Monday, October 22, 2007

1994 - Tesseract

Originally Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2007

This track took a long time to get where it is today. The form of the track heard here took about a year from the first build to completion, but a lot of the samples and ideas had been floating around since Hosey still called Mississippi home. A rough, rudimentary version of this song (which was always named "Tesseract") was played at the first show as a Turntable/Bass combo way back in May 2004 (Hi-Yo, Thirsty Hippo!). That version was very different, only containing two of the samples that would eventually find their way into the final mix. There's still an open-air cassette recording of that show floating around somewhere...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

1994 - When Will Then Be Now?

Originally Posted Thursday October 18, 2007

This track's origins go waaay back... to 2004 or so. It was the last song we started before leaving Hattiesburg, MS for the grayer pastures of NYC.

1994 - "Cowgirl Blues"

Originally Posted October 18th 2007

This first track we're posting is about a year old since completion, maybe about two years since the beat first appeared in skeletal form. I'm a big fan of Modest Mouse's album Lonesome Crowded West and the song “Cowboy Dan”, which is sampled here (and easy to spot). An interesting thing about the album is that several of the guitar riffs and melodies show up multiple times in different contexts throughout the album, which I always thought was pretty neat. It's kind of like they were sampling themselves.