Kubrick’s View, named after the ‘first-person perspective’ present in so many of Ben Beech’s photos, was the last tune I wrote for the album. It is fairly conventional Drum & Bass by my standards, but what makes it stand out for me is how it uses a recording I made in 1996, of my Juno 106 synth, played through a Jim Dunlop Voice Box. It’s been on tape since then, and I managed to extract it after all these years. It takes centre stage on this track.
The string theme came pretty quickly, partially inspired by Kubrick, I think. It does sound quite Bond-y too (Imagine if Stanley K had made a Bond film though!). Again, I enlisted Natus to overdub string parts, adding realism to the orchestra.
Because this tune came together so quickly, I’ll probably overlook it and it’ll probably be most people’s favourite track. That’s the way it tends to be!