All right then, take two.
As I might have mentioned before, the entire purpose of this musical journey I am undertaking is quite selfish. I’m pursuing knowledge, that ultimate of mammon: on each song, I’m focusing on some aspect of music-making that I feel I should study until I can confidently converse on said topic with the any of the best chin-wagging muso’s.
For this song, the focus was on EQ. And I’m afraid after all my studying I still don’t feel confident about EQ. Cautiously excited, maybe. Confident, no.
If you’ve ever attempted any recording, you’ll have heard of EQ – a kind of mysterious, shadowy figure at the back of the room, sitting quietly with his drink and trying his best to look harmless, but you’re no fool – you know he’s got a whole army’s worth of ammunition hidden in that voluminous coat. And you’re right, he does.
The good news though, is that he’s on your side. Or at least he will be, after you watch my breakdown on the subject.
// WATCH THE BREAKDOWN //
For the rest of you with no interest in making powerful allies, you can just listen to the song. Later (I promise!) I’ve got a more in depth post coming on the shaping process of this song, on how it has shaped me.
As always, please let me know what you think of this song. Sent me a bullet-point list of things wrong with it. Or write an essay. Or even, a blog post, I might read that.
// FURTHER READING //
Check out my previous blog post for a handy tip chart.