2014 musical projects news
Still working away on new material here at Flame acres.
New year – new albums to be released. Here’s an update:
My ‘IRIS’ album has been put on hold temporarily while I’m working on a newer project which will be my next release. This album (provisionally titled ‘Ikon’) is a more experimental project than is ‘usual’ for my material. Percussives and a harder electronic sound are the order of the day for this one, there will be quite a range of ‘sonic dynamics’ on this one.
I shall be returning to ‘IRIS’ once ‘Ikon’ has been released. It will be a primarily guitar orientated work and more ‘musical’ in a formal sense than my more abstract other work. Currently I’m hoping for a late summer / august release, but this will be more definite when I return to working on this project.
I’ve just setup a separate Youtube channel to show some of the guitar stuff that I do that isn’t a part of my Igneous Flame work. I’m planning on making a series of videos, not tutorials as such, but hopefully of interest to (guitar interested) people.
Here’s the first two videos:
Tokai LS48 made in Korea, Pickups changed to Seymour Duncan ’59s and lots of other mods.
Overdrive patch from a Zoom G2.1u multi-effects pedal, recorded live audio in FLstudio. Speaker cabinet emulator is from the Ownhammer ‘Mills 12K SM571’ Nebula library. Video recorded with a Sony HX5, (crappy) audio from the camera stripped out and edited in Sony Vegas moviestudio 10.
This is the standard recording set-up I’II be using for these guitar videos.
Ebow #1 ‘Dynamics’
Neck pickup volume set at about halfway and tone control all the way down.
In this video, I’d like to show the dynamics and tonal variations you can get from the ebow by moving away from the ‘hot-spot’ and turning the guitar volume down. I find that the sound can be rather harsh when playing on the ‘hot-spot’ all the time with the volume up full. Altering the dynamics can make the guitar sound almost clean at one point and then sound like it’s going into feedback the next.