i’ve experienced a few irritations with the production process which have dragged on for a few weeks. this started with niggles in the daw (crashing, playing stuff out of time etc.) and culminated with a leak in the studio roof thankfully i managed to move the precious moog before any damage was done!
the tracks on the single have no lyrics as such. i wrote the tunes with some words in mind, but it seems that after you’ve stuffed a big fat moog up your tune, there isn’t much space for voice
i realised all this whilst recording the vocal parts. i don’t really have a pop-friendly tenor voice that could be placed in the mix, and i struggled to sing at 136bpm … singing lessons needed methinks!
i also tried adding some synthesised vocals using miriam, but she didn’t cut through either. in the end, i think the big hairy synth line is enough!
the music is basically inspired by the old skool breakbeat and up-tempo sounds of yesteryear – heavy in bass and dubby sound fx. i also sampled some retro computer gear and spun it around to make some sweet chip-tune beeps and drones.
the final mixes will be off to mastering this week, so watch this space (and voxel records news, of course) for the release date!