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Mouth Canyon Blues

By Tristan Louth-Robins on January 30, 2018 9:54 am

So, something completely different for this month. I thought it would be a good idea to focus primarily on guitar work for the next four weeks.

This one's an impulsive attempt to amalgamate the guitar styles of Jim O'Rourke, William Tyler and Ry Cooder into a hyper compressed two minutes of imagined road movie soundtracking. Technically speaking, it's pretty much a basic guitar fingerpicking pattern which evolves to a point where several kitchen sinks begin attaching themselves to it through the miracle of endless multi tracking.

Here's a list of the instruments used:

- Degrucy 6-string acoustic. Tuned to CGDGBE [capo'd at IV with the E-string 'un-capoed' - a neat trick I've used for a while] (main fingerpicking pattern and counterpoints)
- Tama 6-string acoustic. Tuned to C# G# C# F A# C# (slide guitar)
- Fender Telecaster (electric guitar parts)
- Fender Precision Bass
- Kick drum sample
- Shaker
- Hohner glockenspiel
- Microkorg systhesiser
- Korg monotribe

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February 5, 2018 12:08 am

Tasty mellowness.

BTW, don't New Zealanders refer to Australia as "Mouth Island?"

February 5, 2018 4:37 am

oh man, so warm and good sounding. very nice to hear in the winter.

February 5, 2018 5:22 am

wonderful track, w such tasteful slides & layering. def has that road movie vibe. excited to see what further guitar work brings!

February 8, 2018 3:35 pm

Very nice fingerpicking, and excellent development/arrangement.  Wonderful stuff!

February 9, 2018 5:20 pm

Nice bit of music.

February 10, 2018 9:53 pm

Gorgeous, Tristan.

February 12, 2018 2:04 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Tasty mellowness.

BTW, don't New Zealanders refer to Australia as "Mouth Island?"

george bowles wrote:

oh man, so warm and good sounding. very nice to hear in the winter.

Parallelis wrote:

wonderful track, w such tasteful slides & layering. def has that road movie vibe. excited to see what further guitar work brings!

onezero wrote:

Very nice fingerpicking, and excellent development/arrangement.  Wonderful stuff!

Devieus wrote:

Nice bit of music.

Bellebushka wrote:

Gorgeous, Tristan.

Thanks heaps for the feedback everyone!

February 17, 2018 12:34 am

Lovely vibe to this.

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