Millimeters of Mercury — Alpha Female

November 2, 2011 9:44 PM

A theme for that girl who's hot and she knows it.

Ideally I'd like to finish this song by getting a female to sing extremely conceited lyrics over it talking herself up and trashing other girls, but I'll settle for what I have for now.

posted by dacre (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Do you have a process for thinking in phrygian mode? I can't seem to deal with it.

The flamenco clapping is a nice touch.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:07 AM on November 6, 2011

Scuse me, I gotta go get a beer outta the phryge.

Fun track: kind of a friendly assault.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:47 PM on November 6, 2011

I typically have a set riff that I'm going to emphasize when I do something in phrygian mode. This is actually dominant phrygian. (E F G# A B C D E) The main deal here is it's basically serving you the essential notes to put your ear in "I'm hearing phrygian mode" mode. E E E E F G# F E, etc. Naturally, this is a pretty common "setting the scene" riff, or the classic Aladdin riff, E....E E E G# A G# F E...

You really just have to sort of mess with it and see what you can come up with. Just play the scale a few times and then see what melodies you hear in your head, and then write it down.
posted by dacre at 9:01 PM on November 6, 2011

I'm listening to this and I feel like I should be defusing a bomb with lots of tense cuts.
posted by The Whelk at 12:29 PM on February 9, 2012

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