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After years of following an acoustic singer/songwriter guitar path, I've decided to go electric. Bringing loops, ebow and multi-stage delays into a largely improvisational mix that ranges from blissfully ambient to full-on psychedelic journeys in sound.

Breaking Light's latest tune is "Tin Man's Tears Flow"

Monday, February 22, 2010

RPM Challenge 2010 a success!

Yessir I'm done. Yesterday I finished up the last tune and did a rough mastering job. I'll sit on it a few days for tweeking, then send it off. It's an instrumental guitar album, ended up with five acoustic fingerstyle pieces, 2 kinda jazz pieces, 2 ambient things and a psych-blip tune (the obligatory filler track). The lowdown:

The Standing Baba - The melody here came to me in a waking dream the morning of Feb.1. I wanted to do something along the lines of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross", a slow instrumental with dual lead lines.

Running Past Minor - I've played alot with DADF#AD guitar tuning but never dropped the F# down to F to make it a minor unitl this.

Roko-Kun - Used Michelangelo's free rhythm track "Roko" and ran it through some filters to make this shortie I've had described as Barry White meets Santana.

Much is Seen...Nothing Revealed - Open tuned improv, with some live looping and ring modulation. The "clean" track is in the left channel, and the "effected" track in the right.

Cloud Gate - Trying my hand at some tapping. Lots of Patrick O'Hearn influence here.

Ofelia Comes Home - About a kitty cat we recently adopted.

Jack's Gone - Primitive American guitarist Jack Rose passed away suddenly last December. He was only 38.

Sun on Snow - It snowed here on Feb 11 (my birthday!) and broke all the records. A deliberate attempt to sound like Doug Sparling, an RPM/alonetoner whose been a big influence this past year.

My Flimsy Valentine - a "psych-blip" track using an iPod sequencer app for the foundation. Layered guitar weirdness over that.

Dinardo's Nails - This is the only tune I did not compose this month. Been playing this for many years, but never properly recorded. Probably still not....
Dinardo was a high school buddy who grew his thumb and index fingernails long, and it weren't for guitar picking.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to listening to your new RPM album. Where do you have it available? Happy belated birthday to you brother!