I’ve just released “life’s cycles” - an EP of ambient/modern classical pieces.
I never liked the saxophone as a kid. I think it had a bad image in the 80’s and 90’s of slicked back hair and pointing it to the sky for unnecessary solos and I dismissed it without giving it any time, but as I’ve gotten older and found it being used in more interesting ways I’ve come to really like the tone. I became a bit obsessed recently with intertwined melodies of the saxophone samples from mx.samples played through the spirals generative sequencer on the norns at slow speeds and so decided to record a few tracks.
For each track I would leave it running throughout the day while working and occasionally change parameters until finding something I liked or that fitted my mood. Then at the end of the day I would record a track in one take switching in and out layers as it played. Some effects were added in ableton (mostly eq) and some minor editing to a couple of the tracks so that they came together for an ending.
I hope you enjoy it.