The Ghost of Christmas Pluperfect Subjunctive
December 29, 2009 10:55 PM
posted by Karlos the Jackal (6 comments total)
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A Post-Christmas song for you, featuring autoharp, marimba, and some other things. Thanks to orthogonality
for helping with the name!
Most of the time I try to mix things so that you can hear everything distinctly -- so that you can tell what each instrument is and what it's doing. Recently, though, I've been into mixing everything into a mush (not really a "wall") of sound. In this song, for instance, there are a few things that are hard to pick out if you don't know they're there.
There's two autoharp tracks, one flanged and one thrumming steady quarter-notes on the bass strings. There's marimba, of course, along with some other percussion, including a Kinder egg shell
filled with rice, (briefly) sleigh bells, and a match being lit.
There's the Mopho synth, some Micron organ, and, on the chorus, my "new" Piano Mandolette
, which stays in tune for minutes at a time. Oh, and a harmonica!