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Hermit of Wednesday

High pitched notes standing out from the melody, like a hermit crab poking out of its shell

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Liner Notes

For this FAWM I wanted to challenge myself to write 14 songs in one session, using a small portable musical instrument that I've been using more and more: the OP-Z. The OP-Z is a drum machine, sampler, sequencer and synthesizer the size of a TV remote control, and I love how it enables me to quickly sketch out song ideas and write full productions.

In addition to the OP-Z, I also used a Korg "mini kaoss pad 2S" to add some effects to the OP-Z, including reverb, filters, and distortion. During January I practiced with the OP-Z and the Korg, trying to make at least a song per day.

I used Titular (http://muse.fawm.org/titular) to generate the titles for the songs, and it really helped my creative process since I tried to interpret the seemingly random titles. For "Hermit of Wednesday" I pictured some high pitched notes standing out from the melody, like a hermit crab poking out of its shell.

I livestreamed my session to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YnyxxMnXpA) in case anyone is interested in seeing the workflow with the OP-Z.




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dudachris's avatar
dudachris replied on FAWM on 2021-02-02:

Apparently Wednesdays have a way of inspiring cheerful, strange themes for FAWMers. There was another one I listened to earlier, very different, but, similar vibes generated from a different genre. I'll edit in the song link when I find it. Loved this one! That song I mentioned: https://fawm.org/songs/110906/

aeye's avatar
aeye replied on FAWM on 2021-02-03:

It's a hermit crab rave!

dzdandcunfsd's avatar
dzdandcunfsd replied on FAWM on 2021-02-03:

I'm digging through these slowly, and why I marked that YT link to watch later, this is one I'll definitely be intrigued to see how the sausage was made 😁 Might be after fawm when I get around to watching it, but I will. Some of these sounds are really amazing that little thing that kicks in roughly halfway in is excellent! great arrangement in this too. Those little pitch shifts are all sorts of fun, kept making me want to perk my head up! so I'd say you nailed it with a crab poking out of its shell.