February 29, 2012 1:06 PM
posted by cortex (15 comments total)
First album I ever bought for myself was Mariah Carey's "Music Box", and it was mostly for the single "Hero". Accordingly, I had to cover that for this month's challenge
. I wasn't sure what the hell to do with it, so I recorded an instrumental with: drums, piano, upright bass, melodica, two acoustic guitars, baritone uke, banjo, harmonica, another harmonica in a different key, some flute thing I found, thumb piano, and theremin and also some more theremin, almost all of those just playing improvised melody takes.
I also recorded a vocal track but I thought it sounded a little too busy like that. Minimalism is the touchstone of good taste, wouldn't want to come off gauche.