Finnish HUMAN DESIGN have released an epic guitar cover for Ludwig van Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ (1st Movement).
The band’s guitarist Kristian Tiihonen stated:
“There are many versions already and some very Epic. Why make one more? Well…I was surprised not finding melody played with distorted guitar. Ha…need to make one. Actually melody is quite often not present at all. Pointed a small pc speaker right to my guitar creating lot of feedback (there’s IG video about recording session @humandesignband). Crying guitar is the essence of this version. This short version is very straight forward and you can easily play along. At the end though had to reorganize to double the finale. Off course tried to invent some new hooks but this piece is a hit for a reason. There really is no way to improve this master composition. Can add layers, breaks, mess a bit with arrangement but core cannot be altered without damage. “Don’t fix if it’s not broken”. Yes to that.”
Human Design was founded 1997 with a goal to make melodramatic music with a hint of sarcasm. Dark sound scape on a steady pulse was achieved by combining drop tuned baritone guitar and 5-string bass with sequencers and orchestral influences. Baritone singer strives to reach higher pitches creating a unique HD-vibration.
Song writer has a classical background but lusts for prominent snare-kick punch and melodies that give “out of genre”-dimension making songs stand out from the box. Epic orchestral music is essential element.
Human Design combines and utilizes best of classical-, heavy- and pop-music. There are tracks suitable as film scores and part are simple rock songs. Epic Emotions is all that matters. Genre is far secondary.
Human Design is usually not alone. “Epic Emotions” concerts brings choirs, dancers and guest-stars to the stage. No ideas are ruled out. Sometimes audience is performing too. Lighting and video fitted to the feeling along with quadraphonic live sound completes the mood giving audience the experience they deserve.
Kristian Tiihonen – Vocals, piano, guitar, song writer
Petri Hägen – Drums
Matti Seppänen – Bass
More information at http://www.humandesign.fi/