Zee's Sofa, Y'All
After the brash, patriotic Canadiana of my last track, I figured it was only fair to give a nod to our neightbours to the south. Co-incidentally, up until the late 1800's, my Father's family were Americans. Researching our family tree has traced our family through North Dakota, Wisconsin, New York & Connecticut (where my eldest ancestor first came to the new world before the sailing of the May Flower). We've subsequently researched our family back through Ireland & England with the name going back as far as the Battle Of Hastings in 1066 when we were given the Hereditary Mayorilty of Devonshire by William the Conqueror for my ancestor's valour in the battle (so yes, that makes me a Norman). Anyway, it was my Great-Grandfather Edwin who first came across the 49th & built a General Store in my Dad's home town in Southern Manitoba (Vassar, you've probably never heard of it - it's even hard to find on some maps). The foundation of my Great-Grandfather's store can still be seen across the railroad tracks from my late Uncle's homestead (now owned by his daughter - i.e. my cousin).
So, beyond the genealogical rabbit hole I just wandered down, this song is essentially a remix of Zed's Couch, Eh? (*42821). I took the loops of the bass line & guitars from Zed, dropped them into separate Matilde Tracker Buzz Machines & then added some drums, a zany melodic interlude (c/o FSM's great Infector Buzz Machine), some ambience (HG Fortune, of course) & a somewhat creepy vocal sample I found on FreeSounds.org. Some Hex Code, mixing & rendering later, you have the Americana Remix of Zed's Couch, Eh? - aptly named "Zee's Sofa, Y'All" The big bonus: I've finally tamed HG Fortune's Percumat 2 Drum Machine! Yeah!
I hope you enjoy
See You In The Shadows…
Gear List (Native Buzz Machines marked with an * )
Matilde Tracker 3*
HG Fortune's Alien Space Weaver Pro
HG Fortune's Percumat 2
Rymix's StereoBox Pro*
IX PatchBay 3.0* (My secret weapon! hahaha)
CyanPhase's JedShiva Meter*
Automation Parametric EQ*
Sgorpi's MultiTrack Writer*
CyanPhase's Song Info*
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