This is almost like a companion piece to “Maudlin Mandolins”. It feels like a winter song to me. It’s kind of jaunty I think.
I’ve been having fun recording layered mandolins, miking them with a darker sounding ribbon and a super clear condenser mic at once.
There was a period of time in my study of the mandolin, when I devoured music written by Bach. I was renting a 5×15 storage space in the basement of an old Heintzman piano factory, playing Bach solo violin partitas on the mandolin for roughly three hours a day. Because the mandolin shares the 5ths tuning with the bowed instrument family, the music is relatively easy to adapt. While I could never hope to absorb the magnitude of genius that is Bach, I hear the echos of his music, or at least his influence on me in this piece.
Introducing SongLab – a space to listen to my musical works in progress, song snippets, soundscapes, and recorded musical experiments. SongLab is my “anything goes” music blog.
SongLab is not intended to highlight highly polished finished products (see discography for that), but as a direct and speedy creative link from me to you. I hope you enjoy listening.