Elephant Digital EP

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Chris Dooks
Elephant EP – A Post car-crash instrumental digital EP, made in 24 hours

Download the four-track EP

The four works revolve around a car crash which took place at 5-6pm on Saturday 23rd of October between Mauchline and Ayr, Scotland. The works were made during a day when the artist was still in some pain and bruising, but grateful to be alive. These bitter-sweet works, I think, quite authentically reflect a combination of gratitude and pain currently being processed on the day of the recording.

Composed, recorded and released entirely on Wednesday 27 October 2010 at home in Alloway, Ayr.

Equipment and software used :-

Antique Piano, Melodica, Voice, Rode NT3 mic, Sony PCM M10 digital recorder, iPod Touch running RJDJ using various scenes, such as “Ascend” by Dizzy Banjo and “Noble Choir” by Mike Dixon. Mixed in Garageband ’09, Mastered with Bias Peak.

Piano detail : The Piano is a “Waddington & Sons” Upright with a seal that says Chalmers & Ormiston 15 Chalmers Street, Glasgow.

Recorded as part of a PhD about creative practice and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / M.E. and also part of tutor David Scott’s “Record an Album in a Day” project at the University of The West of Scotland, Ayr.


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