|New drone track “Boxing Day”
||[Dec. 30th, 2009|05:20 pm]
I called it “Boxing Day” because the last time I did a guitar drone track it was on a Labor Day. At first I thought it was a slight misnomer, because Boxing day is the day after Christmas. But according to Wikipedia “Boxing Day is a secular holiday but is usually on 26 December unless this is a Sunday in which case it moves to 27th: the public holiday is always moved to the following Monday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday; for example if Christmas Day is a Friday, Boxing Day will be on Saturday but the public holiday will be the following Monday.”
Anyway, the loop at the start is mostly a GetLofi 1 string guitar. This has a magnet at one end, and the pickup is a contact microphone in a soup can. If you pop the soup can off the 1 string guitar, it makes a great defective microphone. In fact some of the best sounds out of the 1-string guitar involve abusing the pickup physically.
The rest of the track is guitar through an Akai Headrush and Fender Princeton 65 transistor amp.
Originally published at Do My Eyes Look Scary?. You can comment here or there.