I rolled the dice and came up with two numbers, the second of which was 4, so off we go do @DeDe and @AIsynthesis collaboration and this is the result.
If you guys are up for this, I really like this one and there are more words which I could build into a more complete track…only if you are down with the sentiment though.
Fifths Damage (Daniel-diaz – Fifths-damage-21012021-disquiet0473) had a very strong western feel, and also a feeling of being balanced between sentiment and action. We are each trapped in a dynamic equilibrium that gets us through the day, but the ground is shifting and the system is out of balance. The Ostrich is one of the last remaining flightless birds; surely that is not our fate? Make a plan.
I added a rhythm track to what I received, starting with the output form the Logic Drummer in hip-hop mode and then editing the results until they locked to the groove that was there, choosing a nice acoustic kit emulation, and running the track through a Fatso EL7X. Other tools used included a coles 4038, an iphone, Phil Moore’s excellent Retro PowerStrip, an A&H board, Valhalla plugins, and Ozone for a quick and dirty mastering pass.
The lyrics came from the feeling above, and from fighting off stockholm syndrome from all the decades since Reagan and Thatcher.
The samples are from the ‘crying indian’ public service announcement of the last century, and the extinction rebellion of this century.