Many years ago I treated a loved one poorly. Things built up and exploded. Things calmed down and returned to the steady. But never again was it the same. There was always another fight swelling in the background. The relationship rode the wave daily. The constant reminders of the past, threatening to pierce the surface and burst our hearts all over again. Forgiven, yes - but never forgotten.
Consider this the sister piece to Sinister. Another prepared guitar piece that I did long ago, and this week I finally made some EQ, editing, and mastering decisions. For ring modulated portion, I was actually hitting the guitar strings with a drum stick. The note bend for the main melodic portion was actually achieved by physically bending the neck of the guitar. This is really tough to "mix" because there is only the one element. This is a very "middley" piece, and I tried to do a slight dip between in the low-middle area, which seems to be that problematic mud or speaker rattle frequency. Most everything except the super high pitch was all one take, and I don't really know of things are too loud or not. Would love to hear feedback about the volume and frequency range of the piece. If anyone knows how to make it better, let me know! I really wanted it to hurt and almost make it intolerable (going along with the storyline), but then for those moments to go away fast enough that it didn't send you running to the volume knob. Listen to the end for the awesome echo of me unplugging the guitar!
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