Red Echo

March 27, 2008

More music last night, with Michael H. The gig rack worked as I’d hoped it would – setup took maybe five minutes. I have a compressor running on the Repeater’s output now, which really makes things easier. I still have to worry about relative track levels, but I can start with a couple of quiet loops and build up to a wall of noise without overwhelming the drum machine along the way.

It was snowing out, and we were in a down-tempo mood, so we played a lot of trippy, spacey, twisted-up stuff. At one point Michael suggested turning off the beats altogether, and we went off into the drone zone for thirty or forty minutes. It’s all pretty weird and experimental, but it’s a direction I am excited about.