From Atari's, Backyard Sports this is one of nearly fifty themes, each accompanying a character from the video game series. This one, inspired by Stravinsky's Firebird, features extensive use of the VSL library of orchestral samples.
Produced at the Doghouse NYC, a preview of singer-songwriter Abby Ahmad's new record, Curriculum. Landing Gear features Abby's percussive guitar work contact-miked with a pair of headphones to give it the bass-drum-like woof. Also featured is a Portuguese square drum called an adufe. The horn section was recorded off the brick walls of our giant outdoor roof space. Even the reverb comes from our stairwells!
In memory of an old friend. This track was originally recorded for chanteuse Kim Matsko. The trumpet in the shadows is the late Johnny Parker and Kim kindly allowed Nathan to take a swing at her vocal in salute to the truly one-of-a-kind "Tasty" Parker.
A reversed piano sample characterizes this soundscape as well as a home brewed instrument that we call the anti-plectrum. A collections of samples made by playing a prepared guitar where the sun don't shine. Combine this with found sounds from the subway, stutter edits, and a little mojo to taste and enjoy.