Disquiet Junto 0302 Gronkytonk

The Junto this week asks for a gronkytonk single, based on the genre described in Malka Older’s novel Infomacracy.

Honkytonk is a style of piano playing that emphasises rhythm and the word 'gronk' suggested something atonal or misshapen.

It seemed like an opportunity to use the recording I'd made of a statue earlier in the year, which was sitting on my desktop along with drums from last year.

I spent a while making loops from my tapping on the statue, then layered them up before giving a structure that built up as it went.

Then I experimented with re-pitching some of the loops and added gates to try and stop it from getting too muddy.