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toy guitars in the chaos

By george bowles on February 4, 2018 7:47 pm

my mother recently passed away at the end of 2017. been going through her tons of stuff as she was a hoarder type. found two toy guitars: one was a cheap electric toy with one string working well but it was detuned and bassy. i did a bunch of bend with that one. the other one was a small acoustic guitar that had a lot of buzzing going on with the fret board.

I did this to remind us how glitchy life itself is and the sounds of these forgotten instruments were oddly satisfying. i haven't had much time so far this year to work on stuff so i am putting out these very spontaneous pieces. losing my mother has been devastating but i have been staying busy to cope with the loss. also going through her stuff is a bit cathartic, you find the occasional things that are either interesting or take you down memory lane.

postproduction included just an autolooper and a weird floaty delay effect. other than that these are just the two performances crossfaded together.

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February 7, 2018 9:22 pm

Oh no.  My condolences and sympathies, George.  (I lost my mother in April.)   

I really do like the gentle out-of-tune exploration in this piece.

February 9, 2018 2:09 am
onezero wrote:

Oh no.  My condolences and sympathies, George.  (I lost my mother in April.)   

I really do like the gentle out-of-tune exploration in this piece.

nothing much more brutal than that! my condolences too. not looking forward to missing her years down the road. the first couple weeks were rough. i'm just working a lot and staying busy. and making da musics!

February 9, 2018 3:49 am

Wow, George, not really sure what to say but really sorry for your loss.  I really appreciate and respect that you have channeled your emotions and feelings into your music - as well as incorporating memories.  Keep making da musics, my brother!

February 9, 2018 6:33 am
orangedrink wrote:

Wow, George, not really sure what to say but really sorry for your loss.  I really appreciate and respect that you have channeled your emotions and feelings into your music - as well as incorporating memories.  Keep making da musics, my brother!

thank you i appreciate it, i just finished next week's! got some beats coming at yall.

February 10, 2018 6:55 am

My condolences, now at least you'll have a song to remember her by, and who knows, maybe you'll find a chamber orchestra somewhere tucked away.

February 12, 2018 2:17 am

My condolences - losing a family member is gutting to say the least. This is a really nice piece of guitar improv, a bit like Derek Bailey.

February 12, 2018 5:20 am
Devieus wrote:

My condolences, now at least you'll have a song to remember her by, and who knows, maybe you'll find a chamber orchestra somewhere tucked away.

Tristan Louth-Robins wrote:

My condolences - losing a family member is gutting to say the least. This is a really nice piece of guitar improv, a bit like Derek Bailey.

thanks you guys. i think i will chop up this performance and sequence it in another way. gotta check out Derek...

February 12, 2018 8:45 am

love it, - and my condolence. i know what you´re talking about. it is always so  hard no matter what age you are! enjoy life and music!

February 13, 2018 4:35 am
katrin wrote:

love it, - and my condolence. i know what you´re talking about. it is always so  hard no matter what age you are! enjoy life and music!

thank you:)

March 4, 2018 5:39 am

Sorry to hear man.  Lost my dad a few years back.  I found music very therapeutic (as always) and even have an EP before/during/after that period.  You'll find this interesting to reflect on as the years pass.
And yes, check out Derek Bailey.  Quite a famous free improv guitarist.  I think you might like his work.

March 25, 2018 1:40 am
rdomain wrote:

Sorry to hear man.  Lost my dad a few years back.  I found music very therapeutic (as always) and even have an EP before/during/after that period.  You'll find this interesting to reflect on as the years pass.
And yes, check out Derek Bailey.  Quite a famous free improv guitarist.  I think you might like his work.


thank you for the suggestions... i truly appreciate it. you rock.

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