Dame Kraft (Lady Force)

January 11, 2017 1:27 PM

An incendiary surf punk instrumental written to accompany the everyday fight trans women endure.

Written and Recorded on a Tascam 244 4-track on January 10th 2016.

posted by Annika Cicada (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

My brain is accompanying this song with amorphous bursts of New Order and the Pixies as the backing band. I love the delay. Also I'm a sucker for noise artifacts like those you kept at the end. And it totally has that crunchy texture I used to get on my Tascam Porta 05!

Anyway, it got my head nodding with the beat. Nice going!
posted by not_on_display at 3:47 PM on January 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

I like the pulsing, driven sound. What guitar and amp did you use?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:25 PM on January 11, 2017

I have a fender pawn shop offset special:

Mine's pink like picture in the review.

I didn't use an amp, the tascam 244 has pretty great EQ on each channel. I plugged directly in (through a Roland Waza Craft delay) and turned the gain up to about 7-8 in order get really great distortion, then used the parametric EQ to sweep the resonant peaks around until I zeroed in on that chunky low end will the upper bite.

That and the analog delay together made the overall guitar sound what it is.

The Tascam 244 was built in the early 80's. It's a hell of a useful recording tool. I sometimes use it as a preamp distortion effect when playing through my tube amp (which is a Fender Blues deluxe reissue, which I mostly like but I have some major irritations with the overall way that amp is designed.)
posted by Annika Cicada at 5:28 AM on January 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:40 AM on January 12, 2017

That's definitely a cool sound. Really dug this.
posted by Existential Dread at 1:14 PM on January 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

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