Part of a work in progress (on hold, almost abandoned) I planned to build 5 repetitive pieces using percussion instruments and tempo delays. My plan was to build some hypnotic rhythms in odd time signatures (3/4 5/4 7/4 9/4 11/4) and make it more in the 1970’s repetitive music vein and not on a groovy world music percussion track.
I’m not a serious percussion player really so I can’t develop a swinging percussion solo, but I thought it was interesting to explore the “mechanical” development of repetitive, copy/paste grooves I can create using multiple percussion instruments and other objects.
I already shared here the first Pulse 3 track, this is the second I recorded, then a few months back I decided to stop, cause I don’t think this is really interesting.
I consider three options now:
1- Should I use these full tracks as the basis for something else? (adding other melodic instruments and textures above it?)
2- Should I make a 1 minute snippet and use it as a rhythmic interlude on an album or something?
3-Or should I trash it and just extract some rhythmic loops for my Loop Vault?
Comments, opinions and critics are appreciated.
Performed by DD June 2021 on several acoustic percussion instruments and objects, with further edits and copy/paste for the basic layers.