Moby

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  • Moby
    • 1999
    • 98bpm
    • Gospel and Folk with modern house music
    • 4/4
    • 2 vocal samples taken from a gospel choir - 1953
    • uses 6 chords - emotional response
    • A minor
      • Instruments harmonise to feel major
    • 2 main chord sequences
    • Club Dance
    • Technology
      • Echo
      • Reverb
      • Delay
      • EQ
      • Loop
      • Sampling
      • Telephone EQ effect
      • String synth
      • Drum machine
    • Influenced by dance
    • Structure
      • Chorus 1: 2 subsections
        • SS1 =  A minor - Chord sequence 2
        • SS2 = C major = Chord sequence 3
      • Verse 1: 4 subsections
        • SS1 = VS + piano
        • SS2 = VS + piano + percussion
        • SS3 = VS + piano + percussion + string synth
        • SS4 = VS + percussion + string synth + syncopated rhythm piano
      • Verse 2: 2 subsections
        • SS1 = same as V1 SS4
        • SS2 = SS1 repeated
          • Echos (delayed) & shouts are added
          • Telephone EQ = thinner texture
      • Inroduction: piano
      • Break (1 bar)
        • Dying repeats of echo
        • Al instruments have reverb
        • Slightly hear reverb
      • Outro: vocal sampe 1 + synth pad = untidy
      • Chorus 2: 2 subsections, ss2 repeated
        • SS1 = Same as Chorus 1 SS1
          • Reverb and delay added to VS
          • Drums enter slightly before SS2
        • SS2 = same as chorus 1 SS2
          • Reverb and delay reduced
    • 2 VS= male (verses) & female (choruses)
      • Female VS 'cleaned up'
      • Male VS left untidy = traffic noise in background to evoke emotional response.
    • Call & response betweem VS, String Synth & RH piano.
  • Influenced by dance
  • Al instruments have reverb

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