Friday, March 18, 2011

Where Are We Going?

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or download Where Are We Going.mp3 (6mb)

I dusted off the 4 Track recorder, and recorded this little piece.

Featuring the voice of Denis V Smith, 
from the Northside Christian Centre, Bundoora,
from an old cassette I bought at an op shop in Coburg.

Country Thinking

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or download Country Thinking (v33).mp3 (5mb)

I was in Ruffy.  I thought I'd like to record a country song.  

I wanted to try some slide guitar, and also to use my little smokey amp.

I recorded an egg shaker, and a broom, inspired by having seen Neil Young use this technique on an MTV Unplugged performance.  :)

I also added guitar played with a cello bow to give it more country vibe!

Here is an older sketch of the song recorded on a Zoom H4 multitrack thing, while I was in NZ in my hire car, I think!  It's got more of a wistful, perhaps sorrowful vibe.  I guess "melancholy" would probably feel more apt, actually.