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Stereo Tongues

By miraclemiles on December 6, 2020 11:58 pm

For a few weeks now, I keep wanting to make a track starting with question: "What would Stereolab do?" It keeps not really happening, or I go in another direction. Or Stereolab is too amazing for me to understand. Anyway, what the metaphysical doctor ordered was some percussion. Needed to hit things (long week ... ). The tongue drum always delivers the good feels. Maybe the idea of stereo, or possibly even inspired by Q Rosh track last week of the two guitar tracks: I decided to mix two or even sometimes three of the tongue drum tracks. Some more zeze (samples), some keys, pitched down tongue drum for basses, then a little chop chop here and there, and I was beat for Saturday. Today I decided more drums needed, so out came talking drum and djembe. Too many drums? Mix is crunchy. Sounded like it was recorded in a bedroom with cheap equipment ... because it was. Funny that there are plugins made to make things dirty and crunchy like this. In truth I threw some things at the mix, but decided not to overthink. Let it be what it is. Sigh. Another one!

Oh ALSO: wideo recorded a lot of this percussion playing. I think I'll do quick edit of that. Will post here by mid-week or something, like last week.

AND ... Update --- Video done, some chop ups in Ableton, no FX for now ...

Happy week everyone!

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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December 7, 2020 7:08 pm

Yeah I like this one.  The layers combine into a cool wall of sound and I think the dirty crunchy production really fits actually.  It gives it a cool tone I don't think would be there with "cleaner" production.

December 8, 2020 2:53 am

Very nice track, lots of movement.

December 9, 2020 6:05 pm

This could be the beginning of our experimental researches. I still ask myself, what would come out of the speakers, when I add far more tracks, then I ever have tried. I want to know what happens, when multitracks become a single sound again......btw, well done here.....  Probably an ordinary drone sound.

December 10, 2020 4:22 am

Can never have enough drums, bring them on, like the breakdown midway before things heat up again.

December 10, 2020 5:20 pm

That's a smooth groove right there.

December 11, 2020 10:51 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Yeah I like this one.  The layers combine into a cool wall of sound and I think the dirty crunchy production really fits actually.  It gives it a cool tone I don't think would be there with "cleaner" production.

Glad you like thanks! Good to hear this. Yeah I like how layers and crunchy kind of gets this wall of sound thing going, I may have stumbled on something to try again in future. Cheers.

djippy wrote:

Very nice track, lots of movement.

Thank you, glad you liked!


Q-Rosh wrote:

This could be the beginning of our experimental researches. I still ask myself, what would come out of the speakers, when I add far more tracks, then I ever have tried. I want to know what happens, when multitracks become a single sound again......btw, well done here.....  Probably an ordinary drone sound.

Let the experimentation begin! That is very interesting idea, I hadn't thought of that ...  what would come out? Some type of drone, yes ... good thing modern tech makes it easy to find out, another inspiring idea for future experimental research! Thanks.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Can never have enough drums, bring them on, like the breakdown midway before things heat up again.

Yes, agree very much. I'll bring em! Yo that breakdown is my fave too. It kind of happened on accident, just when I cut something out it opened up. Doubled it to be a little longer, but I wanna just start with that as a new track someday!

Devieus wrote:

That's a smooth groove right there.

Right on, slip and slide! Thanks for dropping by.

December 13, 2020 4:09 am

Yeah, man. This track has such a good live groove to it. So envious of you having a whole room in which to create and record live sounds!

December 13, 2020 11:51 am

December 14, 2020 2:02 am

I dig the distortion on the organ and percussion, nice and meaty.

December 14, 2020 6:58 am

Nice rhythm buildup. So much drums!

December 14, 2020 10:26 pm
hent03 wrote:

Yeah, man. This track has such a good live groove to it. So envious of you having a whole room in which to create and record live sounds!

smile - Thanks so much, captured this all live! Yeah I'm pretty grateful for the space I have. A bedroom to do the day job and music from ... glad I don't have to sleep in here too.

emily wrote:

Fun, thanks!

license wrote:

I dig the distortion on the organ and percussion, nice and meaty.

Meaty goods for sure, thanks for listening!

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Nice rhythm buildup. So much drums!

Always more drums! Thanks for checking it!

December 18, 2020 6:55 pm

Super groovy track.  The overall percussion has a nice lush thickness to it.  Especially the djembe.  Nice work as always!

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