I Am Not Ashamed

It’s not easy to escape musical roots. For me, everything veers towards the eighties. Ten years ago, that would have been embarrassing. But as far as I can tell, previously uncool eighties-style musical elements have been sort of welcomed back into the fray in the same way that fifties was in the eighties and seventies was in the …. I’m struggling to think. Sixties in the nineties? It’s a funny business, music and fashion. No absolutes. Everything resurfaces. Everything comes around for a second try.

I am not ashamed.

I bought another oscillator and a fork module and I was planning to do some big orchestral sounds but this is what came out. Three voices from the littleBits Synth Kit …. the main arpeggio driven by the SQ-1, a bit of percussive dirt using the random module (also driven by the SQ-1), and the plucked lead sound. These are all going through the BigSky on shimmer again.

The Volca Beats is providing drums, the Volca Bass the bass. No effects on those. The Sync Out on the SQ-1 is connected to the In of the Volca Beats, but for some reason I’m only getting the first eight steps cycling. I tried testing the Volca Bass and it ran the whole sixteen step cycle. Something to solve.

Everything into an Alto ZMX52 mixer and aux out to a Tascam DR-07MKII recorder. Single take. No dubbing or processing. Video recorded on a Pentax Q.

Debut on bass for my left index finger!

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