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Weeklybeats is a 52 week long music project in which artists compose and publicly release 1 song a week for the entire year.
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April 16th

By CrazyBob on April 17, 2016 10:33 pm

Years ago I was in a band called Gestures. The first song we ever wrote was written on 4/13/07, so we called it "April 13th." One of my fellow Gestures ex-pats reminded me this week that it had been nine years (!)

I've had the tune on my mind since then, so I decided to take it and chop it up and use it as the basis for this week's piece. Sampled drums, voice, tuba and trombone, plus drum machine and synth parts and a bunch of granular delay (I still haven't gotten sick of granular delay, though I should probably stop overusing it so dang much!)

PS, last week I worked 'til the last minute, trying to make the piece not sound like garbage and upload it on time. Failed at both tasks, so I wasn't too sad that it didn't get posted...

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April 18, 2016 5:13 am
April 18, 2016 6:20 pm

There was something about this--I was listening with the WB window several windows back, and this came on and I knew it was yours. (Now what that thing was...I'm not sure!)  Great chaos to this one, like a New Orleans funeral band made up of autonomous Furbies. Bravo!

April 19, 2016 2:00 am
onezero wrote:

There was something about this--I was listening with the WB window several windows back, and this came on and I knew it was yours. (Now what that thing was...I'm not sure!)  Great chaos to this one, like a New Orleans funeral band made up of autonomous Furbies. Bravo!

The first comparison Gestures ever got was to a New Orleans funeral band, so not surprising to hear it again.

This probably sounds a lot like Refuge13 because I recycled the synth sounds, most of the drum sounds, and (as mentioned) the egregious overuse of granular delay...

April 19, 2016 7:51 pm

April 23, 2016 5:54 pm

Brilliant stuff, love it smile

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