I just released my third album, Renovations

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    My third album, Renovations (The Prequel to Soundtracks In Search Of A Film) has just been released. Here is some information about the first track, Stone and Bun.

    Renovations
    (The Prequel to Soundtracks In Search Of A Film)

    Stone and Bun
    This was developed from a drum track idea I recorded in the 1980s.
    Instrumentation: Drums, Bass, Guitars, Piano, Organ, Clavinet

    Direct YouTube Link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2QylJJmbn4

    Album website:
    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     
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    Renovations now has its own YouTube page with all 18 album tracks.

    Here is a direct link:



    For links to Spotify, Apple Music, ITunes, Deezer, and CD Baby visit the album website:

    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     
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    Renovations

    (The Prequel to Soundtracks In Search Of A Film)


    Aimless

    Aimless is the only vocal track on this album. This is a remake of a track I recorded in the 80s by the same name. The lyrics are the same, but I changed almost everything else on it to some extent. When I created Aimless and when I re-created Aimless I felt like an actor playing a part while singing the lyrics. I may have actually gone beyond method acting since I had bronchitis when I recorded the vocals on this version.
    Instrumentation: Drums, Piano, Bass, Clavinet, Vocals



    YouTube Link:




    Album Website:

    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     
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    Motions

    Motions is based on my composition titled Opening Sequence, which I had used for a choreographed group tumbling exhibition when I taught gymnastics at Head Over Heels in Emeryville, CA in the 1980s.
    Instrumentation: Drums, Piano, Kalimba, Synthesizer, Guitar, Clavinet, Vibraphone, Bass, Organ, Violins, Cellos

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    Album Website:
    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     
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    Road Pops


    Road Pops is based on a short melodic bass line I composed with working title of Mini Bum Rhapsody. When I expanded on this idea it became much more cheerful and was given the happier title Road Pops.

    Instrumentation: Drums, Bass, Organ, Clavinet, Synthesizers, Electric Piano


    YouTube Link:




    Album Website:

    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     


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    Surface Swim

    The previous title for this piece was Skimming the Surface. Scuba diving in Whaler’s Cove in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve was the inspiration for this.

    Instrumentation: Drums, Bass, Piano, Clavinet, Vibraphone, Marimba, Guitar, Strings, Synthesizer


    YouTube Link:




    Album Website:

    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     
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    Ultra Indigo

    The previous title for this piece was Ultraviolet. I was happy to find out that the new title, Ultra Indigo, is also the name of a hair color. This track could be suitable for an investigatory news program, a sports drama, a spy comedy, or perhaps something else entirely.

    Instrumentation: Drums, Bass, Synthesizers, Cellos, Guitar, Clavinet, Organ

    YouTube Link:



    Album Website:

    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     
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    Mobile Sweet Variation

    I originally titled this song after going to Chinatown in Oakland, CA and buying a box of Japanese candy that came with a blue plastic model toy robot/transformer. The box said Mobile Suit Variation in English next to lots of Japanese writing. I think that the candy was similar to Botan Rice Candy, but I'm not sure. I though that when I reworked Mobile Suit Variation that I would retitle it with a candy reference - Mobile Sweet Variation (along with a play on words, suite.)

    Instrumentation: Drums, Synthesizers, Marimbas, Strings, Clavinet, Xylophone


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    Album Website:

    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     
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    Favourite Coloured Armour

    This is one that I did not retitle. I like the British spelling of the three words in the title. It also seems to match the rhythm throughout the song.
    Instrumentation: Drums, Bass, Electric Piano, Strings, Bassoon, Celesta

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    Album Website:
    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     
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    Nuevo Mascara

    The original title for this piece was The Masked Manager. Nuevo Mascara is Spanish for New Mask, which seemed appropriate for an updated version. It also has a connection with lucha libre.
    Instrumentation: Drums, Synthesizers, Clavinet, Electric Piano, Vibraphone, Strings, Marimba, Guitar

    YouTube Link:


    Album Website:
    https://stevfargan.hearnow.com/renovations
     

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