So I was reading an article last night about these scientists in Japan who are trying to genetically engineer blue (what they call "True Blue") coloured flowers. It seems there's a molecule called Anthocyanin that creates blue dye in living things and that depending on how many sugars attach themselves to it, those living things can vary in colour between red and violet. Getting "True Blue" (as they call it) is a delicate balance of Anthocyanin & Sugar, it seems. At any rate, I was fascinated by this, knowing that blue is not a naturally occurring colour (give or take sapphire). In fact, linguists who study ancient languages have found that many of the ancient languages don't even have a word for "Blue" - since the colour rarely appears in nature. OK, so I'm a bit of a linguistic nerd & I love playing around with colours & frequencies. So this whole thing was sort of right up my alley
Anyway, I quickly decided that my song today would be called Anthocyanin & that I wanted to do something a little more bluesy than what I normally do. As part of the inspiration, I had The Tea Party's Drawing Down The Moon sort of stuck in my head. The opening is the kind of blues I've always loved. Slow, dark & grinding. I know I didn't achieve the same effect as Jeff Martin did in Drawing Down The Moon (I've never been much of a bluesman LOL), but I really like the rhythm guitar lick in this. The lead guitar could use (a lot) of work - again, I'm no bluesman, or even a lead guitarist LOL. But its GEF50-90 (Good Enough For 50-90)
On the technical side, this is just my Strat, with my DigiTech Grunge (for the lovely distortion), Jeskola Buzz (via the FreeAmp 2.5 VST) providing some tones & Mobius VST to loop the Rhythm Guitar. Not much more to it than that, really.
On to the next…
Fender Deluxe Stratocaster
Green 0.80mm Jim Dunlop Plectorum
DigiTech Grunge Pedal
Behringer UMC404HD Audio Interface
Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Foot Controller
Candle's "Live" Jeskola Buzz Project
See You In The Shadows…
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