Jedson & The Interceptors – Slug On A Compost Heap
In which Ian demonstrates the proximity effect.
Ant und Moi です – Blue Dress
For reasons I was never quite sure of I ended up recording a chap who performs under the moniker Antoine Architeuthis a few years ago. He ultimately wanted more of a live band sound to which I suggested that recording with a live band may be the best way to achieve that, which he did in the end.
At the time he had an abundance of slow songs so I prompted him to do something a bit more up tempo for variety (and for those who don’t like variety there’s sport!).
So he knocked this out in double quick time and I attempted the full JJ Cale on it, Ace Tone type rhythm machine to start and out of phase guitars chugging along in the background later on. Though it all went a bit Travelling Wilburys when the acoustic drums came in. Given Antoine’s prog rock background this is probably the least notes he’d ever played in a song on bass.
Not sure what I was attempting with the electric guitar but for one brief moment it almost seems as if I can do Travis picking.
So Ant on bouzouki, bass and lungs whilst I guitar and press go on the drum machine.
Meanwhile in Salisbury: Ant Music
The cartoon used for the video is as ever from archive.org and is stars Betty Boop in ‘The Dancing Fool’.
Failed Attempt At The Smithsonian Remix Competition
It’s based on Bright Sunny South that was in the Smithsonian Folkways playlist they uploaded for the competition together with various nature sounds.
Mostly I’ve played around with effects and using a drum replacer VST to create the midi to trigger rhythmic parts. The only thing added manually is diddily dum dum dum the big bass drum.
Arthur (Chris Morris Original)
A version of the little heard instrumental from the Jackalsons guitarist circa 1986.
Faithfully performed except for the bits I changed.