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The instrumental tracks border on uplifting, as we continue down the experimental path we carved out in the last session. The two with lyrics run kind of dark. I almost thought about calling this session Apocalypse Light but I didn’t want the word “light” to diminish the gravity of “House of Satan.”
Katie is not on this session, as she was still visiting Peru at the time. However, we were able to rope in contributions from Augustin Brally and DJ Modifi. We also tackled a new cover song, but you can read all about that stuff below…
“Creep” – Ah. Radiohead’s classic breakout jam. It worked pretty well when I recorded it with David Davis. So we got to talking about it and decided to give it a try in this arrangement. Dane played bass. Megan played the omni. I trashed out my guitar. Rachel sang, of course. The beats come to us courtesy of DJ Modifi. He wasn’t at the session, but he was the composer of those beats.
“Move Her Aside” – This one is well paced. Punk rock stoner rock or something.
“House of Satan” – A song about the devil having a heavy heart, spilling it to you in the wee hours of the morning, after a night of partying with him. The lyrics were complete improvisation, yet I think it came out perfect, but for one line. I won’t say which, but it will be changed on subsequent recordings, most likely. For the most part, this song sits very heavy. The creepy theremin is being played by Georgia inhabitant, Augustin Bralley. He also does a wee bit of knob turning around some of the synth effects. This sounds like the song you play as the city you are in is burning.
“Translucent Corpses” – This was the pretty much immediate follow up to “House of Satan.” It really let’s the air back in, thankfully. I like the idea of translucent corpses following the devil’s moments of…uh…darkness. This song is like a spaceship out of all that mess.
Megan Driscoll – flute, omnichord
Dane Hill – drums, bass
Rachel Jae – vocals, auxillary percussion, omnichord
Arrison Kirby – guitar, beats, vocals
Augustin Bralley – theramin, effects
DJ Modifi – beat composition