The Experibass album contains 8 original pieces I have written and performed on my Experibass. The piece "Thunderous" is included in the soundtrack of the Netflix movie Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire.
What is an Experibass, you might be wondering?
The Experibass is an instrument I built by adding cello, viola and violin parts to the body of a double bass. I wanted to hear how strings from the smaller instruments would sound when resonating through a bigger instrument.
Now, in order to hear the sound I obviously had to play the instrument, except that I didn't know how to do it because I was not a double bass player. Second, in order to make the additional strings resonate, the notes on the bass had to be played pretty hard. So I picked up a drum stick and started hitting the strings.
Because I didn't know the proper fingerboard positions, I simplified the tuning of the Experibass to D D A D, which actually helped creating its distinctive large sound.
After fiddling around with it for a while, I figured out a technique I could use to make some music and called it Stickato (Stick + Staccato).
Soon after posting the first video online, I was contacted by Oscar Winning film composer Hans Zimmer to be a soloist on the Sherlock Holmes score, truly an incredible opportunity considering that I just had learned how to play my instrument. You can hear me playing the Experibass right from the first scene in the movie. In the video below you can watch me and Hans talking about the Experibass.
A year later I had the opportunity to be a featured soloist on the score of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, composed by BAFTA Award-Winning Jesper Kyd. Then again, a year later on his score of Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
A year after that I scored my first feature film, Chernobyl Diaries, and played some parts with my Experibass.
Around the same time I was also expanding my ensemble of original instruments and created a piece to hear how they would sound together. The Experibass was featured in this video as well.
Bit of a long introduction...but finally here's the Experibass album!
As it is usually the case with my work, I was curious to hear how far I could push the sonic exploration of the Experibass as an instrument and myself as a producer and performer, so I embarked on creating 8 original pieces to find out.
I imagined this suite of compositions to be like a journey to places in the world at different historical times, but also a journey inward to places of the mind, where the perception of time can be very different.
These pieces below are included in the album, if you enjoy them, you can purchase it by clicking the button below.
There is also a Producer's edition that contains higher resolution audio and 100 Rhythmic Loops in REX format.
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