An interesting thing happened though. I found that I was playing the chords to what is maybe my favourite piece of music from Marvin's Mittens. So I decided to check just how similar these two pieces of music were. It turns out that the most epic mountain climbing that happens in Marvin's Mittens is eerily similar to a piece of music I wrote many years ago that was supposed to reflect a tiny robot rising, against the odds, in a hot air balloon. So the nostalgia invoking soundtrack of Marvin's Mittens is directly invoking nostalgia for hopes and dreams I once had for music making, adding a poignant double meaning to a few musical phrases that took me over a year to consciously realize.
I like to think there are three morals to this story.
- Whatever brought you here up to this moment in your life, you should play Marvin's Mittens.
- Robots in hot air balloons would be awesome.
- The human brain is funny.
It wasn't too long after that first album that I made the music for Spin Crisis, which I just remixed into another five track set and posted on Bandcamp. Yeah, I've been digging through old stuff lately...