Yesterday was one of those days when I remember I have lots of interests- not just fishing.
Throughout the course of the day, I cooked two meals (spicy shrimp pasta for lunch and beer-battered fish and chips for dinner), went fishing after work (unsuccessfully), tweaked my fishing log web app, and created a new song. And it’s not even a fishing song.
I started by trying to emulate a Roland TR-303 bass synth in Ableton Live, but I liked it so much I kept going. A few drum machines and synths later, I had something of a track. As with a lot of electronic music, it doesn’t follow the normal song conventions of verse-verse-chorus-bridge- it’s more horizontal. It’s about the development over time.
Sometimes it’s nice to make something that just grooves. No fancy jazz chords, no virtuosic improvised solos; just four-to-the-floor with some squelching acid bass.