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Turbulent Times

by Phineas James

Strong melodic and rhythmic content paired with contemporary synthesizer voicing deliver cinematic styled instrumentals designed for the intelligent listener.
Genre: Electronic: FilmBaby
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Repercussions
5:18 $0.99
2. Indefensible
2:45 $0.99
3. Semi-Sweet
3:43 $0.99
4. Conflict of Interest
4:09 $0.99
5. Suddenly Spring
2:59 $0.99
6. Tango De Morpheus
5:46 $0.99
7. State of Confusion
3:23 $0.99
8. Surprised by Joy
4:04 $0.99
9. Final Journey
29:11 $2.99
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Album Notes
Music Of Phineas James

While much of electronic music has veered into either the directions of high energy techno/dance, or slower ambient meanderings, the music of Phineas James tries to find a niche between those extremes. It emphasizes melodic and harmonic content first, with rhythmic structures used primarily as support for melodic themes rather than as points of primary emphasis. There are moments of ambient style atmospheric musings, which often serve as introductory sections to pieces. Thematic variations are frequently found with orchestral changes to provide sonic diversity.

Turbulent Times -

The music for Turbulent Times has been composed over a period of 20+ years, but re-worked and completed during 2018-2019. This is a time period where the world struggles to come to grips with the reality of climate change and the effect on the planet, while some choose to ignore it either out of ignorance or greed.
The United States Of America faces a crisis with a president who ignores the rule of law, and governs by whim and by what benefits himself over and above the country he is supposed to serve. For too many politicians, party loyalty and subservience to corporate donors defines their actions rather than what best serves their constituents. We indeed are living in turbulent times. Many of the titles on this album reflect the issues we face.

Final Journey

The final track of this album is “Final Journey”, an extended tone poem, clocking in it just over 29 minutes. The original working title was “All In A Day's Work”. The piece is a musical metaphor for the emotional ups and downs of life we encounter both in the short term and over longer swaths of time. When I shared an early draft of the piece with a musician friend, he remarked how it touched him and made him think of reconnecting with his estranged wife. I am delighted when my music touches people at an emotional level. It was then that I thought the piece would also benefit by a title change that represented a broader segment of time. And as one gets older there is much more reflection on the life that has already passed by. Structurally, the piece connects various thematic sections, some more quiet and introspective and others more active and aggressive. There is a main them that occurs near the beginning of the piece and then returns at the end to bring everything full circle.

Phineas James -

Phineas James ( aka Jim Dunn) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He's worked with Synthesizers for 40 + years, taught electronic music seminars, and has a previously released album “Dream-Scapes”.



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