Random musings now appear on Blot. Sometimes a lot, sometimes not. But they’re yet to stop.
A submission to the Chords Of Orion Ambient Guitar Highlights series of video compilations. Probably should have practised a bit more before recording but why break the habit of a lifetime.
Contains nudity from the ankle down.
And the YouTube spiel to save clicking through.
Having seen the call to guitars from Chords Of Orion I’ve knocked out a tune for #AmbientGuitarHighlights.
As the series I’m attempting to appear in has been quite generous in the application of the Ambient tag the fact that I’ve overplayed a bit will hopefully not be my undoing.
This was going to be backing for E-bow and what not but in the end I rather liked it as it stood. For anyone who follows Bill’s channel the choice of UD Stomp to base the sound around will come as no surprise but everything else was added on a whim.
It may all look a bit serious which is due to not being entirely decided on the structure of the tune before setting off and trying to remember when to wiggle the controller and volume pedals.
I’m going to claim the fluffs were in fact on purpose as they tended to produce the most interesting delay effects.
This was not the first take.
Hold on, that chanting isn’t coming from the cricket on the radio.
Extracted from the 46 minute Felt this is bit of a rejig is another for the stockpile of upcoming releases.
Whist taking photos of my new guitar it fell forward and landed on the edge of the nut causing a small crack and creating a buzz on the low E string. It would ultimately become a split so out with the baking soda and superglue.
Slowly getting the tools in place for the summer offensive. Video done after the fact as I had my hands full playing and knob twiddling.
p.s. Those LEDs may look all well and good but in less than bright lighting they’re so blinding you can’t read the legend around the controls of the effects unit.
I’m fairly confident that Revision No.97 of the effects board for the forthcoming Mr Slater’s Parrot airy-fairy* guitar EP is very nearly the right layout.
* Ambient / Experimental
Whilst having an effects sort out I put my 1986 line up back together (with the Moollon substituting for an Italian Crybaby that died long ago). By the end of that year I’d decided it was far too much effort and didn’t use effects live again for twenty years.