Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Right Under The Surface

(Click on the song title to download)

This is the track that inspired the whole set, and now I can say that "the cat is officially out of the bag".

I dusted off my bass on March 1st - played for a while in a pretty dark room, and the main riff emerged. I decided to record it, and then I recorded about 9 other tracks of bass guitar. I have been calling this process "linear improvisation", because I didn't listen to the other tracks while recording the next. But, as mentioned on an earlier post, I sliced/diced/mutilated, and then layered and mixed the WAV files that I recorded in Ableton Live, and at the end of the night, Track 1 was done.

For those of you who might be wondering...I really don't play the bass all that often. I do enjoy it, but I often think of it as a music theory puzzle when I play it.


  1. all of the things i like about a thoughtful ambient track are here - including the oddly melancholy feeling in the gut after the piece gradually ends.

  2. IOU: One Bromo-Seltzer, JimStag! :-)