Monday, November 28, 2011
Here's the instrumental for chapter 6. Fun anecdote: the primary percussion here is a darbuka slowed down, and at the end of each eight bars there's a loud "tick-boom-boom". That tick was a happy accident, and is actually my wedding ring hitting the rim.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Here's chapter four. I want to give a shout out to my dear, departed cat Cheese for being the voice of the monster in this one. He liked to walk around the house yelling at the top of his lungs for no clear reason, and one afternoon I caught him on tape. Slowed down, his caterwauling sounds like some giant, horrible beast.
He was pretty much the best cat in history, and we miss him every day.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Instrumental for Son of Strelka Chapter 3. I need to give a shout out to Thomas Anderson for just up and giving me a banjo for nor real reason other than the fact that he had a spare. The banjo features heavily in this chapter and chapter 9, and in my mind serves as a sort of tonal leitmotif that surrounds Stanley's interactions with his parents.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
As part of the Son of Strelka thing, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by some really great people. Here's one of my favorites: an interview with Anne Fiero at WKCR in New York. Unfortunately my cell phone cut out a few times, but I still think it's a really neat discussion. I'm reposting it here with Anne's permission. Thanks, Anne!