Laurel Halo – M-14 (2013)

Oblique Strategies Card: “Remember Those Quiet Evenings”

Equipment Used: Little Phatty Stage II, MF-104M Analog Delay, MF-102 Ring Modulator, MF-101 Low Pass Filter, various hardware/software samplers

The Story Behind the Song: “You could dedicate an entire discography to exploring ‘those quiet evenings,’ so I focused on the gear itself. I knew that the Moogerfoogers would be great, but I had to spend some time with the Little Phatty to see what I could get out of it. I wanted the track to have a vague nighttime feel—a bit spaced-out and impressionistic. So with the Oblique Strategy prompt in mind, the track came out sounding freer than previous ones I’ve made, exploring modal types of improvisation with the recording and responding to the pitches the Delay pedal would create. I enjoy creating both percussive and ambient tracks these days, focusing mostly on sound design, and this project was a good way to explore both a looser sound and writing that places a premium on mood and timbre before structure and complexity.”




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