Today was a good day for bass playing. We started a track with all three of us playing bass. Not as crazy as it sounds. It’s turned out rather well! Lots of experimenting, lots of scratch pad stuff to play around with and at the end of the day we had Electric Eels. Not sure where the title came from. The lyrics aren’t particularly weird. Pretty impressive work today all around.
Here’s a chip butty in kit form.
I, Stumpy Boxhead, returned to my original, machine form today – and HowManyDevils started work on a new song: Village of Dolls. Pete had some music, and we built on that. Simon wrote some lyrics after reading an a newspaper article about a Japanese village where the dwindling population are being replaced with dolls by one of the residents. Rob made some feedbacky noises with a guitar and a fretless bass. It got a bit noisy.
The song is still a work in progress, but you can hear bits of it in todays Vlog.
Another Flesh Reunion done. Guitars, Bass and percussion this week. Things are sounding much tighter. We have some extra layers to the sound. For a while we contemplated going for 27 guitar parts in homage to the Blue Aeroplanes, but it is taking us long enough to record with 2. Not sure when we’ll get around to a release, we have vocal overdubs/replacements and another round of drums booked in. Maybe Pete’s digeridoo too…
Ok, bass week, it sounds like it belongs on the X-Factor. At least we gave it reasonable separation from drum week.
Pete did all the hard work, we just observed (and pressed buttons). And for added studio Rock ‘n ‘ Rollness we did most of the session putting the bass through a Marshall pre-amp stage before Pete’s favoured Hartke rig.
Christmas break now, except for all the in-the-box editing and submixing, then it’s back for a couple if weeks of guitars.
Pete got back in to the country and sent over some bass lines. The track is sounding pretty good now.
(SoundCloud seems to have added some crackles to the recording, this might be a problem with uploading as ADPCM Wav files)
I’ve done the bass line to the new track and sent it to Rob. Although I have a bad back at the moment and it’s a compressed nerve (good album title that!), I’ve been to the doctors and it’s been confirmed that I will indeed live for the immediate future or at least until my new solo album is done.