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Blessing of the Sun

By onezero on July 12, 2020 8:39 pm

I'd had a few drum lines bumping around my head during the week, and I got those down (64-pad Rock Kit with Drum Buss), but...wasn't sure where this would go until late Saturday.  I'd had the idea of something very sparse, with the Fort Worden cistern impulse reverb, but...beyond that, not a lot.  So I put down some guitar (PureSalem Mendiola through Balls Effects KWB for some grit, Vox Wah for tone shaping), alternating between the bridge humbucker and the neck single-coil pickups.  One channel got cistern reverb, while the other two got varying degrees of Valhalla Supermassive and a room convolution reverb. Sunday afternoon I put down some Epiphone bass (as usual, rolling off lows with EQ-8 and putting some air on it with a room-sized convolution reverb), and put some electric piano on.  There's a bit of Max Humanizer on the drums and keys.

Sends: Valhalla Supermassive, two convolution reverbs (one the Fort Worden cistern, one a large and bright room), one Echo with an LFO-controlled band-pass Auto-Filter in front for some extra dub flavor.

The result...is a kind of slow groove that makes me think of the slow circularity of hot summer days.  The title comes from the Jewish tradition of reciting the Birkat Hachama at the completion of the 28-year solar cycle.

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July 14, 2020 8:19 pm

Nice, sunny groove.

July 15, 2020 9:36 pm

I'm definitely feeling the hot summer days. Very relaxing.

July 17, 2020 5:27 pm

Yes, indeed a relaxed and groovy track. Perfect to enjoy on a hot summer evening with a longdrink. It sounds like a hole band is playing, what I would like to see as a cool performance as well.

July 17, 2020 10:30 pm

Luckily in my air conditioned house, I only feel the sun beat down on my when...hmmm. I'm not sure when I leave the house.
Funky and chill track.

July 18, 2020 2:34 pm

you certainly turned on the summer wink

July 19, 2020 1:26 am


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