rock with 80s sounds migrates into extended free-pulse calm
From about an hour into our 10 Jun 2009 gig at the Plough. My original mix of this section was about 25 minutes, not surprising for a gig where we ended up playing for about three hours. The first half of this is optimistic minor-key rock where Mike and Ben, who had not met before this evening, compliment each other really well. Ben's clean 80s sound, treated with some light flange at the Improvizone nerve centre, perfectly contrasts the smoothed dirt dished from the Bearpark corner, but what I really enjoy here is the notes they play. The actual music. Nick keeps it all together harmonically on the bass, and I add energy here and there, otherwise keeping it down. In the second half I seem to be playing some mixed-cycle pattern involving 5 on the hands and 3 on the feet. Hopefully the only listener that distracts will be me, as the piece settles down into its long level calm ending.
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