Well well well. Another blog. I’m still here (more on that later).
Anyways, I thought I’d upload 5ives, as it’s about as finished as it’s ever going to get without a serious new source of inspiration. I hope to reuse some of the ideas at a later date. Maybe even pull it apart, rework it, and play it in a band. But for the time being, I’m calling it done.
There are two main ideas in this tune. The first one if the rhythm… each bar has 20 semiquavers. For the verse, these are divided into 4 beats with 5 semiquavers. For the chorus, these are grouped as 5 beats of 4 semiquavers. (Additionally, there’s a section near the end made up of 5 bars of 4/4). This gives the verse a half-swung feel, and a nice impression of a acceleraetion when you move from the verse into the chorus as the kick drum goes from every 5 semiquavers to ever 4.
The second idea, is much less realised, and is an attempt to do King Crimson0-style interlocking rhythm guitar parts. This stems from the short lived band with Matt and Doug. I loved the little demo sample that we recorded though, so I decided to keep it. Shame there was never a chance to develop it into something more fully realised. On the plus side, Norman does a good Fripp impression later on to keep things interesting 🙂
With thanks to:
Edlundart: vocals and guitars
Norman Lamont: guitar synth/soundscape
Matt Migdley: guitar sample in verse. (Originally from an early version of the tune that was going to be used for Cantor)