In a bizarre departure from my usual modus operandi, I sat down and improvised about 20 minutes of guitar riffs, which I then cut together, added drum and synthesizer parts, recorded bass parts, and got really excited about. Shortly after, I realized I’d need about another 20 minutes to turn it into an album, so I wrote another 20 min piece and filled it in the same way as the first.
My friend and Asleep In The Stars bandmate Phil Kalas really liked the songs, so I asked him if he could re-record the bass parts in his signature intense style.
The album became Flood Insurance, recorded entirely in about 5 days. The first song I wrote is “Screaming Fish”, the second piece on the album, and the second song is “Look At The Astronaut”, the first piece on the album. I divided both into four tracks for easier navigation.
Today, I’m highlighting the third section of “Look At The Astronaut”. The entire song is in 5/4. Most of the guitar soloing from Look At The Astronaut takes place in this third part.
There’s not much to say about this. It’s guitar soloing. I think it’s a lot of fun.
Fun Fact: This prominently features the sounds of all the guitar pedals I invented for Dynamo Electric Audio.