The Lamentations Of Duke Alastair Brookhaven IV

The Lamentations Of Duke Alastair Brookhaven IV

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Liner Notes: 

This is the second song in my "Gotta record a bunch of guitar tracks before I leave for Winnipeg" recording session on Saturday (Aug 15). The first song being Clementine Gorge (*44121). This one is much longer (almost 8½ minutes) & seems to explore different territory. This all started with CyanPhase's amazing Sea Cucumber Buzz Machine. It's classified as an "Experimental Effect" in the Buzz Machine repositories & I'm at a loss to describe exactly what it does beyond its ring modulation properties. It's a great machine that I've used for quite a number of songs over the years - most notably on Hot Day Cold Drink from FAWM 2012. You can hear that song here (if you're interested):

Anyway, this is my Strat, backed by HG Fortune's Astral Dreamer VSTi. I just kept building up the loops and playing - exploring the feeling & building the soundscape as I went along. I'm quite pleased with the result. In fact, I'm listening back to it right now & I'm really impressed at how well it turned out.

And don't ask me where the tittle came from. I suspect my Muse has been dreaming of Monty Python lately… not that I mind Wink

So, now I get to play with some Buzz Machines today Biggrin It'll be interesting to see what happens…

See You In The Shadows…

Gear List
Fender Deluxe Stratocaster
Black Jim Dunlop 1.00mm Nylon Plectorum
DigiTech Grunge Pedal
Behringer UMC404HD Audio Interface
Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Foot Controller
Candle's "Live" Jeskola Buzz Project

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Fuzzy's picture

Yeah, I'm totally loving that guitar noise.
Like a musical insect.
The interplay between the two(?) guitars is effective.
I like how they go out of phase with each other.
Great work!
Have fun in the 'Peg!!

dzd's picture

Ring modulators basically multiply the signals by each other then the sum and the difference is let through creating 2 new signals(for the most part) don't know about that one you're using, but mostly they're tricky and finicky and oh such great fun! Understanding them takes away their magic(yeah big fan of Clarke)..... and people either start trying too hard to make them do what they want them to do.......usually doesn't work out Biggrin .....or just dismiss them as needless gadgetry that's gunking up their scales and G chords hahaha. This was really nice! great use of modulations and letting them for the most part play themselves with some guidance of course Wink .......really well done!!!! have fun in do we expect some acoustic 1v1 stuff in the future from you? Biggrin

HelioSonorouS's picture

Nice one, it gives me the feel of sailing on a boat in the ocean as the waters rush by, has a good progression.