This week is special because I'm posting a track I did together with my man Laguna in Spain. He is clearly a gifted producer and I am super excited that I got to work with him, and that we were able to pull this off.
From my end, I had these three lute tracks that I had saved as "urgent." I had messed around with them in Logic last week and didn't quite know what to do with them. The lead voice was a lot like one of my submissions last year, but my playing was a little tighter. I sent them to Laguna. He sent me back this super tight groove thing. I understand it took warp points in Ableton. He's just good with that stuff.
I loved it but also thought that my part -- the lute -- was not enough to carry the tune. I thought about it more and realized that I struggled with the concept of the loop. I've been working more towards non-grid locked, freer flowing musical expression recently. (To be honest, I'm not very good at it. My teacher and I have had long discussions about it, and it seems that my musical upbringing with quantized 4/4 music didn't exactly prime me for stellar renaissance music performance.) So I loved this track, and at the same time, I had strong feelings about loops. Tuesday morning before work I had about half an hour after the kids left, and I sang this stream-of-consciousness lyrics about loops.
So I do neuropsychology for living, and I'm pretty Buddhist. I think the lyrics are about the psychological reality of samsara. There you go.
(1) Collaboration is fun
(2) All my friends in Europe use WhatsApp
(3) As Laguna said, "it's difficult to make a song so further away. We could discuss this in minutes being in the same room!"
(4) I don't know how to normalize tracks in Live anymore
(5) Don't send your collaborator a total remix last minute :-)
Thanks Laguna! Hope you all enjoy.
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