Pain Fades - original track
This song was written as part of the assessment tasks for MUSI221 - Songwriting for Contemporary Performance, part of my Bachelor of Music degree at UNE. This is a live take without any edits, and I use a looper (sooperlooper on linux) to replay the chords during the solo (the ending of the loop was a bit rough).
[Verse] Droplets of water catch the streetlight Thrown from the windshield as it burst Whirling Dervishes of glass and water Dance before my wide eyes [Chorus] Eons to think, no time to react Surprise in slow motion, an echo's decay Time stretches out as objects contract The pain washes in as the light fades away [Verse] The taste in my mouth of steel ripped and torn A weightless malaise suspended in air Below me the ocean waits, tranquil and cool As I hover above in my broken cloud
I used debian linux exclusively to put this together. Sooperlooper, NSM, Non-mixer, Calf reverb, delay, EQ and multiband compression, Ardour for tracking and post-production, Blender for video editing.
Guitar is a Takamine PSF-94LTD recorded using the on-board pickup and preamp, the mic is a Behringer C3(!). Presonus 1818VSL interface.