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Re: Ultra lo tech looping
Lo tech looping? These days, I mostly "loop" on an acoustic guitar! I
start with some simple repetitive sound, then add another sound, and
another, and another. The "loop" length of each sound varies, but the
pattern is the same. So what I get is a textural improvisation, involving
layers of unique sounds in repeating patterns... looping. All with no
Mick Karn, who often plays bass with David Torn, uses a very similar
technique on fretless bass. Wonderful lines. It starts with just a
couple of notes, and eventually grows into a blur of slides, pops, and
I must confess, though, that I'm starting to itch for electronics again.
If I can find the time, I might build a nice stereo tube amp for my
acoustic guitar, something that complements the tone.
And finally, I've been listening lately to a fairly primitive looping
album... "The Big Industry", by Roger Miller. It was the start of his
"Maximum Electric Piano" work. He used a Yamaha electric baby grand (the
kind with strings), with Cage-style preparations, a volume pedal, and a
couple of fuzz boxes for a tone source. For looping, he used a simple
analog delay and a classic E-H 16 Second Delay. Amazing stuff.
By "beauty," I mean that which seems complete.
Obversely, that the incomplete, or the mutilated, is the ugly.
Venus De Milo.
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