9 January 2009

Pandaemonium

New year, new guitar, new metal:

  • sw

    Nice lix. Took me back to Stonehenge.

  • Alex Denham

    Yuck, a strat? An artist specific custom strat? Oh dear! My beaten up Tele is still the best thing since buttered toast!

  • http://stevenpoole.net/ Steven

    Ah, some good old Strat v Tele snobbery. What can I say, I fell in love with the thing in the guitar shop having intended to buy something else altogether…

  • Alex Denham

    Ha Ha, not snobbery just opinion! What were you going to buy?

  • http://stevenpoole.net/ Steven

    Well, to be honest… another Strat. ;)

  • dsquared

    That’s prog mate. I mean, in the same way as one might want to refer to one’s handbag as an “urban satchel”, I entirely understand why you’re referring to it as “metal”, but seriously, just between us, you know it’s prog rock, don’t you?

  • http://stevenpoole.net Steven

    Just between us, you are right. But as the label “prog” has long been the target of a vast rightwing conspiracy of muso vitriol, I suggest we replace the term with the more friendly-sounding “liberal rock”.

  • dsquared

    I am surprised that (so far) no music critic has made any running with “Unrock” as a neologism. Or at least if they have, they haven’t done so in a venue with better Google Pagerank than about a zillion Youtube versions of “Je Suis Un Rock Star”.

    How long did it take to do that track by the way? If you played each harmony all the way through in one go I’m impressed.

    It sounds quite reminiscent of David Fiuscynski (who plays “jazz rock carbon neutral energy”, “fusion” being even more of a dirty word than prog).

  • http://stevenpoole.net Steven

    Good point! Surely Unrock is what must follow Post-rock?

    The parts were laid down in sections (eg from 0’0″ to 0’49″ and so on), but the playing and recording were pretty fast. It then took about a week of mixing to try to make it sound somewhat less like an enormous mudslide.

    Thank you for alerting me to David Fiuczynski!