Superjesus' Sarah McLeod - Got to ask a few questions of Superjesus singer Sarah McLeod last night and found it fascinating to learn about her approach songwriting. A couple of poin...
This morning I scored the trailer above for this week's Disquiet Junto project. Sorry for the quality of the sounds, I composed and produced this in under three hours while I had a little time to myself. The clean guitar part heard halfway and at the end would've been a synth, if I'd had a bit more time. When I saw the trailer I thought it looked like a human interest story until I considered how exhilarating racing on water must be. Then all I could hear was big drums with a Rage Against The Machine-style guitar riff, the latter played through my Giant Cooter.
Wow, the live session by Jeffrey Melton that my collaboration above comes from is really something else. Read the Disquiet Junto info for the link. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it today and spent a lot of time playing bass along to it. It was difficult to settle on a section to record but thought this bassline had more variations than the others. While playing bass to the Nofi recording, I rediscovered that it's a great instrument for implying chord changes by shifting root note. So I jammmed from F# into A, D and E, ending up with the riff I play after Thriller drops. There's an overdubbed bass at the beginning that's repeated later. I was trying to come up with a melody but thought these notes sounded like Tortoise. It's a bit muddy but hopefully adds more interest. P.S. -- Have a listen to the drumming Lee Rosevere has added to this posthumous collaboration. Wow!
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