I was going through my video archive when I chanced across a number of clips of me working through an improvisation. Normally, when I video myself improvising, the idea is very much of the moment without any real preparation. But back in 2006, here I am working on an idea until I am comfortable with it. OK – it will bore most of you to a slow watery death, but for those who are interested in where and how the music comes from, this is it. This is how I used to do it.
Roland Handsonic HPD15
I think this is the third version I’ve posted of this. What, you get repeats on YouTube now?
Wait a moment, I can explain everything! I found the original video files and so could make the highest resolution version possible. Here it is in a slightly different edit in stunning 1080p as it was originally recorded.
For those who want to know, this was recorded in two takes: the first was me laying down the drums, guitar synth and lead guitar line and the second take was me putting a bass line over the top. This all took just over twelve minutes in total record time to achieve and was recorded between 07.54 and 08:07 on 05 August 2008.
I recorded this the other day and forgot to post it here. What a dummy. Not sure if this will make the cut or not. Not even sure if I’ve got a cohesive album in the five or six songs I’ve already recorded.
I decided I’d better pull my finger out and record some more music. The recent improvisation sessions are the catalysts to getting my creative juices flowing. I recorded this track in the afternoon/evening of 07-04-12 with the lead guitar re-recorded specifically for this here YouTube video.