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Going for a Pint with Sandi Toksvig

By mysterioso on October 15, 2016 2:20 pm

I recorded a guided improv performance, cleaned it up a bit then went to work with some extracts from previous weeks' pieces used to build up the drone.

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October 17, 2016 6:18 am

WOW. Mystical, jazzy and very deep in contemplation. Great project.

October 17, 2016 5:59 pm

Lush and beautiful.  Great vocal sounds to the drone...which I suspect are (somehow?) sustained vocals.  Very nice.

October 21, 2016 9:55 pm

Room for one more at the pub? Wonderfull tension.

October 22, 2016 9:10 pm

Curious "bar drone"... It's a quite unique atmosphere you build here, half meditative half crowded public space... smile

October 23, 2016 12:39 pm

Great drone piece, and gets my vote for title of the week :-)

October 23, 2016 11:56 pm

Recorded in a drunken buddhist monastery floating on a slice of earth, Mysterioso captured the trippy yet divine atmosphere. When he landed the reporters crowded him with microphones "How was it?" "Did you acheive Nirvana?" "How's Kurt Cobain?"(a cheeky reporter chimes in)... Mysterioso just smiles, closes his eyes, and floats off on an elephant shaped cloud. Now for sports...

October 24, 2016 11:55 am


Guys, I have to thank you for the support and generosity I've received from the WeeklyBeats' community - without the feedback my work has got from y'all each week I would most likely have given up months ago. Thank you. And also I've heard some amazing tunes, it's astounding!

Q-Rosh wrote:

WOW. Mystical, jazzy and very deep in contemplation. Great project.


Thank you!

onezero wrote:

Lush and beautiful.  Great vocal sounds to the drone...which I suspect are (somehow?) sustained vocals.  Very nice.


The drone started in the live recording, built up with maybe seven passes of bowed double bass, using a looping pedal.  In post-production, I used a vocal drone I'd built up from 15 or 16 passes of me & my wife sustaining a series of single notes, plus I split out some of the individual passes in order to create different chord colours.
The song I'd originally recorded the vocals for is here:

Jim Wood wrote:

Room for one more at the pub? Wonderfull tension.


laguna wrote:

Curious "bar drone"... It's a quite unique atmosphere you build here, half meditative half crowded public space... smile


Always room for more at the bar.

Plantrain wrote:

Great drone piece, and gets my vote for title of the week :-)


Haha!  Cheers!

Podling wrote:

Recorded in a drunken buddhist monastery floating on a slice of earth, Mysterioso captured the trippy yet divine atmosphere. When he landed the reporters crowded him with microphones "How was it?" "Did you acheive Nirvana?" "How's Kurt Cobain?"(a cheeky reporter chimes in)... Mysterioso just smiles, closes his eyes, and floats off on an elephant shaped cloud. Now for sports...


I like it! Heehee smile

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