20 november, 2009

The 20th Project is when artists write and record an entirely new piece of music in a single day (the 20th of the month) without any preparation beforehand or editing afterwards. For more information on the 20th Project, visit Cabinet Pin.
released november, 2009

I think this might be the first time we put two tracks together for the 20th.

'I Can Hear There's A Peace In The Dark' was instigated by the cover of the previous month's 20th project. Each cover was individually made by Beth Taylor with some cutup manuscript pasted down. Our text was 'i can hear there's a peace in the dark' (see here) and so Bec used that as the starting point for the lyrics, blending them into some ideas the 4 Sydney members had been discussing concerning writing about living in the suburbs as opposed to being in the city. The music was really a development from last month's, which I felt was quite successful. I'd also been listening to a fair bit of early Underground Lovers (possibly my all-time favourite Australian band) as they were reforming for a few shows and I had a ticket. So there's a base of house-ish beats (including a rhythm sampled from Caligula, but which they, no doubt, sampled themselves) with lots of fuzzed guitar and a distorted synth lead. Blake came over later on and added some wonky cornet. We went for a muted sound inspired by Alan Civil's horn in The Beatles' 'For No One'. I don't know where the melody came from, by I wanted something that takes off in the chorus, and the little inflection into falsetto at the end of each line is something I've always wanted to do but here it seems to work greatly.

'Does It Know' came from Blake's initial idea outlined hereto make something short up very quickly. So Blake played some rhythmic thing (an old broken splash cymbal sitting on the skin of a snare drum from memory) then I took a turn, then he, etc etc, working through rhythms, then melodic bits, then bottom end. Each was done as a first take with only a few minutes' thought to the idea before hitting record.

1. I Can Hear There's A Peace In The Dark - Telafonica
2. The Inherited Cloud - Fisheads Of Fun
3. Wake Up Earth - 44Hertz
4. Come With Me Please - The Friday Project
5. Charismatic Maniac - WRC
6. Does It Know - Telafonica
7. Lost - +ko+ko+
8. Mapother_4 - Bagley
9. A Good Place - The Desks
10. Memorial To Dpadua - Merankorii

1 comment:

Mind Booster Noori said...

Great tracks they are! :-)

Cheers from Merankorii!