I have been working with this new effect for a few weeks now, an amazing piece of equipment. However, as all o fmy music has been over the last 10 years or so, it’s far less about anything like technology, and far more about process.
So, I find the moments alone with the equipment, the snapshots I choose to record, are slices taken from some sort of process. It’s something I have been working on for 25 years now, with the guitar, and I am not sure where it is going, or how fast, or why. But, at some point I cannot stop but record a small piece of it, simply, stereo, just on-off.
And this was what I was recording the other night, thinking about journeys and how they change our ability to describe ourselves, or rather augment it in a way. I was thinking a little about bravery, and mostly about my own sadness, which is, of course, ultimately selfish.
But, for a few seconds, a minute or two maybe, I could escape all of that, and just slip out of it .. think about sound, and this track was that. Last night.