The idea here was to practice serenity, let things breath. So of course I started by playing everything all at once. I edited out some busyness at the start but it still starts kinda busy. Serenity wanders in around the halfway point.
This was played on the new guitar I built out of wood and parts and stuff. Gear:
Fender The Bends compressor
Sonicake Fritz preamp, Shark distortion, 5th Dimension (for tremolo)
TC Ditto X4 Looper
Strymon El Capistan, Dig, and Blue Sky
Back after some idle time. Coming back slowly. Very slowly. Slow, relaxing, meditative drones. Long reverb tails and long delay trails. Letting things ring out and being deliberate about the next note or phrase.
Pardon the clicks and clacks. Baritone Strat, delay, reverb, nothing much else.
After some time away for the holidays and work travel, I'm starting the new year a little slowly, creatively. Thought it was a good time to break this one out. This was the test run for this whole ambient podcast concept. Pure Frippertronics. Never intended for public display, but listening back, so much wonderful stuff happens. Good to start the new year with a reminder of how magnificent the basics can be. Guitar, distortion pedal, looper, a little reverb in logic. Maybe some delay and reverb from the Ocean Machine; don't remember at this point.
Mellow, relaxing, no weird stuff this week.
More Music: https://casuallyabandoned.bandcamp.com/
Random Ideas: https://soundcloud.com/casuallyabandoned
A few months ago I debuted my baritone strat. This weekend I came across this meditation from the same day. I can understand why I set it aside (and forgot about it) at the time - I was trying for something with a consistent tone throughout, and this one, while it starts on the same few notes, goes in a different direction, and has some unexpected mood shifts along the way. But as always, with fresh ears I can appreciate what I played on its own merits, removed from the expectations of my intent at the time I played it. Also, some cool sounds at 7:15.
Roland volume pedal