If you listen closely the five tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind are almost in there.
Very pleased with how the key change at 1:30ish, just before the synthflute comes in, worked out
Slower, shorter and synthed up version of Cascade
The usual. Perhaps slightly more menacing.
Clunky bluesy picking on a Spanish guitar for the first minute and then it opens up a lot.
Fast guitar, keys.
Dark sibling to my global smash hit Goldenhill
It's a graptolites thing. Lots of guitars. Lots of effects. Some keys. All the rules broken.
More ambient guitar noodlings.
Broke my own rule and drenched this one in effects and keys. Very New Age. Not sure I approve of it.
With apologies to OMD.
Played on a plank with some taut wires
Twelve string acoustic miniature again!
12 String etc
12 string recorded on a phone as usual
12 string acoustic etc
Guitar, phone, still a bit clumsy.
From the Archives. . . [more inside]
An instrumental I wrote in 2008 for my Carvin electric 12-string. I was going for a honky-tonk piano sound.
My 12-string and I take a fingerpicking stab at the Husker Du classic. [more inside]
another piece on 12-string acoustic. [more inside]
instrumental on 12-string acoustic. [more inside]
Feisty powerpop version of the a capella song I posted for the challenge. Man, this was another freakin' difficult song to mix, not least because it was the first one I did on my Yamaha HS50m monitors which Chococat recommended.You know when you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night in a hotel and accidentally turn on the overhead fluorescents and catch yourself stark naked in the most unflattering, pore-revealing detail and sort of gasp in horror? These speakers are like that. You fight them every inch of the way, not trying to get the song sounding good, but just to stop it sound so goddamn bad. [more inside]
Final mix of the song I posted a couple of days ago incorporating a couple of changes suggested by uncleozzy. [more inside]
Today's espresso-driven shot of melodrama power-pop. Originally written around 1995, I think I finally nailed how it was supposed to sound. [more inside]
Full on vocal harmony twin electric 12-string assault, my attempt to collide the Monkees with the Byrds with a side of the Go-Betweens. [more inside]