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More Pre Cosmosis Music

By bagginz - Posted on 23 June 2011

A old bandmate just sent me a recording of a track that I played on while playing in the Acid Jazz/Hip Hop/Soul/Arthouse band Ute.  YouTube's great for that, I get to hear some of my recordings that otherwise would have disappeared into the mists of time.

The recording's from 1995 (or thereabouts) track's called "Give It" and I guess it could be described as an "arthouse" remix of a previous 12" release that came out on 33 Records in the U.K and Shadow Records NYC in the U.S.

My guitar part consists entirely of guitar feeback for the whole duration of the track.

It was recorded by putting my amp - a 70's Fender Twin reverb with JBL speakers  (a brutally loud amp) into the studio live room, closing the studio double doors, overdriving the amp by turning the master dial to 11, covering the whole amp with a thick mattress, rolling the tape and then hitting an octave on the low guitar strings while walking to different spots around the room and using the whammy bar to coax different harmonics to wail into feedback.

The part was mixed in the track to function as a drone, giving the track a bed with the occasional shifting harmonics popping out. 

Interestingly, it could be argued that this track with it's lack of chord progression, tonic drone and insistent, ostinato groove is actually Trance music.



While I'm at it, I just found this one on YouTube. Ute playing live on some U.K. T.V show that was broadcast live on Saturday nights. Not Trance as we know it Jim, but more of a soul thing...