Whale Song

Written and performed by Kent Spong in 1991

Richard’s niece was learning Ballet at the time this was written and he was asked if the track could be used for the public performances by her troupe. Unfortunately, by the time the track was ready it was too late and we missed the season.  This could have been the first public hearing for our music – heavy duty synth players do Ballet music eh!

Still, its a lovely track and I’m sure Kent will resurrect it and do a 21st Century version at some point, although all the whales might be caught by the Japanese and eaten by then, so it will probably be a slightly sadder song about extinct ones…lol

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Blue Mist

This track was a slight change of pace and style from the usual heavy synth orientated tracks being more blues or Jazz inspired.

Written and performed by Kent, apart from the flute solo and really realistic saxophone solo (joking) from Richard.

The track delivers something very acceptable and Kent’s piano solo at the end was fantastic…..nice one mate.

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Take Flight

This track was inspired and written by Richard from hearing an old 60’s hippy band called Kindgom.  The original 60’s track was a Hammond Organ playing background sequence with a flute (Jethro Tull style) playing the lead but Kent and I updated it to use synths (naturally) and add a tad more drama.

This track was finally the output of both Richard and Kent applying our own ideas and style to the piece.

I loved Kent’s performance on the “stadium rock drums” in the track so much that we decided together we should let him also go for it big time on the lead section using a Kurzweil K2000 using some psychotic cross-mod effect – that thing really rocks!

Also, the use of applause is not hammy at all – no way man – we loved the 90’s and its acceptable – okay!

The final production was good for the time we thought and is still one of my favorites today.

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Driving South

Kent originally wrote this track with the Ensoniq EPS Sampler. Some time later, he produced this demo track using more sophisticated digital synths and samplers, although Richard’s old EPS will always hold a special place in our hearts & mind and was a great instrument in its day.

It’s a really catchy tune and we always thought was good enough for use in one of those Soap Opera’s at that time…a missed opportunity perhaps?

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