Guitar is the flavour of choice this month for my Weekly Beats submissions. Check out the first half of the month via the links below:
So, something completely different for this month. I thought it would be a good idea to focus primarily on guitar work for the next four weeks.
This one’s an impulsive attempt to amalgamate the guitar styles of Jim O’Rourke, William Tyler and Ry Cooder into a hyper compressed two minutes of imagined road movie soundtracking. Technically speaking, it’s pretty much a basic guitar fingerpicking pattern which evolves to a point where several kitchen sinks begin attaching themselves to it through the miracle of endless multi tracking.
Here’s a list of the instruments used:
– Degrucy 6-string acoustic. Tuned to CGDGBE [capo’d at IV with the E-string ‘un-capoed’ – a neat trick I’ve used for a while] (main fingerpicking pattern and counterpoints)
– Tama 6-string acoustic. Tuned to C# G# C# F A# C# (slide guitar)
– Fender Telecaster (electric guitar parts)
– Fender Precision Bass
– Kick drum sample
– Hohner glockenspiel
– Microkorg systhesiser
– Korg monotribe
I’ve been reading way too much Geoff Dyer and John Berger lately. This one’s a sort of Eno/Cluster-esque reverie to feelings of homesickness, estrangement and a confused state of mind.
– an iphone field recording made in a Brisbane airport bar
– field recording of vehicle turntable on Goolwa barrage.
– chord progression on electric guitar (looped via EHX Memory Man)
— Fender Telecaster run through EHX Pog 2, vintage Ibanez phaser and EHX holy grail reverb.
– electric guitar slide (left and right)
— same as above.
– Synth pads played on Microkorg.
– Additional glitchy treatments in Ableton Live using Soundhack VST modules.