Rod Pooley

Rod is highly skilled keyboard player, recording artist and composer. He has worked as a product specialist, programmer and demonstrator of keyboards for Roland, Hammond and most recently Korg UK. He has released several CDs on his own label, featuring his own arrangements and original compositions. As a jazz player he has gigged with his own trio, and with the Dirty Martini Swing Band. His most recent album "Expanding the Canvas" was produced by James Asher. Rod and James have now collaborated on the tracks for Made Up Music.

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Veiled 1:42

Thoughtful twinkling piano with a hint of mystery. Wondering about the story of the beguiling girl in the corner her face half hidden by shawl and shadow.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Gravity 2:25

Evocative piano piece expressing both melancholy and beauty. Quiet contemplation bringing back memories of times with loved ones and of places visited.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Solstice 2:24

Peaceful simple revolving piano. Soothing and calming. Late evening light reflections playing gently off the ripples on a pond.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Belonging 1:50

Pretty melodic piano phrases that gently ebb and flow. A warm welcome into the unconditional loving and protective heart of the family.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Spaces 1:42

Changing piano inversions creating slowly shifting moods. Mulling over the possibilities shows there are more questions than answers.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Inclusion 1:53

Strong melodic piano phrases and consistent rolling left hand rhythm. Offering strength and comfort, placing an all embracing arm around those in need.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Memories 2:23

Gently flowing reflective piano. Comforting and touching. Warmly held memories from a fulfilling long life well lived with very few regrets.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Swallowtail 1:46

Bright fast moving tinkling piano. Childlike enchantment. A youngster captivated as a cloud of beautifully coloured butterflies billows from the bushes.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Adieu 2:09

A slow mournfully atmospheric piano piece. Engulfed by sadness as the full extent of the unfolding tragic events become known.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Falling 2:15

Sad and tender pop ballad. Pretty, atmospheric piano. A sense of slowly drifting weightlessly in space. A heartfelt plea to a lover for one more chance.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Balance 1:35

Soothing meandering piano inversions. Peaceful movement. Finding the calm in the middle of frantic activity - as if the world was passing in fast motion.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Denouement 2:12

Mellow flowing piano melody. Thoughtful contemplation. Coming to the end of warm and peaceful day reflecting on all that has passed.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Lullaby 1:35

Delicate twinkling piano lullaby. Gently rocking a baby to sleep. Peacefully in the cradle with a musical mobile playing a nursery rhyme and moonlight shining in.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Wintergreen 1:29

Lightly romantic pop melody played by solo piano. Just calling to say "I'm halfway there" on the journey back home that has been so long coming.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Separation 2:05

Flowery short piano fugue expressing feelings of loss and regret. Parting with a loved one with the knowledge of the pain and suffering that will ensue.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Absence 1:49

Hanging ponderous piano chords. Slow and pensive. Sitting alone in the low light of the evening with thoughts of a dear one who is far away.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Longing 1:46

Heartfelt emotions of longing and regret. A lover's lament. Wracked by dark thoughts of despair for time wasted and what could have been.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Transition 1:53

Softly embracing piano. A calm and tender revolving melody. The colour of trees slowly changing through different hues of yellow and red as Autumn progresses.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Isolation 1:50

Slow deliberate piano chords left with space to ring. The spaces between caused by questions that have been left unanswered for far too long.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Innocence 1:49

Bright and breezy up-tempo piano tune. Sweet and innocent, The sound of children 's laughter playing out in the meadow, making daisy chains.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Ascension 1:33

Atmospheric tinkling piano runs. Children in awe of a magical world. Flowers opening their petals to the sun. Ice and snow twinkling in the light.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Meadowsweet 2:13

Bright optimistic piano heralding a bright fresh new day. Deeply breathing in the wonderful clean air of an early spring morning and all the promise that it brings.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Fortitude 2:05

Fast flowing dramatic piano from a black and white spy thriller. Doggedly struggling on to the final goal defying all the trials and tribulations.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Harvest 0:59

A pretty celebration of country life. A short story on piano. Enjoying the fruits of ones labour after a day in the fields bringing in the harvest.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Questions 0:59

Sparse mysterious piano vignette. Secretive and shadowy. A puzzling conundrum presents itself since everything is not as it seems.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Footsteps 1:21

A deliberate plodding piano. Strange and slightly menacing march. Summoning up the effort to continue the trudge through snow or mud.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Promise 1:54

A quiet Sunday afternoon at home. Drawing room pianoforte. Warmth and friendship in the heart of the family and the promise of a future romance.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Stockholm To Ibiza 3:43

Lively dance intro building to bright melodic chorus. Swedish house.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Let's Make Some Noise 3:20

Energetic driving dance track. Hands in the air rave. Loud and intense.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Into The Light 3:26

Fun and quirky dance groove. Bouncy rhythm and DJ effects.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Anti Static 3:14

Anthemic house track. Summer party on the beach in Ibiza. Energetic.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Connected 3:09

Poppy anthemic synth tune. Upbeat and fun. Dance hit with a hook.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Liquid Sun 3:43

Pop dance hit. Bright, fun and melodic. Playful and catchy.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Triboelectric 3:19

Dramatic driving rave track. More aggressive club vibe. Electro.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Menthol 3:43

Relatively laid back house. Energetic but introspective. Trippy.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
In Too Deep 3:13

Poppy melodic hook. Floating piano breaks. Fun dance hit.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
See The Sun Rise 3:23

High energy atmospheric house rave. Partying late into the night.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
House Rules 2:47

Up beat house anthem. Sweeping synths and bright melody.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Legally High 4:15

Swirling intro to classic dance groove. Bass breaks and voice sample.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Stockholm To Ibiza 30 0:28

Lively dance intro building to bright melodic chorus. Swedish house.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Let's Make Some Noise 30 0:29

Energetic driving dance track. Hands in the air rave. Loud and intense.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Into The Light 30 0:30

Fun and quirky dance groove. Bouncy rhythm and DJ effects.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Anti Static 30 0:29

Anthemic house track. Summer party on the beach in Ibiza. Energetic.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Connected 30 0:30

Poppy anthemic synth tune. Upbeat and fun. Dance hit with a hook.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Liquid Sun 30 0:29

Pop dance hit. Bright, fun and melodic. Playful and catchy.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Triboelectric 30 0:30

Dramatic driving rave track. More aggressive club vibe. Electro.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
Menthol 30 0:30

Relatively laid back house. Energetic but introspective. Trippy.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
In Too Deep 30 0:29

Poppy melodic hook. Floating piano breaks. Fun dance hit.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
See The Sun Rise 30 0:29

High energy atmospheric house rave. Partying late into the night.

James Asher, Rod Pooley
House Rules 30 0:29

Up beat house anthem. Sweeping synths and bright melody.

James Asher, Rod Pooley

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