These mid-tempo piano pieces are designed around simple riffs, melodies and a consistent pulse in a style more similar to Aphex Twin’s ambient tracks than any classical composer’s.
When wearing my software engineer hat, I often prefer listening to ambient electronica, letting its stabilizing moods and rhythms block distractions from inside and outside my brain. But when I went in search of piano music with similar affect I found playlist after playlist of descendants of minimalism, with stiff “classical” rhythms and minor/major harmonies, or sparse and saccharine neo-Chopin. These pieces are written to fill that void. While any single piece is one-dimensional, this growing set moves slowly through a number of distinct moods and grooves.