Most Americans carry around a computer in their pocket that is more powerful than the largest computers of the 1960s. I am of course referring to the smartphone.
Rather than take this amazing wonder of our times for granted - and use it simply to take pictures, write email, and make the occasional snarky remark on Facebook - I decided to harness the true power of this modern day marvel and record a soundtrack.
This album, including the artwork, was created entirely on my iPhone 4S. I used Garageband in conjunction with Audiobus and a few other apps to create lush recordings and relaxing grooves.
Most of these tunes were composed while sitting on the couch in my little daughters' room as they drifted off to sleep. Some tracks were made entirely using apps, for others, I plugged a little microphone in to record piano, melodica, glockenspiel, and my own voice.
Creating this work was quite a pleasurable and therapeutic experience for me. I hope that this inspires the artist in you to create something.
Thanks for Listening.
released February 26, 2014
Sean Beier - music and artwork
Olga Brand Beier - producing credits, robotic giggle on "Speak Very Slowly"