Been a while, I know. But hey, life and stuff. So, this new song DumpTruck was actually completed a few weeks ago, and by “completed” I mean we just abandoned it as is. Made the mistake of really really liking it… obsession, that sort of thing … makes it hard to finish.
Anyway, DumpTruck is a swinging … er, lumbering tune that just begged for some noise, like old machinery, rusty metal, stuff like that. Guitars too. And of course, the first thing that comes to mind in that context is old-school square-wave synth … right? Well, this is a groovy tune that we like a lot, so after that … not much else.
And yes, that’s GTA San Andreas PS2, shot with handheld cam ’cause we were too lazy to walk the 30 feet to the tripod. And too lazy to find an actual dumptruck. But damn, shooting down a helicopter…
It’s a surf tune! It’s twangy mellorificness! It’s Serf Lourdes! It’s a homophone! It’s pronounced the same but has different meaning and spelling. It’s more new royalty-free music from the BaR. This would be a lovely recurring theme for a web show … a mellow one I suppose. Check it out.
And here’s S Knock mixing tonight… kudos.
Working on this surf-type track called Serf Lourdes, pronounced … well you get it. Started by going for some Mexican food at the local *bertos. Bastards forgot my bean & cheese burrito, which is essential to round off the tacos.
Me and FrankenSteve laying down a twangy track. I am not the guitarist. FrankenSteve is this cheap guitar with a good neck that we gutted and replaced all the innards and now it’s great, and you don’t have to worry about it, ’cause it was cheap … initially anyway.
This is where Schlock’s stray picks end up. That wooden one sounds … odd. Schlock was taking pictures by edict, so he was shooting stuff like this.
Update: Here’s the finished mix of Serf Lourdes.
Here’s our newest rough mix – Beastly. This bad boy is a noisy driving thing … maybe for driving over. As usual, the tune is totally modular, dude. So’s we can move stuff around or whatever prior to final mix.
And yes, it’s my dog on the beach in Santa Barbara. Gotta save the good vacation footage for actual projects.
This is a sort of laid back but driving kind of tune with lots of 120 bpm going on. Noisy old-school rhythm section with some techno sensibilities. This is a rough mix that can be edited to fit a project. Let us know if you’re interested in using this tune in your project blah …. blah blah…
Vid can also be found on our Soundtracks page with more. The video was just to make linking easy for a prospective client. Don’t really need incongruous video to showcase a tune for other purposes… Don’t know why I’m still talking. Stop. Now.