Listening to the second movement of the Outgrabe for Piano, No. 2, makes me cringe. On very rare occasions, I’m okay with it, but this does not happen very often. It was an experiment. It was definitely an experiment. Listening to it now, all the melody and plodding harmony does not work for me.
I wish I had more to say about it, but I don’t. As an attempt to show that you could have recognizable pieces without relying on tonal harmony, it worked. If only it had worked well.
Oh right, and the ever-so-slightly-improved audio for this dreaded second movement has been freshly uploaded to my website.
On a completely unrelated note, I just realized that my laptop is eight years old. I had to purchase it in a hurry. My then current laptop died right when it was time to start doing the page layouts in for Pyrrhic Kingdom. I remember needing the new rig in a hurry. I frequently forget that it was for Pyrrhic Kingdom and not Tourist Hunter.
This is probably because thinking this happened around Tourist Hunter would mean the current laptop is younger than the truth of it. I’m shocked it is holding up so well. Unfortunately, it looks like the just-updated version of Photoshop hates it rather passionately. The not horrible side of this story is it looks like it isn’t that hard to downgrade to the pre-August version of Photoshop. We shall see how that goes.