In mid-January, I went into the studio to have a piano trio record five of my original compositions (more on that later). This is one of the songs I brought in.
Probably my most ‘minimalist’ recording, “The Lie” (originally entitled “Full of It”) doesn’t even have a melody, and is just an 8-bar bass line, repeated. The only thing slightly different about it is that the first 7 bars are in 4/4, and the last bar is in 5/4.
Although simple, this song can be a good vehicle for improvisation, and I brought it into the studio for that reason and because I thought it would also be a good vehicle for post-production.
This recording is from 2007, in Brooklyn.