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Finistère

By onezero on July 23, 2016 5:00 am

I had to get this one done before the weekend, so it stayed fairly simple.  Starting out, I thought that I wanted something humble and inexpensive-sounding, so I reached for the Rhythm Ace samples in a drum rack, and added some Agogo and hand claps--the mental picture I had was of people playing music with things they found in an alleyway.  I added two Tension instruments (Upright and Pizzicato Strings) to get the feeling of someone playing either upright or a diddly bow or rubber band, and then (breaking form), I included Rhodes and Clavinet.  There's also that raw LoFi Sines preset in Operator; must be the Suicide influence.

Everything got auto-pan and M4L Humanizer.  The Rhythm Ace got some parallel compression with the Glue compressor, and otherwise that was about it.  Sends were to two convolution reverbs (one large, one room-size), simple delay, and filter delay.

Title from some free association on the number 29.  Apparently that's the number of departments in France's Finistère ("the end of the world").

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July 25, 2016 3:16 am

Sounds a bit like Talking Heads to me... or maybe like LCD Soundsystem trying to sound like Talking Heads

July 25, 2016 2:25 pm

I like this.  The clavinet adds real disembodied funk, like its a crossed-line on the phone.

July 25, 2016 3:42 pm

Nice funky jam!

July 25, 2016 7:17 pm

July 25, 2016 8:15 pm
CrazyBob wrote:

Sounds a bit like Talking Heads to me... or maybe like LCD Soundsystem trying to sound like Talking Heads

I'll take it! 

mysterioso wrote:

I like this.  The clavinet adds real disembodied funk, like its a crossed-line on the phone.

Thanks!  I wasn't sure about the clav and electric piano in retrospect, but if it's cool, it's cool.

m2K7 wrote:

Nice funky jam!

Thank you!

Ipaghost wrote:

Exactly.

July 26, 2016 7:20 pm

Lovely write up and great groovey track. Like smile

July 28, 2016 9:28 pm

Slinky, funky good sounds!

July 28, 2016 9:47 pm

This is sublime. I want directions to this alley!

August 4, 2016 3:24 pm

Love the funky feel of the clav with the rhodes.  Nice work!

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