I just realised that I forgot to post this one – which is a pity, because it’s definitely one of my better attempts.
I’m particularly happy with the guitar – it’s probably the first piece I’ve done where I actually feel like a guitarist.
It was very much written […]
Tonight we have a very loud, raw piece, aiming very squarely at early 90s grunge. There’s nothing but bass, drums, guitar and voice, and there’s a grand total of four chords used. It didn’t require a whole lot of ability to either write or play, but it was fun.
Tonight’s piece marks the first time I have recorded a piece with Saxophone in ten years. My old Sax had started falling apart, and the potential cost of refurbishment along with the Progressive Metal focus of the Cumulo-Nimbus years meant that I just never got round to doing anything about it.
Tonight’s piece is a collaboration between Caitlin and me.
Whilst the performance you hear is entirely me, I’m playing the bassline and chords that Caitlin wrote, and we only didn’t include her bass performance because I accidentally deleted her first (not quite right, but probably passable) take, and subsequent […]
Tonight’s effort is sadly a little bit on the bitter and angsty side, it’s also probably the most pop rock like piece I’ve ever done.
However, despite all that, I rather like it – it came together really easily, starting with the chorus melody on the guitar. From there the […]
No, I’m not skipping 13 due to superstition – I did actually do a 13 – over the course of a couple of days, due to being too tired to put in a full night’s work – but it needs about another hour’s work to make it presentable, and I figured […]
So after more than two years, I’ve started the Tuesday Challenge thing (which I still need to find a better name for) again.
This one is just a short improvisation on clarinet and guitar, with a Pink Floyd influenced feel – so well and truly in my comfort zone.
Ok, so I decided to do one this week anyway…though due to the fact that it’s too bloody hot to spend an evening in an airless room with a computer and a bunch of audio gear shoving the temperature towards 40, it’s pretty short – about 1:30 short.
Only 7 hours work this time – still way above target, but getting slightly better.
I think it’s length that has the most effect on how long it takes to do, not complexity. This one is the simplest I’ve done yet – it’s a bit of a cop out really […]
(You see I’ve given up pretending it’s three hours – though even Tuesday is in doubt this time).
Well….this one was a marathon effort – finally finished after 8 hours of effort….partially because I was silly enough to write lyrics and sing.
It’s a blues based hard rock piece […]