Day 21

Grimm like this.

Another Moment

This was an enjoyable one: The Wound Man recording sessions, way back when, and specifically the recording of track 5 a.k.a. Undulating Pulse. The track is very simply Neil playing guitar a couple of octaves down, and me playing around with my (at the time) microKORG mini-synthesizer through a handful of pedals – one track each. G-Rock (the engineer) then added a couple of sweet glitchy/ambient samples sparsely throughout the piece and Dan did some wordless, kind of haunting screams. None of Mark on this one, unfortunately.

The actual process of recording these parts involved turning off all of the lights pretty much in the entire studio and setting up a couple of multi-coloured disco lights. How very grim and kvlt were we? This, plus the lack of any chatter in the cans throughout the recording meant that the thing that happens every time I play/record any sort of largely formless music – lost track of time completely and had to be asked whether I really wanted this one track to be twice the length of the other tracks combined.

The whole Ascetics recording session was enormous fun, and here’s a little bit for you now. Enjoy.

The Wound Man – Undulating Pulse


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