Day 1: The storm has arrived
Updated: Feb 19, 2021
And so it begins.
There were a couple suggestions to explore the human voice, and another one urging me to stay away from anything "safe or soothing". With those ideas, I sat down in my studio and started working with organic vocal sounds. I wanted to create something gritty, dusty, and unclear. Once those textures began coming together, I started building the track, eventually adding a simple piano line (which had also been suggested).
The goal for today was to creating an "opening", like the first shot of a film. An establishing shot. And then, out of the mist, the very beginnings of something fuzzy and analog. This is where the Moog Grandmother came into the mix.
After about 6 hours of careful sculpting of the sound, I'm satisfied with the first 2:45 of this track, and excited to hear where it goes over the next 2 minutes. That's where tomorrow's session will pick up.