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Counterpoint!

Not the literary refutation - what we’re writing about today is the musical construct - the one where you have loads of different melodies all working together yet independently to create something bigger than the sum of its individual parts.

What I love about this track is that it’s done so well, it creates a wonderful sense of energy and momentum - all without the need for a beat track - and that’s really cool. We know that there’s a million different types of tracks to accompany the million different writing use cases - yet often there’s a need for energetic input - for upbeat tracks - I know - I’ve been grooving on a few of them over the last few months. Thing is though - when there is such a consistent instrument - a constant kick drum, an incessant snare - always in the same place at the same time and so insistent - it can - just sometimes - take you out of the track - it’s as if it becomes just too familiar and therefore boring and monotonous - never a good thing for one’s ears.

A track like A Spirit’s Freedom creates the same momentum and energetic input as a band backed by a percussionist and yet manages to do it organically. To my ears anyway, this creates more space for me to get lost in while at the same time buoying me up to tackle the typing ahead of me.

There’s very little info about the band - aside from a Facebook page that indicates they’re a London based alternative instrumental trio - but if they continue knocking out tracks like this - I reckon you could be hearing more about them.

Take it out for a spin…


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About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey

Andrew McCluskey - Musicto Curator

The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.

Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician.  Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works.  It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.

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