Release A Day #7 ~ March 23, 2020
Ok, it’s time to get some weird on.
There are times in life where after climbing to the top of a mountain you just want to raise your voice and holler I AM HERE! It’s a celebratory thing. A declaration of presence. I’ve made it this far. Whew. But there’s no-one else around, you’re in the wilderness, so it’s really all just for you.
This piece of music was born in sheer freaky joy, the celebration of a flow state having discovered what I still think to this day is a truly unique lead guitar sound. There’s not much more to it than that. I think that is every guitarists dream, to find a unique voice that is distinctly theirs, and this is decidedly one of mine. It’s murky yet distinct, just like many passages in my life.
Yes, it’s a canned drum track. Sorry about that. At the time it wasn’t meant to be anything more than a glorified metronome, but it ended up in this one-take-recording so it’s there for whatever it’s worth and there’s nothing I can do about that. This is definitely a flow vibe that I want to do more with in a better rhythmic context, but it’s still one of my fav pieces from over the years.
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