Pilón for A New Son
Pilón reveals a Cuban pattern, traditionally played on Timbales, but in this case on Jr. Congas & Congas (with gated reverberation and flanger effect). The rhythm of Pilón is based on the motions of pounding sugar cane.
A new son reveals a blessing, traditionally played on your knee, but in this case the one I have in mind may be too big! (>12 lbs with cheeks to the neck!).
Thanks to Michael de Miranda for explaining Pilón to me.
Thanks to 2R for sharing the news with me… congrats!
He’s not so good today he was sick at school but it’s not all bad now he’s got 48hrs home with dad .....
Sebs a bit out of sorts today but this seemed to calm him down nicely.....thanks
Just Cyndi checking out the groves!
Norm, this is a sweet groove!
With a ooooh Yeahh!!!
Loving this - wish it was muuuuuch longer! Had to share it on FB.
Kickin beats. Totally diggin this!
Love the flange and the triangle (Or whatever steel you used) Goodness all over!!
@Shirt: *Pilón* is not only the name of this pattern, but also the name of a town on the southern coast of Cuba. Perhaps both Pilón coffee and the pattern are connected to that town in some way.
I drink that every morning..Delicious Espresso.
ok, ok. So its chicken on 3? Love the suga cane beets bro! Congrats 2R's!
really cool and a mighty fine production !!
I mean percussionists...yeah that's it. Percussionists!
Big boys tend to be drummers...
Super swish beats!
Super nice groove man!
Norm, just how many chickens have you raised? ;-)
Aaw, now I want chicken. With Bee.
A great tribute to the new little man. Amazing track, really diggin this groove. :)
@Bee: I believe that you are referring to the first 3 off-beats of the measure, which are played on a wood-block heavily distorted with "gated reverb"... but I've never heard a chicken that sounds like that! :)
Love that rhythm Norm! What's the 3 repeated, quiet scraping sounds made by? Sounds a bit like a chicken! Interesting!
Wonderful Norm just wonderful.....I feel blessed....I've got my headphones on and Sebastian asleep in his crib beside me.......and have too keep taking them of because I'm sure he's crying in time ....very effective