Track 5 on album “Painting Music”
Appleblossom Blink is a somber melody with some sweet chords. It’s an original instrumental created from sounds generated on the web audio generation platforms Google Arts & Culture Paint with Music and Plink by DinahMoe. The composition is in the Japanese Hirajōshi scale, and features the melancholy shakuhachi flute and the evocative yueqin, combined with synths and piano. It is techno with a twist: the song consists of unusual contrasts in the beats, scales, instruments, and the melodies. (Mixed and mastered by Banana Llama Studios.)
The song has a trip-hop/off-beat rhythm, starting with vox sample that sounds like someone vocalizing the word “blink”. The trickiest part of producing the lyrical video was to precisely match the trip-hop rhythm, and the parts of the song which are slower, more flowing and has the wind instruments, to the tight choreographed moves of the hip-hop dance crew.