Wizball (title music)
This was recorded in january 2015. The idea was to propose a short and unpretentious version of the Wizball theme, short to avoir comparison with most of the existing versions, unpretentious because the Reyn Ouwehand
church version will probably stay untouched for ever.
There are only guitars there. The inspiration was some early Pink Floyd music, not the
Atom Heart Mother type, rather the voice-less improvisational sequences they used to play at an early stage of their composing process (
Obscured by Clouds are full of some of that stuff). So, mixing a heavily delayed guitar playing high notes to an
atmospheric blues background at a slow tempo seemed an original way to introduce the theme, and from the moment the song loops on a C-Gm sequence all the guitars have more gain.
The idea of putting a reversed solo near the end came when extending the song a little bit proved necessary. The ending part features some original compositional elements, the kind of stuff you play when trying an accoustic guitar in a shop. Speaking about the accoustic guitar, the one used in this recording is not a high quality one. Not cheap, but nowhere near a Taylor or an Ovation. The electric guitars are recorded through the Amplitube plugin with the default amp model. The effect on the main solo is the flanger offered with Amplitube. Never has this effect been as efficient as in this song, it's a miraculous combination. But the problem with this plugin is that it has a lot of humming audible when playing quiet parts, and stacking two or three tracks of guitar means having one, two or three layers of humming in the mix during the song. It took a lot of editing to erase all the noises and this operation was not finished when the song was submitted to RKO. Also, the master had too much bass frequencies. On our site there's a finished master wich is much cleaner.
Guitar, bass and arrangement : Laurent Roucairol.
Drums done with Toontracks EZDrummer
Recorded and mixed with FL Studio.
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