IMAGE: Album cover for of red life.
It's been awhile since we chatted so I hope all is well. Near as I can tell from your blog posts it seems to be.
I released a new album today, of red-life. It's structured in pairs with each pair being seamless. I tried to make it an album that isn't ruined when shuffled but is still coherent when played in order.
I also took inspiration from Death Grips' The Powers That B. Specifically the first half which heavily features vocal samples from Bjork made for them. I wrote some melodies then had my friends Sophie Shely and Ian Harris sing them acapella.
I've been messing around with different pick-up combinations and made a few discoveries.
Firstly, that the bridge pick-up works really well with my MIDI plug-in. I get a lot less of it misreading what I'm playing and since I often double the MIDI parts with the guitar audio I also get a nice sort combo tone. You can hear that on "missing the point of me smoking".
Secondly, that the single coils just sound really fuckin' good. I've always had a bit of a bias against singles but this guitar (Skele) has completely 180-ed that. I find myself using the neck single more often than any other.
And finally there's a video for the first two songs.
Let me know what you think.
VIDEO: Sunstitutor of red life part I.