀
Have a listen and see if you can spot differences / similarities:
(Ps: I’m REALLY fond of the retro game ‘random’ middle eight in ‘The Plan Plus’ and the last 8 bars! See what you think..?!)