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drone work

By Q-Rosh on July 12, 2020 11:42 am

This time I started with drones, I did with the guitar, using several effectpedals. The next thing was to record my piano with an old Grundig tapemachine and the old Grundig microphone. I made several loops out of the pianotrack. Then I wanted to add some more instruments and I decided to record a Glockenspiel and my mothers Zither. It was by chance the day of her death, 8 years ago. This was a nice coincidence to choose the Zither at this moment, unwittingly. She would have tuned it properly, I guess.

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July 13, 2020 12:18 am

The whole experiment, between the choice of instruments, the tool for recording, the fact that it was also linked to your mother. It is so organic and has that warm tone of nostalgia, like an old sepia film. This is awesome and inspiring.

July 13, 2020 1:08 am

There's some really cool ideas you played around with here, and I think as a whole it turned out amazing. Great work.

July 13, 2020 1:29 am

I agree there's a feeling of traveling back in time and revisiting half-forgotten memories.  Love the big buildup around the three minute mark.  An excellent tribute to your mother.  I expect she would be proud, even if the Zither isn't properly tuned.

July 13, 2020 2:58 am

There's a lot of amazing sounds and textures in here, really great work!

July 13, 2020 4:40 pm

Definitely some movie soundtrack vibes in here. I love the tape machine piano.

July 14, 2020 6:37 pm

This is really lovely. I really like the acoustic stuff with the psychedelic filtering.

July 14, 2020 8:52 pm

take me with you dont leave me here alone why do you always do this to me

thanks for that feeling with your waves

July 15, 2020 3:42 am

Fantastic sound you produced here, piano has such a nice warbled sound to it, love the use of the glockenspiel in the second half.  This one reminds me of “Natural Snow Buildings”, check them out if you have some time.

July 15, 2020 4:59 pm

The zither is sooo cool, it makes this feel incredibly ancient and grand somehow. This is beautiful, the out of tune piano is also such a great touch. Nostalgic, and dreamy and ethereal. Love it.

July 16, 2020 12:01 am

Wow, great sounds ... this conjured some good space.

July 17, 2020 4:21 pm

This is really beautiful work, and the zither is an appropriately haunting voice.

July 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Kedbreak136 wrote:

The whole experiment, between the choice of instruments, the tool for recording, the fact that it was also linked to your mother. It is so organic and has that warm tone of nostalgia, like an old sepia film. This is awesome and inspiring.


Thank you so much. I appreciate your comment very much.

hent03 wrote:

There's some really cool ideas you played around with here, and I think as a whole it turned out amazing. Great work.


Thank you sir. Glad you liked it.

CosmicCairns wrote:

I agree there's a feeling of traveling back in time and revisiting half-forgotten memories.  Love the big buildup around the three minute mark.  An excellent tribute to your mother.  I expect she would be proud, even if the Zither isn't properly tuned.


It wasn`t intended to be a tribute song in the beginning and she was never a big fan of my music. But I still will keep that Zither for special effects in the back of my mind, as long as I can not afford a harp.

Sodabelly wrote:

There's a lot of amazing sounds and textures in here, really great work!


Thank you for the amazing compliment.

Mission Crossing wrote:

Definitely some movie soundtrack vibes in here. I love the tape machine piano.

Thank you. The recording of the piano on tape works very fine. Better than digital I think.

license wrote:

This is really lovely. I really like the acoustic stuff with the psychedelic filtering.

That´s nice. I used the phaser effect of the voodoovibe effectpedal. It made this jet-plane effect.

gesceap wrote:

take me with you dont leave me here alone why do you always do this to me

thanks for that feeling with your waves


this are really deep and serious feelings. That is more than I expected, what the song could initiate. Thank you, too.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Fantastic sound you produced here, piano has such a nice warbled sound to it, love the use of the glockenspiel in the second half.  This one reminds me of “Natural Snow Buildings”, check them out if you have some time.


Shit.“Natural Snow Buildings” do, what I wanted to do. They are so cool. Now I have to find another style, that is not assigned.

hieme wrote:

The zither is sooo cool, it makes this feel incredibly ancient and grand somehow. This is beautiful, the out of tune piano is also such a great touch. Nostalgic, and dreamy and ethereal. Love it.


Thank you very much. I wasn`t shure about the song, but I start to like it too.

miraclemiles wrote:

Wow, great sounds ... this conjured some good space.


You are welcome. And thanks for listening.

onezero wrote:

This is really beautiful work, and the zither is an appropriately haunting voice.


This is very kind. Thank you, onezero!

July 20, 2020 3:15 pm

Love the way the piano sounds with all the other instruments (like the glock).  This had a really emotive feel to it with the tape machine sound.  Nice work!

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