Slow bloggin’ days, I know. Above is a little track that took me much longer than necessary. It’s some electrified kalimba, ukulele, and a dictionary & a planner as drums. Enjoy.
Inspired by this.
February, from the Latin februarius mensis “month of purification.”
We Speak in Continents.
Kalimba/Melodica duet with accompaniment by construction noise outside my apartment.
I recorded this video years ago on an Amtrak train from Boston to New York & pretty much forgot about it. Then, the other week, I was playing around with one of my Kalimbas & a delay pedal & I immediately thought of this clip. After much hard-drive searching I found the clip, recorded a little piece I felt went along with it & buh-dow! Here it is for your enjoyment.
For the tech/gear minded: Small wooden Kalimba with a contact microphone rubber-banded to it, fed through an Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo effect pedal into a Tech 21 Trademark 10 guitar amp recorded to Audacity using the Samson Go Mic. The pitch-shifty sounds are the result of changing the delay time dial on the pedal while playing. It sounds like much more than it is.
In an ideal world this would be playing on an infinite loop somewhere…probably my head.