[LAU] Finally, some prog rock for you!
ken at restivo.org
Tue Apr 17 21:36:33 UTC 2012
On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 07:37:26PM -0400, Al Thompson wrote:
> On 04/16/2012 02:01 AM, Ken Restivo wrote:
> > I am very happy to report that my old friend Bob has finally released a record that he's been working on for 21 years.
> > And... it's prog-rock! Not my style of music, but one that I know is near and dear to the hearts of Linux Audio enthusiasts.
> > So here it is at last:
> > http://pronstar2.bandcamp.com/album/in-your-mind
> > I played Linux keyboards on quite a few of the tracks. It's been a year or two since the sessions so I don't remember exactly what I played on what.
> > I do recall doing some Beatrix, including a few heavily overdriven to get a Deep Purple kind of sound, some Specimen with Mellotron samples (it's prog rock, you GOTTA have Mellotron!), and also Fluidsynth with clav samples through a hellacious jack-rack of plugins.
> > I can say with certainty that I think that many, if not most, people on this list will enjoy many, if not all, of the tracks.
> > Enjoy the Linux keyboard lovin' too.
> I hear shades of Gentle Giant and Atomic Rooster in the first track.
I'll pass along your kind words to Bob. He's been working on this record for pretty much his entire adult life. Perhaps nobody is more thrilled than me to see it FINALLY out in the open (I recorded the first demos of it for him on a 4-track in 1993).
Also, you're like the third person who mentioned Gentle Giant. I'll pass that along too.
By the way, the track "Menager I" has Beatrix all over it. I didn't originally realize how prominent the organ was going to be mixed, in both the slow part and the heavy metal part (distorted Beatrix), but it's definitely evident. The clav stuff I did on one of the other tracks appears not to have made it into the final mix, but a lot of Mellotron (using Specimen and JackRack with Fons' 4-band parametric EQ) did.
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