The Water Discipline
By Dave on Tuesday, September 6th 2005 2:17 am
Spent the long weekend working on "The Water Discipline". This song is based on a section that was cut from "Seven Falls, Eight Rises" on the last Electrum CD.
I elected to give it a sort of ambient trip hop groove. Being my first time venturing in to that arena it took forever to get the feel and sound of the drum parts right. Then I decided to take the keyboard part which used to have a classic synth pad sound and arrange it for strings. That effort paid off huge as the strings bring a ton of richness to the piece.
I've tracked the guitar synth and acoustic guitar parts. All that is left is the electric guitars which I should get tracked during the week. I think I'll skip bass guitar on this since the string double bass and cello should cover the bottom end.
As for the untitled piece I mentioned in the previous post, it went nicely for awhile and then I hit a wall. So I'm setting it aside.
Also it sounds like there will be a long layoff for Electrum so I'm taking a piece I had slotted for our next record and using it for my project. It is based on a couple of old Irish folk melodies that are married to a strange little idea that I had used for a station id for Progressive Soundscapes Radio.
Here is an mp3 of that station id, the voice over was generated on a text to speech website.
mp3: Progressive Soundscapes Radio Station ID
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