Have you ever been stuck at an airport in the middle of the night? Either you have a night flight at 2am or you just arrived at 4am and waiting for a correspondence that goes 5 years later. This is the dead zone of airports, you meet other zombie voyagers stuck there, people mopping up the floor. If you're lucky, you can find somewhere in the concrete maze a small open café. There is the smell of smoke lingering in the air, the ceilings have a yellow tinge and there are a few insects dead in the corner. You get a coffee that has a slight taste of bleach and feel like you're in the purgatory, drifting between worlds.
That's a bit of the atmosphere I wanted to capture in this track. Drifting between worlds. I had this melancholic and simple guitar chord progression. Recorded a one take solo - not super clean, a bit off here and there, but I felt that if I tried to capture the soap bubble it might pop.
The guitar is an Epiphone explorer. Done in FL Studio with Sakura synth for the stand-up bass, FLEX for the piano and some cool jazz drums samples and other atmospheric and jukebox samples acquired on Splice.
This one is a weird one. I started this Sunday morning with a riff in my head. Ok, I kinda knew the riff is not entirely original as it is very similar to a riff found in Big Trouble in Little China! But I went with it as it just felt really good to play.
For some reason this track takes me back to the 80s when I was little boy watching WWF (the wrestling, not the panda preserving organization), enjoying weird movies like Big Trouble in Little China and having my brothers play synthwave on their speakers.
The guitar is an Epiphone Explorer, plugged into Bias FX2. Some cool drums samples by KJ Sawka and a lot of FLEX synths.
I enjoyed making this one. Short. To the point, with little repeats. FL Studio tells me I spent 2 hours 30 minutes on this one. I really need to start working on tracks earlier in the week.
For some reason I had this riff running in my head, with a strong surf rock vibe. It's usually a bad sign that I have probably commandeered a riff but until someone screams, I'll still record it.
I tried to go for the surf rock guitar sound. I do not have plate reverb but it's not that bad. Played on my ibanez with split coil, it sounds twangy enough. I added a live bass and then used samples from Slice for the drums and trumpets. And cars and radio and traffic sound. This was a fun one to make!