Bill Nelson wrote:
mr manchester wrote:
it is more keyboard based with less melodic components than on other of Bill's music around that time. There is some guitar work, but it much more subtle, rhythmic playing. I don't recall any of Bill's signature lead guitar playing or much e-bow (if any) on the disc. You have to keep in mind that this was made as a Library Music album. Library music is created to be used as television or radio background music and will more often than not end up with a narrator speaking over the music...sometimes the music is chosen to lend a mood to a documentary film so there will possibly be other sounds laid over the music by the tv studio technicians, as well as narration.
For this reason, one of the rules of library music is that it should contain no prominent melodies or a strong lead instrument. It has to function as aural wallpaper, a background atmosphere rather than a dominant musical motif.
For a while now I've been wanting to know what your opinion of library music is.
Seems an intriguing -- and challenging -- way to think about and create music. Philosophically its parameters are not too far from Erik Satie's Furniture Music ideal.
I have a friend in Los Angeles who specialises in library music creation.
Had been wondering if Picture Post
, is as close as you've got to libe or if it is considered library proper.