I got inspired by imagery of Dead Puppet Society and the word 'exsanguinate' (ooo it just rolls of the tounge) and made a demo of something... I don't even know what.
If you'd like, you can download it here - leave me a comment or message me what you think, I'd be happy to discuss it.
It's inspired by Ravel's String Quartet in F Major (the 1st movement, Allegro Moderato), and tries to keep in the vein of impressionist music by not being restricted to a time signature (I'm not even sure what time it's in). Recorded on my handy iPhone, you can hear the cars passing from the road outside (lol) and it's a little muddy and out of tune since I only did one take of all instruments and I had to follow my unpredictable violin solo. I make a couple of mistakes and have some flat notes, and the quality of the iPhone really drowns the volume the bass. But it's good to have a basic idea of something recorded and I reckon I could dig it up for something and re-work it when needed.
I wish I'd taken up my Dad's offer to invest in a microphone too at the same time. I'm still fiddling with Pro Tools but producing some good stuff, it's just I can't bear synth strings. Anyway, something to look forward to...