Distorted bouncing ambients gradually lose energy
From less than 10 minutes into our 01 Jul 2009 gig at the Plough, saving the relaxed chillout music fashioned from guitar/synth/looping gear/acoustic drums for later, instead bouncing around something more forceful and exciting, except without adjusting the levels first. A blissful two chord riff at around 2:50 that only Mike Bearpark can conjure up is slightly spoilt by unintended overdrive, but what he plays is so good, I don't care. On the other hand the mechanical buzz somewhere on the guitar signal is a pity. So as not to feel left out, I applied so much distortion to my bass drum it's practically a bass note, and almost a good one (somewhere near the minor 3rd). I let this one run to its actual stopping point on the night, although admittedly the main interest is in the first half. In the second, we gradually wind down beneath Os's electronic harmonica loops and Mike's buzzing-clean plucked rhythm playing.
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