Posts Tagged ‘loops’

Four of Diamonds: Bosch Loopers (Runners of Woods)

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

It's been a tough late-summer. I've been out of commission for most of August and September. But! I fully intend to come back from the dark territory and regain control of this beast called The Deck.

The latest installment was made on September 29. It's called Bosch Loopers, which means runners of woods in Dutch. I'm reading Gotham, the history of New York (until 1898) and I found it in there. It somehow seems appropriate. Or maybe it just sounds good to me.

Joker: End of May, Part 2 (synthesizer)

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

This is not a Joker like the other two have been but I guess I'll file it here becuase it's not really one of the 52 songs, it's more of an extra bonus. So, Jokers are all the extra bonuses. Check it!

This is another version of the "End of May" piece but instead of a guitar as the "sound generation device," I used a MicroKorg synthesizer. Other than that I used the same setup with four guitar amplifiers and a bunch of pedals.

Enjoy--on headphones!

Eight of Clubs: End of May, Part 1 (guitar)

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The last day of May has come and gone. And with its passing comes this piece of ambient fun. I used four guitar amps and a bunch of pedals to create this.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled later this week when I'll post another version using the same setup. In part 2, instead of a guitar I used a synth.

Three of Clubs: After A Day At Coney Island

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

It was a beautiful day. It felt like Summer had come ahead of schedule this year. I spent the day in Coney Island with my fiancée and some friends from Boston. I've been living in Brooklyn for about 9.5 years now but I'd never ridden on the Wonder Wheel until today. I am glad we did it. And of course we took a ride on the Cyclone; that is not to be missed. After a Nathan's dog we came back to my part of town.

This 'song' was made all in one take. There are no overdubs at all. I did it at the space this evening. I've been into Robert Fripp and his "frippertronics" in the last several months and this is influenced by that in part. Also, if you've seen Up The Empire you might have seen me do something similar to parts of this at points in the set with my bass. Things that I would recommend checking out if you like this: Brian Eno: Discreet Music, Fripp & Eno: No Pussyfooting and Evening Star. Those are all excellent albums.

(the crackling you will hear on the left side at about 8:10 is the signal coming in too hot. I could choose live with it or do the whole thing over again. I chose to live with it.)