I Talk To The Trees
But I appear to have been hard at work on an ambient guitar piece.
17mm, 3/8″ square drive YFMV*.
*Your fingers may vary.
As I wasn’t in the mood to do anything productive I knocked out a video for something I’ve bought recently that has proved useful and isn’t expensive. There’s also a wider version for acoustic guitars – the Wave 10.
Despite advancing years I still like to take risks with my music.
Too much direct sound picked up as it was recorded with just my dictaphone aimed at computer speakers but I quite like it anyway. The Fishman Midi pickup isn’t being used, it’s all delays and reverb from the Empress Echo System. The toneful sounds are from resting a finger of the hand out of shot just above the twelfth fret then hitting the strings where the various harmonics can be found with the other. The initial ‘explosion’ is with the strings damped.
I really should dust beneath the strings before videoing.
On a whim. Songs from the olden days, or 2019 as it was known. Doesn’t include the ones I’ve forgotten.
Edited highlights. Some good joins. And one dreadful one that sneaked past quality control.
A good attempt by Language to miss out by releasing on 31st December and a special mention for Stefanie Schrank’s mastering engineer who didn’t just reach for the look ahead limiter.
|00:00||Soft Blue Shimmer||Chamoy||Bandcamp|
|11:10||Rocky Mountain Broncos Power||It’s A Final Day|
|19:51||Robyn Hitchcock & Andy Partridge||Planet England||Shop|
|26:14||cloud babies||Into The Clouds||Bandcamp|
|32:54||Local Standard time||Darkness||Bandcamp|
|35:37||Nils Lofgren||Pretty Soon||Website|
|41:49||the vegetablets||Green Green||Bandcamp|
|47:25||サコウリョーマ||きみはゆらめき (Seaside Motel)||Bandcamp|
|52:06||mori de kurasu||田村カフカ||Bandcamp|
|57:25||dronjo kept by 4||Cruel Sun||Bandcamp|
|60:06||Edwyn Collins||You Rescued Me||Website|
|64:45||Pasta Grows On Trees||Désert Sentimental||Bandcamp|
|71:14||Michael Franti & Spearhead||The World Is So Fucked Up (But I Ain’t Ever Giving Up)||Website|
A number of the bands have more active Facebook pages but I do have a few remaining principals.
After a bit of a battle against with my ageing music computer I’ve managed to knock out an EP. It features a a track that sadly looks as though it’ll be topical for some time to come.
Also contains reheated filler from the era when I was tidier with genres. I had a sore throat when I did the words but sadly it didn’t improve my voice at all.
I shall be reporting the manufacturers under the Trades Descriptions Act as it does in fact comes without a stylus.
I don’t know yet if I’ve succeeded in reducing electrical interference but it certainly looks the part.