"What happens when the music stops?
What will be left, after me?"
After Me is the result of investing years of hard work into learning how to produce, years of learning how music works, years of spending money I didn't have into instruments and gear.
When I heard someone say 'well, he can't do much else than ambient' I refused to take it as critique, but rather saw it as a challenge.
That's why I set out to write an entire filmscore, without the film even existing. So in a way, After Me is me showing the world I'm capable of so much more than people give me credit for...
The entire score, barring the bonus song, is built around a single motif which returns in every song. And despite having used strings in previous works, the score features a lot more intense usage of various strings. It was written for them, not with them. They form the basis of the orchestra, the soil on which I built my story.
Cyberpunk ambient-electronica with lots of calming static and whirring percs that instills a sense of anxious anticipation and a sense of resolution. "Forest Lover" is that perfect example, of a non-human future, with only its history carved out by unthinking machines and datanodes of journal entries amidst the woods recovering from the last war. Moonholders