You’re listening to the tune “Darwin and Water” from my new album Night Overdrive. Put your headphones on and relax!
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DARWIN AND WATER
The tune came out like water. Layed down a groove and sketched out some pads and sounds that helped me to find the chord progression. It’s kind of interesting progression it’s odd 9 bars long yet it sounds very natural and pleasing. It’s a very simple tune, basically just one part that has a few variations. Certain tunes are best kept very simple and easy. I did the backintrack complitely with Korg Gadget app on iPad, the main melody was written at this point too ( you can hear it in unison with the guitar). Recorded gadget backingtrack to two tracks (stereo) on my 4-track tape recorder. So I had two tracks for guitars left. One acoustic guitar played the arpeggiating chords. Second guitar focused on melody and the improvised leads. In the middle the repeating 5 note melody pattern is played on both guitars, just different octaves.
Water seems to be one of my favourite elements.
The new album was created with incdible speed. it took me usually 1-3 hours to compose and record one tune. I simply sat down with my iPad/Korg gadget, 4-track tape recorder, guitar, amp and pedalboard) and quickly created one tune as a morning session. I did such sessions 3 or 4 times a week. It was incredibly just to make music come out all at once. Start from having nothing and ending up with a finished recording. I filled 4 cassettes worth of material (about 80 minutes) this summer. I started in the last week of may and ended in the middle of august. And I took a nearly 4 week summer break of everything in june. I’m amazed how all the music came together!