All Goes Wrong

February 13, 2010 10:16 AM

A simple, brooding instrumental piece I wrote last year for an independent documentary - on guitar, bass and some samples.

I had to get round to uploading something here, and figure it might help me finish RPM this year...

The documentary was about the perception of immigrants and race in education in the UK, so needed some quite dark stuff. This was for a horrendous story about surviving genocide in Africa, but I was pleased to end up with something that wasn't just dark, but mournful and a bit wistful.

I toyed with the idea of using it elsewhere (the documentary sort of wound up upsetting the people with the money, as it didn't paint the racist kids in a very good light (shock horror) and ultimately entirely unrepetentant) but I'd want to rerecord it. As it is last time I went to play it I discovered that I lied when I wrote open D on the music sheet. I'd only wind up trying to add to much, make it overcomplicated and go off it for good anyway, so here it is...

So I know it's not in open D... The intro and outro uses a section from one sample I grabbed, and throughout there's a section of speech,which I think was an old radio interview about space travel or the likes, but all run through a handful of effects, though possibly just some stuffs in Trash and Ozone.

posted by opsin (2 comments total)

Nice textures here. And they definitely feel like they were made to accompany visual images, so good work.

Good luck with the RPM.
posted by micayetoca at 9:21 AM on February 16, 2010

I like this a whole lot. Really moody and evocative. I like how you can hear fingers on strings.
posted by edlundart at 8:35 PM on February 25, 2010

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