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The Colouring of Memory

By Tristan Louth-Robins on February 10, 2018 2:43 am

I've been reading way too much Geoff Dyer and John Berger lately. This one's a sort of Eno/Cluster-esque reverie to feelings of homesickness, estrangement and a confused state of mind.

- an iphone field recording made in a Brisbane airport bar
- field recording of vehicle turntable on Goolwa barrage.
- chord progression on electric guitar (looped via EHX Memory Man)
  -- Fender Telecaster run through EHX Pog 2, vintage Ibanez phaser and EHX holy grail reverb.
- electric guitar slide (left and right)
  -- same as above.
- Synth pads played on Microkorg.
- Percussion
- Additional glitchy treatments in Ableton Live using Soundhack VST modules.

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February 12, 2018 1:07 am

This song has an interesting flow, I like it a lot. Has a really drifting, dreamlike vibe.

February 12, 2018 3:07 am

Nice vibes

February 12, 2018 9:19 pm

all the air & space from the field recording really helps build that dream-like setting. feels like a great background track to a movie intro or something like that. the slide guitars are great too, i thought they might have been sampled at first. the whole vibe really builds a picture mentally for me, nicely done!

February 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Pyure wrote:

This song has an interesting flow, I like it a lot. Has a really drifting, dreamlike vibe.

Avarine wrote:

Nice vibes

ahhsumx wrote:

all the air & space from the field recording really helps build that dream-like setting. feels like a great background track to a movie intro or something like that. the slide guitars are great too, i thought they might have been sampled at first. the whole vibe really builds a picture mentally for me, nicely done!

Thank you, folks!

February 16, 2018 8:41 pm

Nice guitaring. Is that a saxophone in the background?

February 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Devieus wrote:

Nice guitaring. Is that a saxophone in the background?

Yes! Though I'm not playing it. It's from a lo-fi field recording I made in Brisbane airport - a guy warming up in a wine bar. There's something kind of melancholy and detached about this sax playing in a bar against its generic rhythm track. From a compositional point of view, this was the last thing I added to the piece; since I wantted something a bit more 'airy' and spacious..and it was pure luck that the tonic note of the sax happened to be in the same -albeit loose - key as the slide guitars and guitar loop.  I'm really glad it clicked in a serendipitous kind of way.

February 16, 2018 10:04 pm

Quite fortunate indeed, although I suppose you could've composed the song around it if you really needed to.

February 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Devieus wrote:

Quite fortunate indeed, although I suppose you could've composed the song around it if you really needed to.

Absolutely - great point, although I feel like there would have been an entirely different outcome had I been following the field recording! smile

February 17, 2018 10:38 am

Great track. I really like what that phaser is doing to the guitar tone, makes it sound very unsure of itself. All in all a peaceful experience.

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