My New Song ‘Blue Shadow Glow’

a1561738367_2Hey folks. Well, Christmas is over (along with its general pressures and stresses), my massive magazine deadlinepocalypse is now behind me and I can get back to working on the fun stuff. Like music. This week I recorded a track using solely my Ibanez Iron Label 8-string with Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentient pickups. In this case I wanted to just use the Sentient so I could show off just how versatile it is, so that’s all you here here, on every guitar part. Even the ‘bass’ is actually the 8-string with the lowest string tuned down to E. I used IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube 3 for amp sims and T-Racks Custom Shop for EQ and dynamic processing, in Presonus Studio One for recording and mixing. The drums are Drumkit From Hell Superior by Toontrack. And here’s the song, with a little more info about it afterwards…

I wrote this song to evoke the feeling I used to have when I was about 10 years old, getting up at about 4am to watch music videos before everyone else woke up. The world seemed to be bathed in a hazy blue glow at that time of morning as the world of music unfurled in front of me. Some of the tones and general chord choices are inspired by the stuff I used to really look forward to hearing back then, particularly The Cure, Siouxie Sioux & The Banshees and The Church. I actually wrote this song in Guitar Pro notation software rather than with a guitar in hand and I lived with it for about a year before I got around to actually recording it. I hope you dig it, and you can hear more of my stuff on Bandcamp.

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