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Released: 12th June 2016
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The first new purely personal musical effort in nearly two decades started out as a slightly jazzy demo that has little in common with the finished recording, apart from most of the melody and chords. Inspired musically by a track called "Dark" from my 1997 album "Crowd", the direction of the track was altered when Georgina (whom I first bumped into at an open-mic in Barnet one Christmas) penned some witty Disney-inspired lyrics to my basic demo.
And in the style of all the best collaborations, she invented her own diversions from my original melody lines, plus delivered the vocal in what sounded to me like a knowing pastiche tribute to early Kate Bush.
Armed with these new vocal tracks, I re-recorded the backing track from scratch in a more "sparkly" and dreamy flavour than my original demo, adjusting the chords to fit any melodic changes Georgina had made of her own.
I didn't put any instrumental solo in either, simply because I thought it would sound a little crass against Georgina's luscious tones - and hey, there was nobody there telling me I HAD to either!!
The backing is a mixture of my own percussion recordings (washing up bowl, cola bottle and teaspoons recorded in a caravan in Norfolk - don't ask!), both sequenced & played manually - totally bespoke - and the synth parts are all from the Camel Alchemy VST, played via the EMU Longboard MIDI keyboard and mixed using Cockos Reaper.
The hypnotic "mine mine mine" line was one of Georgina's ad libs, but I decided to make it central to the arrangement.
Delighted to be back making music of my own with this very first offering, and working with such a creative person as Georgina on this track.
Here's to some more!
This band/artist page is jointly maintained by Lemonrock and Paul. Last updated 21 July 2016.