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Envelopes

McKay Garner on December 06, 2012 20:19

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    This is the first of a series of pieces I am creating that are centered around a Rhodes piano. This will be for my first solo album entitled Colorful Language.

    The point of view for this Rhodes sound came from sticking my iphone on top of the piano when I was improvising on a friends Rhodes in N.C. The phone picked up mostly the sound of the hammers hitting the tines. I liked that sound so much that, when I started recording this piece, I miked the Rhodes with the lid off and the speaker volume just barely on. The speaker's role is almost just to add its inherent hiss haha. I bought this Rhodes earlier this year and it needed a bit of repair and tuning. The tuning isn't perfect, but I kinda dig that. I spent a good bit of time poking around inside the piano, learning how it worked, and living with its mechanisms for a good while while fixing little issues. This may have been the influence to give this piece a "construct/destruct," "build and rebuild" kind of feeling. I often create from a very mental image point of view and that's what was lingering in my mind during production. Well, there's all that if anyone cares to know. This piece is nearly done (!). I just need to remove a couple of edit clicks, sit on it for a bit, and see if I need to add or take away any stuff :-) It has not yet been properly mastered. Video coming SOON!

    I am also working on some big, bombastic horn/string pieces with huge beats that I'm excited to share soon. Thank you for listening.

    Envelopes Copyright McKay Garner 2012

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