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By Q-Rosh on February 8, 2018 7:09 pm

It took me a couple of years to accomplish finally a project, soldering 10 single outputs into my 1989 Vermona drumcomputer, having better control to the intruments. I think it was worth it, unless you don`t like east german fake 909/808 sounds. The intention was furthermore the option of using single effekt loops in future. This week I took those natural drums and created a Robin Guthrie/4AD guitarmelody, used some Midi-Juno60-patterns, some smooth Rhodeslicks and started rappin into the vocoder about sickness, life, death and social injustice. I am lucky none of the words are recognizable.
Because I felt something essential was still missing, I went for my old reel to reel tapes and was looking for a tape my father gave me years ago. This was a recording from 1958, when my grandfather was singing religious songs at a family farewell party for my dad, who left home in age of 18, going to study in Germany. My grandfathers singing is awesome, but not tunable at all. I bedded it in my song and found out, the phrases had almost the same length of those in the song. Now I was happy with the result. The song has a deep value for me now.

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February 12, 2018 1:19 am

Wonderful time capsule; well done sir!

February 12, 2018 2:16 am

Great back story to this track.  There are a lot of different elements at play here but they seem to blend together seamlessly.  The part I think is your grandfather sounds a bit like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan or some kind of middle eastern chant.  Really cool track.

February 13, 2018 8:14 pm

Agreed--excellent story, and that tape vocal is wonderful. Totally digging the contrast of old and new, vocals meeting across the years. Nice sound from that drum machine, and the chorusy guitar is like cake frosting here. Well done!

February 14, 2018 11:39 pm

Love the process, story and track! Sounds great

February 15, 2018 4:38 pm

Excellent Stuff!


February 18, 2018 11:16 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Wonderful time capsule; well done sir!

CosmicCairns wrote:

Great back story to this track.  There are a lot of different elements at play here but they seem to blend together seamlessly.  The part I think is your grandfather sounds a bit like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan or some kind of middle eastern chant.  Really cool track.

onezero wrote:

Agreed--excellent story, and that tape vocal is wonderful. Totally digging the contrast of old and new, vocals meeting across the years. Nice sound from that drum machine, and the chorusy guitar is like cake frosting here. Well done!

Podling wrote:

Love the process, story and track! Sounds great

m2K7 wrote:

Excellent Stuff!


I heared my grandfather turned around in the grave. My sister told me this kind of music is for nerds only.
I will try another track with his voice later this year more tonality adjusted.

February 18, 2018 10:24 pm

Nice one!
doesn't sound nerdy to me...
looking forward to your next aproach on your grandfathers singing.
Maybe you could go more the traditional way and mix it with your incredible guitar solos...

February 19, 2018 9:01 pm

what a cool piece! great tribute!

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