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February Album Writing Month 2019

February Album Writing Month 2019

I usually check in on FAWM each year. In 2018 I made it through a couple songs and supported several folks with comments. I've been doing the same this year and managed to start working on a new track yesterday that is showing some promise. Here's what I've got so far:

I'm trying a few things I haven't done before. As usual, I'm playing everything live, track by track. The horn section is from Native Instruments Session Horns package. It's the full section with some glide added. I love me some horns and like the little wonkiness here. It might be a bit overboard, but what the what. The electric piano is also from Native Instruments' Kontakt catalog, the Scarbee Vintage Keys. And the bass is a Rickenbacker sample (also from Native Instruments) played on the keys. 

I think I'll add either an electric guitar solo or some kind of synth solo, along with vocals. I haven't written the lyric yet. I have no idea what the song's going to be about this time; or even the melody. The song began on acoustic guitar yesterday.

I'm hoping it turns out well.

By: Bryan Baker in Music
Bryan Baker manages a a great team of people at a graphic production shop in Salt Lake City. He is the publisher of GAJOOB Magazine where he is busy curating one of the world's largest collections of underground music on cassette, CDR, letters, zines and other material. He's the former host of Cassette Culture Shock on KRCL Salt Lake City. He is a co-founder of Tapegerm Collective, a worldwide experimental composer network. He produces music and graphics through Blind Mime Studio. He is developer of an ongoing number of web-based and other projects of which you'll find more information throughout bakerbrands.com.