Illustration of Kimbra. Inspired by The Golden Echo.
"Emmy Portraits" - illustrations by Sam Spratt
A handful of golden portraits of my favorite nominees this year that I’ve been working on: Laverne Cox (OITNB), Ricky Gervais (Derek), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Matthew McConaughey (True Detective), and Kerry Washington (Scandal).
Prints available here
This is The Beginning of the End, a series of tracks that I’ve been working on. In an attempt to get back to basics on production, figuring out what makes a good song, and how to arrange better, the series takes pre-composed loops found in the DAWs Ableton and Garageband, with a few notes from myself, to make a complete song.
At the end of it, I’m still in control of how it sounds. The samples that are picked, how they move in and out of the arrangement, how heavily they are compressed or not… all that matters in relation to the final sound. I’m hoping to continue the ‘story’ as long as I can… or until I run out of minutes on SoundCloud, whichever comes first.
Everything is free for download. Enjoy.
CreeseWorks turned 3 today!
Kimbra is the amazing voice that stole the spotlight in Gotye’s Grammy Award winning “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Now that we’ve gotten that fact out of the way, a fact that is repeated ad nauseum in nearly every review since, we can focus on The Golden Echo, Johnson’s follow up to 2011’s Vows.