Jem77FP with Roland GK-2A Synth Controller
Bad Horsie #1 Prototype
Carvin Legacy Amplifiers
“Dying For Your Love”
How The Song Came About:
I walked up to my Triton keyboard, struck up a groove patch and started singing to it. I was hearing the ostinato bass figure and my ear was creating these counter culture type melodies on top, complete with left field harmonic dispositions. Finding the right chord and melody to create an effective harmonic atmosphere to deliver melodic visuals to the words of a song is quite a creative treat. You feel something and then you look for the melody and chord that best describes it.
The subject matter and the way this song is sung may come as a bit of a surprise to some but… I guess it’s always been there and is just coming out now. There was a period of about 3 days that it took to write these lyrics. It was a very tumultuous time as I was going through some… well, never mind that.
When creating this piece I did away with anything that I thought I should chase and let my ying and yang dictate as clear as possible. That’s when I heard the guitar melodies that happen at the beginning of each verse.
What Was I Thinking:
The album liner notes:
This piece is performed by Pomposh and is a depiction of the events of his present and past lives. He has been in existence for quite sometime and like all consciousnesses, has been evolving into a state of pure awareness. Before he can reach those lofty heights that are necessary to be a director of souls, he must first experience within himself a spiritual euphoria that is brought on by a communion with his inner, higher self. He is also confronted with inner entities that have been at the core of his turmoil.
I laid down the drum groove and then just built this track with my ears. I was looking for a thick guitar, synth patch that had a clear sound and once I found it within the Roland guitar synth, these melodies took shape fast.
My choice was to print this track very loud and a little distorted to accentuate the grit.
Rhythm Guitar: Bad Horsie through a Legacy.
SV’s Final Comment:
This may come as a surprise but I see this track as one of my more interesting and evocative pieces. No doubt it will be a real challenge for some people to tolerate and may be considered macabre and dark but it’s actually a song about deep and desperate longing. At one point, after I finished it, I sat back and listened to it for about a week straight all the time feeling that it was my own personal Pandora’s Box, and maybe some other people’s too.
You’ll only get one first listen to this one with it’s accompanying sensation. If you stick to it the sensation can change with every listening.