I’ve had the week off from work so I’ve been able to spend some late nights in the studio. This piece was recorded and produced in only two sessions – long ones. I put aside my usual spastic bass playing and used a different left hand muting technique making for a more earthy or woody tone. I wish I could say I was even close to having a vintage synth collection such as John Keston does but I’m not even close. In this track I’m mainly using Analog Factory. All of the drum sounds were sampled and then programed with the exception of my skillfully played shaker! Barrio Drop is just a working title for now.
I’m not going to mention software or instruments that I’ve used. I will mention that one of my main artistic functions has been the roll of a bass player since age 11. In this case the bass guitar has been silenced. This is not the first time I’ve produced music without the use of my reliable four stringed chum but maybe the first time I’ve used a foreign instrument as the key writing tool, and may very well be a catalyst for my fourth full length release as ten72. This track has the working title of Prophesser #5.
I’m back from the audio dead with a little mini track from my forthcoming ten72 release Bicycle Family due out in March on Unearthed Music.
Water Color Dream is an escape from the rest of the album. I’ve veered away from my spastic futuristic jazz fusion sound on this one and relaxed a bit. Enjoy the juicy frequencies!
Water Color Dream
The other night I was fretting about the fact that I had not picked up my bass guitar in two weeks because of my insanely busy schedule. I suddenly felt the urge to play after a long Lamaze class on Monday night. I was immediately back into the world of music again. I ended up creating this little heavy-hearted song. Why not post it!?
I recently stumbled upon a Flash instrument called Tone Matrix created by Andre Michelle. This is a slick little sine wave synthesizer triggered by a simple sixteen step sequencer. After goofing around with it for a half hour I decided to record some of what I was doing. So, here is a little ditty called “Faded Diary” inspired by Tone Matrix. The main morphing pattern in this composition is the piece that I recorded from my Tone Matrix session. The rest is an assemblage of synth, fretless bass guitar, and lots of little programmed bits. Check out Audio Tool too. Fun Stuff!