The title inspired by Morbid Angel’s Hatework, here is a very non metal track including samples of street performers around Manchester.
The geek details: I used a recording of the drunkards in The Unicorn in my last track, so I decided to do some more ‘field’ recording in the City. I used my phone to record clips of various street performers, so not great quality. The core of the track uses a couple of short loops from a live drummer in Piccadilly Gardens and then some “phat” dubstep style beat boxing recorded on Market St for the breakdown. The “radio” intro also features me, Hare Krishna chanting and buskers playing the piano and singing.
In the interests of throwing it all in, I’ve used sounds of bassoon, analogue synth (bass and lead), piano, koto, charang, organ, gang chanting plus some extra programmed drums. The whole thing was a bit of an experiment and might be a bit erratic, but hey, that’s the way I like it!
Hopefully I’ll record a couple of classical piano pieces I’ve been learning soon!
I had two short ideas for Tentacle 6 based on the same chord progression. I did intend to develop them into a full piece (and may still do that), but thought i may as well toss them, still wriggling, into The Bucket. I’m using these pieces to practice soloing, the one in 7/4 is interesting to stay in sync with, so the lead lines (as you can tell!) are off the cuff. Such care and attention to detail also led me to mix them in approximately 10 minutes. Perfectionist me…
I’ve actually uploaded a far few musical snippets now, so I’ve also re-arranged The Bucket into some very broad categories. I really just wanted to separate what are intended as full songs from those which are just quick rough and ready ideas.