Happy new year! This is an advance track of my upcoming second solo album, due sometime in 2018 (this time for real). In the last few days I finally found the time to finalise and mix all eight tracks. For me, this is always the most unpleasant and tough part of making music. Frankly, I don’t know why I post exactly this weird, epic and quite long piece as advance. But somehow it seems to fit the time.
Instruments and gear used:
Akai VX-90 Analogue Synthesizer
Fender Jaguar Baritone Custom Bass guitar
Fender Jazz Bass
Hollow Sun Optomotron
Logic Pro X (Recording, Sequencing, Samples), Zoom TAC-8 and Alesis Multimix 8)
Zoom H2N field recorder
Loops recorded with a Fender Jaguar Bass VI (and, partially, with a Fender Jazz Bass) and a Boss RC20XL on a Sunday – for your listening pleasure, re-use, remix, re-whatever. Let me know if you use them.
The track as a whole is derived from an improvisation with Live and my 11-year old daughter Rosa playing the drums along.
Update, 17 October 2015
I completely forgot to say that the aforementioned is inspired by the joint Bad Panda / Fabrica release 80UA where Francesco Novara & company produced four great tracks that entirely use the archive of (remixable, public domain) NASA sounds:
A revised version of Bluehlicht – a track I had already published last year on SoundCloud. It is part of a new mini album that should be released sometime in 2015. The basic loop on which the track is built is taken from OvalDNA, with friendly permission by Barry Threw/OvalDNA (“samples in OvalDNA are completely free to use”).