Epic post time! This is a big one, for good reason…
Before there was Existential Funk, “Things You’ll Need to Know”, or randombeats.com, there was Red Time.
Red Time started as a dream I had in 2002. I can still recall the dream very vividly, and it had to do with moving backwards in time somehow. I knew this was called “Red Time” because someone in the dream told me.
In the dream, I heard music. The very next day, I put that same music into a song.
In the small circle of friends that I distributed my music to at the time, this was one of the most popular songs. The concept was just as popular.
I hoped to one day write a short story, as well as a film based on Red Time. In the time between 2003 and 2004, I worked almost exclusively on the soundtrack to the film. Because the music was so important to the idea of Red Time, I wanted the soundtrack done first.
Sadly, with a budding “real job”, my time for screenwriting went way down, and the project never really got started. However, the soundtrack was nearly complete. I nearly released it as a full album(despite the film not being complete), but I felt that it was too short.
Because of the new format of randombeats.com, I felt now was the perfect time to let this “in to the wild.” The album is slow, melodic trip-hop mixed with house and breakbeat. While I was telling people about the project back in ’03, the multi-talented Matt Wilson of screen and stage volunteered the following illustration for a cover. I felt it summed it up nicely.
Hear the entire album below, or at Bandcamp! You can download the album in it’s entirety from the Bandcamp link.