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Lord of Obstacles

By onezero on August 9, 2020 11:02 pm

Once again, a week with a lot going on, but this weekend, I started in on a big reorganization of my home office. (It's ongoing, but there's a lot of progress, and it's much nicer already, with a lot of clutter out of the way.)  As a result, I worked on it during a few brief sessions Friday (guitar) and Saturday (bass) night, with a lengthier session a few hours before the deadline. I didn't track a whole lot, but spent a little more time arranging and mixing the results.

My initial thought was something sparse and syncopated; this one ended up less sparse than I'd first thought, but it's a kind of mood. Friday night's guitar session was more dissonant on one track, which survives in the middle section, but it didn't work for the whole track, so I tracked a few brief lines Sunday evening before the deadline.  That made it kind of come together.

One track of Drum Rack, with 64-pad jazz kit. No inline processing; just sends.  Three tracks of PureSalem Mendiola guitar, one using bridge pickup, one using neck, and one switching between them. The center track gets a bit of overdrive with Auto-Filter (high- and low-pass). All of these were tracked with Vox Wah and Moyo volume pedal.  One track of Epiphone P-J bass, with EQ-8 rolloff.

Sends: One Auto-Filter LFO into Echo, one straight-up Echo, and one room-size convolution reverb. Full-Chain processing on the stereo out.

Title comes from one of the 32 forms of Ganesha:Lord of Obstacles, which struck me as kind of appropriate for this weekend. 

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August 10, 2020 5:58 am

Really digging the guitar playing on this.  Those volume swells are super cool with this kind of vibe.

August 10, 2020 1:36 pm

Love the name and the track too. Groovy smile

August 12, 2020 6:44 am

It's a great dub, real great vibe to it. The guitar in the middle pushes it ahead.

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