Let's start a new track

Reverse Engineering Mode - Let's start a new track (with no computer) 10

For this episode, I decided to reverse engineered one track that has been fully completed. I go back, step by step, into the creation of "Love is Like a Bomb". It all started with this guitar riff, recorded on a cassette tape...

"Love is Like a Bomb": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nirGCviFmJU

----TELEVISION LOVERS---- is now available on Bandcamp, cassette and digital:

http://www.inadramaticgesture.bandcamp.com

"Let's Start a New Track (with No Computer)" Playlist, right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32s6MoMN7sg&list=PL18OzjR14W593aTjWXApSeazFgFwNOOLm

Recording an horror movie soundtrack - Let's start a new track (with no computer) 09

I saw "From Beyond" (1986) and it gaves me an idea...

In this one, i’m making an horror movie soundtrack using only one chord and all sorts of tape recording machines !! — and at the end, it is as SHOCKING as it is gritty and lo-fi. You’ve been warned.

"From Beyond" original trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kENuvJ2MIA

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I always start a new track the same way : without a computer.

In the early process, all I’m looking for is a vibe, a tone, something to build upon. That’s it. Nothing complicated, nothing fancy. Just improvising on top of some beat, laying basic chords on cassette tapes or whatever recording support I could use.

Since I’m practically producing music ALL the time, why not shoot and edit some videos ? I don’t know how many I’ll do… 3 ? 10 ? 25 ? We’ll see...

"Let's Start a New Track (with No Computer)" Playlist, right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32s6MoMN7sg&list=PL18OzjR14W593aTjWXApSeazFgFwNOOLm

Let's Start a New Track (with No Computer) 08

Next Tuesday, August 6th, I will post the first episode of our new series about New-York:

DOWNTOWN NEW-YORK BEAT / EPISODE 01: There is no episode 01, there is only ZUUL

Link for the premiere

Then, all episodes will be post here (subsequently)

The thing is: for this video series, I ran out of music... again ! So, I filmed a new recording session. Using only the Prophet 08, the Kaossilator Pro and the Yamaha QY10, it turned out to be one productive session !

"Let's Start a New Track (with No Computer)" Playlist, right here

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I always start a new track the same way : without a computer.

In the early process, all I’m looking for is a vibe, a tone, something to build upon. That’s it. Nothing complicated, nothing fancy. Just improvising on top of some beat, laying basic chords on cassette tapes or whatever recording support I could use.

Since I’m practically producing music ALL the time, why not shoot and edit some videos ? I don’t know how many I’ll do… 3 ? 10 ? 25 ? We’ll see...

Let's start a new track - 07

Last week we were in New-York, my friend and I, and suddenly we had this CRAZY idea: let’s do a video series about it ! So we filmed, and we filmed... I LOVE New-York, I LOVE music, so, of course, it will be about music and New-York, but also food — so, music and food, and New-York — Musical history of NYC, a certain period, let’s say late 70s early 80s, and food. FOOD !

Now, I’m buried under 4 hours of video footage, and despite the fact that it is CRAZY HOT in Montreal, I’m having a blast editing it all. The problem I’m facing though is that I’m also, at the same time, finishing the new In a Dramatic Gesture album (BUSY days) and now, I’d like to use these tracks in my new video series…. So, the plan is: - Completing the album first.

- Then, sending it to duplication (cassettes)

- Completing the videos, using the new music tracks.

- Then, launching a “pre-order” kind of thing for the album,

- Because I want the first NYC video to be up and running ASAP and the cassettes won’t be ready before a couple of weeks. 

Sounds legit to me ! 

A new video series about New-York (six episodes probably) and a new album coming up ! 

Crazy, crazy summer…

NOW, about this post and this video. I need NEW music ! I don’t have enough !! SO… Let’s roll !

Let's start a new track (with no computer) !

Lately, I decided to up my game on the video side of things. Because I’m always making new music, I thought it would be cool to film some of the new tracks I normally make on the spot, using unconventional methods, and just have fun with it !

So, here’s the first clip, available on my brand new YouTube channel.

I don’t know how many videos I’ll make — since I had a blast doing the first one, you can expect a couple more !