I told you I would finish when I got back from Italy. Amazingly, and in one in a million odds, everything in the studio worked today, so it all went quite smoothly. Of course, the Roland RE-201 did chew its tape but that’s what it does. It’s endearing I tell myself. It is.
Having some free time today I opened up the Eminent 1600 organ that my good lady bought me (she’s an enabler) and decided to fuck around with the spring reverb. It’s noisy as hell, but sounds lovely. I can see myself weeding some more sounds out of this one. Oh, and the drum sounds! Oh man, I’ll need to make some recordings of them because they are so lovely. Completely analogue of course, but deep and grainy. I’ll use those soon too.
The recording is very dense and disorganised. I really like this one. There’s not a lot of dynamics either, and what there is only exists through cutting instrumentation. It’s kind of mastered – and by that I mean I ran it through my ART Pro VLA II compressor a bit. This stuff doesn’t really need mastering now, and when it does I tend to mix into the mastering bus. You know, like a pro. A lazy pro.
BassDress Studio, after a messy session. Wooden spoon for percussion is irie.
I don’t have a title for it yet, but I’ll think of something soon enough. Listen below, I’ll put up some download link later on.
My Roland RE-201 chewed it’s tape for the millionth fucking time. I can’t and won’t sell it, it cost me too much money and I’ll never find one again in such nice condition. Since I cleverly put it under all my rack mount gear, it’s an absolute bitch to pull out and fix so I decided to write something without it. To continue in spite of my lazy ass RE-201.
I’ve not thought of a name for this thing yet, and it’s not entirely mixed either but I thought it would be interesting to share. It may pop up in a more complete form in something later in the year, it may disappear entirely but for the moment there’s something I quite enjoy about this piece. Milli-Plateaux vibe shit.
Have a listen. Again, mastered to the K-12 scale, so crank the volume.