Monday, August 5, 2013

none more black.

Welcome to the whitest blackness around. Still no live performance due to innerspace turbulence but yes, if for some reason you would be looking for the sound of my guitar twanging, it can be most efficiently located over at The Cloud of Sound.

And ah yis: this post over at Tone Fiend regarding the evils of talk boxes made me want to post this track from our as-yet-unreleased Sleep Gunner record (entitled, yes, "Plays The Louvin Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1"). We took this sweet song from 1957 and made it a (hopefully) touchingly moronic talk box duet for dobro and keyboard. And I take an especially moronic guitar solo. With the talk box. Sorry.

For tone fiends curious about the mechanics of it all: I'm playing a made-in-China Dean slimline dobro run through two shitty amps, one signal path includes a ZVEX Fuzz Factory and the other goes to Jeroen's vocoder box that I don't know the name of. There's also a close mic that's supposedly picking up the acoustic sound of the dobro, but this didn't prove to be very useful because this dobro is kind of terrible. I do like the way you can hear the flimsy bridge on the Dean complaining during the guitar solo, it's an amplified creaking sound, threatening to give up if there's any more bending.

Sleep Gunner: New Partner Waltz. (7.0MB, 3:01).