I came up with an idea for a pedal which I really want to make happen. It’s basically just two regular effects in one, blended together. A tight fuzz with a pretty restrictive gate, blended with a compressor with a narrow ratio and restrictive attack, so you get a clear response to fast-picked solos but you get a smooth grit all the way through.
I guess the ZVex Machine comes pretty close to the sound I’m thinking of, but that’s a single signal and seems more reliant on the player’s pick attack to get a good sound. I want something that will cut through smooth and consistent.
Thinking of adding send/return loops for either side of the signal chain too, so I can add an overdrive to the comp chain, or an octave effect to the fuzz.
This pretty much sums up a couple of brief “debates” I had on Twitter earlier.
There are people seeing Neutral Milk Hotel and there are people seeing The Hold Steady and here I am, in red, mustard-stained sweatpants.
I was the latter; I am jealous of anyone who has mustard when I do not have mustard (I have mustard)
I wrote this recipe for an American to understand:I have recently started making this from scratch, boiling beans and everything. Easy enough to replace with canned beans and tomatoes if time is an issue. I’m usually home a while before Gina so I have time as an indulgence…..
Me an’ me sis an’ me bro an’ me wife done this fing wiv food n stuff, new blog, innit?
Me and the wife have a couple-crush on these two. Alternating between utter delight and “fuck these guys, man, seriously!”
1) CRUSADES - Perhaps You Deliver This Judgement With Greather Fear Than I Receive It - [No Idea Records] I had no doubt in my mind that Crusades, whose debut full-length was my favorite release of 2011 by such a large margin it felt weird even bothering with the rest of the list, would…
Every now and then I remember that Mitch Clem turned me onto some really excellent music back in the day, and this is a very promising list. Got this Crusades album on a whim and I am loving it so far.