A Song for a Friend

I have a friend who I haven’t seen for in a while. He’s a great person, we used to skateboard together. Neither of us were that good at skateboarding but we still had a lot of fun.

Both of us play guitar as well. He likes blues music so I decided to make a song in tribute to him.

Here’s a link to the song:
http://www.reverbnation.com/anorthhare/song/21260947-kyles-boogie

It’s a big departure from the music I usually record. This one’s more of a “blues” oriented piece. It started when I came up with this really nice groove while playing around with my bass guitar. From there, it just grew (as things usually do).

I am thinking of doing more songs like this in the future, it was a refreshing break from my normal music. Usually, I am heavy on the synthesizer, I can’t help it, I love synth! People like Brian Eno and Wendy Carlos and bands like Tangerine Dream drove me into a deep infatuation with the synthesizer. It’s just so limitless, the vast amount of sounds you can conjure with a synthesizer (or synthesizers) is wonderful!

I actually started out playing more blues oriented music. I like that style of music. I also got into classical music as well.

That was a bit of a digression from the post. I can’t help it, I really enjoy making music! It’s just part of who I am.

Stay in touch for more recordings as I am always creating new music!

New Song

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while, I don’t know how that happened! Usually WordPress sends me an email if I don’t get a chance to blog each week, I guess I’ll have to check my spam folder.

Anyways, I’ve recorded a new song: http://www.reverbnation.com/anorthhare/song/21098493-egroeg

Check it out!

The recording process was quite interesting. I first recorded 8 tracks, doubled those tracks to left and right sides of the stereo (now 16 tracks). Finally, I took those 8 original tracks and reversed them. The main song has 3 tracks for each recorded track (24 tracks).

The format is like this:

  • Left aligned track
  • Center track (reversed) heard on both speakers
  • Right aligned track

It made for a more “lush” sounding song. More full sounding I suppose you could say.