Kraftwerk-meets-Ravi Shankar thing with Madrona Labs Aalto and electric + acoustic guitars

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andrelafosse
KVRist
294 posts since 18 Jun, 2010

Post Sun May 24, 2020 10:22 am

https://andrelafosse.bandcamp.com/track ... ublic-beta

Exotic guitar melodies, a smattering of dub effects, and an electronic bed somewhere between krautrock, synthpop, and future bass.

Everything that's not a guitar here comes from Aalto, including all the drums:
https://madronalabs.com/products/aalto

experimental.crow
KVRAF
6422 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from the bridge of sighs

Post Sun May 24, 2020 3:34 pm

andrelafosse wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:22 am
https://andrelafosse.bandcamp.com/track ... ublic-beta

Exotic guitar melodies, a smattering of dub effects, and an electronic bed somewhere between krautrock, synthpop, and future bass.

Everything that's not a guitar here comes from Aalto, including all the drums:
https://madronalabs.com/products/aalto
firstly , it's nice to hear aalto in use ; i'm a big fan and use it often ...

i've listened and commented on some of your previous work , and i really
like what your doing ... i'm getting a distinct blues/fusion root from your work ,
and your guitar brings to mind some early adrian belew , and harvey mandel ...

your mix is clear and your tonal spectrum well crafted ...
excellent work ...
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andrelafosse
KVRist
294 posts since 18 Jun, 2010

Post Mon May 25, 2020 5:25 pm

Thanks so much for listening! Yes indeed, I'm a prog rock/fusion guitarist at the end of the day. :)

These are the first tunes I've mixed that use Aalto, so I'm still figuring out the best way to present it in a mix. Amazing synth, through!

Thanks again very much. :)

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seismic1
KVRAF
9710 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Wed May 27, 2020 2:13 pm

Are the guitar parts on all of these tracks played on the Spalt? They all seem to share a common sonic character that suits your music. This track seems a lot more "laid-back" and relaxed than the earlier pieces, but is no less interesting for it.

"years in the making" - that seems to be working out quite well.

Good work :)

andrelafosse
KVRist
294 posts since 18 Jun, 2010

Post Fri May 29, 2020 12:49 am

Thanks so much for listening (again!) and chipping in via Bandcamp (again!!!) - all greatly appreciated. :)
seismic1 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Are the guitar parts on all of these tracks played on the Spalt? They all seem to share a common sonic character that suits your music.
I think the Spalt *might* be on the bridge section at 2:14, but I don't remember. Most of this track is with a two-humbucker Reverend, and most of Wounded Birds was a three-single-coil Reverend. The Reverends and the Spalt are all chambered/semi-hollow, so they're similar in a lot of ways.
seismic1 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:13 pm
"years in the making" - that seems to be working out quite well.
I think part of the delay is because this material is all very melodic, and very lead guitar-oriented... and for large stretches of the last several years, I've felt very self-conscious about that kind of thing. For whatever reasons, I've been in guitar land more recently, so that - combined with the lockdown - made now a good time to finally finish this stuff.

I definitely wouldn't want to do every project this way, but having the stuff marinate for this long has definitely been an interesting experience...

Thanks again so much! :)

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