Monthly Archives: July 2012

Acoustic Band Recordings

Had the lads round the other day to do a bit of recording (i.e. have a few beers).  We tried a “proper” recording layering the separate tracks and whilst the sound quality is slightly better it lost all of its vibe.  So we stuck a mic in the corner of the room and just went for it.  Nothing is too loud so it tends to work quite well.  Back to basics with vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, cajon

So here they are!  All songs written by Alistair Davis, I can only claim credit for hitting a box.  Sometimes in time.

Bottles in the Bedroom

Call Off the Rescue

Wake Up Now

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My band CV…

I haven’t had chance to record much recently, so instead have pulled together my “band CV”.  This isn’t so i can try and get a drumming job, but just to refresh the memory.  Its good to look back at all the bands you’ve played with!

Check it out: Outside the bucket (band history)

….Emerging from the Sea…..

Not at all a music post, but very tentacle related.  I had an idea of modyfing one of my favourite piece of art – a woodblock print – The Great Wave off Kanagawa part of the “36 views of Mount Fuji” by Katsushika Hokusai

I think what i love so much about the original is how it captures a split-second – the wave was a moment in time never to be repeated.  For me it also perfectly depicts the power of nature.  As the wave surges and destroys anything in its path, there is no sense of guilt or remourse.

So I did the unthinkable – i re-drew it without Mount Fuji and added some sprawling Tentacles.  So as a bow down to the original, here is my version.

Tentacles-for-WP

I also put it through the mangle that is photoshop and came up with this “negative” version:

Tentacles-Graphics-Pen-for-

Song of Storms (Zelda)

Whilst tentacle 3 is slowly brewing in the cauldron, I thought i would record one of the pieces I’ve been learning in my piano lessons.  For all the gamers out there, this is Song of Storms from the Legend of Zelda.  Cheesy sounds are intentional of course.  Once i’d recorded the “computer game” version i thought it would be good to do a second slightly faster and heavier version, so thats here too!

“You who do not fear the dead, learn well the song that is inscribed behind me… And if you ever meet my brother, I’d like you to inform him… The thousand years of raindrops summoned by my song are my tears. The thunder that strikes the earth is my anger!“— Flat

I’ll also take this opportunity to mention another blog i’ve come across which is dedicated to two of my passions – music and the underwater world, created by Zak and Mina.  Fellow icthyo-audiophiles.  Great to see two seemingly unconnected hobbies brought together.  Scalezine http://scaleszine.tumblr.com/ Check it!