Chronos Younger Brother
I’m going through something of a dark time at the moment and it’s a rare evening I actually have something tangible to show for it. Mostly it’s frustration, depression, and a blanket of grey despair. Tonight was different and I can only hope that means the logjam is breaking.
It started with my attempt to find a missing 5th chord in the sequence I V I IV in Fmin. I was playing my Braunschweig upright and recorded the sequence with a dub delay and reverb and found myself wondering what it might sound like to play with the recording in LoopShifter.
I found myself noodling around with that for quite a while and discovered I really liked the sound of it so I recorded it. Then I started looping this in Augustus loop.
Seeking to strike before inspiration left me I threw some percussion into the mix. Normally I take some time with this, building up a percussive structure, but I felt in a hurry to put something down. The result is that there is less deliberate variety and more reliance on chaos and effects to create a bit more life.
I did minimal mixing and bounced it.
It’s a bit of a mess but it’s something and, after so long, I love it if only for that!