A series of bass lines in a more-or-less pop song format (A B A B C A B D) with some faint glitch percussion (to aid in accompaniment). Panned mostly left .
I first had the glitch stuff louder, but decided that worked against potential collaborators.
The question I kept in mind was, What options or choices does this music open or close? What decisions am I making available? What decisions am I making for any future collaborator?
My first attempt at this had far busier melodies. I toned that down to (I hope) open up more tonal space. Except the final section where the bass line is busy.
I stuck to a lot of repetition to leave it to others to add more spice.
It wasn’t until I was uploading the track and checking over the project details that I saw that this is meant to be part of a trio; I had been assuming it was for a duo (of sorts). So now I’m extra glad I toned down the backing ticks and scratches.
As is typical for me I tried not to get to hung up on things while working, a strategy mainly used to ensure I actually finish on time but one that can help reveal ideas that might get buried if I spend too much time trying to finesse something to make it Just So.