Entering Beard Phase (with Mike Posner)
by email@example.com on November 28, 2018 at 7:23 pm
Mike Posner has written hits for himself (“I Took a Pill in Ibiza”) and for stars from Justin Bieber (“Boyfriend”) to Maroon 5 (“Sugar”), so you better believe he has […]
98. How Dirty Projectors Make You Feel Energy (with David Longstreth)
by firstname.lastname@example.org on November 14, 2018 at 10:16 pm
Dirty Projectors are known for their kaleidoscopic soundscapes. They make strange bedfellows of dissimilar music techniques like 14th vocal harmonies and African guitar rhythms. But in the backdrop of their […]
97. Stairway To Hell: Greta Van Fleet’s Scorching Album Review That Went Viral
by email@example.com on October 31, 2018 at 3:59 pm
Classic rock climaxed a half century ago, yet it still survives in two places: FM radio & Greta Van Fleet. The later are an upstart of four boys from Michigan […]
96. Charli XCX and Troye Sivan Love the 90s
by firstname.lastname@example.org on October 17, 2018 at 8:23 am
Charli XCX and Troye Sivan conjure late 90s nostalgia in their latest banger. “1999” drips with lyrical nostalgia for the last decade of the millennium — but does the music […]
95. Sicko Rap and Drunk Country
by email@example.com on October 3, 2018 at 12:26 am
Four songs on the Hot 100 pop chart reveal the new directions in which music is headed. Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” boasts an unprecedented formal structure that points to the […]
94. The Side Effects of Pop Music with Emily Warren
by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 18, 2018 at 11:58 pm
Emily Warren is one of the great rising stars of contemporary songwriting. Her song “Side Effects” with The Chainsmokers is currently rising up the charts. You’ve also heard her writing […]
93. Drake vs Drake
by email@example.com on September 7, 2018 at 5:42 am
Drake, per usual, has been inescapable this summer. “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What” top the charts, but there’s depth to these bangers. We argue for hearing one as […]
92. Summer Heat of the 2000s: Beyoncé and Black Eyed Peas (Pt. II)
by firstname.lastname@example.org on August 24, 2018 at 7:00 am
The final episode of our Switched on Summer throwback series finds us deconstructing more early aughts bangers. Under consideration: two of the biggest hits since Y2K, Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” […]
91. Summer Heat of the 2000s: Nelly + Katy Perry (Pt. 1)
by email@example.com on August 10, 2018 at 12:57 am
What made summer jams of the aughties like Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” and Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” so hot? The answer: big, sweaty, doses of harmonic tension. Specifically, […]
90. Why is 90s Pop so Bizarre?
by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 27, 2018 at 4:32 pm
The Switched on Pop Summer Throwback Series continues! This time, with a deep dive into the musical detritus of the 1990s. In true 90s fashion, our episode is inspired by […]
A rare track by Daft Punk's dj has been released
An unreleased techno track by Daft Punk’s dj, Thomas Bangalter, has been put out, whether you want to call it a leak or a release or what. The song was taken from the “Riga” (a Latvian movie that got the Daft’s a Best Score award nomination) soundtrack which was released last year, and the song is eponymous, and was recorded in one take.
Ed Banger records head Busy P – Ed Banger is also famous for some of our favorites like Justice and Myd, which we’ve talked about here before.
Because Daft Punk haven’t released any new music since 2013 when the mega-successful (for them) “Random Access Memories” came out, with dance hits like “Get lucky,” so people are scooping this new track up. During that time, Daft Punk has been producing music for other musicians.
How did the new track get out? Well, Busy P is Daft Punk’s former manager.
For the Riga session, recording notes credit Bangalter with “beats and loops,” and the Bangalter solo track. The thing came out on a blue, one-sided vinyl record, and some were even sold in Paris last June. Here’s the track on EdBanger’s instagram, because a proper clip of the 14-minute song isn’t really to be found easily online. Maybe it will make its way into the robot’s live set though and someone will up it from there?
Smashing Pumpkins guitar effects
Guitar pedal notes:
JHS Angry Charlie overdrive, an “amp in a box” that sounds not too busy, kind of clean like an amp
Tym Red Mud fuzz pedal
MXR Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato (you might recognize from the Pearl Jam “Alive” solo. Does phase-y swells, fast rotary speaker effects, low end pulses with depth control, swishing top end (MXR specialty), pitch bending with vibrato mode from slow (warped record) to fast (dizzying undulations), volume control, 9v battery or adapter.
Strymon Deco Warm is like having 2 “virtual tape decks” – the “tape” saturated tones sound like (one half of pedal) overdriven tape, (second half of pedal) “classic” tape effects like slapback, flange, chorus, echo (500ms), wah
S O N G S
Tristessa (another guitar has similar effects):
Crush (over an acoustic guitar strumming):
And for the more “shimmery” sounds played and let ring for a while on the same song:
Cherub Rock (overdubbed many times):
Cherub Rock solo (Strymon Deco gives the doubling effect):
1979 (overdubbed at least once):
1979 second guitar (those high warbley notes):
Bullet with Butterfly Wings (after start, which is a clean tone):
Then for chorus (guitars overdubbed playing at different volumes):
“Reverb” video showing the sounds:
Reverbs diagrams of the pedal configurations (click here).
The MXR Uni-Vibe:
JHS Angry Charlie: