Femme Fatale (Ambient Take)

July 3, 2009 8:55 PM

If you didn't care for our treatment of Femme Fatale (via askmeaboutloom), may we interest you in something more, possibly femme, or, I don't know, fatale?

Pheatherwäit - eponymous vocals
Timbill (askmeaboutLOOM) - percussion
Tréteque (yours truly) - synthesizer

posted by man vs sun (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Hooray for grotesque amounts of digital reverb on the percussion. All except the reverb on the perc was live.

In case anyone cares, the percussion set was bongos, a bamboo-frame footstool with suede cushion, a couch (love seat), cymbal with sizzle, and cowbell, all struck with broomsticks.

The synthesizer was a Casio AZ-1 keytar controller and an Alesis QSR synthesizer, the vocals were run through Digital Delay and Low Frequency Amplitude Modulation. Success!
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:14 PM on July 3, 2009

posted by micayetoca at 5:40 AM on July 4, 2009

I fucking love this to bits! Now this is what I call a real "version" - not a copy or a straight cover. It's a gen-u-wine 100%-proof abstraction from the original idea. Heady stuff. WOW!!
posted by MajorDundee at 3:16 PM on July 6, 2009

This may sound a little over the top, but lately I've been very happy and excited about finding some really great art both here in MeFi Music and in meatspace. This is definitely one of those things. Good show and I DIG IT!
posted by snsranch at 4:35 PM on July 6, 2009

Sounds like some bowed cymbal action in there, but is that actually synth, or what?

Great stuff, and love the narration.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:16 AM on July 7, 2009

we'd be all over bowed cymbal if askmeaboutLOOM hadn't stepped on it a few weeks back. it's some weird synth pad on my QSR.
posted by man vs sun at 5:55 AM on July 7, 2009

(it = my flea market violin bow)
posted by man vs sun at 5:56 AM on July 7, 2009

Damn, LOOM, don't step on the bows, brother!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:12 AM on July 7, 2009

I didn't step on it! I kneeled on it...snapped right in twain.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:05 AM on July 7, 2009

...and I did it the week before I got the cymbal ::weeps openly::
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:07 AM on July 7, 2009

spooky. i cannot find the lightswitch and i am scurrd...
posted by not_on_display at 10:01 PM on July 8, 2009

we can always use the bow from my Goodwill Violin. I forgot I had that. Remind me next week. :P
posted by pheatherwait at 7:48 PM on July 9, 2009

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