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Music by Alex Annesty

I've written quite a bit of music over the years, in a variety of styles, and even have a musical show in its early stages.

For anyone who's interested, I've started to list some of my more interesting and/or vintage music equipment on Alex Annesty's music equipment page.

I used to stream my old 4-track demos from this website; I decided to remove them when I started working on new versions of a lot of my old songs; it was time to consign the old stuff to the archives. They were originally recorded around 1990 on a 4-track Porta Studio and mixed down to 2-track stereo cassette, so the sound quality wasn't great. I didn't have the benefit of compressors, limiters, or any other studio gear, other than a very primitive reverb, so the sound was rather amateurish. Also, the keyboard parts were actually played on a basic Yamaha PSS-680 home keyboard, with some voices coming from a Yamaha CX5MII/128 music computer, a fact which was particularly obvious in a 'jazz quintet' bridge of a song called 'Dream a little more'; I wrote the arrangement for a real jazz band, but you needed a bit of imagination to hear the FM synth voices as anything other than electronic.

I started recording new rough demos and adding them to SoundCloud during the Covid 19 lockdown in 2020. You can listen to them, and any newer tracks, on the Listen to music by Alex Annesty page.