WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 22, Nola

Week 22 – Nola

Fark
unexpected side effect of my current production setup is the tendency for sessions to get far more complex than I anticipate
so here’s week 22.

With a New Orleans style sticking pattern on the drums, this thing sort of turned into a slow, dark, Prince style track? Reminds me a bit of ‘Controversy’ if you played the vinyl back at 2/3 speed. With a vocal and guitar performance somewhere in the distant shadows of Prince tbh.

Not quite sure how to describe it.

Lots of layers and a really big mix. Some really pretty harp/string sounds from Freesound floating all over this one and a staunch 1 note bass line.

Simple tracks soon, this one was a lot of work!

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 21, Nawlins Beat Draft

Week 21 – Nawlins Beat Draft

sad
A 3 day trip to melbourne over the weekend (normally I get these done Sunday night) means all I can do this week is upload the early stages of a potentially 4-5 minute long song with a lot more changes and arrangement yet to come. I really like this one already so I’ll definitely follow it through to completion, but for week 21 you get to hear it in it’s rough unfinished glory

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 18, Quantized Pt.II

Week 18 – Quantized pt. II

Picks up where last week left off.
I like this whole song-fading-into-song thing, dunno how long I can keep it going for, but I’m enjoying working on a new album from left to right.

Thinking of coming back to this one with a friend who plays saxophone and record a couple of stabs in harmony + a wandering solo.

Repetition Repetition Repetition Repetition Repetition!

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 17, Quantized

Week 17 – Quantized

beginnings of a new larger-scale project
Thanks to Mel for the help w/ harmonies!

Noticing lots of other people around town going for a huge epic sound, spending lots of money in the studio to pull it off.

Trying that big production sound myself on a budget of 0 in an apartment.

Really cool old drum beat I have been wanting to use for a long time – essentially a half-time shuffle with the accent halved again. A quarter-time shuffle I guess. (Whole-time shuffle?)

An Opeth-style outro section. (Just quietly possibly my favourite guitar lead I’ve ever made) – also attempting to fade this track into next week’s.

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You don’t know why
But you’ve got nothing at all
You think you’re flying
But you’re in free fall

I heard you got a new song on the radio –
You’re getting played almost every day, I don’t know how it goes.
You’re in tune and on time
Quantized – and holding on the market line.

Yeah it’s good
But I can’t feel it.

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 16, LoopJam2 – Ebow Chords

 

“Week 16!
Left this one till late – while working on new TSC songs during the week and trying to figure out a seperate project.

I’ve got a cool audio setup for this loop stuff – DI from my guitar, lineout from the Roland (which is playing the loops + Live guitar) and a room mic to capture the beautiful ambience of the loud fridge and traffic’