I thought I’d check the Mondo P. Khan Myspace page to see if there were any songs there that might help in this project. It turns out that there are a few demos that may or may not end up being useful.
I liked these well enough, but do they point the way to Ivy Dell?
Little Milton’s Repose
Maybe, maybe not. I think further exploration is necessary before we can know for sure.
I made a ‘demo’ (rough draft) of a song which I conceitedly call ‘Goldmine’. Here’s the tune, the first time I played it:
You’ll notice there is a big instrumental break with no instruments in it. That’s because instead of making music this morning I was fixing software, fix one thing, break another. Repeat as necessary, repeat, repeat.
There aren’t any real overdubs at all, just one take to a stereo recorder. The fake background vocals are cut from the end of the track and mixed into the right part of the song later. When I record like this, if I make a mistake I just start that bit over again and cut the mistake out later. It’s digital, by nature fake.